Posted by Brian
Stephen Chu, the Obama Energy Secretary dropped a bombshell on the American people by saying the the goal of the Obama Administration is not to lower gas prices, but to "decrease dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen our economy".
This is the same moron who became famous for declaring that, to fight climate change, we should all "paint our roofs white". In 2008 he told Chris Wallace that he would like to see U.S. gas prices rise to the levels of Europe, which were over $10 a gallon.
Keep in mind also that it was Obama who in 2008, while criticizing then-President George Bush for high prices at the pump, contradicted his own criticism by saying that he wasn't really concerned about the high prices, but only that they had risen too fast, and that he preferred a more gradual rise, presumably to acclimate the American people to getting screwed by a radical environmentalist energy policy. This fits perfectly with Chu's statement that he wants to "take the pain out of high gas prices". Sort of the old story of putting a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly bringing the temperature to a boil so that he doesn't realize that he's dying until it's too late.
Four more years of this bunch will most certainly bring about the death of the United States as we have always known it.
Morning Bell: White House Wants to Keep Gas Prices High
Mike BrownfieldFebruary 29, 2012 at 8:40 am