Skip to comments.Highway deal: Keystone out; compromise clears path
Posted on 06/28/2012 5:26:52 AM PDT by radioone
But it comes at a price: Republicans had to drop their insistence that President Barack Obama approve the Keystone XL pipeline,
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Impotence, thy name is Boehner
The Republicans, as always, sell out on principle and cave in to be “bi-partisan”, which is merely letting the Progressives/Socialists/Democrats have whatever they want. ALWAYS afraid of the State-Run-Mediap portraying them as “obstuctionist”, “racist”, “rich bastards against the Middle Class”, etc.
Boehner needs to be replaced by a MAN!
Another Republican el foldo.
Gutless Republicans screw America again. Who needs Democrats when you have “friends” like this?
Conservatives have but one remedy. Get involved in politics and vote the liberals out.
That is all.
What an asshat!
“Conservatives have but one remedy. Get involved in politics and vote the liberals out.”
So who will step up and be the defacto leader of the “Constitution Party”?
Sarah Palin would be my first choice.
Stragegically, this is probably a good thing for our side at this point. The election’s four month’s away, and Keystone can be yet another club Romney can use to beat Obama over the head.
There are plenty Dems who see that oil from Canada, and the great jobs this pipeline will bring, should be a no brainer.
If Keystone went through, Obama would take credit the same way he has for the drilling increases that happened in spite of his actions, and he could just change his mind November 5 or get some environmental surrogate to stop it for years in the courts.
Can’t let energy security get in the way of highway pork.
Build a bunch of new highways that none of us will be able to afford to drive on. Sounds like something Boehner would do.
“Republicans had to drop their insistence that President Barack Obama approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and Democrats had to settle for allowing states to opt out of spending some funds on nonroad projects like bike and pedestrian paths. The GOP also rolled back its insistence on curtailing the EPAs ability to regulate coal ash.”
The Republicans settled for bike and pedestrian paths over
cheap energy? The Republicans didn’t have to drop any
insistence on anything. Just spineless RINO cowards. They
deserve no respect.
“Stragegically, this is probably a good thing for our side at this point.”
Yea like breaking someone’s hand with your face. At least
we will have nice bike paths and sidewalks to walk to work
on because, thanks to the strategic brilliance of the Republicans, we won’t be able to afford the gas and electricity
to charge/fuel our cars.
Great strategy, great strategy.
If you want to make the point that Republicans suck at negotiating, I’d sure agree, but I’ve come to expect that.
Given that they suck, my point is that giving up the Keystone mandate helps us more than it hurts us.
If Obama is reelected, he’ll find a way to get around the mandate anyway. He would have dragged his feet until after the election with procedural manuevering, and if reelected, he would find a way to stop it or delay it. Any political points by forcing a mandate that would be ignored would be trumped by the points that can be gained by it remaining as an election issue - assuming Romney and Republicans running for election are smart enough to use it as an issue.
I’m willing to wait six months to start Keystone under Romney when the alternative is a hollow mandate under Obama that results in Keystone never happening.
No, but she could still be a positive force.
It going to take thousands of leaders from within the local communities and states, but it is unknown if there are enough to marshal the sheer number of people who are truly for a limited federal government that it would take.