Florida Congressman Allen West Blames Obama For $70 Hummer H3 Fill-Up

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
florida congressman allen west blames obama for 70 hummer h3 fill up

Florida Congressman Allen West is blaming President Barack Obama for paying $70 every time he wants to fill up his Hummer H3. Not surprisingly, media outlets, as well as commenters on West’s Facebook page, are up in arms.

The Hummer name undoubtedly carries negative connotations when it comes to fuel economy, but in the grand scheme of things, the H3 is quite mild, with its roots in the fairly light-duty Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins. The DOE’s own fuel economy site lists West’s 2008 H3 as getting between 14 and 15 mpg combined – hardly impressive for a small SUV.

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  • Daviel Daviel on Feb 25, 2012

    another good reason to take over all the middle east oil fields - where's rumsfeld and chaney?

    • Wheatridger Wheatridger on Feb 25, 2012

      Do you really think that would work out as well again as the first time, In Iraq? Wasn't that war paid for with our share of their oil, as Rumsfeld promised? Sorry if I'm painting over the chrome here, but I tend to get lost when the sarcasm here becomes three-dimensional...

  • Willbodine Willbodine on Feb 25, 2012

    It may surprise you to learn that refined fuel (gasoline, diesel and jet-a) were the largest US exports (by value) in 2011. We import the crude, refine it, and ship it out. So the normal countervalence to raising prices (increased production) doesn't apply. The US energy refiners make more money selling it abroad. And then gouge the local market because, well, they can. In an auto-based society, you either pay up, or you walk.

  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Feb 26, 2012

    There's really no arguing with libs on this topic. We are dealing with generations of people brainwashed by college professors to believe that fossil fuels are a rapidly dwindling, FINITE resource, whose use makes America evil and corrupt and the sooner we switch to alternative fuels that the market doesn't want, have never been proven, and exist in their infancy at best, the better--completely ignoring vast America's natural gas, coal, and even crude resources which we don't want to tap because some unwashed minority doesn't want us to destroy some unspoiled wilderness or kill off an endangered sand cockroach. The ugly truth is that Western countries, poisoned by their own socialist idiocy will drive their own gas prices up through their misguided left wing green lunacy while emerging nations like China will meet the need we have left a gaping hole in the market for and prosper, because they will be growing stronger while we sit around recycling and occupying like the privileged idiots we are.

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    • Newcarscostalot Newcarscostalot on Feb 27, 2012

      @FreedMike I just KNEW Jeebus was involved.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Feb 27, 2012

    Republicans on gas prices when they hit $4.00 under Bush in 2008: "It's not the president's fault." Republicans on gas prices in 2012: "It's all Obama's fault!"

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    • Newcarscostalot Newcarscostalot on Feb 27, 2012

      @FreedMike Yep. How it can't be Bush's fault directly or indirectly and yet It's all Obama's fault is beyond me. I wonder if Obama is also responsible for raising gas prices in the rest of the world? I wonder if Europeans blame Obama when their gas prices rise? Its a commodity traded on free market principles. There is more than one reason why gas prices fluctuate. Blaming it on one man is ludicrous. I know because I used to blame Bush until the light went on.