The Other McCain

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Worst. President. Ever.

Posted on | September 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Worst. President. Ever.

Most historians consider James Buchanan our worst president, although some would say Jimmy Carter was worse. Yet I think neither Buchanan nor Carter was worse than the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. His latest idiotic utterance:

President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast.
“Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people,” Biden said at the start of a conference on hunger in America.
Biden said that the hurricane “provides no excuse for price increases at the pump” and if it happens, he will ask federal officials to determine ”whether price gouging is going on.”
“America is watching. The industry should do the right thing,” Biden added. . . .
The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the oil and gas industry, said in a statement, “Gasoline prices are determined by market forces — not individual companies — and claims that the price at the pump is anything but a function of supply and demand are false.”

Ace goes on an extended rant about this: “Confiscate the kulaks’ farms and kill them, and then blame the dead traitors for the poor yields. It’s been part of the authoritarians’ playbook since the 1930s. . . . And now here comes the man NeverTrump swore to us was an ‘honorable’ ‘moderate’ ‘centrist’ who would ‘restore our norms’ and ‘save our Republic’ to tell mom and pop gas stations to sell fuel at a loss, so that he can avoid the political heat of his policy of state-mandated scarcity.”

We are left with two possibilities: Either (a) Biden doesn’t understand anything about economics or (b) he’s deliberately scapegoating the petroleum industry for problems caused by his own policies.

But still the question remains: “Where’s Jackie?”



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