Pinnochiobama is at it again, bamboozling the American public in his latest Indiana TV ad.
Barack Obama: "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.
"I'm here to tell you the truth.
"We could suspend the gas tax for 6 months, but that's not going to bring down gas prices long-term. You're gonna save about 25, 30 dollars...or half a tank of gas.
"That's typical of how Washington works. There's a problem, everybody's upset about gas prices - let's find some short-term, quick-fix, that we can say we did something even though, even though we're not really doing anything.
"We cannot deliver on a better energy policy unless we change how business is done in Washington.
"We've got to go out to the oil companies and look at their price-gouging."
"We've got to start using less oil and that means raising fuel efficiency standards on cars and developing alternative fuels.
"That's the real honest answer to how we're going to solve this problem. That's what you need from a President someone who's going to tell you the truth."
Is he kidding? Pinnochiobama is going to tell us the truth?
The Associated Press has the inconvenient truth on Obama and gas taxes.
Obama argues that Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Sen. John McCain -- he calls them "the two Washington candidates" -- are pandering to voters by proposing to suspend the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents a gallon for three months. He says a tax holiday would provide consumers little real relief, ignore the country's energy problems and take money from road and bridge repairs.
"This is the problem with Washington. We are facing a situation where oil prices could hit $200 a barrel. Oil companies like Shell and BP just reported record profits for the quarter. And we're arguing over a gimmick that would save you half a tank of gas over the course of the entire summer so that everyone in Washington can pat themselves on the back and say that they did something," Obama says.
Clinton says Obama is turning his back on people who need relief from rising gas prices. Republicans, including the campaign of rival John McCain, question his switch.
In 2000, gasoline prices were climbing quickly, reaching $2 a gallon in the Chicago area -- a remarkable price back then. Illinois legislators scrambled to offer some election-year relief to angry motorists.
Obama voted three times for a tax holiday.
I guess this whole "pandering" game is at least one area where Pinnochiobama has experience, since as an Illinois senator Barack Obama voted three times for a gas tax holiday in Illinois.
And the Obamasphere just laps this stuff up.
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