Ohhhh . . . how it hurts when the shoe is on the other foot.
With gas prices actually reaching five dollars a gallon in some parts of the country, President Obama and the Democrats want to run and hide -- or at least pretend it isn't happening.
But they were the first ones to scream "foul" and blame the GOP and George W. Bush when gas prices crept up to only three dollars a gallon. It's true!
In 2007, when the average national price ranged from $2.17 to $3.22, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., demanded that the Federal Trade Commission investigate Big Oil for “price manipulation.” He screamed bloody murder.
In 2008, presidential candidate Obama urged the Justice Department “to open an investigation into whether energy traders have been engaged in illegal activities that have helped drive up the price of oil and food.” Again, he blamed the GOP and Big Oil.
On April 22, 2006, USAToday.com posted an article with the headline “Democrats blame Bush for high gas prices.”
Well, the Dems are as silent as this year's Best Picture Oscar winner. Nothing. No investigations. No outrage. Nada.
Here's the cold, hard truth: The silence over the recent price run-up is an example of left-wing hypocrisy.
They enjoyed bludgeoning Bush but now that it’s on Obama’s watch they are silent, silent, silent.