A couple of days ago we did a post on Twitter fabulist Aaron Rupar supposedly owning hypocrite Sen. Ted Cruz, who told Fox News that the United States should sanction Russian oil while at the same time criticizing the Biden administration for not caring if gas prices hit $10 a gallon. What an idiot, right? If only there were some other place that had oil and natural gas.
New York Times editor Blake Hounshell essentially echoed Rupar, pointing out that 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. Again, if only there were another way to obtain oil and natural gas.
Today, Jen Psaki paraded out the administration’s talking points: The best way to keep fuel prices in check is to transition to green energy; plus, the Keystone XL pipeline would take too long to build — after Biden halted construction on his first day in office and let it sit for a year.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has picked up from Ryan Cooper a way to sanction Russia and keep the oil flowing: Buy oil from Iran.
Iran has 103 million barrels of oil loaded up on tankers and ready to go cc @JoeBiden https://t.co/cX89KOzrHU
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) March 3, 2022
If you’re a) devoted to cutting off Russia’s oil revenues and b) worried about inflation and spiking oil prices, this is one possible solution… https://t.co/kmgIGFBQs5
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 3, 2022
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says buying from Iran is on the table:
Buttigieg says buying oil from Iran (the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism) is “on the table” pic.twitter.com/l6n4eqTHTW
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) March 3, 2022
are you being serious right now
— Torrey M. Spears 🇺🇸 (@torreymspears) March 3, 2022
Actually, giving billions to American-murdering terrorists is a really bad idea. https://t.co/zzUuaHN5wP
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 3, 2022
The U.S. could sanction Russian energy and pursue American domestic production, but MSNBC host says we should buy oil from the Iranian regime instead https://t.co/GA4zXcsdbP
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 3, 2022
This is only a solution if you don't care that terrorists will kill more innocents with the money available.
I guess liberals are fine with that result. https://t.co/maet1E7HlF
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 3, 2022
Here it comes: the latest justification for the self-destructive Iran nuclear deal. The nuclear deal is…wait for it…wait for it…the way to lower energy prices. https://t.co/UAVz8onpxS
— Mike (@Doranimated) March 3, 2022
So you want to make Iran rich along with Russia, WHAT COULD GO WRONG https://t.co/2smf6yL8EM
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 3, 2022
Giving the money to longtime Russian ally Iran, whose nuclear weapons program Russia has helped build? https://t.co/Zxu8EL4xHv
— Sunny McSunnyface 🇺🇦 🌻 (@sunnyright) March 3, 2022
We should stop buying oil from a country that dislikes us and start buying from a country that has vowed to destroy us. https://t.co/WIFWsjAzvF
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) March 3, 2022
Here’s a better idea: stop waging economic and regulatory war on our domestic oil and gas industry. We don’t need to be importing oil from anyone who is our sworn enemy.
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) March 3, 2022
Hayes’ next thought bubble: “What if, hear me out … We trade some of our unused nukes to Iran for some of their unused oil?” https://t.co/BRir3vNtag
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 3, 2022
Very good! Welcome to the discussion. And very precocious of you. A journalist contributing to a policy conversation.
Now let's see if we can brainstorm a solution that doesn't involve illegally financing terrorism. https://t.co/ju5FzQBsEu
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) March 3, 2022
Penny wise and pound foolish. Instead, let's go back to energy independence. Build nuclear power plants. Get fracking. Far better than enriching one menacing despot to impoverish another. https://t.co/ZPMmt4LyMY
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) March 3, 2022
This is not a serious solution. https://t.co/OxTlwPCedL
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 3, 2022
Hey, let's empower another tyranny! https://t.co/D8VhzP2giz
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 3, 2022
#Iran's ayatollah couldn't be happier, seeing American commentators encouraging Biden to resolve America's inflation issue by purchasing oil from the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.
Biden is bound to be worse than Obama.
Let that sink in. https://t.co/jKuinr0wTB
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) March 3, 2022
They would rather arm Iran than let working class Americans produce American gasoline. https://t.co/exHHoXNkii
— Scalito (@ScalitoG) March 3, 2022
Ah yes. Let's stop buying oil from the country invading its neighbor and start buying more from the country whose leadership screams "Death to America!" https://t.co/ZQe7KhEyl4
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) March 3, 2022
Propping up an aggressive, authoritarian Russian ally that has already violated the sovereignty of several countries in its region and constantly threatens to destroy another sounds like a great idea https://t.co/LInuWcvryI
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) March 3, 2022
The left just cannot fathom the United States increasing its production of energy. They would rather be dependent on America's enemies for energy. https://t.co/WjP3PPtON3
— Joe (@joec522) March 3, 2022
Are you high?
Buying oil from the Iranian regime would fund the world's worst state sponsor of terrorism.
America does not need foreign oil.
Leftists would rather pay terrorists for oil instead of extracting our own oil from under our feet?
— 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 (@CifJamestown) March 3, 2022
This bag of hammers would rather buy oil from a terrorist state than his own countrymen. #traitor https://t.co/aQCDLQzNlI
— Flyrock (@Flyrock7) March 3, 2022
Crazy idea … let’s produce our own oil.
Jen Psaki explains to Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino that policies encouraging energy independence wouldn’t address issues like high gas prices https://t.co/rifH1BL8EW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 1, 2022
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