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Obama Digs In: 'Personally Lobbying Democrats to Reject' Keystone Pipeline (Senate to Vote Today)
The Weekly Standard ^ | March 8, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 03/08/2012 8:06:13 AM PST by katieanna

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To: Hatteras
the President can no longer be counted on to make a decision in the country's best interest...

Okay, now you get to explain what you've been smoking, along with when The 0's made ANY decision that was "in the country's best interest.

No hurry. We've got all day tomorrow to look over the latest lies about our economic "recovery", too.

51 posted on 03/08/2012 11:17:33 AM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet ((316 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: katieanna
One Group’s Strategy to Derail Oil Pipelines -(Rockefeller Brothers Fund)
52 posted on 03/08/2012 11:26:37 AM PST by opentalk
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To: katieanna

Would Harry Reid have allowed a vote on the Keystone Pipeline unless he knew beforehand that he had enough votes to defeat it?

Would the president have allowed such a vote to go forward and gotten so involved in the outcome if he had the slightest fear that enough Democratic senators might mutiny against him to approve the pipeline, thereby forcing the Democratic House members to weigh in on this politically toxic issue, and, if approved by the entire Congress, then forcing him to veto it? Very doubtful.


53 posted on 03/08/2012 11:26:37 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: scooby321

Let’s hope not.


54 posted on 03/08/2012 11:26:57 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: ken5050
I am so hoping you are right! Who do you think will run against her this time IF she runs. And, so she even know how much she is disliked in Louisiana? I guess her arrogance won't all those thoughts. I would love NEVER to see Landrieu, Pelosi and Boxer's faces in government again in my life time!
55 posted on 03/08/2012 11:31:14 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: katieanna

Obama calls and tells these legislators how to vote, encouraging them to vote his way, thereby politicizing the issue...and then he turns right around, on the same day, and announces to the people that he hatres it when politician politicize issues like the keystone pipeline.

Sort of like when he answered a reporter abut not wanting to make any comments about Rush Liimbaugh and other pundits and their positions and statements, noit five minutes after he had made disparaging xomments about Rush himself.

This man is a sociopath and abject marxist oideolog who believes everything he says should rigidly apply to everyone else...except him.

The Man who Depsises America
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama-time.htm

America at the Crossroads of History
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


56 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:56 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Bluestocking

Re: Reid
I just got off the phone with his nasty little aide. I told him that we pay Reid’s salary and he is voting against the people’s will and interests. My telling him I am a black woman who can’t wait to vote straight R ticket in November really sent him into orbit.


57 posted on 03/08/2012 11:37:02 AM PST by katieanna
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To: Bluestocking

Would Obama have flown to Denmark to beg for the Olympics (to be held in Chicago) unless he had a nod and a wink that he would succeed? Failure would make him a laughingstock. Surely he wouldn’t risk such a debacle.

Oh wait....

These are not the brightest knives in the drawer.


58 posted on 03/08/2012 12:10:57 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

I’ll never understand how a place like Montana can elect a RAT senator, much less two RAT senators. What gives?


59 posted on 03/08/2012 12:30:04 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: katieanna
"...personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction"

Incredible. If he loses, he will be seen as desperate in his calls. If he wins and fuel prices continue to rise and unemployment spikes up, well, he just looks totally out of touch with a majority of Americans.

As someone noted upthread, President Obama is reduced to calling Senators to not vote for a project that adds jobs. Whoever is handling the President's political calculations is doing so in an odd way.

60 posted on 03/08/2012 12:36:44 PM PST by Fury
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To: Fantasywriter
...not the brightest knives in the drawer.

Okay, we get the idea. LOL

JMHO, The 0 (along with a large percentage of his Clown Posse) are so totally lacking in experience outside of academia and/or government that they....and PARTICULARLY The 0 himself....simply assume that they have but to speak and all the world will leap to instantly obey.

Anybody not in compliance is a) Enemy, b) Stupid, c) All of the above.

Absolutely wonderful to read all that lapdog media crap and actually believe it, ain't it?

61 posted on 03/08/2012 12:41:34 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet ((316 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: katieanna
...delayed until at least 2013 because of environmental concerns."

ROTFLOLAPIMP

@US offered Israel advanced weaponry in exchange for delaying Iran attack: report
Under the proposed deal, Israel would not attack Iran until 2013, after US elections in November this year.

Saran Wrap...you can see right through him!

62 posted on 03/08/2012 12:41:42 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bkopto

Baucus got into office along with a whole bunch of Anti-War punks in the 70’s and has been buying votes to stay there ever since.

Tester got in the good old-fashioned way: Vote Fraud (Which our ‘rat guverner was habitually bragging about....)

The third leg on that crooked stool is the Lee Newspapers, which run branches in all five of the “big” towns. (I won’t say any more than that, ‘cause I don’t want to get banned over those **************.)

Outside of that, we’ve got a fairly large population of tourists (mostly Californians and big-money Hollywood types) who’ve got Trophy Homes/Ranches where they can play cowboy part time. And vote.

Doesn’t really take much when the total “normal” population of the state is just over a million.

We’ll see if we can start to get the place back come November.


63 posted on 03/08/2012 12:57:02 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet ((316 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: katieanna
Video: Newt Visits an Alabama Gas Station
64 posted on 03/08/2012 1:05:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: katieanna
Don’t think so. Not this time. Landrieu for dang sure will break from O. If not, she could never show her face in NoLa again.

I wish it were so. She will gladly vote with the one. She has the parasite left voters in her pocket. She knows that this vote will be forgotten 5 minutes after it is cast.

The American people are getting exactly the government they rightfully deserve. It's just that we who love Liberty will have to suffer right along side the parasites.

65 posted on 03/08/2012 1:11:23 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
Haha, no, we know he couldn't be counted on... EVER. But to get our elected Republican yellow-bellied representatives to start stating that officially (via this vote) is a hugh and series :-) step!
66 posted on 03/08/2012 1:29:51 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: staytrue

I love the idea of “heavy sour crude”. It sounds just plain weird. Like it’s a supermarket item.


67 posted on 03/08/2012 1:40:10 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Eva
I hope you don't mind some clarification on your post.

China is a major partner in the Canadian oil project

There are a lot of Canadian Oil Sand projects. Many developments spread of many, many miles. China is a very minor player overall in the oil sands.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=a045c7a5-4146-496c-b477-2e7f77a30ed5

the same Chinese off-shore (outside China) oil company owns one third of Chesapeake Energy

I have no doubt Chinese companies own some shares, but not a third or even a tenth.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=CHK+Major+Holders

68 posted on 03/08/2012 1:52:07 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

No, I don’t mind at all. A lot of mis-information is spread on an agenda driven subject like oil and mis-information is self-defeating.


69 posted on 03/08/2012 1:57:27 PM PST by Eva
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To: katieanna

Does anyone begin to suspect that Obama ran for President to screw over the U.S. in every way possible?

And the monster called White Guilt elected him.


70 posted on 03/08/2012 2:59:18 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: katieanna

good I now believe we have issue number one to run on in november against president Radio and the dems in the senate.


71 posted on 03/08/2012 5:00:00 PM PST by Cubs Fan (the word slut is no longer protected by the 1st amendment (unless you're liberal))
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To: DNA.2012
"Does anyone begin to suspect that Obama ran for President to screw over the U.S. in every way possible?"

I don't have to begin. I knew it right from the beginning when he said he will "Fundamentally change America"

72 posted on 03/08/2012 6:56:51 PM PST by Spunky
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To: katieanna

Do you have any idea how the vote went?


73 posted on 03/08/2012 7:01:35 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Spunky

This was the vote.....

“The Senate fell four votes shy of requiring the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. The 56-42 vote failed to meet the 60 needed to attach the amendment to a highway spending bill.

Every Republican who voted supported the proposal, and 11 Democrats joined them, despite last-minute lobbying from President Barack Obama, called senators personally to persuade them it was “irresponsible.” The administration has objected to constructing the Canada-to-Texas pipeline along its current route.

Republican lawmakers and the Business Roundtable were quick to denounce the rejection of the measure. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s Republican leader, pinned the blame on Mr. Obama..... “At a moment when tensions are rising in the Middle East, millions of Americans are struggling to find work and millions more are struggling with the rising cost of gas, Democrat opposition to this legislation shows how deeply out of touch they are with the concerns of middle-class Americans,”

Mr. McConnell said in a statement. ........”President Obama’s personal pleas to wavering senators may have tipped the balance against this legislation. When it comes to delays over Keystone, anyone looking for a culprit should now look no further than the Oval Office.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/03/08/gop-lawmakers-slam-obama-as-keystone-pipeline-vote-fails/


74 posted on 03/08/2012 10:13:23 PM PST by caww
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To: katieanna; All
Keystone is a win/lose/win issue for the Dear Leader.

He wins with his base the environmental marxists,loses a little with voters although its up to us to point it out. The DBM will avoid high gas prices stories like the plague. He wins the second time since high gas prices keeps the meme from his true vulnerabilities which are no budget for over a 1,000 days, spending 300 billion per month with only 180 billion coming in leaving a whopping 120 billion per month deficit,numbers that any idiot can handle. And obmacare.This is the big one. the longer we ignore obamacare the closer he gets to it being a reality.

Make no mistake. Countering the lies of the left starts here in the New Media.

We feed the rest.

75 posted on 03/09/2012 5:51:52 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: staytrue

Brilliant post,can I forward this on to others?


76 posted on 03/09/2012 6:06:11 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Spunky
Do you have any idea how the vote went?

We lost.

The tally can be found on this page.

The Hall of Shame:

NAYs ---42
Akaka (D-HI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Coons (D-DE)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting - 2
Kirk (R-IL)
Thune (R-SD)

77 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:17 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: snowsislander

Thank you for the information.


78 posted on 03/09/2012 8:37:14 AM PST by Spunky
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To: katieanna
AGENDA 21 requires the elimination of fossil fuels
79 posted on 03/11/2012 11:11:45 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: rodguy911

Please do forward it onward. You can add that Chavez is up for reelection this year too and Venezuela’s economy is doing very poorly and loss of oil exports due to Canada tar sand oil may be the last straw for Chavez.


80 posted on 03/12/2012 1:40:54 PM PDT by staytrue
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