Out-of-Touch Vice President on $4 Gas: “Our Energy Policy is the Best It’s Ever Been”
Apr 4, 2012
Vice President Biden wins this week’s #ObamaGap award for claiming America’s “energy policy is the best it’s ever been” -- in response to a question about $4 gas prices. Watch him via Real Clear Politics:
REPORTER: “Gas prices are above $4.00 a gallon, you were asked this question, and you gave an answer. But there’s a new commercial out that says 'since Obama has become president, prices have nearly doubled.' Four years in, should you all have a better energy policy in America?
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “I think our energy policy is the best it’s ever been.”
For sure, President Obama has lauded production increases on state and private land, or projects where he has limited control. But as Charles Krauthammer explained, any increase is “the result of Clinton- and Bush-era permitting” and has “occurred in spite of [President Obama’s] restrictive policies.”