Tea Party favorite and wingnut extraordinaire Allen West has taken to complaining on his Facebook page about how expensive it is to fill up his Hummer — and how it’s all Obama’s fault that gas prices have gone up. Politico reports:
“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,” the Florida Republican wrote on his Facebook page Thursday. “President Obama is also very adept at promulgating deceptive language masquerading as policy, actually just insidious political gimmickry.”
He continued, “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?”
I consider a Hummer to be a Rorschach car. If someone buys a Hummer, that decision alone tells you almost everything you need to know about them.