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Strange silence from republicans. Can we finally lay to rest the ridiculous republican talking points on gasoline prices.

From quite a few months ago:

Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt

When Pres Obama took office in ’09 average gas prices were $1.89/ gal. What have prices increased to in your area? [….] 11:24 AM – 17 Feb 12

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Gasoline Components History

Retail Price (Dollars per gallon)


Jul-08 4.062


Apr-12 3.900


Sep-12 3.849


Uh, wasn’t dubya (he who must not be named) president in July 2008?

Today, throughout western and west central Missouri, the price of gasoline continues to drop:

The price of gas at different establishments on November 18, 2012 in portions of eastern Jackson County and central Johnson County in Missouri.

Does President Obama (D) get credit? Just asking.


Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): the price keeps dropping and we’re running out of gas puns (November 15, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): on an express elevator… (November 12, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): wait, wait, don’t tell me (November 8, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler (r): it’s so quiet when the price keeps dropping (October 31, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler (r): What’s that? Did you say something? Apparently not. (October 29, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler (r): the sound of silence (October 23, 2012)

The past, the gas, and isms (September 24, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): let’s pass the gas – part 2 (June 6, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): let’s pass the gas (May 27, 2012)