Obama Wanted Higher Gasoline Prices?

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have repeatedly lifted several quotes out of context to allege that President Barack Obama and his administration actually wanted to drive up the price of gasoline, and have succeeded. Gingrich said Obama wants gasoline prices to get to the European levels of … More >> Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jack Dinkmeyer - Mar 23, 2012 - 6:32 PM PDT
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Mar. 24, 2012

As usual FactCheck comes up with the real goods about a political issue. This one blaming Obama for rising fuel prices, even though the real causes involve speculators, greed, lies, distortions, and all the other contemporary life influencers we are currently suffering. But no matter how well written or how accurate, true believers will not be swayed by these kinds of articles. Why let facts and reality get in the way of a good story?

Potential Republican presidential candidate, Romney, also called Etch-a-Sketch and well oiled weathervane by his Republican cohorts, has fallen far off the right edge of the political map in his quest to win the Republican prize. Whether he can make it all the way back to political center when he campaigns is questionable. However a discomforting thought emerges from the meleé: is Romney the greatest presidential candidate liar in history?

It’s true that given the opportunity, Obama did not dismiss the notion outright that higher gasoline prices might be a good idea to create incentives for people to switch ... More »

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