Obama's Advice To Those Complaining About Surging Gas Prices: Suck It In And Cope

Tyler Durden's picture

As gasoline prices continue to surge day after day (and with WTI touching $109 today this will continue for a long time), the peasantry is getting restless. Not only that but it is getting nosy. In fact today some plebs had the temerity to seek answers from the teleprompter over the festering question of just how long will Bernanke, pardon, UK stagflation, pardon, default Portugal, pardon, healthy worldwide demand keep pushing gas prices to $4, then $5, then $6, and eventually to the price paid in Europe: about $9. The response was straight out of Charlie Munger's (non-frontrunning) playbook: "I'm just going to be honest with you. There's not much we can do next week or two weeks from now," the president told workers at a wind turbine plant (one operated by Spanish company Gamesa). "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." And we doubt Obama's hard core union electorate will be happy at the following stab at Channel Stuffing Motors: "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's hope the people don't get the same idea about the presidential office two years from now, even after the $1 billion spent on TV ads. As to the core question, we were surprised Bill Dudley was not present at Obama's side explaining how deluded complainers should just have a chilled glass of unleaded 98 Octane with their main course of deflationary iPad 2.

More from AP:

The president spoke at a town hall meeting at Gamesa Technology Corp., a Spanish company that makes giant turbines that use wind to generate electricity. According to the White House, it is the first overseas company of its kind to set up shop in the U.S.

Back in Washington, negotiations continued on a budget deal to avert a government shutdown Friday and Obama urged lawmakers to get it done. The president said he wants to cut spending, but not at the expense of cutting priorities like energy and education.

As fuel prices rise because of growing demand worldwide and political
unrest in oil-producing nations in North Africa and the Middle East,
drivers are feeling pinched at the pump. Republicans blame Obama and his
policies and he, in turn, is striving to show the public that he gets

In the meantime, if the middle class repeats "Inflation is transitory" three times while starting in the mirror, a genocidal Chairsatan will appear behind it and slice its throat.

Gasoline prices rose another 2 cents Tuesday to a new national average
of just over $3.68 a gallon, according to AAA and other sources. Obama's
visit to Gamesa was his fourth energy event since March 11. He's
scheduled a fifth for Friday in Indianapolis.

It's not all bad news. By the looks of things, er, promises, the gas situation will normalize... some time in 2025.

Obama said he wants to move toward "a future where America is less
dependent on foreign oil, more reliant on clean energy produced by
workers like you." That will happen by reducing oil imports, tapping
domestic energy sources and shifting the nation to renewable and less
polluting sources of energy, such as wind, the president says. He has
set a goal of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025.

And following tomorrow's ECB hike, and following Europe's subsequent economic deterioration, the only bank that continues to be uber-loose will be stuck in that mode as it seeks to remain the "dynamo" of ponzi growth, meaning Obama voters who complain about gas prices at $3.70 will soon have even more fun complaining when the gas price ends being an anagram of those three numbers in a a year or so.

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Haywood Jablowme's picture

Clash for Clunkers part Deux......The Return of The Tricycle

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AR15AU's picture

Let them eat cake...

-Marie Antoinette


Let them ride bike...

-Barry Soetoro

rocker's picture

Really. Let's Bomb,Bomb,Bomb Iran.  And more tax cuts.  The U.S. is now Japan. We are a Fucked nation. We are done. Period. Don't you get it.

Who the Fuck really cares about anybody running elections. More noise for the mindless.

FEDbuster's picture

"With president-elect Barack Obama soon to be sworn in as the nation’s leader, a new presidential limousine was in call for and once again General Motors was assigned the task of building it. Nicknamed ‘The Beast’, the limo is based on a number of GM platforms and shares components with several different....

All of this comes at a heavy weight penalty, with top speed rated at 60mph (96km/h) and fuel-economy expected to be about 8mpg."

I guess we know where the "8 miles per gallon" number came from! 

One fucking golf outing, sightseeing trip in Air Force One uses more fuel than I will use in my entire lifetime you arrogant cocksucker, fuck you.

duckduckMOOSE's picture

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group,”  ~FDR

jeff montanye's picture

nice research fedbuster (hope it's true).  however imo he and his ilk don't think the problem is theirs because they "can afford it" and are "doing god's work".  low gas mileage is a real sin only when coupled with inability to pay without complaint.  

FEDbuster's picture

He hasn't paid for a dime worth of gas for that tank he rides in.  If we only knew what it cost to shuttle these assholes around for their fundraisers, sightseeing trips, nights on the town, etc.... I do everything I legally can to avoid paying a dime to these parasites, but watching them destroy the Country is becoming intolerable.

Pondmaster's picture

Mindless indeed !! Not unlike thier overlords in seats of power . But not mindless . There is a mindest of self destruction behavior from both . And both too blind too see , and too deaf to hear.  

Trundle's picture

Then hope Ron Paul destroys the Republican party.

If the Republicans can't do any better than that tool, it's time to go out of business.

Translational Lift's picture

No...Let them eat iPad 2's.  I am shocked...I say SHOCKED that the the proletariat "is getting restless".

This is the change they signed on to.....now they don't even have HOPE!!

Richard Weed's picture

Re: "the peasantry is getting restless"

Hej Tyler... the word is "restive"... as in "the peasantry is getting restive"... they might also be "restless", but that might be just a minor case of insomnia.


tmosley's picture

More like "Let them eat shit."

tmosley's picture

Hi, butthurt faggot name changing loser.

long juan silver's picture

Hey stool lips let me guess. Muammar Gaddafi would look like a male model if he stood next to you .

Maniac Researcher's picture

[hint: try a little less bigotry and a little more analysis and maybe individuals like me won't interrupt your comfy little echo chamber quite so often]

New_Meat's picture

... er ... dude, no commentary on your content, but, well, you're talking to yourself.  don'tcha' know - Ned

long juan silver's picture

tmoseley's a presumed god at ZH because he's a two hundred post a day gold doomer using same tired death by a thousand blows redundancy.

Challenge him once and the retorts are immediately puerile, sexual, anal. That's his programmed comeback. He totally bore the crap out of readers, ruins the threads, destroys the otherwise spirited dialogue. He even has a poodle here nights named Col Cooper to offer even more offensive homophobic childish slime as if one inverted mind weren't enough.

moseley was thrown off seeking alpha and ronpaulforum.com for the same activity. Tens of thousands of posts, the vast majority of which are just chlidish sexual insults and retorts to common sense challenges.

In short he contributes as much to this blog as the third ball on a short possum in a circle jerk.

A real fight club would have long ago booted him for the thousands and thousands and thousands of insults and followed by a run for safety with chickenshit grinding slander rather than reasoned argument but hey, he predictably rah rahs gold a hundred times a day here so he stays here behind mommy's apron.

Arkadaba's picture

tmoseley's a presumed god at ZH....

Yeah whatever. Instead of responding to personalities - post something of interest. The fact that you haven't speaks volumes.

Edit: Same for that Maniac guy.


long juan silver's picture

Unlike you I'm not interested in sniggering with 10th graders over fart jokes. 

Likely that's why you're here. 

tmosley's picture

Yup.  Butthurt.  Did I strike a nerve when I insulted one of your other sock puppets?


Also, I was "thrown out" of neither site.  I just stopped posting there, because ZH is a much better outlet for anything and everything I like to talk about.  

long juan silver's picture

You like to talk about things like this blindingly interesting wrap up of your action packed spring afternoon:


Seeking Alpha - ( Tmosley )

I have noticed that wheat is incredibly undervalued as well. I sometimes buy supplies for my mother's bakery, and I have been surprised at the persistently low price of flour, only ~6.50 for a 25 pound bag.

tmosley's picture

What are you even trying to say here?

God, so worthless.  So incoherent.  So INCOMPETENT.

Glass Steagall's picture

Jew say it like it's a bad thing..

Confused's picture

Please stop posting here. No one cares what you think. Take your personal vendetta somewhere else. 

SaulA's picture

It's nice to have comrades, even if they are a bit eccentric.

Holodomor2012's picture

Dr. Kevin MacDonald has done a wonderful job explaining exactly why your kind so quickly comes to the defense of the 'historically oppressed minority groups'.


It's just a short jump from identifying and polarizing one group, to identifying and polarizing your group.




Maniac Researcher's picture

Your comment makes little sense. That and I've already pointed out elsewhere that your cognitive reasoning skills are dubious at best, Holodomor.

Here's a thought: why should anyone care what bigoted assholes say to defend their narrow worldviews?

RoRoTrader's picture

Your writing style is way beyond the pale, very sharpe, quite slicing, and makes me think Max von Sydow's Joubert.

I guess the answer to the question is we need care only as long as b/a's occupy the primary stage, for how long, and the effect of the influence delivered across the common denominator.

I always ask what I don't know; what is a Holodomor?

Sheriff Douchenik from AZ's picture

Maniac Researcher is making the case that being a 'bigoted asshole' is probably a pretty cool way to be. I would argue that the narrow worldview is mostly occupied by Maniac's ilk.

long juan silver's picture

He's actually making the opposite point but you'll defend the worst sociopaths and hypocrites as long as they are bullish on gold right?

jeff montanye's picture

no.  they have to be bullish on silver too.

tmosley's picture

Excellent.  You shouldn't care.  You should leave.  Yet you stay.  

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Libertarian telling someone what to do LOL'....... No freedom of speech ???? Two Faced Bitch showing his white stripe down his yella back. Punk ass bitch.




NWA - One Less Bitch


tmosley's picture

Once again, our delivery driving friend here shows his total lack of understanding of libertarianism.  Or anything else for that matter.

Maniac Researcher's picture


I can't type the name Holodomor without imagining some mutated character in a bad sci-fi movie. Makes me chuckle every time.

Holodomor2012's picture

I know.  You revel in the real genocides throughout history.

long juan silver's picture

Meanwhile you essentially called him a homosexual presuming he would take it as an insult. Hypocrite.

Maniac Researcher's picture

Learn to read. And learn the definition of hypocrite - start by looking the mirror.

Do you really think anyone buys your support of the ZH mission to "get the word to the masses about financial corruption" while you are sitting there defending jew hating morons like Holodomor? The only ones who are convinced are other racist idiots like you.

Again, Tyler -- you are making this waay too easy letting these foolish nazi fetishists piss all over your playground. I can only assume you condone their stupidity.


long juan silver's picture

Whoa dude, I'm defending and supporting YOU !! Read slower and relax OK. I'm with ya brother because you're in the right.

Maniac Researcher's picture

...sorry about that, LJS. Your usage of the word "you" in that last post was unclear. Also the Hitler and icecream comment was meant for Holodomor.

tmosley's picture

You guys are hilariously dim-witted.

long juan silver's picture

stunning comeback from the sociopathic chemistry teacher.

Tell us more about mama's bakery supplies

tmosley's picture

My mother is a baker is the best argument you can come up with?  Well, it's certainly better than the rather stupid mischaracterization of the manager of a multimillion dollar laboratory as a chemistry teacher, which is also a fine profession (as I owe my career to three "chemistry teachers" who encouraged me to pursue this path).


Maniac Researcher's picture

Right. My misreading of an indefinite pronoun on a single post *totally* invalidates the discussion we are having about your defence of ZH and its problematic relationship to its racist cheerleaders and/or the ironic correlation between hard-core libertarianism and the banksters you lambaste. Sure.

Juan, I don't know where you're even going with this chemistry teacher business. If that's what tmosley does, good for him.

tmosley's picture

A. I wasn't invalidating anything with that post.  B. you aren't having any form of a discussion, you are just lashing out at everyone around you like a hysterical. C. very few here are racist. D. there is ZERO correlation between banksters and libertarians (you are just making shit up).

You get an F.