By Lynn Bartels
Coloradans lined up today to buy gasoline that costs $1.84 a gallon — the price on the day Democrat Barack Obama was inaugurated as president in 2009.
The gimmick was the work of the conservative group Compass Colorado, and Morning In America, a national organization that works on energy policy.
The first 150 drivers to arrive at the participating Lakewood gas station were allowed to buy 15 gallons at the reduced price. A number of drivers were turned away, but Compass president T.Q. Houlton admitted he let one woman with three small children in past the cutoff.
“You could tell she needed it,” he said. (And they say Republicans don’t have a heart.)
Houlton said that the president’s “reckless opposition to domestic energy production” has made America more dependent on foreign oil and “drastically” increased the cost of gasoline.