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Obama to Person Concerned About Fuel Prices: Trade in Your Gas Guzzler Instead of Complaining

By Doug Powers  •  April 7, 2011 10:16 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday, President Obama was speaking in Pennsylvania and implied in a not so subtle way that if you’re paying too much for gas, it’s your fault because you’re just too short-sighted and stupid to buy a government-approved eco-vehicle.

The exchange starts at around the 1:50 mark. Obama tells someone concerned about gas prices to trade in that SUV. The exact quote is, “If you’re complainin’ about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles per gallon…” (chortle). That would have been an appropriate time for an audience chant of “drill baby drill,” but sadly that never happened:

He’s off on that 8 mpg SUV kick again — it’s been a talking point for a while now. Does Obama think everybody drives a presidential limo? And does he think that only SUV and truck drivers are complaining about gas prices? I’m assuming that Prius drivers, given the choice between $4 a gallon and $2 a gallon would choose the latter as well (unless they’re the types who have been told the extra $2 is going toward saving the rainforests and don’t mind).

In order to force the “green” agenda, we all have to pretend that fuel efficiency hasn’t been on a steady rise for decades and that all our “regular” cars get roughly the same mileage as a Sherman tank.

By the way, the Associated Press originally reported this exchange, but altered the story to exclude it. Instapundit has a screen-shot of the AP story as it appeared before the Hope & Change scrubber worked its magic for whatever reason.

Update: This isn’t the first time the AP’s story scrubber has been busy. More here.

**Written by Doug Powers

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