Obama adviser David Axelrod, this morning on ABC News This Week:
Well, look, we always want lower gas prices, because that’s good for our economy.
Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu, in 2008:
“Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
Cadidate Obama, when asked about rising gasoline prices in 2008, didn’t say he wanted them to go down, he said:
“I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”
So contrary to Mr. Axelrod, the president’s policy goal in this case is clear, and it’s working as planned. The Democrats want higher energy prices, in order to make Americans use less energy. President Obama and David Axelrod can’t make the record go away with cheap campaign talking points.
Words are cheap, gas is expensive – that’s the Obama record…