“2 cents saved on gas is the absolute perfect sequel to 16 cents saved on hot dogs. What a time to be alive.”
Americans across the country are struggling with higher gas prices that are still rising, but Democrats have found a silver lining.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) recently noted that Joe Biden may have gotten the price of a gallon of gas to drop by as much as two cents.
They actually put out a tweet about this:
— DCCC (@dccc) December 2, 2021
“High gas prices aren’t our fault.. but please give us credit for the 2 CENT DROP.”
Incredible messaging here. https://t.co/wn3nAHXZIh
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) December 2, 2021
Remember July 4th when the Biden administration bragged about saving you 16 cents on the cost of your cookout?
2 cents saved on gas is the absolute perfect sequel to 16 cents saved on hot dogs. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/mxd0Iv3gfd
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) December 2, 2021
Even the liberal Washington Post knows how bad this looks:
This might be the worst defense of the Biden administration yet
No one would argue that things are going perfectly for President Biden. Many, in fact, would point out that, at least politically, things have rarely been worse. His approval rating is in the low 40s, and his efforts to finalize his major spending package are trudging along. It’s possible that, by the weekend, he’ll be contending with a government shutdown.
So it’s safe to say that having his allies gin up defenses as shoddy as this won’t really help much.
That’s a graph from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) showing a drop in the average price of a gallon of gas in the United States. The line does go downward, it’s true, and rather dramatically. Were that axis on the left a scale from zero to $4 a gallon, that decrease would be remarkable. Nearly free gas! Certainly something worth hyping.
But the axis does not use the scale. Instead, the line drops from about $3.40 to about $3.38, as marked on the y-axis — or, in layman’s terms, a decline of two cents. And since we’re talking about two cents out of nearly four dollars, that graph depicts a drop in the price of gas of just under 1 percent of the cost.
Since Biden took office, the price of gas has risen more than a dollar on this same measure.
16 cents on July 4, 2 cents a gallon on gas
Have you saved enough for the tesla you're supposed to buy yet? https://t.co/W8PVXbvQ7A
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) December 2, 2021
This is the chart-crime equivalent of a Nigerian email scam. It's so blatant that you kind of have to admire the sheer chutzpah. https://t.co/yBbGhYdcXj
— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) December 2, 2021
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