Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is furious at President Obama because it cost him $70 to fill-up his Hummer H3. Call me crazy, but I don’t think that it’s a good idea to use a Hummer as your argument for the cost of gas.
A few hours before Obama was set to speak about energy policy at the University of Miami, West posted a rant on his Facebook page:
People have asked me before is there any area where I could praise President Obama? Certainly, he has an impeccable penchant for understanding the power of the bully pulpit. President Obama is also very adept at promulgating deceptive language masquerading as policy, actually just insidious political gimmickry. This “tax policy” is an example as well as today’s speech on his “energy policy” shall be. Here is the bottom line, last night it took 70 dollars to fill the tank of my 2008 H3 Hummer, what is it costing you? What does it cost the President to fill his gas tank?
The Hummer H3 gets 14-18 miles per gallon on a 23-gallon tank.