MSNBC: High Gas Prices Are Our Fault

MSNBC: High Gas Prices Are Our Fault

MSNBC: High Gas Prices Are Our Fault

Gas prices are skyrocketing and, according to MSNBC and other liberal media outlets, it’s all our fault as Americans. In fact, some liberal commentators are flat out giddy to inform us of this fact.

Gas prices are the highest they have been per gallon since 2008. Take a gander:

But Roben Farzad, a public radio host and NPR and MSNBC contributor, took to MSNBC on “Katy Tur Reports” to tell Americans that the fuel crisis was in part due to us not learning any “lessons”. These stubborn Americans and their gas-guzzling trucks. They should have all dropped $50,000 on a Tesla.

Look around you, Katy. Everybody is driving a big pickup truck, SUVs, gigantic SUVs are back in vogue. We talk a big game, but this happens time and time again to the U.S. consumer.”-Roben Farzad, MSNBC

Farzad said that he did not want to be “some blue checkmark lecturing people in a time of pain.” Except, he was. And he got off on it.

Time and time again, the United States consumer is saying, ‘Well, I’m in pain. What can we do?’ And we seemingly take the easy answer out every time.”-Roben Farzad

Throw some more fuel (at $7 bucks a gallon) onto this fire, right, Farzad?

And perhaps if you let the market work in this respect people will feel pain. They’ll take a second look at that Ford F-450 gigantoid truck, they’ll reconsider a Tesla. You’ll see hybrid innovation. I mean this did on the margin help energy efficiency and MPG on fleet the last time around and the longer this sustains, the bigger the hurt is, the more you are going to see people make fundamental decisions about their commute, about mass transportation, about airlines. This kind of forces the truth with respect to our energy conversation.”-Roben Farzad

Ahh, yes. Make them feel the pain. High gas prices should be the motivator here. If only those damn rednecks gave up their trucks. Like, evvvvvvvvverrrbody is driving one. Yeppers, you in the pickup with the Trump flag, this is YOUR fault.

But MSNBC viewers will listen to Farzad. After all, he didn’t major in economics at Boston University like some Green New Deal twits, he has a Harvard MBA. That Harvard MBA? Partially funded by Paul Soros, the “invisible” older brother of George. The Soros family? Let’s talk about their private jets, shall we?

The average national price for a gallon of regular rose by 11 cents overnight to now stand at $4.173, the highest point since 2008.”-AAA

All the fault of the 4×4-driving bumpkins, for sure. “Pro-family/Pro-Paternity Leave”, Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Kamala Harris know how to fix this problem, though. It will be an investment (we’ll) pay for to the tune of $3.7 billion. Oh, look what the Democrats are doing now! They’re giving you gas-guzzling gluttons green busses. Oh, the joy!

Where is this $3.7 billion coming from? Don’t be such a buzzkill. (Laugh, laugh, cackle, cackle.) Doesn’t matter. Delight in Kamala’s vision for a brighter, better, greener, future, won’t you? (Laugh, laugh, cackle, cackle.)

Imagine a future: the freight trucks that deliver bread and milk to our grocery store shelves and the buses that take children to school and parents to work. Imagine all the heavy-duty vehicles that keep our supply lines strong and allow our economy to grow. Imagine that they produce zero emissions.”-Kamala Harris

But, until that day where the only emissions will consist of unicorns farting rainbows, the working man needs to feel the pain. It’s not enough that working Americans were made to feel the pain of a politicized pandemic, shutting down the economy and putting people out of work for almost two years. Americans needed to feel more pain by lockdowns and vaccine mandates and supply shortages and school closures and riots in their city streets. It’s not enough that the economy, before March of 2020, was faring well and most Americans remember better times.

As MSNBC desperately tries to drive this narrative that this crisis is all the fault of any American who chooses not to purchase an EV, the numbskull in The White House is working deals with Venezuela and Iran to get more oil to our shores. Oh, yay. This is what the smart leaders of the free world are doing while you ride around in your convoy, you big dummy! Hey, Venezuela will even give us two of our Americans back as a token of their (ahem) good will and generosity.

So, farmers, keep riding those “gigantoid” tractors and doing that farming thing, tilling away at those fields. The green busses are on their way to save the days for all of us city folk! MSNBC and the delusional left are at it again. According to them, this hot mess we are in is absolutely not the fault of the Prius-driving Democrat with the Biden/Harris sticker who voted for this $hitshow. This is not the fault of private jet-loving elites who preach about Climate Change. This is entirely the fault of the Ford F150 driver. Boy, do I feel like a gigantoid “Let’s Go Brandon” parade right about now.

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  • Lloyd says:

    Actually, I don’t feel guilty at all. Instead, I blame the left-leaning greenies who have as yet failed to come up with an affordable alternative to gas-driven vehicles. And, I don’t hear them complaining about anti-American John Kerry’s private jet travel.

  • NTSOG says:

    Electric vehicles – fine in cities and suburbs, but out in rural areas, though they are apparently powerful, they have no useful range, especially doing heavy work. Then there’s the small issue of food production on farms where tractors and combines, etc. use diesel and diesel-powered trucks haul foodstuffs to market. This doesn’t seem to be considered by the city-based fools demanding everything be ‘green’. After all some of them contend that country folk should be made to move to the cities which, to them, represent the ‘real’ world.

  • John says:

    Don’t forget that the Green Nazis want to curb Natural Gas, too. Natural Gas is a major component of fertilizer. So by curtailing Natural Gas exploration, the Administration is driving up the cost of produce!

    • NTSOG says:

      John: “Natural gas is a major component of fertilizer.”

      Yes fertilisers are increasing in price and urea is at a premium for use on farms. A diesel additive product [called AdBlue in Australia] is also made from urea and used to reduce nitrous oxide emissions in modern diesels. The additive is increasingly costly and harder to obtain. Russia has also restricted nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer exports since December.

  • CapitalistRoader says:

    There is no consumer F-450. It’s a commercial vehicle.

  • Cameron says:

    Who wants to tell them that wind and solar won’t charge the magical EVs?

  • Charlie Smallman says:

    As a sometime-visitor to Philadelphia, I recall riding on the “trackless trolleys” that got their electricity from overhead conductors. Could that be a consideration once again? The infrastructure to install such a system is cheaper than Light Rail that is often touted for use in our cities.

  • Sailorcurt says:

    A good part of the reason that SUVs and Pickups have become so popular with the urban and suburban set is because passenger cars have become so diminutive over the years. If mom wants a vehicle that’s suitable for ferrying around the kids, the only real choices are an SUV or a minivan (shudder). Men over about 5’9″ that want to be at all comfortable when driving choose pickup trucks with the added bonus that all their friends and neighbors will be asking them to help them move.

    These days to get a passenger car that’s big enough to be comfortable for all members of a family of four or five, you end up spending $40k anyway, so why not an SUV or pickup? They have more utility.

    But I have to admit, I hate that this trend exists as well. I’m not rich and I drive a pickup because I use and abuse it. I haul stuff, I tow stuff, I own rural property. I need a 4×4 pickup that can do what needs to be done.

    The problem with the urban and suburban set liking pickups so much is that they’ve morphed from work vehicles into luxury vehicles. I don’t need a 5.1 surround sound system with BluRay, bluetooth connectivity, adaptive cruise control, cupholders in every nook and cranny, 12 way power heated and airconditioned seats, etc.

    I need a truck that can tow my trailer, haul my tools and materials and get me up the mountain even when its raining and muddy – for an affordable enough price that when I bounce it off a tree, it won’t break my heart…or my wallet.

    Sucks to be me.

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