Thanks to a torrential maelstrom of jokes on Twitter persisting all throughout the next day, far too many people only remember Romney’s “binders full of women” hiring comment following Tuesday night’s highly contentious debate.
Unfortunately, what has seemingly gone unseen is one of President Obama’s most economically ignorant, logically fallacious, and intellectually offensive remarks he has made as of yet – his contention that high gas prices means a strengthening economy.
The president’s remarks on gas prices and the economy were unfortunately overshadowed by a viral internet meme that paints a portrait of Romney as a sexist for his “binders” comment.
Nearly 20 minutes into the debate, Romney stated that when President Obama took office, the average price of gas was less than $1.86 per gallon. Now the average price of gas is more than $4 per gallon.
Obama’s reply to his contender’s statement: “Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse…so it’s conceivable that Governor Romney could bring down gas prices because with his policies we might be back in that same mess.”
That’s an interesting idea, but it’s splitting hairs, and as one of America’s most entertaining political figures, Joe Biden, once said: “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey!”
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