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OBAMA KILLS PIPELINE, 25,000 JOBS AND CHEAPER ENERGY
Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 11/12/2011 2:47:30 AM PST by expat1000

Obama has killed a desperately needed pipeline. We lose 25,000 jobs and CHEAPER energy costs, while bitchslapping one of America's greatest allies. Obama needs to be called out.

Where are the Republican warriors on the right? Aren't they more afraid of what Obama and the uber left are doing to destroy this country than they are of the ankle-biting press?

Considering the dire straits this nation is in, this is criminal.

U.S. punts tricky pipeline decision past 2012 election hat tip Van

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after the 2012 U.S. election, bowing to pressure from environmentalists and sparing President Barack Obama a damaging split with liberal voters he may need to win reelection.

The decision to explore a new route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline to avoid fragile territory in the Sand Hills of Nebraska dismayed the Canadian government, which had lobbied assiduously for the $7 billion project.

It also drew a harsh reaction from the oil industry and from Republicans in Congress who accused Obama of sacrificing jobs for the sake of his reelection.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: accomodatingrinos; atlasshrugs; geller; gopgoesalong; typicaltreason; weakgop; xlpipeline

1 posted on 11/12/2011 2:47:30 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000; All

Now here is where Congress can play some hardball and say”You want your 400 billion dollar Job stimulus, this pipeline can help pay for it, so we’ll pass your stimulus as long as you don’t veto it when we attach authorization to allow the pipeline project( which will allow 25000 jobs to be created in the private sector ) to begine asap. It will have a no severance clause which means if a court tries to block the pipeline part of the bill related to enviromental issues the whole bill goes kaput!


2 posted on 11/12/2011 2:55:48 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make mankind into God but to put God into men!)
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To: expat1000
Was speaking with an engineer yesterday. His comment was one with which I find myself in full agreement. “It has become more important, to our government representatives, to fund our enemies and promote our demise than to preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution and our nation.” Then he added, “Our conversation is probably being recorded, and we are now labeled as traitors.”
3 posted on 11/12/2011 2:57:15 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: no-to-illegals

“Our conversation is probably being recorded, and we are now labeled as traitors.”

Traitors to a traitorous regime?

Just asking.

IMHO


4 posted on 11/12/2011 3:06:59 AM PST by ripley
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To: expat1000

The rats wouldn’t think of playing politics with my country’s future would they?


5 posted on 11/12/2011 3:12:51 AM PST by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: ripley
Traitors to a traitorous regime?

Ever since (or shortly thereafter) the sixties, been there, or thus have been told. (sigh)

6 posted on 11/12/2011 3:14:52 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: expat1000

Obama-—doing what he does best, destroying American opportunity.


7 posted on 11/12/2011 3:28:26 AM PST by rightly_dividing (1st Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing
Seems like the GOP doesn't want to make waves and has all of it's chips on this last hand in 2012. And we call the rats stupid. The crickets are deafening.
8 posted on 11/12/2011 3:37:24 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: expat1000
We lose 25,000 jobs and CHEAPER energy costs,

Being cheap is a statement about quality.

Less costly is a statement about price. When PetMeds.com first started running TV ads they used to end the ads by the person exclaiming not only were the meds they offered the same but they were cheaper too. Since then, they always say they cost less.

9 posted on 11/12/2011 3:40:10 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: expat1000

If, and I believe the odds are highly against it, Obama is re-elected in 2012, I give our GREAT NATION 3 yrs. before we cease to exist as a nation. This man is possessed with the spirit of Anti-Christ and is ushering in the prelude to the “END OF THE AGE”


10 posted on 11/12/2011 3:52:43 AM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: expat1000

WHERE IS THE G.O.P. ??? Their silence is absolutely stunning, not just on this issue, but for the past 3 1/2 years.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 3:59:36 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr

The guy loves to vote “present”.... doesn’t he folks?


12 posted on 11/12/2011 3:59:46 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Reagan69

How does this help Obama’s reelection?


13 posted on 11/12/2011 4:00:57 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Reagan69

It makes the Enviro-whacko’s happy.

Maybe if we agreed to paint the pipeline Green.

Oh Well: It’s more important to go to Indonesia and give our jobs to them than it is to stay here and do the work of America.


14 posted on 11/12/2011 4:05:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: expat1000

I see the Chinese are ‘very’ interested in the oil from this. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2806356/posts

Perhaps the Congress ought to look into whether undue influence and promises of campaign funding went into Obama’s decision making process?


15 posted on 11/12/2011 4:11:46 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: The Working Man
Remember, Citizens... nonbama hates you, hates your family, hates your success, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer . Everything nobama does is intentional. God save us all.
16 posted on 11/12/2011 4:23:47 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: expat1000

http://www.pipeline101.com/Overview/crude-pl.html

As if we don’t already have pipelines throughout the US. There is also an extensive network of natural gas pipelines.

BO probably doesn’t have a clue.


17 posted on 11/12/2011 4:27:21 AM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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The network of crude oil pipelines in the U.S. is extensive. There are approximately 55,000 miles of crude oil trunk lines (usually 8 - 24 inches in diameter) in the U.S. that connect regional markets. The map below shows some of the major crude oil trunk lines in the U.S.

Forgot to add: good map at this site.


18 posted on 11/12/2011 4:29:41 AM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: expat1000

Those Demonrats don’t want cheaper energy. They are trying to force us to drive econocans so we can live like the Europeans.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:04 AM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Reagan69

It makes the Enviro-whacko’s happy.

Maybe if we agreed to paint the pipeline Green.

Oh Well: It’s more important to go to Indonesia and give our jobs to them than it is to stay here and do the work of America.


20 posted on 11/12/2011 4:39:28 AM PST by Venturer
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To: hal ogen

nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America.


That was obvious a LONG time ago. I would add more but you covered the salient points.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 4:39:56 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: ronnie raygun

I have always wondered why the Dems constantly file harassing law suits, make false claims and pursue conservatives with a vengance when they are in power and the Repubs never retaliate when they win. I was never a big Tom Dalay fan but look what they have done to him and we have no response. This goody two shoes crap only goes so far. Why does the house continue to allow Obummer to rule by decree? They are allowing him to become a dictator.


22 posted on 11/12/2011 4:50:18 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: expat1000

Well, I’m glad we saw it here, because we know that the MSM, Newt, the Republican establihshment and Scarborough, will be certain not to way anything about it. (I’m right about this, and Scarborough is wrong.)


23 posted on 11/12/2011 5:01:37 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: expat1000
Where are the Republican warriors on the right? Aren't they more afraid of what Obama and the uber left are doing to destroy this country than they are of the ankle-biting press?

Republicans are chained by public laws from doing the right thing. The press seems to have taken over the public discussion of everything.

24 posted on 11/12/2011 5:02:34 AM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: expat1000

These would be largely union jobs.

Here we have another train wreck between two dem-party constituencies-enviros and unions.

Backfire.


25 posted on 11/12/2011 5:33:50 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: mdmathis6

It looks like Obama knows how rabid his base is against the Right - he gets to piss off unions to assuage envirowhackos and knows damned well the unions will lick his boots at the polls in November. Next time he will piss off the enviros and they will add their spittle to his boots with the union lackeys.


26 posted on 11/12/2011 5:43:00 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: no-to-illegals
Was speaking with an engineer yesterday. His comment was one with which I find myself in full agreement. “It has become more important, to our government representatives, to fund our enemies and promote our demise than to preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution and our nation.” Then he added, “Our conversation is probably being recorded, and we are now labeled as traitors.”

Nonsense. Dissent is patriotic. At least that was the mantra of Hillary Clinton and company during the Bush administration.

And I also agree with the engineer's comments.


27 posted on 11/12/2011 5:56:26 AM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Interesting post, but before I jump all over the Obama administration on this one I'd be very curious to see who else has been quietly lobbying behind the scenes against this project.

I've come across a number of articles in railroad and shipping industry publications about the fast-growing market for transporting crude oil in railroad tank cars across North America. It would not surprise me if it turns out that the Class I railroads -- including the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad that is owned by Warren Buffett -- have been a key player in this project one way or another.

28 posted on 11/12/2011 6:14:27 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: expat1000

Obama has killed a desperately needed pipeline.A GE moment?.


29 posted on 11/12/2011 6:34:14 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Reagan69

“Where are the Republican warriors on the right? “

They are part of the established order. Boehner, McConnell, Romney and others prove everyday the election of a Republican Senate and Republican President in 2012 will not roll back the explosive expansion of the government under George Bush and Obama.

Every proposal involves tinkering around the edges. If they were serious the House Republicans would end the current government practice of assuming baseline budget growth every year and any reduction in that rate of growth considered a cut. A cut is a cut from the existing year’s budget. A 5% growth in a department’s budget instead of the 7% projected baseline growth is not a cut.

I’ll believe the Republicans are serious when they start talking about a real cut in year to year spending. Reducing the rate of “projected” increase is a waste of time and energy and an insult to the people. The only Republican who has come close to talking about real cuts is Ron Paul and he is not electable. The rest of them just want to play the game.


30 posted on 11/12/2011 6:48:17 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: expat1000

"Tee-heee!"

31 posted on 11/12/2011 6:53:37 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: no-to-illegals
Was speaking with an engineer yesterday. His comment was one with which I find myself in full agreement. “It has become more important, to our government representatives, to fund our enemies and promote our demise than to preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution and our nation.

Cain on foreign policy:

With clarity, identify our enemies ....and stop giving them money.

(and works for all enemies both foreign and domestic)

32 posted on 11/12/2011 7:19:31 AM PST by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: expat1000

We will get a GOP president. He damn well better approve this and request drilling off the coasts and shale exploitation.

I think we will get a GOP Senate.

We will have the House and White House, and I am praying we have the Senate. Majority Leader DeMint works for me.

If we have all three, we damn well better get Obamacare repealed and a long litany of anti-Dem, anti-Socialist laws right down to hamstringing EPA, Education & Energy.

I fear our GOP president will be a RINO like Romney and I fear the get-along Senate who refuses to steamroll the Dems as they did to us having the Senate & House for 2 years.

We will have to be very very loud in shouting our demands at the new RINO president and the new GOP Senate majority.

Yes, I know there is no way DeMint will be majority leader. It will be a RINO.


33 posted on 11/12/2011 9:08:38 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: expat1000

The frontrunner of the campaign will be the one that hammers BO the most on this. Imagine if Cain said, “I’m not even President yet and I’ve helped create 400,000 jobs.”

BO needs to be held accountable today!!!!


34 posted on 11/12/2011 9:12:30 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: expat1000

Yes, not approving the pipeline is insanity of the first order. Even 0’s union thug allies are screaming about it. He’s very simply pandering to the eco-nut fringe.

The only problem with your article, is the total number of jobs affected are more like 200,000 - the 25,000 are direct hires, not counting the halo effect of support, supply and so on.

Then there are the beneficial effects of potentially cheaper oil, less dependence on the Middle East, and better NA oil supply for our military...


35 posted on 11/12/2011 9:29:52 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Cain '12 - Take Back America!!!)
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