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Stop insulting Forrest Gump!

The WSJ has a post where they compare Obama to Forrest Gump based on the stupid crap Obama said yesterday when the LSM stooges finally lobbed him a softball about the rising cost of energy and the impact his policies had on that rise.

“The American people aren’t stupid,” thundered President Obama yesterday in Miami, ridiculing Republicans who are blaming him for rising gasoline prices. Let’s hope he’s right, because not even Forrest Gump could believe the logic of what Mr. Obama is trying to sell.

To wit, that a) gasoline prices are beyond his control, but b) to the extent oil and gas production is rising in America, his energy policies deserve all the credit, and c) higher prices are one more reason to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers while handing even more subsidies to his friends in green energy. Where to begin?

First off, I need to point out that I am insulted that they make light of Gump. Yes, he was not a smart man, and he said so himself, but he was no where as dumb as the credentialed community organizer in the WH thinks the rest of us must be with that spiel he used to blame everyone else while pretend he cares and has actually done things to help. He must think we are all leftist morons that actually not only pretend he didn’t say he wanted high energy prices, but like that idea. And Gump turned everything he touched to gold. Obama turns what he touches to shit.

Seriously, Obama’s commentary, left totally unchallenged by the sycophants in the LSM, was that anything that goes right is his doing and everything that goes wrong is someone else’s fault. True, every politician wants you to believe this, but Obama takes it to a new level. As the WSJ points out:

Fed officials and Mr. Obama want to take credit for easy money if stock-market and housing prices rise, but then deny any responsibility if commodity prices rise too, causing food and energy prices to soar for consumers. They can’t have it both ways, as not-so-stupid Americans intuitively understand when they buy groceries or gas. This is the double-edged sword of an economic recovery “built to last” on easy money rather than on sound fiscal and regulatory policies.

Not to mention that it is insane for Obama and his people to do everything in their power to limit our ability to produce energy from fossil fuels locally, while wasting billions propping up shitty green ventures, and then claim we need even more of that to fix things. No, he isn’t telling us we need to take some pain in the short run to get to a better place: he is telling us he is going to shaft us hard and leave us without the reach around at the end too. This green energy stuff is a scam. Real green energy, not in dribs and unreliable drabs, but that can produce the massive quantities of energy a growing society and economy need, is not something the left has allowed in decades, and that is nuclear power. As the WSJ aptly points out:

We’d almost feel sorry for Mr. Obama’s gas-price predicament if it weren’t a case of rough justice. The President has deliberately sought to raise the price of energy throughout the economy via his cap-and-trade agenda. He is now getting his wish, albeit a little too overtly for political comfort. Mr. Obama has also spent three years blaming George W. Bush for every economic ill. If Mr. Obama now feels frustrated by economic events beyond his control, perhaps he should call Mr. Bush for consolation.


And stop insulting Forrest Gump by comparing Obama to him. Forrest Gump did not have a single communist loving, big government wanting, destroy America and make it a two-bit European socialist shit hole, narcissistic bone in him like Obama does.