While Obama Is Playing Defense On Gas Prices, Americans Are Feeling The Pain At The Pump


Today, CBS’s Bob Schieffer Pointed Out The Hypocrisy Of Obama Criticizing Republicans For Attacking On Gas Prices While Then-Candidate Obama Did The Very Same Thing In 2008.CBS’S BOB SCHIEFFER: “Good morning again. Welcome to Face the Nation. David Axelrod is the President’s chief campaign strategist. He joins us from Chicago. Welcome, Mr. Axelrod. Let me start with this. As the price of gas has gone up, the president’s approval ratings have gone down. But when the Republicans started pummeling the president about this, he sort of poked fun at them. Here’s what he said last week.” PRESIDENT OBAMA: “They tell the same story. They head down to the gas station. They make sure a few cameras are following them. And then they start acting like we’ve got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever, if you just elect us. Every time. Been the same script for 30 years. It’s like a bad rerun.” SCHIEFFER: “But here’s the irony, Mr. Axelrod. It is like a rerun because this is what Candidate Obama said about George Bush four years ago.” SENATOR OBAMA: “All the while, while here in Ohio, you’re paying nearly $3.70 a gallon for gas, two-and-a-half times what it cost when George Bush took office.” SCHIEFFER: “So, what about that? So, what is the strategy? Is the price coming down? Do you have a plan to do that? I mean, in the short run?” DAVID AXELROD: “Well, first of all I’m interested to hear that clip because in June of 2008 the price of gas was $4.10 a gallon. What it underscores is the fact that we’re in a global oil market. And when we’re dependent solely on oil, we’re affected by the rate shocks again and again and again. And what he said then, what the President said then, and what he’s enacted during this administration is that we need a… an ‘all of the above’ policy so that we can break this dependence on oil.”

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