Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth, anyone who has three functioning brain cells has to ask the obvious question. Is he really that clueless or is he lying to the American people?
My money is on lying.
As gas prices rise, Obama says he can do nothing about it.
Meanwhile, a big issue on the minds of voters is the skyrocketing price of gas.
Obama referred to the phrase, "there's no magic bullet." The president said any politician who says there is one is not being truthful.
Still, an ABC poll released on Monday shows Obama is taking the blame.
The poll shows two-thirds of Americans disapprove of his handling of gas prices, which is a record high for the president, and only eight months before the election.
"Well look, as long as gas prices are going up, people are going to feel like I'm not doing enough, and I understand that," Obama said.
The president said his fight for a payroll tax cut last year will help Americans afford higher gas prices.
"Ultimately, though there's no silver bullet. The way we're going to solve this problem is what we talk about today in our energy report," Obama said.
The president said America has had the highest domestic oil production in more than a decade.
The nation now exports more crude than it imports, reducing dependence on foreign oil, along with new fuel efficiency standards for cars and investments in alternative fuels.
"The bigger driver of these gas prices is speculation of war in the Middle East, which is why we've been trying to reduce loose talk about a war there," Obama said.
Republicans on the campaign trail see gas prices as a political opening against Obama.
'Your opponents say they can get gas to the $2.50 range. What do you think Americans should be OK with?" Warmoth asked.
"First of all, nobody believes that. They know that's just politics. Anybody who says we can get gas down to two bucks a gallon just isn't telling the truth," Obama said.
Obama did not give Warmoth an answer as to how much Americans should pay for gas.
However, Obama said his energy advisor did not rule out tapping the country's oil reserves.
Here is an answer for how much Americans should pay for gas. The answer is as little as possible.
Obama simply lies to the American people. History shows we can reduce the cost of gas. In 2008, as gas prices skyrocketed, George W. Bush lifted the executive order on offshore drilling. It was a symbolic move but it dropped gas prices from $4.50 a gallon to $1.60 a gallon.
Newt Gingrich has suggested gas could go down to $2.50 a gallon. They could go lower than that. The answer is simple. Drill. If we increase domestic supply, the price will go down.
Obama knows this. The problem is that Obama wants Americans to pay a lot of our gas.
Well, Obama, here’s the news. You may want Americans to pay more for gas, but real Americans do not.
Real Americans are going to put you out of office this November.
He is a marxist liar. He want to hurt America anyway he can and laughs about it. He is a usurper that needs to be removed.
If he's awake, he lies; whether his lips move or not...even many Democrats (not the Progressives who've stolen and defaced that honorable but misquided party) recognize that voting for BHO in '08 was their blunder and they will try to make it right next fall...
Lol....also, many of the Dems don't think he has destroyed enough.
Obama can say anything he wants, whether total lie or embellishment the media and the Congress eat it up. Who is there that can defy him, the millions of opposing positions are on the Internet one day and gone the next, I'm wasting time even writing this.
This is easy to check (lying or not)... Are his lips moving? He's lying.
Thank God Newt is running with the price of gallon gas issue. Also, he should say to the RINOs and DEMS in Congress: "NO BUDGET, NO PAYCHECK!" He can easily tie that to Obama totally, and could pro-rate deductions in his check for every month passing without a federal budget in 2012-2013.
Let the hate flow through you -The Emperor from Star Wars
Can anyone explain why this idiot still has about 48 percent rating? These people are just as bad as Obama in my opinion.
He's down to 41% as of Tuesday AM.
LOL Lawrence, I have been asking this same question-- who on earth are they polling??? warren buffet and hollywood???
They always ask this question, is he plain stupid or is he a liar. This is an easy question to answer.
He is not stupid, rather smart, but narcissistic and immoral. He is a great liar, can say a straight lie to the American people without changing facial expression. All Lawyers posess this quality, to lie without showing it. Immoral people have no problem lying all the time, because they truly believe "the ends justify the means". He believes Americans are naturally stupid and naive and he is a genious. Therefore its easy to persuade an ignorant people into his direction, any progressive with the same lack of moral compass and character. Many Americans are ignorant and base their views on ideology, base views on political party, not based on honesty and ethics. They will defend any progressives, even though that know he/she is flat our lying. Alan Colmes is a prime example. If the President said that left is right and up is down, Colmes would defend that position. If the President said that the world is flat and that we have 57states in our union, once again Colmes would also defend that position also. Both men are not stupid, they are completely immoral, lack wisdom and the ability to tell the truth.
This is a great explanation of how these people think. Reading comments like this has helped me so much in responding to these kinds of people. Thank you.
I’m still trying to recover from Obama’s comment above about “his fight for the payroll tax cut last year will help Americans afford higher gas prices”…….what?