The Washington Submit ripped the Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee’s self-own for making an attempt to garner reward for President Joe Biden for a paltry drop in fuel costs.
The DCCC tweeted out a graph which appeared to point out a major drop in fuel costs. The DCCC captioned its tweet: “Thanks, @JoeBiden.” However the DCCC was being both very deceptive or displaying full ineptitude. Upon nearer examination, the graph truly confirmed solely a drop of — watch for it — two cents across the final two weeks of November ($3.40 → $3.38). Liberal Submit nationwide correspondent Philip Bump headlined his write-up of the tweet: “This may be the worst protection of the Biden administration but.” The sub-headline was doubtless simply as painful for Bump: “You’re not serving to, DCCC.”
However year-over-year, fuel costs are over $1 per gallon increased on common. The average price of fuel rose from $2.19 on Nov. 23, 2020, to $2.21 on Nov. 30, 2020. That’s a lot lower than the $3.38 that the DCCC absurdly celebrated.
— DCCC (@dccc) December 2, 2021
Bump analyzed the ridiculousness of the tweet:
[T]he DCCC needs to not solely give Biden credit score for a decline within the value of fuel, they need to give him credit score for a tiny decline within the value of fuel. A decline that isn’t even the most important decline we’ve seen this yr; over an analogous interval in August, the value of fuel dropped greater than 1 %, greater than three cents.
However Bump nonetheless tried to carry out that perhaps the DCCC was on to one thing, despite the fact that it was wildly off in its tweet:
It’s attainable that the nation has seen a peak within the value of a gallon of fuel. If that’s the case, that will surely be excellent news and may even assist flip Biden’s approval scores round. However the DCCC may be suggested to attend till that turnaround is a bit more substantial than it at the moment is earlier than boasting about how efficient the president has been. Or, no less than, they won’t need to attempt to show their doubtful level with a graph that makes apparent how modest the lower has been, [emphasis added].
Knowledge by Ycharts tells a unique story from what the DCCC’s tweet indicated. Ycharts exhibits that the typical for U.S. retail fuel value remains to be very excessive at $3.48 per gallon for the week of Nov. 29.
Conservatives are underneath assault. Contact ABC Information (818-460-7477), CBS Information (212-975-3247) and NBC Information (212- 664-6192) and demand they report on the DCCC’s deceptive tweet throughout their night broadcasts tonight.