“Maybe the steam engine is more his speed”

President Obama campaigned in Virginia today, where he took a shot at Romney’s criticisms of his position on fuel efficiency standards.

“Just yesterday my opponent called my position on fuel efficiency standards extreme. I don’t know, it doesn’t seem extreme to me to want to have more fuel efficient cars. Maybe the steam engine is more his speed.”

The steam engine seems to be more Obama’s speed.

By pushing standards up to 54.5 miles per gallon, the Impoverisher-in-Chief has added as much as $15,000 to the price of a new car and according to the National Automobile Dealers Association, has made it impossible for 7 million Americans to buy cars.

Is pricing 7 million Americans out of the car market extreme?

Is making it impossible for 7 million Americans to take jobs that are a driving distance from their house extreme?

Obama claims to be setting high mileage rates to cut American dependence on foreign oil. At the same time he has restricted domestic drilling and his mileage standards are only enforcing gasoline rationing on the automobile industry while his taxes enforce gasoline taxes on drivers.

Maybe what Obama really wants is to take America back to the age of steam? Or maybe that’s just hot air.


  • PaulRevereNow

    What kind of POTUS would deliberately make it difficult for people to work? Would deliberately kill jobs every chance he gets? Would deliberately do his level best to destroy entire industries? No other POTUS that I've ever heard of.(No, not even Bush) WHY reward Obama by voting for him?

  • Windy

    Associating Romney with steam power is not a very bright tactic by the POTUS. Windmill technology, an energy source the POTUS happily supports, dates back to the 10th century well before the era of steam power. Also steam is what is producing power in the solar projects, Obama supports, where we use mirrors as solar collectors to heat water and produce steam to power a turbine and creat electricity. Nuclear power is steam driven too. So Obama is already a supporter of steam technology but is apparently not bright enough to realize that he hacked himself with the double edged sword he thrust at Romney.

    Obama should stick to things he knows about like golf and basketball and use them when looking for analogies to insult other people. :-)

  • Cypher

    It was a joke you fool, that, almost as funny as how Romney mandated helathcare in Massachusetts but is against socialized medicine.. Maybe Im trippin but Obama is just keeping it real. Theres plenty for everyone to go around, its just the greedy ignorant fkcs like you who cant see the bigger picture.