Skip to comments.Carney: "Obama Didn't Turn Down The Keystone Pipeline!" (Can you believe.....)
Posted on 02/21/2012 3:56:01 PM PST by MindBender26
White House press secretary Jay Carney says Republicans "forced" President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later in his press briefing, Carney says Obama didn't turn down the pipeline.
"In terms of Keystone, as you all know, the history here is pretty clear. And the fact is because Republicans decided to play political with Keystone, their action essentially forced the administration to deny the permit process because they insisted on a time frame in which it was impossible to completely approve the pipeline," Carney said when asked about the pipeline by ABC News' Jake Tapper.
Later in the briefing, Carney says it is the Republicans' fault.
Carney: "But the President didn't turn down the Keystone pipeline. There was a process in place, with long precedent, run out of the State Department because of the issue of the pipeline crossing an international boundary, that required an amount of time for proper for review after an alternate route was deemed necessary through Nebraska at the request of the Republican Governor of Nebraska and other stakeholders in Nebraska and the region that needed to play out, to be done appropriately. You can't review and approve a pipeline, the route for which doesn't even exist.
"The Republicans were the ones who unfortunately decided because they were looking for scalps, I guess, or wins in a situation where they somehow found themselves on the wrong side of cutting taxes for 160 million Americans last December. They decided to play politics with this decision and attack the payroll tax cut extension. Even though it was made clear by the State Department that doing so would make it impossible for them to conduct the review responsibly, they did it anyway knowing what the result would be."
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Jay Carney the carnival barker.
Soul brother of Bagdad Bob.
Probably next week it will be: “Jay, what are you having for lunch?”
Answer” “Nothing, because I'm in solidarity with all those poor children whose lunches have been stolen by greedy fat-cat Republicans!”
Hey, Jay, I have some northern Wisconsin swampland for sale that would make a good commercial real estate investment for you. Interested?
Long time no FReep!
Any relation to Art?
How did this delusional nerd ever get to be where he is? He’s the Obama Baghdad Bob.
Gov. Dave Heineman said, I am very disappointed with the actions of President Obama and his decision to deny a jobs-creating pipeline, leaving thousands of Americans unnecessarily unemployed. President Obama should be focused on putting Americans back to work, and could have done so by issuing conditional approval of the pipeline. Approval of the pipeline would have allowed TransCanada to move forward with the project while Nebraska finished the review process of a new segment of the route around the Sandhills. The Presidents decision is disruptive and we are now going to review in detail what this means for Nebraska.
Couldn’t the POTUS just issue an executive order and open it?
Or -— bring it to a vote and signature again??
Have a good one.
"But the President didn't turn down the Keystone pipeline."
Not a good name for a WH press secretary, except in administration such as this one.
“...other stakeholders in Nebraska....” that would be
Warren “tax me more bro” Buffett who wins big financially if Keystone is killed.
One of those things.
Constitution is getting so convoluted and complexified with Obama on the job just can't tell anymore.
Is he a Catholic or a Job's Daughter?