August 05, 2008

Obama on energy

Remember when The Messiah laughed at John McCain for favoring a summer hiatus from the federal tax on gasoline? He called it a "gimmick." Well, I don't know 'bout you, but an approx. 20 cent cut per gallon every time I fill up would be nice. But now, The Messiah has come out and proposed getting some of that Strategic Reserve oil out for the folks. Considering that The Messiah's new plan would save Americans less than McCain's "gimmick," who's laughing now?

Then there's The Messiah's tire inflation plan. The Messiah got a bit testy today, saying the GOP "take(s) pride in being ignorant" because they chuckled at this "plan" of The Messiah's. But it was well worth chuckling at when considering The Messiah's original comments about inflating one's tires, not his revised comments from today. The Messiah originally said

"There are things that you can do individually though to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much."

Today, he said

"So I told them something simple. I said, 'You know what? You can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in America inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from John McCain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"

Look, even McCain doesn't dispute that proper car maintenance is a good thing. The Messiah has to know -- as his latest policy "revision" demonstrates -- that there's gotta be some new drilling to enable real relief for gas prices.

But don't blame folks for making fun of something silly you said, OK Messiah?

Posted by Hube at August 5, 2008 10:21 PM | TrackBack

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were you mocking bush senior back in the day?

\\\"The Washington Times, September 14, 1990...The Bush administration yesterday launched an advertising blitz telling Americans they could fight oil shortages and high gas prices by conserving, while advising Congress there is no sign of price gouging by the oil industry and that gas prices are \\\'not unreasonable.\\\' The slogan for the yearlong campaign, \\\'Do Your Part, Drive Smart,\\\' tells consumers they can save more than 7 million gallons of gasoline a day if they keep their tires properly inflated, drive slower and join car pools.

Said Energy Secretary James D. Watkins: \\\"The president has called upon Americans to do their part \\\'to conserve.Our intention is to give people simple steps they can take immediately and have direct impact on fuel savings.\\\"

almost 20 years later, that many more natural resources depleted, gas prices that much less \"reasonable\" and the current president can\'t go as far as his father did to promote conservation.

Posted by: G.H.W. Bush at August 6, 2008 09:52 AM

You're being purposely obtuse. What is mockable is The Messiah's initial contention that tire inflation "could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling." That is simply and utterly ridiculous and in no way comparable to what Bush Sr. may have said.

Posted by: Hube at August 6, 2008 02:24 PM

Why yes, Hube was mocking Bush back on September 14, 1990. I remember the blog entry well!

Posted by: Joe R. at August 7, 2008 10:15 PM