Simmering anger over California Democrats’ passage of a $52 billion gas tax and soaring prices at the pump were the driving force that propelled GOP businessman John Cox to a surprisingly solid second-place finish in the gubernatorial contest Tuesday night, according to several Republican strategists.
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President Obama’s plan to spend $52 million to impose stricter regulations on the oil market would increase gas price volatility.
Asked Tuesday why gas prices are so high at a Norfolk, Va. event, Vice President Joe Biden promised a short answer. Biden then spoke for 11 minutes.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean excused Barack Obama for rising gas prices by claiming that neither Ronald Reagan, nor George W. Bush were blamed for similar problems.
President Obama’s green energy initiative, coupled with the precipitous rise in gas prices, has led to a spike in grease thefts.