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Obama was right about 8 mpg

April 12, 2011

“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know…you might want to think about a trade-in.” – President Obama to a dude in the crowd

You know, we aren’t giving Obama enough credit here, there are quite a few vehicles in the world that get less than 8 miles per gallon, he could have very easily thought the gentleman that asked that question drove one of these.  I feel it is my duty to defend Obama on this one – I just hate it when conservatives take what someone says out of context to make the speaker look like an idiot.  Well, check this list out and tell me who is the idiot!


For example, the gentleman probably drives a Lamborghini Murcielago.  Its only $382,400, come on that’s chump change for the average American.

Or, maybe he isn’t into sports cars, you know, he probably has a family, so he needs a good ole family truckster like a Bentley Continental Supersport.  Its also a great value at only $280,400.  But if that is too pricey, he might just opt for the econ-Bentley, the Continental Flying Spur, its a steal at $206,600.

Then again, maybe he drives none of these cheapo vehicles.  Maybe he is one of those filthy rich who drive vehicles that make these rust-buckets look like pocket change.  And we all know, if he is rich, he is probably one of those evil gun-toting conservatives, so it only makes sense he would drive this next vehicle.

The M1A1 Abrams main battle tank.  This overt display of American Imperialism gets only 3 gallons to the mile, so if Obama was correct in discerning that this was the vehicle the aforementioned fat-cat drives, then he wasn’t only dead on the money, he made the 8 mpg statement look like he was going easy on the guy.

I’m not going to go stupid here, like many conservatives do, and start bringing up ridiculous notions like the Space Shuttle or the Saturn Rocket, obviously Obama wasn’t suggesting the gentleman drove such unique vehicles, but I hope I showed my readers that there is no way Obama was “out of touch” with the common man or reality in his suggestion that the questioner drove such an inefficient vehicle.

So next time you people who call yourself “conservatives” respond in such a knee-jerk method, do a little research.  Maybe you won’t get so much spring sphere on your face.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2011 3:11 pm

    The Lamborghini fits my image of myself. I’ll take that one. I’m talking about the photo. How much for the photo?

    • April 12, 2011 4:39 pm

      Yeah, that is a pretty sexy ride.

  2. April 12, 2011 6:32 pm

    Nice examples of vehicles Obummer might have been talking about, but maybe the guy was driving an early model Chevy van souped up with a 427 with four on the floor and dual quads pumping fuel to the engine? Something like that, if you kicked in all eight barrels, you could literally watch the needle on the fuel gauge drop like a rock. 😉


    • April 12, 2011 8:11 pm

      If he was driving that, he should be shot for harm with malicious intent against Gaia! Evil bastard!

  3. April 12, 2011 9:18 pm

    I have to get a 427. That engine kicked.

    • April 12, 2011 11:11 pm

      The only 427 I want would be sitting in a Shelby Cobra. I am partial to Ferrari V-8’s myself – hey, I can’t be patriotic all the time.

  4. JustFacts permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:43 am

    Don’t you just love it when we are lectured to by our “betters” as to how we should lead our lives. Now we have Obama telling us we should trade-in our gas-guzzlers, when he takes Air Force 1 to fly on an afternoon jaunt from DC to Willliamsburg, VA for a Democrat Party conference. Real efficiency there. Guess Marine 1 was being used by Bo that afternoon to go for his weekly grooming appointment.

    Then, there was our favorite former VP Al Gore telling us we need to save the planet while he is jetting around the world on jumbo jets, and building mansions in Tennessee and now Malibu that have the carbon footprint of the whole US Interstate system.

    Then you have the celebrity twits. Sheryl Crow wants us to save the environment by using toilet paper one square at a time. She can probably get away with that after using her bidet and wasting gallons of water in the process.

    And don’t get me started on all of the other Hollywierd types that want to tell us how we should cut back on our everyday practices in order to save the plant. That way they can pollute it with their lifestyles of the rich and famous without feeling remorse. When they start practicing what they preach, I might consider following suit.

    • April 13, 2011 10:13 am

      I still won’t follow suit. They lost any capital in the realm of ideas when they decided they actually had a platform to lecture me, seriously? You are an actor, your curriculum vitae is composed of pretending like you are someone else and cheesy Camera commercials. Stick to what you know and shut the hell up Matt Damon, you freaking moronic douche.

  5. April 13, 2011 11:30 am

    Wow the M1A1 does that well? I wonder what the bill to fill that puppy up is?

    Great satire, btw.

    • April 13, 2011 12:17 pm

      Yeah, the 1500hp turbine engine is a big time gas guzzler.

      Thanks for the compliment. =)

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