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McDonough Nabbed by Wallace Trying to Steal Credit for Oil Boom

One of the more shameless lies repeatedly repeated by this administration is the suggestion that it is somehow responsible for the growth in U.S. oil production and lower gasoline prices. Of course, the increased production is on private land. The Obama administration has actually curtailed production on federal land and won’t even build the Keystone pipeline.

But it’s one of the few bright spots on the blighted economic landscape of the Obama administration, so credit is being taken where credit is not due.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was called out Sunday by Fox News host Chris Wallace, and he just relentlessly stuck to the script, no matter the truth.

Video || Obama Mocked Drilling, Now Claims Credit

This video provides a great look at the contrast between candidate Obama, who mocked Republicans for chanting “Drill baby, drill,” and Obama Oil Opinion Version 2.0, in which he claims credit for the very $2 gas he said we wouldn’t achieve.

“You know, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices,” Obama said in 2012, less than two years before we did just that.

“Oil production on federal lands fell six percent since 2009, whereas production on private lands increased 61 percent, gains that happened not because of President Obama, but in spite of him,” said Fox News correspondent William La Jeunesse.

I’ll be back soon. I’m going to the gas station to fill up. I don’t care that I’ve still got half a tank, I just enjoy it too much.

Obama: “Gas Prices Aren’t Gonna be Low Forever”

Talk about a party pooper.

Scold-in-Chief Barack Obama today in Phoenix warned everyone that gas prices will inevitably rise, and don’t start going out and buying “gas guzzlers,” which of course must be disappointing to the thousands of American workers involved in building gas guzzlers, but whatever.

Low gas prices of course are a threat to Obama’s green agenda and his plans to get us all in electric vehicles and low-weight cars that wrap easily around telephone polls and kill lots of people for the sake of theoretical global warming which fuel-efficient cars wouldn’t make a dent in anyway I’m just saying.

Obama Oil Gimmick Has Shocking Effect on Prices!

They went up. President Obama’s announcement Tuesday that he wants to go after people who may be affecting oil prices by gaming the markets for personal gain was completely ignored Tuesday by the markets themselves, which promptly bid the price of oil up another dollar. In fact, the price shot up upon opening at 9… Continue Reading

President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!!

Updated March 19 at 8:00 am ET With gasoline prices marching north, President Obama next week will take a break from worshipping the sun and putting his finger to the wind when he actually highlights energy projects that provide lots of energy. The White House is desperate to repair the damage being done to Obama’s… Continue Reading

Does Chu Really Want Cheaper Gasoline?

Energy Secretary Steven Chu appeared Tuesday to have walked away from his 2008 comment that the United States needs gas prices like they’ve got in Europe – that is, $8-$9 a gallon – in order to make alternative energy prices competitive and herald a new era of global cooling. Well, he did walk away. But how… Continue Reading

Raise Oil Taxes! Does Obama Get Economics?

I just want to know if President Obama ever took an economics course in college. I’m convinced the reason that we can’t get a look at his transcripts is not because his grades were bad, but because of the courses he took. Anyone who went to college, especially a liberal arts college, and especially a… Continue Reading

Obama’s New Alternative Fuel

The White House is serving up an unusually heavy load of . . . nonsense this week, pushing back against charges that President Obama deserves any blame for presiding over a gas price runup that could hit $5 per gallon. Obama’s aides know that high gas prices are a potentially lethal issue for a president.… Continue Reading

In 2008, Obama Seemed OK With High Gas Prices

President Obama suggested in 2008 that he didn’t mind having higher prices at the pump, as long as the sticker shock to consumers wasn’t too sudden. The White House is currently insisting Obama is doing what he can to keep the lid on gasoline prices, while blaming uncontrollable market forces for the increases. But in… Continue Reading