Like most tyrants, they’re not shy about telling us who they are:
As gas prices continue to soar around the country, Joe Kennedy III, the Democratic candidate for Rep. Barney Frank’s seat, wrote an online letter to supporters calling for an end to “cheap oil.”
“Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama — they’ve all talked about the same thing: the need to wean ourselves off our debilitating dependence on foreign oil,” Kennedy wrote.
“The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop,” he continued. “Forty years is enough.”
In the week before Kennedy posted, AAA Southern New England reported that the price of gas in Massachusetts had risen a further two cents. The Worchester Business Journal reported that at an average of $3.899 a gallon for regular unleaded gas, the price is currently 24 cents higher than it was one year before.
And lo, it comes to pass:
President Obama’s announcement Tuesday that he wants to go after people who may be affecting oil prices by gaming the markets for personal gain was completely ignored Tuesday by the markets themselves, which promptly bid the price of oil up another dollar.
In fact, the price shot up upon opening at 9 am, just after Obama’s initiative was announced by the White House. By late afternoon Eastern Time, Oil had gained $1.26, or 1.2 percent, to $104.19 a barrel, according to Bloomberg, settling at its highest level in two weeks.
You have to understand JoKe III’s position: his dad, JoKe II, is in the oil business himself, shilling for that human oil barrel (or inhuman oil barrel), Hugo Chavez. So, abnormally high oil prices are good for the Kennedys, especially when financing a political campaign.
But compare Obama with George Bush: Obama opens his yap, and oil spikes a percentage point; Bush opened his (just musing about increased exploration or production) and the price per barrel fell from $130 to the mid-$30s.