When the Dems were blaming Bush for High gas prices I do not recall stories from the press on why it simply was not the President's fault. No stories on how the President simply doesn't have the power to effect the price of gas. Angry About High Gas Prices? Blame Shuttered Oil Refineries - Yahoo! Finance Then we have this, in defense of Obama. The press keeps making excuses for Obama. they have for 3 years now and it is getting more obvious with the approach of the election.