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“Obama’s Energy Policies Have Caused Gas Prices to Skyrocket”

We’re back with a particularly glaring Whopper that has been spewed regularly by the Romney / Ryan ticket and their conservative backers, most notably during the second presidential debate.

Governor Romney has stated many times that gas prices were $1.60 per gallon when President Obama took office, and makes the argument that because gas prices have now risen to over $4.00 per gallon, Obama’s energy policies have failed.

What he won’t tell you is that the price of a gallon of gas in late 2008, months BEFORE Obama took office, was over $4.00.

The cost fell to $1.60 only because of the financial collapse – a collapse caused by the very policies to which Romney wishes to return us, by the way.

Mitt Romney knows the facts. While he is technically telling the truth, he has twisted the facts in order to mislead the American public. This is nothing new for the Romney/ Ryan ticket– in fact, you could argue that their entire candidacy is based on dishonesty, misrepresentations, and downright lies. (With a healthy dose of fearmongering thrown in for good measure.)

The chart below, courtesy of NewsVine, illustrates how ridiculous Romney’s argument really is:

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