Skip to comments.Jay Carney: Hey, Obama didnít cancel the Keystone pipeline, Republicans did
Posted on 02/21/2012 5:29:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The fun begins at 4:30 of the clip. Carney’s playing a game here by stressing the weak distinction between canceling the pipeline project outright and “merely” postponing a decision on it until after the election so that environmentalists will keep donating to the Unicorn Prince. The State Department announced the postponement back in November — with the approval of Obama’s pals in the green lobby. Remember?
This is not a political decision, [a State Department] said, adding that when it came to White House involvement, there was no effort to influence our decision.
Once the State Department broached the idea of a delay, Obamas political and campaign team began floating the idea to environmental leaders and influential donors who had warned that approval of the project could dampen enthusiasm for the presidents reelection. A number confirmed discussions of the proposal over the past several days.
Essentially Carney wants you to believe that if Obama’s environmentalist allies had told him the postponement was unacceptable, O would have shrugged and said, “Oh well. State’s gotta do what State’s gotta do.” What ended up happening was that, after the decision was postponed, the House GOP squeezed Democrats on the payroll-tax extension until they agreed to include a provision requiring the White House to make a firm decision on the pipeline within 60 days. O’s decision, of course, was to cancel it, ostensibly because “the arbitrary nature of the deadline” left State with little time to consider greener pipeline routers but in reality because he’s not about to alienate a core constituency in the middle of the campaign money war to end all campaign money wars. Not even the NYT op-ed page is willing to spin this crap for him. But then, they don’t get paid to. Well, not by the White House, I mean. I think.
....just another Obama lie
Wasn’t it Sarah Palin that was saying “all of the above”, almost 4 years ago?
thanks SeekAndFind, additional:
....then how come congress isn’t getting the credit from the “tree huggers.
OK, now they’re just trying to see how ridiculous a lie they can tell and still have the MSM report it as true. Must be a betting pool going on in the WH inner circle.
Knowing He will be hired by MSNBC in late Jan., Carney lies. They will have to fill His face with Nancys BOTOX soon, as keeping a straight face while lying out your @ss is hard work, but he’s showing a knack for it, has a future as an expert.
ALL members of the democrat party have been lying for decades..
All points in democrat party platforms was, and is a lie..
A stone lie..
Even the concept of democracy is a lie..
No democracy was or ever will be democratic.. it is a lie..
Democracy was and is Mob Rule by mobsters..
Democracy is ALWAYS run by an elite.. like in the U.S.S.R...
Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx
“Just another Obama lie.”
Throw another lie on the pile,they’re stacking up like cordwood.
That crack Obama is passing around the white house must be dynamite stuff!
I wish this would all just end. The evil is overtaking us all. Up is down, left is right, black is white, light is darkness. Everything is lies.
It seems this is all smoke and mirrors. Nebraska hasnt permitted its portion of the route. Obama needs all route permits from the effected states before he can approve the pipeline due to crossing international borders. This is how I see it.
among the mongols if a chiefs adviser lied, they would cut the mans head off and play polo with it
maybe were a bit too civilized
See, the Republicans are at fault for cancelling the pipeline because they wouldn’t let Obama delay it any longer. Now I can see why they want people to get abortions. My kids hitting me with this twisted logic everyday creates a special sensitivity to this nonsense that the Dems don’t seem to want the general public to have.
Does Obama do all his recruiting of employees at the Employment House of Little Lying Shits?
Carney is a tool.
Freedom is slavery
The bad economy is all George Bush's fault
The Republican blocked the XL pipeline
Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels is to have said if you tell a lie often enough people will start believing it.