Skip to comments.Obama lobbying Dems over Keystone XL pipeline (Obama demands Senate Dems reject pipeline)
Posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:59 AM PST by tobyhill
President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.
The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.
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Reid is being instructed that the Keystone construction MUST NOT be allowed on the Bill, because the President would have to use a Veto, and be exposed for what he is: working for his friends in the oil business’s interests, AND, accomodating enviro-wacko constituency (let alone his buddy, Caesar Chavez).
Yeah, there, Barry. Promise them some wind or some pond scum...
Stupid ass doesn’t know he already has this issue around his neck.
Obama wants to be reelected and to make sure we do not get that oil.
The oil is already gone. Canada is going to ship it to china. What’s going on now is pure politics.
This is the Oracle from Omaha’s doing - Buffett is telling obozo to stop construction of the pipeline or he won’t give the dems any more money .. there was an article on FR here a few days ago pointing out that oil must be shipped via rail (Buffett has a big stake in rail) now and the XL pipeline would reduce rail’s profits ...
The oil is not gone.
Kiss My White A - - BHO!!!!
Correct. It’s still in Canada and Canada is going to sell it to China.
Obama has been controlling Reid from day one. Reid is one scared rabbit.
Buttery owns Burlington northern and on the Bakken the only cheap way to transport the oil is by rail
I honestly don’t think he intends to not have it pass. He will have it pass and then claim he is creating jobs and bringing more oil here. All this lobbying is just to make his betrayal of the green lobby go over easier. In the end he can just tell them he couldn’t afford the veto or it’s the will of the people. At the end of the day its going to be about him getting more votes. That’s the only thing he really believes in.
21 Democratic Senators up for relection and Obama wants them to fall on his sword.
Buffett and barky should just go out back and play hide and f*&^ themselves.
Obama payback to Buffet and his CSX tanker cars. That’s all.
No that decision has not been made final and the pipeline developers ae still planning on going ahead.
I don’t think so. He enjoys being worshiped.