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Obama: Gas Prices are High Because Climate Change Deniers Refuse to Tackle Global Warming

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By Doug Powers  •  April 21, 2011 12:27 PM

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Gas prices are around $4 a gallon — and in some areas pushing $5 a gallon — and Chicago is seeing their lowest springtime temperatures since the 1940s. This means it’s the perfect time to talk about what needs to be done to combat global warming before our brains thaw out for a season called “summer” that used to be caused by earth tilt and the sun but is now blamed on capitalism.

Obama hasn’t mentioned “climate change” a lot recently. He’s spoken of “clean energy” and whatnot, but now that the campaign is getting moving, gas prices continue to rise and it’s apparent he has no interest in domestic drilling, there’s got to be an excuse for taking no real action to bring the price down. The campaign’s angle is shaping up to be more along the lines of “gas prices are high because we’re trying to save your life and the lives of your children and grandchildren and the GOP doesn’t want to.”

From The Hill:

President Obama called out Capitol Hill’s “climate change deniers” Wednesday night at a Democratic fundraiser in California.

Obama, speaking at a San Francisco event for donors, called rising gasoline prices an economic drain on drivers and said curbing oil reliance is a “national security imperative.”

“And then there’s the environmental aspect of it. There are climate change deniers in Congress and when the economy gets tough, sometimes environmental issues drop from people’s radar screens,” Obama continued, speaking at the home of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

“But I don’t think there’s any doubt that unless we are able to move forward in a serious way on clean energy that we’re putting our children and our grandchildren at risk,” Obama added.

The wealthy supporters in attendance at the $35,000 per person fundraiser then applauded wildly, got on their bicycles and pedaled home to their Ecopods. There was of course no mention of this national security threat.

Curbing oil reliance wasn’t a huge national security imperative last month:

Mr Obama spoke of the US’s desire to secure more of its oil from Brazil in future after talks with his counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia at the start of a two-day visit to Latin America’s biggest country. “I have told her that the United States wants to be a major customer, which can be a win-win for both our countries,” he said.

Maybe the new push to battle climate change is because the president got nervous after James Cameron said that man-made global warming is now a greater threat than Skynet. For me it isn’t really a question of which of the two is the greater threat as much as which is the most fictional.

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