WH Response Is Pathetic as Gas Hits All Time Record High

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Hold on to your hats and stock up on gas while you can, because it just hit a record high, and it’s going to go up even more.

The national average is now $4.104/gallon.


From CNBC:

“There are few words to describe the unprecedented rise in gasoline prices over the last week, with massive spikes coast to coast in both gasoline and diesel prices, as oil prices jump to their highest since 2008,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

“Forget the $4 per gallon mark, the nation will soon set new all-time record highs and we could push closer to a national average of $4.50,” he said. According to GasBuddy, the average price of gasoline will likely set a new all-time record within a day.

Meanwhile, what is Joe Biden doing about it?

On Monday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Jen Psaki was hit with that news about the record gas prices. She lied her head off trying to blame the rise in gas prices on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

While the most recent spikes are no doubt related to the Russian invasion, they were already rising a tremendous amount even before that. So the Biden team can’t try to wiggle out of it like this. Moreover, if Biden hadn’t mishandled everything regarding Russia, to begin with, we wouldn’t be stuck in the mess we are with that situation now.


One reporter then put Psaki on the spot — reciting the comments of Americans disturbed by what they were seeing at the pump.

The Biden administration is going to do everything — except make America anywhere close to energy-independent, as it was under President Donald Trump. Releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve doesn’t do anything to solve the long-term issue. 30 million barrels a day — what Biden said he has released — is about a day and a half of U.S. use. Back in November, Biden trumpeted that they were making a release from the Reserve that was going to solve the problem of high prices. That was well before the invasion and we still had high prices. It’s concerning that they keep citing it as though it’s any kind of a policy approach at all and not just pilfering the savings account that we have.

Where is Biden’s meeting with American energy producers to address this? What is he doing instead? Talking about possibly getting more oil from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and even Iran. He’s had more meetings with America’s enemies like Iran than he has had with Americans who could address this.


Psaki can’t even keep the lies straight. She takes a swipe at Trump over Iran, but it’s Biden who left us in this position, not Trump. It’s Trump who warned us against being reliant on others for energy.

But meanwhile, how’s that making Russia a pariah thing going? Not so much, they’re still holding meetings with Russia as the negotiator on the Iran Deal.


This last clip just makes me want to shake my head.

Psaki says the EU has to “diversify” so they aren’t reliant upon Russian oil, but she won’t acknowledge their failure to ensure the independence of our supply, or that we cannot only provide for ourselves but sell to Russia. Now, if we did that, we would not only free them and us from Russian oil, we would reduce the prices worldwide with the increased production and help our national security interests. So, of course, Joe Biden doesn’t want to do it.


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