We just did a post on Aaron Rupar supposedly owning hypocrite Sen. Ted Cruz, who told Fox News that the United States should sanction Russian oil and criticized the Biden administration for not caring if gas prices hit $10 a gallon. What an idiot, right? But as Twitchy reported this morning, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that policies encouraging American energy independence wouldn’t address issues like high gas prices, so who are you going to believe? Cruz or Psaki?
Now we have New York Times editor Blake Hounshell essentially repeating Rupar’s “point.” President Joe Biden sure is in a jam: Republicans are going to blame him for high gas prices while at the same time criticizing him for not sanctioning Russian oil.
Republicans want to be able to criticize Biden either way: They are calling on him to stop importing Russian oil, but if he did, gas prices would go up, which they'd also criticize.
Not clear how the White House gets out of this jam.
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) March 1, 2022
If only there were a third option.
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) March 1, 2022
Is it a jam though?
— jakedecker (@jakedecker) March 1, 2022
It's not like importing Russian oil is the only possible way to avoid higher gas prices. There are other options.
— Theresa Sickles (@tsickles321) March 1, 2022
— EastRiverCroc (@AlligatorEast) March 1, 2022
The way out of this “jam” — doublespeak for a problem entirely of Biden’s own making — is to re-open American energy production. But Biden won’t do it, because the nutjob enviros who control him want to do destroy the energy industry. U.S. energy, not Russia, is their true enemy. https://t.co/fd6BJRhUcB
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 1, 2022
Asking about reopening drilling leases on federal land, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg encouraged Americans to buy electric cars. That’s the Transportation Secretary’s solution to high gas prices — have everyone buy electric cars and the problem goes away.
How about more drilling leases, expanding production, a pipeline, and embracing nuclear energy instead of windmills? That seems like a fantastic long-term solution he could offer! https://t.co/ApN5UrmZUS
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 1, 2022
Anyone who’s concerned about fossil fuels but doesn’t entertain the idea of nuclear power is not a serious person.
Keep thinking this through…you’re almost there!
— Dodes 🇺🇦 (@racheld) March 1, 2022
The answer is “domestic energy independence.” But since Team Biden has forfeited that and is in thrall to climate extremists, you’re right—it doesn’t look like he gets out of it. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/Lwe5IKPA0C
— Tom Kattman (@TomKattman) March 1, 2022
New York Times (D) in action.
— Will Collier (@willcollier) March 1, 2022
The NYT isn’t sending their best
— Joseph Chalfant (@JoeChalfant) March 1, 2022
Who’s making it a jam?
— Lori (@LoHoFran) March 1, 2022
Oh, wow. Biden cheerleader can’t seem to think of the third option, which republicans would praise. https://t.co/K2UWwJnZWD
— Smatt (@mdrache) March 1, 2022
By increasing US production.
Incredible how the media literally cannot even fathom that as a concept.
If he reversed his anti-energy policies, just the announcement would send prices down enough to make up for the increase from stopping Russian imports. https://t.co/WpfDGJFgoO
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) March 1, 2022
Wow. I wonder why our gas prices would go up. I mean, we were energy dependent a little over a year ago.
Total mystery what happened. https://t.co/iBcw81GUn7
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) March 1, 2022
If only we had some way of pulling the energy out of the ground like other countries do. https://t.co/33DaJThary
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) March 1, 2022
Hint: the answer is very close to home. Very close. Like pretty much at home.
— Bryan Stanton (@bryanstanton89) March 1, 2022
Maybe going directly after the energy sector on day one wasn't such a good idea and he could get some credit by turning it around.
— Dobro (@Dobro167) March 1, 2022
Hounshell swings and misses!⚾️
— Firefly’s Ghost (@libboomer) March 1, 2022
Oh man you’re so close.
Keep thinking about it.
So close. https://t.co/lQTXxY9EC7
— Kevin McMahon (@Kevin__McMahon) March 1, 2022
does biden not deserve criticism for importing russian *and* ending our energy independence? that’s two reasonable criticisms because both are related to our national security. https://t.co/NLkOkMOx0t
— kaitlin (@thefactualprep) March 1, 2022
This is rather simple. I don't like paying higher gas prices because Democrat politicians interfere with US energy production.
If, on the other hand, I had to pay higher prices at the pump for a while to stick it to Putin, I'd be on board. Democrats won't do that either. https://t.co/ip94OOsKjK
— Fuzzy Chimp 🇺🇸 (@fuzzychimpcom) March 1, 2022
— Grampy (@vinnyc3) March 1, 2022
Funny how gas prices started going up a year before Russia invaded Ukraine. What was the excuse then? Oh, that’s right, the oil companies just decided to get greedy as soon as Biden took office.
It really sucks that there is no oil in North America. https://t.co/wKANELKoqI
— Todd of Mischief (@AndToddsaid) March 1, 2022
He literally kneecapped American energy production. He could get out of this "jam" by reversing decisions he made about pipelines, etc. https://t.co/wusAIshRGw
— Shane Vander Hart (@shanevanderhart) March 1, 2022
Oh, I dunno, maybe approve oil drilling and a pipeline, something like that. https://t.co/yfcxOvFdA9
— Robert G. Silverman (@RobertGSilvermn) March 1, 2022
Very clear, actually — the US has lots and lots of oil we could drill. The Biden Administration paused new leases literally 5 days ago: https://t.co/ADlIUNRNPp
they should unpause them and let Americans get drilling ASAP! https://t.co/srg6cTf6DK
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) March 1, 2022
Gee. If only there was some other place we could get our energy from. https://t.co/6uORDht0Ni
— Probably Mulder’s Intern’l House of Pandemicakes (@banishedprotein) March 1, 2022
A+ parody tweet. Well done.
— minnesorta 🌻 (@minnesorta) March 1, 2022
Think Blake think! You can do it!
— 👨🏻🌾G-Baby🏴☠️ (@G_Baby57) March 1, 2022
Gee whiz, Blake! We could, oh, I don't know, produce our own energy.
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) March 1, 2022
It’s funny how the Democrats are big mad that Republicans are giving Biden a hard time.
Joe Manchin: The U.S. 'must ramp up domestic energy production' and ban oil from Russia https://t.co/q7i2FElIqt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 1, 2022