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Obama's Crude Chutzpah
The American Spectator ^ | 11-15-11 | Aaron Glodstein

Posted on 11/15/2011 4:09:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Over the weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Coperation (APEC) Summit in Honolulu, President Obama raised a few eyebrows when he criticized a lack of ingenuity on the part of Americans in attracting foreign investment:

But we've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We've kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.

President Obama's choice of words was at best peculiar and at worst pedantic. Forty-eight hours earlier, the Obama Administration delayed approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline until after the 2012 election. The Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from the oil sands in northern Alberta into the United States as well as U.S. domestic oil, is being built by TransCanada, which is based in Calgary. The last time I checked Canada is a foreign country. Ergo this would constitute foreign investment. Apparently, President Obama's appetite for foreign investment isn't as insatiable as he would have us believe. Talk about chutzpah in its crudest form.

The Keystone XL is actually an extension of the existing Keystone Pipeline that went into operation in 2008. The extension would have been twofold. First, the pipeline that currently ends in Oklahoma would be extended into the Gulf Coast of Texas.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; energy; evil; fubo; marxistpos; oil; sonofsatan

1 posted on 11/15/2011 4:09:20 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I hate it when either Zero or Moochelle uses the word ‘hungry’ in reference to our citizens. If we are actually ‘hungry’ for anything, why won't they let us eat the foods we enjoy????
2 posted on 11/15/2011 4:11:38 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The two-faced destroyer strikes again!


3 posted on 11/15/2011 4:22:20 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America. “

Absolutely Correct, we are too busy trying to fend off our GOVERNMENT, who is doing everything possible to DESTROY our way of Life and usher us into the third world in an effort to make the world more fair.


4 posted on 11/15/2011 4:36:29 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: luvbach1

Pretty much


5 posted on 11/15/2011 4:39:14 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: eyeamok

Is it ever going to dawn on people that “this president” is out to destroy this country!!?!?!!?!?! So obvious.....


6 posted on 11/15/2011 4:39:24 AM PST by Jerrybob
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So, Americans are lazy, fat and un-motivated?

What’s the matter with them all? Don’t they like working hard and paying almost fifty per-cent in income taxes, not-to-mention property taxes, gasoline taxes and local sales taxes?

Don’t they like accumulating wealth while knowing that more than fifty percent of it will be confiscated from their heirs when they’re gone?

Don’t they like working hard and then having people call them greedy, evil, mean, un-caring and hard-hearted?

Hmmmmm? The poor little babies don’t like living in slavery? Hmmmm?

/Sarcasm/


7 posted on 11/15/2011 4:45:22 AM PST by ripley
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obviously, the man speaks for himself and his people. Plus the Hate America First” crowd.


8 posted on 11/15/2011 4:49:10 AM PST by BilLies (Don't use Verizon services if you can avoid them, their Union thugs are at the OccuPoop encampments.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
We can complain all we want but it's hot air from our side. Our leaders are so wimpy and miss opportunities to lead and change the course of public opinion. Look at congress. 10% approval. Couldn't Boehner or Cantor or any R from the senate simply get up and vehemently take umbrage with such a statement in front of a camera, then YouTube it? Why is that so hard? Obama is NOT leading. It is opportunities like this to lead that our side should grasp and take the mantle and make Obama look wimpy. Stuff like that will win the majority Senate and hold the house in 2012, but our side is stupid.
9 posted on 11/15/2011 5:10:40 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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