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America Enjoying Cheap Gas, SUVs Again
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  • Andrew Allison

    Interesting hypothesis, but the fact is that while gas prices did not decline significantly until the fourth quarter of last year, SUV sales started increasing in 2010 despite high gas prices. It appears that there is considerable demand for the current incarnation of the station wagon regardless of the price of gas. It would, on the other hand, be very interesting to see the effect of cheaper gas on the sales of hybrids and EVs.

  • Rich K

    Considering none of these Green clowns even know how to drive and get ferried around like sultans I would dare to suggest they “Stuff It”.pResident Obama is exactly that type of Green,all in your face about it as he get ferried around on My Dime by a fleet of gas hogs. Hypocrite.

    • Andrew Allison

      It does seem a tad hypocritical for the golfer-in-chief to lecture we serfs about gas-guzzling.

  • CaliforniaStark

    Is there some reason that Obama felt the need to give a gratuitous lecture to the American people on what type of automobiles they should purchase? He comes across as churlish.

    Am also disappointed he declined to travel to Paris and show solidarity with the French people, like other world leaders, after the terrorist attacks.

    • Andrew Allison

      Shouldn’t we be grateful that the golfer-in-chief didn’t burn another few million taxpayer dollars on a vacation to France?

      • FriendlyGoat

        Yes. Europe needs to have it’s own bereavement ceremony and it does not need the USA president there.

        • Andrew Allison

          Agreed, but that wasn’t my point, which was that the golfer-in-chief, who purports to be concerned about the environment, should spend more time in DC doing his job and less flitting around in Air Force One.

        • CaliforniaStark

          This was not a “European bereavement ceremony”; leaders from throughout the world were in attendance. The European nations have been allies of the U.S. in its war on terrorism; Obama should have been present to show solidarity. Please don’t try and make flimsy excuses for him.

          • FriendlyGoat

            The USA has conducted a war on terror for over 10 years. Europe is going to have to realize it has problems of its own in this regard and begin its own initiatives without us on every detail.

          • CaliforniaStark

            The USA and NATO European countries conducted the war on terror for 10 years together as allies; there were both American and European miliitary forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Likewise, the recent air strikes against ISIS have been by both American and European air forces. Whenever an American soldier is seriously injured in the Mideast, they are often flown to an American military hospital in Germany.

            Its important for the security of both the USA and Europe to continue closely working together as allies, and that they share valuable intelligence. As a recently posted article on this board indicates, they are doing just that.

        • Suzyqpie

          Pres 0bama presence would have been vacuous. Pres 0bama said that the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam. So even with the elasticity of DemocratDuplicity™ if would be a stretch for 0bama to show up at an event objecting to the death of those who slandered the prophet of islam.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Global Warming is BS, so there is no reason to think driving a larger more useful vehicle is doing any damage to the environment. Americans want to have the carrying capacity of a truck or SUV so they won’t be caught short when they need haul cargo and people. Urban city dwellers don’t recognize that the people living in fly over country, have the need to conduct maintenance on their homes, and yards as well as the need to haul people for long distances to local cities on shopping trips and for recreation.

    • Andrew Allison

      At the risk of being repetitious, global warming is occurring. The question is how much are we contributing to it. The long-term data demonstrate that our contribution is a order of magnitude less than that prophesied by the Church of AGW. As illustrated, for example, by the recent news about Polar Bears migrating (not to mention how and why we came out of Africa, we can deal with it.

  • Suzyqpie

    Quote Pres 0bama, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72º at all times and expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” Note to Pres 0bama, It. Is. Happening. Americans do not need the approval of “other countries” or your approval.

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