The Talmud says that if we thank God for the good things in our lives, we must also give thanks for the bad. So we know that the GOP is determined to blame President Obama for everything (could be he even controls the weather!) bad. Will he also get credit for falling gas prices?
Because truly, up or down, POTUS has little control over prices.
Not that it matters to the fact-challenged GOP you understand. Politifact Virginia spends a great deal of time debunking GOP campaign ads about gas prices:
But PolitiFact has said repeatedly that Obama is not to blame. Gas prices are largely affected by supply-and-demand pressures over which a president has little control.
We addressed this subject in February 2012 when we looked at a claim by U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, a Republican, that the average cost of filling a gas tank had increased by $30 under Obama. We rated that claim Mostly True, saying Allen had his number right but wrongly suggested the president shoulders the blame.
There's more... check out the link for the details.
I took the photo here yesterday on Winchester Road in Madison County after passing numerous stations advertising regular unleaded prices below $3.
Since the TEA Party GOP would like us to believe that President Obama is the 21st Century version of "Oz the Great & Powerful," I couldn't help but wonder... will they give him credit for this positive development?
I'm not holding my breath.