Obama hit the campaign trail yesterday pitching green energy at a Bucks Co. Pennsylvania town hall, during which he was asked about rising gas prices.
His cavalier response:
“Gas prices? They’re going to still fluctuate until we can start making these broader changes, and that’s going to take a couple of years to have serious effect,” Obama said.
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”
Let me get this straight. The man complained he couldn’t afford high gas prices so the Obama scoffs at his distress and then proceeds with the OUT of TOUCH advice of buying a new car.
What an elitist ass.
Keep shooting yourself in the foot Obama.
The trade-in will be in November 2012. And it certainly will not cost thousands of dollars. It will actually be a real cost saver.
Glenn Reynolds has a tasty Obama skewering roundup here, and a screenshot here of the above, as it seems it has disappeared down the AP’s memory hole.