Romney edges closer to batshit crazy

The Republicans have certainly had their share of experience with candidates dropping off the deep end into “batshit crazy” territory.

Exhibit A was Bachmann, then Perry, then Gingrich – and Santorum has always been borderline lunatic – but for all his faults Romney at least seemed sane.

He must be getting desperate to connect to the ignorant base of the party, because today (according to CBS) he said that the “gas hike trio” (Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson) were hired to make “energy prices go up a lot.”

I am close to putting Romney into the “batshit” category because he – along with almost every other Republican – seems to forget that gas prices were even higher back in 2008 – when Bush was president.  Here’s the chart:

I distinctly remember it, as I drove from Tennessee out west to New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, etc. that summer on vacation.  We paid over $4.50 per gallon in California that summer.

As anyone can see from the chart, gas prices then plummeted as the Bush Bubble was busted, plunging the country into the worst recession since the great depression. OF COURSE gas prices came down – the price of basically everything came down at the time because the economy was fucking tanking!

Note that I am not blaming Bush for the high gas prices in 2008. I’m also not going to say Bush did a good thing by pursuing inflationary policies that caused the real estate bubble and subsequent economic crash.

Because Obama took office at the depths of the recession, of course gas prices are higher now than they were when he took office.  But so is the stock market, and I bet you won’t hear ANY Republicans talking about that.

Anyway, by saying that Obama wants high gas prices in an election year, Romney is lying his pandering ass off. For a party that is supposedly religious and moral, they sure lie a lot.


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