President Barack Obama took the bully pulpit on Thursday as he assailed Republicans for suggesting they can cut gas prices even as he can’t, and for dismissing the development of alternative sources of energy.
Obama didn’t mention the GOP presidential contenders by name, but made it clear to the audience at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., just outside the District of Columbia, exactly who he was talking about.
“Lately, we’ve heard a lot of professional politicians — a lot of the folks who, you know, are running for a certain office, who shall go unnamed — they’ve been talking down new sources of energy. They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels,” Obama said. “They were against raising fuel standards because apparently they like gas guzzling cars better. We’re trying to move towards the future, and they want to be stuck in the past.”