White House Gives Game Away When Asked Why They Haven't Dealt With Rising Gas Prices

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You may have noticed that the Biden team has been completely lacking when it comes to doing anything to deal with gas prices. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm laughed her head off when asked about Americans having to deal with the rising prices, claiming there was nothing they could do, that it was up to OPEC.


Even 11 Democratic senators called them out on it, demanding they take some action. Those senators likely realize that some of them are going to be in trouble come 2022 — if things continue along this path, with the Biden Administration doing nothing to help and everything to hurt on the issue.

Once again on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said they had no plan of action to deal with the rising prices.

All they seem to have done is prostrate themselves before OPEC and begged them to pump more. Because OPEC pumping oil apparently doesn’t affect climate change, only American drilling and pumping does.

But then, Psaki said something that she probably shouldn’t have said and gave the game away.

The high prices should make us want to move even more to clean energy options, Psaki said during the Friday press briefing.


“Our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options so we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC and their willingness to put more supply and meet the demand in the market,” Psaki said.

In other words, if you’re suffering now, it’s because you really need to learn the lesson that green is the way to go.

So, this is why they’re acting like there’s nothing that they can do about the issue, that it’s out of their control, because they really want to use the rising prices as a cudgel to further their green dreams.

That’s more than a little disgusting, when we have more than ample gas and oil sources here, without having to rely upon other countries, or on unreliable and expensive green energy sources. If we’re willing to make use of those sources. But Biden has been anti-fossil fuels since he came in — cutting the Keystone XL pipeline permit, abandoning the oil-drilling Willow Project in Alaska, banning more oil and gas leases on federal lands. Now, Biden is even considering cutting down the Line 5 pipeline that is critical for oil and gas in the Midwest, as well as revoking a permit for a Missouri pipeline.


Psaki then whines that people are upset about rising prices, “It’s become a political cudgel. It shouldn’t be.”

Um, yes, you’re the folks in office, you’re the folks with the horrible policies; Now you’re saying we can’t even complain about your failures and point a finger at you? But, this disaster is on them.


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