Remember folks, The Liberal Cult has been planning to raise the price of fuel for a long time. I clearly recall Al Gore saying back in 1999 that he wanted gasoline prices to be raised to about where they are now.
It's only speculation on my part, but I wonder if G.W. Bush made a secret agreement with the Liberals back in 2001. "Hey if you guys let me invade Iraq and Afghanistan, I'll let you raise the price of fuel and let you blame it on the war."
The problem with this current bit in California? You folks laughing at the Californians need to remember California is the Liberal Cult's primary testing area for their asshattery. Whatever they do in California, they always try to force onto the rest of the country.