Just a friendly reminder when you’re shelling out $4/gallon today, and probably $5/gallon during the summer – This is what President Obama wanted.  He wanted a gradual increase in gas prices, and he has been successful.  This statement was made in 2008.

So next time the President blames somebody for taking money out of your paycheck, remember that his policies are one of the biggest reasons that despite payroll tax cuts, the administrations fundamental changes in standard of living are making this country poorer.

Meanwhile, Rick Santorum is making the obvious rather clear. Via UPI:

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was in Ohio Monday alleging Obama’s “radical environmentalist policies” helped push gasoline prices to near record highs and threatened to derail the economic recovery.

There’s a “lack of real scientific evidence” about global warming, Santorum asserted. “Phony studies” on climate change are not “not climate science but political science.”

Santorum said Obama’s disapproval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline system from Canada to the Gulf Coast, and alleged White House foreign-policy mismanagement in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, were also pushing oil prices upward.

This will be a huge political issue when the election rolls around.  It is one of the most tangible economic killers to the average American.  When it turns your stomach to go to the gas station nearly every other day, remember – this is what Obama wanted.