Gas prices under evil oil stooge George Bush vs. gas prices under the god-like Barack Obama

by editor on March 17, 2011

Back in January 2009 we had finally tossed those evil oil stooges out of the White House and life was good again. Never again would we have to worry about prices being driven up by collusion between our nation’s leaders and the dastardly oil companies.

So just ignore the fact that oil prices went up only 7 percent during the first 26 months of the Bush presidency, but have gone up 67 percent during the first 26 months of the Obama presidency.

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, “I feel your pain at the pump.

obama-vs-bush-gas-prices

Source: WeeklyStandard.com

50
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
13 Comment threads
37 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
30 Comment authors
NotsosilentdanybhoydrbKip HookerAlien Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of
jcrowley1985
Member
jcrowley1985

How convenient that that graph leaves out 2004 to 2008, where at it’s peak we were over 4 bucks per gallon. Of course you only include the early years of Bush’s term before he had time to do damage.

flashingscotsman
Member

Third. TD,…….MO.

jcrowley1985
Member
jcrowley1985

yup, continue to hide the truth.

drb
Member
drb

Yup, continue to whiney-whine cuz no one is buying the poo your selling.

Sidekick
Member
Sidekick

http://www.prices-oil.org/daily-oil-prices/daily-crude-oil-prices-19th-january-2009/

Hey, john, oil was roughly $45.00 per barrel on the last day of the Bush presidency. What is it now, jackass? You want to blame W for the high prices experienced in 2008, then you better credit him for the lower prices later otherwise you look disingenuous and we don’t want that.

Alien
Member
Alien

Didn’t nigh-global recession drop demand for oil?

Also, recession drove investors back to the dollar, which boosted it against other currencies (with oil markets naturally bound to our currency)

danybhoy
Member
danybhoy

Yes, but if nobody can actually afford to hire people, the economy will suck. When there is no economic growth, there is less demand for oil, thus, lower prices.

But what we are seeing is an anti oil movement on the left who are willing to strangle America’s enonomic well being. It also serve to force people into gov’t dependency, which is right in the Dems wheelhouse.

Sidekick
Member
Sidekick

The administration is forcing up fossil fuels to make alternative energy practical. That Goldman Sachs and other IBs have huge positions in oil futures and make money as their analysts “talk” up the price is just gravy for the crony capitalists.
I really do not think it is more complicated than that.

Alien
Member
Alien

Agreed. Speculators used to hang…

An entity like Goldman Sachs captures cronies of all stripes. Government’s regulatory prowess makes for attractive long-term allies. Speculatory activity has hugely transcended individual malcontents and spread through increasingly expansive systems of power & influence. Oil markets provided a nice escape hatch for massive capital sitting on the brink of housing’s collapse (timed nicely for both this collapse, and to back out of oil again before the real recession killed demand). Colllusion with government provides for mitigation of strategic risks; in this vein, TARP and quiet machinations of the Fed seem as crescendo elements of a magnus opus (or what might be latin for Great Heist?)

Many in government, finance, and the media profit endlessly. I don’t know what to call them. This complex swirls across multiple spheres of influence, exchanging players as necessary: pols as pundits, financiers as cabinet members. None dominate, for the system of control emerges out of all these power structures

Its little more than the easy trading of power amongst Elites

Sidekick
Member
Sidekick

I purposefully omitted context since none was offered concerning the price run up earlier in 2008.

Alien
Member
Alien

Gotcha.. a subtle technique for blunt internets

Not so silent
Member
Not so silent

TD and Flush the John!

Fred
Guest
Fred

Why is the time period between 2003′ and 2009 missing? Because, if it were included, it would show how gas prices spiked dramatically under Dubya in those years. This example is just another well crafted and deceptive example of how the right can “spin” the facts!

DefHarryMelon
Member
DefHarryMelon

How does that have anything to do with the tripling of prices in obama’s one term? solyndra gunwalker promised the people that energy prices would necessarily skyrocket under his plan. They’re not done going up yet.

But it only took a couple years for a solyndra gunwalker lover to blame it on bush. Yep, fred here figured it out. The spinning of facts is an art perfected by the right wing. Indeed!

You putz.

Jose Noway
Guest
Jose Noway

Bush and Cheney: still the hightest in August 2008.
You have done a partisan disservice by NOT including their all-time high into the mix.
You are Propagandists with a capital “P.”
http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

DefHarryMelon
Member
DefHarryMelon

It’s 3.75 a gallon at four stations down the road here. Yet per barrel oil is hardly what it was a couple years ago when gas was a dollar less per gallon.

Alien
Member
Alien

U.S. is exporting record quantities of refined fuel. If other countries are willing to pay up for it, that’s the market at work. Someone who might suggest that we engage in a little national economic policy to restrict such exports invites insult

Kip Hooker
Member

It is a dirty little secret that there is a surplus of “gasoline” right now and this surplus is not translating to lower prices in the market. Although I would suggest this has much to do with a series of other non free market forces at work. And at some points monopolies act hardly any differently than a state run economic authority. The major problem IMHO is that while there is a surplus of the refined product the flow of the major ingredient in that product is greatly restricted not only by OPEC but also by our restrictions of tapping that resource for ourselves. Another less obvious error is in government hoisting certain green technologies at the detriment of others. Were the market developing these technologies based on which had the greatest market viability (as opposed to which is most likely to get a subsidy) I’ve little doubt industry would be developing the table top hydrogen/oxygen separation process needed to power a fuel cell with a tank of water. Industry might also be attempting to build the sorts of rocket ships necessary to bring back the H3 from the moon and develop the cold fusion technology that is really the best long term solution for humanity. And of course we should not forget replacing spark plugs with lasers that could so increase the efficiency of the oxygen/gasoline combustion as to increase fuel efficiency and HP by a nearly unbelievable order.

deepthinker
Member
deepthinker

How dare you point out that oil prices went straight up under barry and clowns. We don’t need the facts we already know what we believe. Bush and Chenney screwed all of us. The cost at the pump is a none story, just like the rising cost of food.

When the riots begin, will there be media coverage or stone silence? My money is on the silence and compliancy of the media.

Time to drill baby drill and dig and dig; we can supply all the oil, natural gas and coal for more than 250 years.

Navyvet
Member
Navyvet

And from the Lapdogs…….crickets.

KimmyQueen
Member

“So just ignore the fact that oil prices went up only 7 percent during the first 26 months of the Bush presidency, but have gone up 67 percent during the first 26 months of the Obama presidency.”

You have GOT to be kidding me!

Why isn’t this headlines news all over the country?

Incredible.

YT
Member
YT

Because its the selective use of statistics in the worst way. I take it the editor posted that as a tonge in cheek jab at the MSM because those are the types of stories they run.

There is no comparison that oil prices (and house prices and gold prices and the JP Morgan stock etc.) all went through the roof under bush. But anyone who thinks oil prices are set by the president or oil companies is a moron,

hisham
Guest
hisham

There is no comparison that oil prices (and house prices and gold prices and the JP Morgan stock etc.) all went through the roof under bush. But anyone who thinks oil prices are set by the president or oil companies is a moron,

And so, was Bush responsible for any of that?

YT
Member
YT

No, the comparison is moot other than scoring political points. But selective data use is silly.

In a specific 2 week period under Obama I was getting laid more than a similar 2 week period under bush. What does it mean? thats right, absolutely nothing.

Wes
Guest
Wes

Check out this picture for why this isn’t headline news.
comment image?w=400&h=603

KimmyQueen
Member

ha, ha!

kb
Member
kb

LOL, so TRUE!! Thank God for the internet! This is why they are trying so hard to gain control of the internet!!!

forrest623
Member
forrest623

Don’t everyone jump on the Obama bashing train yet! I’m certain the liberal side will soon push the story that the rise in prices is due to the oil compainies conspireing together to fix high prices in an attempt to make Obama look bad. It’s all an evil “Right Wing” WASP plot that has the bonus of the fat cats getting even richer!

DefHarryMelon
Member
DefHarryMelon

wow! How is it that we’ve forgotten to bash the WASPs all this time?!?! We’ve been sticking to Bush and Republicans, conservatives and anything rightwing extremist radical but the dagnabbed Protestant contingent has escaped our wrath for several weeks now! Far too many to overlook. I, for one, appreciate Big D’s bringing up the forgotten target. An acronym yet, to boot! Not that we’re gonna let the Catholics catch a breath here or anything so silly as that…

JustanAubie
Member
JustanAubie

You know….I feel for that poor woman who “wasn’t going to have to put gas in her car or pay for her mortgage”. Her savior BO has made all our lives so much better now!

KimmyQueen
Member

I was thinking about her as well. She must be severely dissapointed that she still has to worry about putting gas in her car and paying her mortgage.

ooddballz
Member
ooddballz

Actually, thanks to dear leaders economic astuteness, she probably no longer has those worries.

Due to the “economic downturn”, her car was repossessed and her house was foreclosed on.
See he DID solve all her problems.

KimmyQueen
Member

LOL indeed.

hisham
Guest
hisham

I wonder if she’s still waiting for him to pay her rent?

KimmyQueen
Member

I bet she is writing one letter a week.

“Yo, Obama, you promised if I helped you, you were going to help me what’s up?”

hisham
Guest
hisham

LOL

Sidekick
Member
Sidekick

She probably blames Bush and all of the racists that are keeping Obama down. That is the reoccurring theme that seems to be presented by the left.

Paden
Member
Paden

Obama promised to cause “energy prices to skyrocket”, its one of the few campaign promises he’s kept, apparently.
LASunsett, I don’t know if your being sarcastic but remember the BP oil spill, when we learned that BP was Obama’s largest campaign contributor?
We still have a “oil man” in the WH. Bush shook hands with OPEC, Obama bows down before them.

LA Sunset
Member

Paden and Pitt Z,

It is sarcasm. And if you have spent any time at all on this blog, you would know that I am one the most sarcastic bastards around. (By golly, I have worked hard at it for years now, and I deserve the recognition)

Annie
Guest
Annie

Obama used the BP oil spill as an excuse to help his friend Georgie-Boy Soros expand his operation in Brazil…

LA Sunset
Member

Isn’t it great to not have an oilman in the White House? Now, we can hold those greedy filthy oppressive oil companies accountable for their dirty rotten deeds.

RKae
Member
RKae

Yes, their dirtiest deed of all: supplying the lifeblood of civilization at a lower percentage of profit than the Tinseltown stars who disparage them.

Pittsburgh Z
Guest
Pittsburgh Z

I’m thinking sarcasm…..

Ruben
Member
Ruben

I’m not sure why fuel prices are so high at a time Obama’s giving America so much gas.

If only my Tundra could run on political and intellectual flatulence!

rs
Member

The “Bamster” has that typical academic trait of trying to “look good” rather than “be good.” Luckily we’re not students having to suck up to get a good grade.

CO2Insanity
Admin

The question is who was Bill Clinton pumping when he said that?

JJJRO
Guest
JJJRO

Pumping Gas is what they call Taco night at Barney Franks’!

YT
Member
YT

Holy crap that was funny.

hisham
Guest
hisham

LOLOLOLMAO!

KimmyQueen
Member

Ewww…… LOL