Romney Gets The Gas Face

Marquis de Mittens has it all figured out.

On Fox News Sunday, Mitt Romney said that President Obama campaigned saying that “he wanted to see gasoline prices go up” and that he implemented that plan once in office.

“He said that energy prices would skyrocket under his views and he selected three people to help him implement that program: the secretary of energy, the secretary of the interior, and the EPA administrator,” Romney said. “And this gas-hike trio has been doing the job over the last three and a half years and gas prices are up.”

Only possible explanation.  Also, when Mitt launches his war with Iran and gas goes up to $7 a gallon or so, it will be because Freedom Isn’t Free(tm), and SHUT UP THAT’S WHY.

43 replies
  1. 1
    chopper says:

    LOL, mittens is so bad at this. he’s trying though, he really is.

  2. 2
    cathyx says:

    Did anyone think to ask him why Obama would do that?

  3. 3
    Jeffro says:

    @cathyx: Exactly – just ask him (Romney) if Obama’s plan is to raise gas prices and force every one to go sociali…I mean, green…then super-smart Elitist Man Obama didn’t see the backlash that would inevitably come from those higher prices? Or is that part of Obama’s plan too: jack up prices (somehow) and blame Republicans (somehow)?

    Bwain hurts too much here…

  4. 4
    jrg says:

    Teh left wants free shit! Gimme my 50 cent gasoline!

    Besides, when Mitt gets elected, we’ll all ride around on unicorns propelled by forcefully ejected leprechaun fetuses! Whee!

  5. 5
    The Dangerman says:

    Mitt Romney said that President Obama campaigned saying that “he wanted to see gasoline prices go up”…

    In what Universe does that charge make sense? How out of touch do you have to be to not respond by calling “bullshit”?

  6. 6
    Maude says:

    Is Mitt that stupid?

  7. 7

    The man is an absolute moron. Then again, given his audience…

  8. 8
    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Now come on folks Mitt is a Bidness-man! He knowz Bidness! Respecks Bidness! Romney will give us Keystone, he will give us ANWAR! He will David Koch as Secretary of Energy and we will be scuba diving in Petrol!! A fois gras in every pot, A Range Rover in every garage!!!! YEEEEEEE-HAWWWWW!!!!

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    Randiego says:

    Fox has been pushing this meme for weeks. This is Romney doing his shape shifting thing for their audience. Remember Obama’s last press conference? Paraphrasing:
    Ed Henry – Fox News: Potus why do you want gas prices to go up?
    Potus: WTF? I’m not an idiot, are you?
    Eddie: phht, splurt, ackkkk!

  10. 10

    speaking of Iran and gas prices, here is some good news on that front, and other fronts as well

    JERUSALEM – Despite saber-rattling from Jerusalem, Israeli officials now agree with the U.S. assessment that Tehran has not yet decided on the actual construction of a nuclear bomb, according to senior Israeli government and defense figures.

    Maybe Obama sprinkled Netanyahoo with some unicorn pixie dust to shut up that neo con warmonger . Bloody Bill Kristol is probly cutting himself at the news.

    And I am certain that the oil speculators will tamp down their speculating for an Iran war, and lower prices. NOT>

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    Unabogie says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee:

    A dog on every car roof.

  12. 12

    Romney is two steps away from 9/11 Truth.

  13. 13
    Mnemosyne (iTouch) says:

    Help me. I’m sitting in my parents’ living room trying not to throw my iTouch through the TV screen at John Stossel’s face.

  14. 14
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Yes, a president seeking re-election will do everything he can to make gas prices go up! You’re a genius, Mittster! Tool.

    @Mnemosyne (iTouch):

    My first advice would be to turn the TV off.

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    Exurban Mom says:

    Oh honey, John Stossel’s smarmy face isn’t worth your iTouch.

    The stupid that Mitt is trying to sell, it burns. Seriously, Obama will tear him apart in a debate. Like so:

    Mitt: Obama raised gas prices on purpose!
    Obama: Sorry, Mitt, but I thought you were supposed to be some sort of expert on American business. You made a huge fortune in the business world. And you don’t understand the commodities market? You don’t know where gas prices come from? I’m sort of shocked at that, given that you are selling yourself to the public as a business leader.

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    Mike G says:


    Obama: “Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the President of the United States, going into reelection, wants gas prices to go up even higher? … Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?”
    (Silence in the room)

    Every now and then, Obama has a great “I can’t believe how stupid you are” retort to rightard idiocy.

    But Fox knows their audience, and how to pitch lies at their intellectual level.

  17. 17
    AlladinsLamp says:

    It’s simple. We can all ride on the top of Mitt’s car.

  18. 18
    Mnemosyne (iTouch) says:

    My dad noticed my twitching arm and turned off the TV. Crisis averted.

  19. 19
    El Cid says:

    @General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero): Now it’s clear that Netanyahu and Israel want Iran to destroy Israel.

  20. 20
    El Cid says:

    Also, I wish I’d been around when the Gas Hike Trio were at their best. Motown was somethin’ then.

  21. 21
    J R in WVa says:

    The guys who own the oil bidness want to get that blackity black phoney president out of there, so they’re raising prices.

    Seriously, who sets the prices for light crude? Oil men.

    Who sets the prices for refined products? Oil men.

    Who sets the prices at the pump for refined products? Oil men.

    What happens to the money when oil men raise the prices all along the production chain? They make more money on less product!

    What political party do oil men support? Democrat!! Right?
    They’re raising the prices because President Obama told them to back before he was elected!

    I got some beach front property in Arizona for you if you believe that! And a bridge over the New River too!

    I notice that FYWP has forgotten how to spell the President of the United States’s name again. That is so lame. No offense, I know how hard techy stuff is without getting the grammer and spleing al OK too.


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    hildebrand says:

    Just remember – when Clinton was President, gas was 87 cents – so clearly George Bush wanted it get more expensive than even Obama.

    Oh, that’s right – he likely actually did.


  23. 23
    John of Indiana says:

    Obama would also like to see the Chicago Bulls win the NBA championship.
    How many staffers are working on that, and why hasn’t it happened yet? HMMMMMM?

    Teabag Nation just eats this shit up.

  24. 24
    trollhattan says:

    I’m pivoting to actual Willard hatred. I once categorized him as a pathetic wannabe but now I think he’s a pathological do-anything. He’s a vile shell of a human being.

  25. 25
    Anya says:

    Willard is a shameless lier. I don’t know why any self respecting human being would take him seriously.

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    Steve in DC says:

    This wouldn’t have legs was it not for the green movement. Obama is not a green, and good for him on that (I’m pro nuke and if I can’t get that coal baby coal) but enough of the people that vote for him would like a raise in gas it’s fair to tag him about that.

    Dems need to ditch the greens formally and crush them, then we can talk about reasonable energy policies, till then, yeah global warming exists, but I’ll say it doesn’t on every poll I’m asked to take and let’s raise the carbon ceiling

    Green’s can have a seat at the table when they are OK with nukes, till then, yeah, fuck them.

  27. 27
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Does OvenMitt think this will fly, at all, beyond the cretinous barely sentient 27%?

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    jonas says:

    High gas prices under Republicans are the result of DFH’s blocking some oil or gas lease in some BFE state where drill baby drill would solve all our problems. High gas prices under Democrats are the result of DFH’s blocking some oil or gas lease in some BFE state where drill baby drill would solve all our problems. Plus the sharia law and soshulism and all that. So, as you can see, it’s heads, Republicans win, tails, Democrats lose — so of course this plays well on Fox.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Dems need to ditch the greens formally and crush them

    Fuck you.

    yeah global warming exists, but I’ll say it doesn’t on every poll I’m asked to take and let’s raise the carbon ceiling.

    Fucking coward. We don’t get to ignore hard physical reality because it’s politically inconvenient (or, as seems to be the case with you, because it’s associated with the dirty fucking hippies).

  30. 30
    Anya says:

    @Steve in DC: Uhm, where you not pretending to be a disaffected former Obama young voter who defected to Ron Paul, because Obama sold out? You’re kinda ruining your character with this whole anti-environment thing.

  31. 31
    FuriousPhil says:

    Oh, Mittens. It’s like the base knows how full of shit he is even when he’s desperately trying to court them. Like he’s reading a book by a “pick-up artist” and trying to apply it to the wingers. The rich Mormon kid is trying desperately to get the crazy paranoid girl in the back of the class to go out with him, but she’s way out of his league.

    I could go on with these hackneyed similes, but even crazy wingnuts can sniff out a phony.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @The Dangerman:

    How out of touch do you have to be to not respond by calling “bullshit”?

    It’s not “out of touch”, it’s “in the tank”. This was on Faux News, after all, so you know they’re not going to do anything like that.

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    uptown says:

    Nationalize the oil companies.

  34. 34

    I’m guessing this is one of those weird more-liberal-than-thou troll things, where they try to get you to agree to something vaguely related to their pet stupidity and then think they’ve proven you’re a hypocrite. It all makes sense if you think the world is binary and don’t understand nuance or complex, conflicting forces.

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    Scott says:

    I hear Romney campaigned on wanting to make gas prices go up even more, and also to convert everyone in the country to Mormonism and make everyone wear the funny underwear, and also he sold us out to the Saucer People.

  36. 36
    ruemara says:

    @Steve in DC: God, you are an unctuous moron.

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    NotMax says:

    But, but —-

    It’s Mitt’s divine destiny (*cough* White Horse prophecy *cough*), and what he has been groomed for almost his entire life.

  38. 38
    Marcellus Shale, Public Dick says:

    wait what is that word right wingers use when it comes to government interference in the derivatives markets, or auto companies?

    wouldn’t an apt use of that word, if i can think of it… be when someone wants to use the federal government to lower the cost of a gallon of gasoline, and all the vertical products and source commodity, no doubt, to impose an artificial cap on how much gas should cost at the retail level?

    there is a word, i just can’t think of it..

  39. 39
    Xenos says:


    It’s simple. We can all ride on the top of Mitt’s car.

    Cause we know how cosy the tops of the tramcars Mitt-cars are…

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    Doggerelo says:

    I do believe Mitt’s gone insane
    He’s got those tangles in his brain.
    He says Obama’s great desire:
    To make the price of gas go higher
    Perhaps Barack has next at hand’s
    A plague of locusts o’er our lands.
    About Mitt’s claims, what must be said is:
    His nether region’s where Mitt’s head is

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    chopper says:


    that does little for gas prices.

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    Nemesis says:

    So what possible political advantage does Team Obama gain through higher gas prices?

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    mclaren says:

    Every sane person should want to see gas prices go up. That’s the only way lazy feckless infantile Americans are going to be forced to use more fuel-efficient methods of transportation and redesign their cities and their civilization so that when Peak Oil really hits hard, our whole goddamn society doesn’t collapse.

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