Republicans fight for Keystone XL pipeline
House Speaker John Boehner, center, accompanied by fellow Republican leaders, gestures during a news conference on Wednesday to voice their opposition to President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.Full Story
#1 Jan 21, 2012
Upon learning that Obama has blocked the Keystone XL pipeline project, Allison Redford, Premier of Alberta, Canada, states,“Today’s decision does not mean that America will consume one less barrel of oil. What it means is this: America will continue to import oil from jurisdictions with much weaker environmental policies and who do not share the same values as Canadians and Americans.”
Three years is not enough time to make a decision on a job-producing pipeline that would reduce American dependency on Middle East oil, but ObamaCare was rushed through so quickly that legislators did not even have the time to read it and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they had to pass it to “find out what’s in it.”
At PJMedia.com Ron Radosh asks,“…[I]f the unions supported the [Keystone XL] pipeline, as they did, why are they so silent now that [Obama] has turned against a proposal they backed? The answer is that I suspect a private deal was made last week: The unions would downgrade their disappointment at the veto of Keystone XL, in return for [Obama] unconstitutionally using his powers to override the Constitution and put in pro-labor recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the same board that tried to penalize Boeing for wanting to move its new facility to South Carolina from the state of Washington. For the unions, a pro-left-wing NLRB is more important for Big Labor to attain all of its goals even if it hurts the spread of corporations to a more hospitable climate where new jobs would be created. This kind of clout as well as promises to support other labor demands that Congress might not sanction but which [Obama] would try to implement by executive fiat are more important in their judgment than having the pipeline built at this moment. And, in the process, Obama would try to energize the left-wing base in Hollywood and the campuses, which care little about the needs of the working-class and the unions, but respond with passion to the clarion calls of [environmentalists] Al Gore, Robert Redford, and Laurie David.”(Obama is betting that union members, angry as they may be about his pipeline decision, will vote for him anyway because they have nowhere else to go, while anti-oil and anti-industry “green” voters will rally ‘round his “courageous” decision. Obama is putting all his reelection eggs into a black, Hispanic, labor union, green basket—and hoping he can get white middle-class voters to stay home by destroying the Republican nominee by any means possible.)
#2 Jan 21, 2012
So much for any attempt by Obama to claim he represents the working men and women of America. The Keystone pipeline would have done more to create jobs and reduce the cost of living for the average American than any of his grandiose stimulus bills paid for by selling off the country to China.
In fact, if you think about it, everything this President has done in both foreign and domestic policy has benefited China more than the USA. Maybe the extremists who think Obama is secretly in league with international Islam have got it wrong - maybe he is really a Chinese Manchurian Candidate? They could have brainwashed him while he was just a boy in Indonesia...
#3 Jan 21, 2012
Mr. Obama just admires the freedom the Chinese leaders have to bring social justice to the people so efficiently so he helps them out when he can.
That is what happens when you elect an anti-colonial, communist, revolutionary, black panther style racist as POTUS.
#4 Jan 21, 2012
That is the problem, Democrats want people to be dependent on Government so they will be grateful, and vote Democrat, but most people in America would rather have a job, so if the Democrats don't lower that unemployment atleast to 7% by November they can kiss that election good bye on all levels.
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