Skip to comments.Obama delivers a clunker of a statement
Posted on 03/15/2011 7:59:47 AM PDT by SmithL
At Friday's news conference, President Obama tried to connect with the common man coping with rising gasoline prices. Instead, the president left little doubt that he is clueless about cars.
"You may want to buy a fuel-efficient car," quoth Obama, "but you may not be able to afford it. And so you're stuck with the old clunker that's getting 8 or 10 miles a gallon."
Eight to 10 mpg? Which clunker would that be? I wondered. An old Hummer? Your father's father's Oldsmobile? A late-model Lamborghini? It takes a luxury brand, a boat-sized machine and/or a few decades to approach those dismal mileage numbers.
An 11-year-old Pontiac minivan, for example, gets 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway. You have to go back to the Carter administration years or earlier to find Obama's idea of a gas-guzzling family car - and even that vehicle would have been a van, light truck/SUV or luxury model. And yet he is behind the wheel of Washington's energy policy.
Can you blame me for believing Team Obama was pushing the pedal to the metal in a rush for higher gas prices?
On Friday, Obamaland pushed back against the perception that its anti-drilling policies - implemented in the wake of the April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout - have contributed to high prices at the pump. The cost of filling one's gas tank has risen uncomfortably close to $4 per gallon in the Bay Area.
The administration rightly notes that domestic oil and natural gas production have increased since 2008, while imports have decreased.
OK, but: Erik Milito of the American Petroleum Institute told Environment and Energy Publishing, "The increased production levels in 2010 are a credit to the vision of previous administrations." Milito credited the 1995 Deepwater Royalty Relief Act...
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Another typical distortion by Odumbo to his believing minions.
Does this man even drive? I’ve not seen him behind the wheel of anything other than a bicycle. He is truly the least American person we have had in any position in our government.
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Obama Motors has sold over 300 of its prize Volts already.
He is so clueless
Isn`t that information you can petition any DMV for on basis of cause?
He truly is not fit for this job. I think the teleprompter writer may be more qualified!
8-10 mpg- that’s about what my durango gets.
an it’s a lot better than what my jeep gets.
It's up to 300?
I don't believe it - do you have a link? *snicker*
He asked the Secret Service agents how much MPG his car gets and they said 8-10 MPG. Of course, it is an armored plated limo.
Do you remember when Bush 41 went to a grocery store and discovered bar codes? The press sure did. Barack— he’s a little young to be living so far in the past.
1. He signs a movie screen, thinking it's a picture of Duke Ellington.
2. He has no clue how many states there are.
3. He's doing his NCAA picks while there is a nuclear emergency!
4. He thinks many Americans are driving cars that only get 8 to 10 miles to the gallon.
Feel free to add to my list.
His understanding of cars is as old and hackneyed as his Marxist, Colonial world view.
My 62 Chev Belair bubble top 409, got that kind of milage. However that’s when gas was 50 cents a gallon.
Didn’t the Cash for Clunkers eliminate the old clunkers getting 8 to 10 miles per gallon?
Here’s an amazing piece from that article:
“There always has been a corner of Obamaland that doesn’t appreciate the job-creating properties of cheap fuel. Now Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Chu said that in September 2008 - and still Obama picked him for the slot.”
my boat gets 21..he must be talking big big boat clunkers
We did see nobama drive a car...he “drove” a Volt (Dolt in a Volt) for about ten feet in a GM plant several months ago. nobama is such an arrogant ass.
When was the last time Barry actually paid for a tank of gas?
When was the last time Barry actually filled a car with gas?
How many total times in his life has Barry actually filled up a car with gas?
How about this: While a major disaster has rocked Japan and during the upheaval in the Middle East, he goes to a school to talk about “education reform” — a euphemism for throwing more of our tax money at union teachers.
What this proves is that the puppet masters are out of touch. Obama has never written a complete sentence in his life. Much less a speech.
Even my 1972 Chevelle with a 350 V-8 got 17-18 mpg. When was the last time Obama owned an automobile?
Even Snopes (not a friend to Republicans) debunked that story from a New York Times reporter who wasn't even at the event.
I have a 1973 Olds 88 Royale Convertible with a 455 Cubic inch engine and it gets 15 MPG.
I take it out on good weekends to car shows.
There are a lot of things Obama is cluesless about , Cars is only one of them.
LOL, and GM is still sticking with its projections that they will sell a million of them by 2015.
Obama says stop driving your old beat up RVs around.
No. He doesn't have a driver's license. They wanted him to show a birth certificate in order to get one and he couldn't produce it. ;o)
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True, but have see him fellate a strawberry?
Are you one of those crazy “licensers” lol
He thinks Cinco de Quatro is about pants-ipation.
I used to love my `73 Olds Delta 88 Royale “living room on wheels” but it never got better than 12 MPG.
“Even”? Such an unfriendly tone from a fellow FReeper! But my point remains the same, lying reporter, or not.
5. He thinks Cinco de Quatro has something to do with pants-ipation.
I’d like to know when the last time was that he actually drove a car.....
I heard Rush say it was over (are you sitting down?) 638 Chevy Volts!!! What is more incredible is there were 638 idiots stupid enough to spend +40k on a electric version of a Yugo.
No. Can't get a Drivers License. Have to show a Birth Certificate to get one of those.
I’d be willing to bet that he doesn’t even drive the golf cart....lol!
But, Barry....this is stuff he's supposed to be on top of. After all—HE'S THE SMARTEST GUY EVER.
Wonder how that dopey broad who thought Mr. O was going to pay her rent and buy her gas is doing. Think she is smiling at the gas station now?
They will have to sell them to themselves. I can see the FBI now in their Volts.
I drove a 1968 Oldsmobile 98 loaded that got about 8 to 10 miles to the gallon. The thing floated down the Interstate like a cloud!
Yes...Cash for Clunkers eliminated the old clunkers with SHOVEL READY JOBS from the stimulous slush fund.
Obama is a tool.
A woman - a woman who writes for one of the most liberal papers in the country - is making fun of Obama for knowing so little about cars? Not a guy from NASCAR living in the South - but a woman living in San Francisco? LOL.
I resemble that remark. I like to think that I'm a broad-spectrum, multi-dimensional kind of crazy that can spread insanity over numerous topics.
Sorry. My anger was aimed at the press, not a fellow Freeper. I might need a rifle rather than a claymore mine for more precise targeting. :-)
There’s no doubt we have a clunker for a POTUS.
Not a surprise to anyone who has seen Pravda on the Hudson and the way they operate over the past few decades. Thank DARPA that the internet broke the stranglehold of the mainstream liars.
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