(trendingpolitics) – It’s no secret that Biden gets infuriated when people point to rising inflation, particularly rising gas prices, and claim that those rising prices are his fault. In fact, he himself went on a rant about how he’s “sick” of people blaming him for inflation and gas prices, snapping during a rambling speech during the Democrat winter retreat and saying:
“I’m sick of this stuff… The American people think the reason for inflation is the government spending more money. Simply. Not. True.”
He went on to blame Putin for the inflation, saying “Democrats didn’t cause this problem. Vladimir Putin did” and “From the moment he put his over 150,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, the price of gasoline in January went up 75 cents.”
Regardless, GOP voters, and indeed voters generally, aren’t buying it; Americans blame Biden most of all for the gas price increase. As Newsweek reports:
The YouGov/Yahoo News survey found Biden topped the list when it came to who to blame as prices have soared to their highest level in more than a decade. Thirty percent of Americans said the president was at fault.
So, the GOP is taking some initiative and is jumping on that, using the hatred directed Brandon’s way by everyone filling up at the pump to register voters, voters that will almost certainly be anti-Biden after having to pay over $100 to fill up their tank. Do You Trust That the Current Government is Working for the American People?* Absolutely not Yes Email* This poll gives you free access to our premium politics newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.
Ronna McDaniel announced as much on Twitter, saying:
Don’t like the #BidenGasHike? Vote!
Republicans are coming to gas stations nationwide to register voters! #LeadRight
Speaking to Fox News in a statement, the RNC’s Arizona Communications Director Ben Petersen said:
“Arizonans are frustrated with paying the record-high gas prices we’ve seen recently, this is an issue that affects almost every single Arizonan.
There’s no doubt that everyone is feeling the pain at the pump, so a gas station right now may be the very best possible place for one of our volunteers to have a conversation with someone and get someone signed up to vote.”
Similarly, Ronna McDaniel, also speaking to Fox, said:
“Under Joe Biden, families are paying more for gas than ever before. After killing American energy independence, Biden is turning to our adversaries abroad for America’s energy needs. American families are feeling the pain at the pump, and Biden and the Democrats do not care and are making it worse.”
Harsh words, but ones that many Americans can likely get behind. After listening to months of leftist droning about green energy and the evils of fossil fuels, they’re now being seriously hit in the wallet each and every time they have to fill up at the pump.
So, no matter what Biden and his toadies claim about how the gas price increase is Putin’s fault, Americans will remember the statements of the greens, the support Biden lent them, and put the blame squarely on his shoulders.
That should make the GOP strategy all the more effective; Americans will be furious when they fill up at the pump and ready to vote against Democrats.