Since taking office in 2009, Barack Obama has denied us the oil necessary to make enough gasoline to meet driver demand. As a result, today’s gas prices are up more than 100% over the $1.84 per-gallon-average we were all paying when Obama took office and gasoline suppliers in some states — California — are literally running out of fuel.
Not only are these Barack Obama’s gas prices, but this is also Barack Obama’s fuel shortage.
Gov. Mitt Romney indicated as much in the first presidential debate, when he pointed out that Obama has allowed oil exploration to expand on some private lands, but has restricted expansion on federal land. In other words, Obama’s decision to allow expanded exploration on private lands was a slight of hand designed to keep us from noticing his overall determination to end drilling for fossil fuels.
And we’ve seen Obama’s determination play out in his rejection of the Keystone Pipeline, offshore drilling, and exploration in and around Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf. He even placed an unconstitutional moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
How long will gas lines in California have to get before the state comes into play for Romney?
After all, these are Obama’s gas prices, and this is Obama’s fuel shortage.