The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) got absolutely savaged by critics for blustering that President Joe Biden caused gas prices to tumble a laughable 2 cents a gallon, despite global oil costs freefalling over the new Omicron variant’s emergence.
“Thanks, @JoeBiden,” the DCCC posted a chart that displayed gas prices falling in paltry half-cent declines from Nov. 22-29, which resulted in a mere 2 cent reduction.
Twitter gleefully trashed the display as “parody-level misleading” and “beyond satire,” in a series of replies that should have whoever gave approval to post the graph over at the DCCC fearing for their job.
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) handily responded with a chart of the last 12 months in average gas prices, which showed costs surging from $2.14 a gallon last year to $3.42 under the current administration. “Thanks, @JoeBiden,” he cheekily captioned the post.
“Gas prices are up more than 50% since Dec 2020 and Dems are demanding you thank them. Here are TWO CENTS: After you delete your tweet, restart Keystone, start tapping more into our own domestic energy supply, and stop fast-tracking foreign pipelines abroad,” Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) helpfully suggested.
The left-wing media didn’t even try to put a partisan spin on the graph, with CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale calling the DCCC’s post “parody-level misleading-with-axes stuff,” and Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler piling on that the graph is “ridiculous and embarrassing. Whoever is making this stuff at @dccc needs a lesson in chart-making and statistics.”
One of the more clever responses came out of conservative commentator Charlie Kirk, who tweeted, “It’s now 2 cents cheaper per gallon for Democrats to Gaslight us into thinking everything is great in Joe Biden’s America.”
“This reminds me of high school when I’d double-space paragraphs to make my papers seem longer,” snarked Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn.
Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) cracked, “I’ll combine the two cents I saved on gas with that 16 cents I saved on my 4th of July BBQ and put a down payment on a pack of gum. Thanks, Brandon.”
National average gas prices are $3.37 as of Friday, up from $2.16 the same time last year.