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Reid: Democrats will kill Keystone amendment
The Hill ^ | March 8, 2012 | Andrew Restuccia

Posted on 03/08/2012 11:45:28 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Democrats have the votes to defeat a GOP-backed measure to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

"The answer is yes," Reid said when asked if Democrats would kill the measure.

"Everyone should just calm down on Keystone,” Reid added. “Just take a deep breath, folks.”

Reid’s comments came just hours before the Senate is expected to vote on an amendment to transportation legislation that would force approval of the pipeline. The amendment requires 60 votes for passage.

The majority leader stressed that President Obama opposes the GOP amendment, but does not oppose the pipeline itself.

“So the president has not come out saying, 'I oppose Keystone,' ” Reid said. “He opposes doing it in the manner that's been jammed down our throats.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; keystone; keystonexl; liberalfascism; obama; reid

1 posted on 03/08/2012 11:45:32 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which manner means without an insane number of handicaps and restrictions, of course. Every liberal has to nanny state this project if it goes at all, not because that makes sense, but because it looks good to their tree hugging constituents.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 11:47:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Keystone’ America: Voters will kill Reid/Democrats in November


3 posted on 03/08/2012 11:48:15 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“He opposes doing it in the manner that's been jammed down our throats.”

but jamming healthcare down our throats is okay....

4 posted on 03/08/2012 11:49:27 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It sounds like the creepy, crooked little man from Stoplight, Nevada wants Americans to continue paying outrageous gas prices.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 11:49:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, let me see if I have this right — Republican legislative efforts are called “jammed down our throats” and Democrat legislation is doing the work of the people.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 11:49:42 AM PST by USNA74
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s puppet speaks


7 posted on 03/08/2012 11:49:42 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox is reporting that Obama is calling every Dem senator and convincing (threatening) them to vote against Keystone.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:03 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boy, talk about speaking out of both sides of your mouth. “I’m against it but that doesn’t mean I’m against it”.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:24 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Arrogant and obnoxious is no way to go through life, Dingy.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:54 AM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Maybe the American Public will finally wake up to the insane actions of Democrats. Oil is a strategic necessity for our country and a pipeline with our neighbor to the North will be critical in the event of a Mideast meltdown.
11 posted on 03/08/2012 11:52:23 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“So the president has not come out saying, 'I oppose Keystone,' ” Reid said. “He opposes doing it in the manner that's been jammed down our throats.”

He opposed it. He just wanted to oppose it in a way that would please the environmentalists without alerting the union members or the consumers of gasoline. The Republicans just forced his hand to announce his decision before the election.

Even if this vote doesn't pass I welcome the chance to make the Dems stand with the president on this. The only problem is the 60 vote requirement will allow a few of them to cynically vote for the pipeline which they don't really want to pass. I bet every Dem who votes for it will be up for election this year in an at risk seat when leadership passes out the twelve (?) slots to vote for the pipeline but still have enough to kill it.

12 posted on 03/08/2012 11:52:55 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“jammed down our throats.”

More lies. Didn’t the Department of the Interior look at this thing for like 2 years, conduct an environmental study and say all was fine.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 11:54:46 AM PST by crusader71
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“been jammed down our throats.”


You mean like Healthcare was jammed down our throats
The left loves high gas prices, in fact, its not high enough for them, they want it to be $10+ so that the left can create the utopian society they have always wanted, everyone being forced to buying an electric car


14 posted on 03/08/2012 11:55:34 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why haven’t Republicans started talking DOWN to anyone who questions what they say and do?

It’s years past time to start treating Rats with the same “respect” they show Republicans.

AND STOP APOLOGIZING!

The Rats NEVER apologize, even when Big Media says they do!


15 posted on 03/08/2012 11:56:29 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: KarlInOhio

This bears repeating Karl.

I bet every Dem who votes for it will be up for election this year in an at risk seat when leadership passes out the twelve (?) slots to vote for the pipeline but still have enough to kill it.

Should be interesting to watch.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 11:56:38 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barrack the Menice. A mischievious radical Marxist who somehow wormed his way into the office of the Presidency.
Starring Barrack Obama as himself.
Also starring, Uncle Sam as Mr Wilson.

Rated PG: Puke/Gag.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 11:57:42 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Harry Reid is sooooo proud of keeping America’s gas prices high.

Harry Reid is soooo proud that he is a part of keeping Americans at the mercy of Middle East oil sheiks.

Harry Reid is sooo proud he is keeping his boot on the throat of American prosperity.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 11:57:49 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“So the president has not come out saying, ‘I oppose Keystone,’ ” Reid said. “He opposes doing it in the manner that’s been jammed down our throats.”

How dumb does this disgusting parasite think we are?


19 posted on 03/08/2012 11:58:16 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Democrats have the votes to defeat a GOP-backed measure to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Those damn Republicans blocking everything...rhetoric alert

20 posted on 03/08/2012 11:58:35 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reid!...you ignorant slut!


21 posted on 03/08/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Vote against your coming back to DC in January.............


22 posted on 03/08/2012 11:59:52 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Should read: Reid secures Obama financial backing for Senate democrat reelection campaigns.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 12:02:32 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: treetopsandroofs

The Rats NEVER apologize


Unless its to Afghan Muslims that is.
Oh that crazy Barrack. What kind of trouble will he get into next episode?
[overy long laugh track]


24 posted on 03/08/2012 12:03:23 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

THANKYOU TO NEVADA.

You kept this POS on board.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 12:05:20 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"Keystone’ America: Voters will kill Reid/Democrats in November"

Don't bet on it. Enough black, illegals, women, Unionistas, and other bought-off constituencies who live off the gubmint are out there (along with the usual stragically-targeted Fraud, that re-Election of The Messiah will happen if Conservatives and others fail to vote, because we have a similar-minded Canididate (aka; Romney-the-RINO).

26 posted on 03/08/2012 12:07:30 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This need to be the Main issue of the Republicans during the election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 03/08/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Boomer One

“Maybe the American Public will finally wake up to the insane actions of Democrats. “

Unless the enemedia tells them to be upset, the people will continue to slumber.

I am totally amazed by this. Now I understand how Pravda kept the Russian public in check.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 12:16:06 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Reid!...you ignorant slut!

You just disrespected sluts. He is lower than that.

29 posted on 03/08/2012 12:18:23 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: USNBandit
“He opposes doing it in the manner that's been jammed down our throats.”

but jamming healthcare down our throats is okay....

Took the words right out of my mouth.

30 posted on 03/08/2012 12:25:12 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Give Reid some credit - the Republicans will never fight back, so he is taking advantage of their spinelessness.

In 1980, a once-smart RNC started running ads in February after recent Carter gas lines showing a laughing Tip O’Neil riding along while his chauffer tells him he needs to get some gas or they will run out. The giddy O’Neil keeps saying no, until they do run out and O’Neil is standing on the roadside asking how did this happen.

The RNC should be putting out big national TV ads portraying a gloating Reid and Obama watching you pump gas at $7/barrel after you wait in line two hours while Steven Chu and George Soros drive by in their $10,000-subsidized Volts.

But no, you won’t see that. The RNC will be talking about the non-issues the Democrats bring forth, like contraception for rich ageing law students who are having sex three times a day (1000 condoms a year).
Which would make another good TV ad.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 12:39:09 PM PST by oldbill
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To: jersey117
Obama’s puppet speaks

Incredible isn't it? The Legislative body designed to represent the States has morphed into a defender and rubber stamp of the whims, desires, diktats of our muslim tyrant.

Our Framers got it right. God save us from ourselves.

32 posted on 03/08/2012 12:40:08 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: oldbill

Oops! $7 a gallon, not barrel.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 12:40:31 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But I thought it was Republicans who killed the Keystone pipeline..I believe our fearless leader said that not too long ago.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 12:44:20 PM PST by leenie312
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let's force them to vote, then use that against them in November.
35 posted on 03/08/2012 12:45:55 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only reason Reid is still in the senate is because of the Nevada Republican leadership.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 12:47:19 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Jacquerie
The Legislative body designed to represent the States has morphed into a defender and rubber stamp of the whims, desires, diktats of our muslim tyrant.

Very well-put.

37 posted on 03/08/2012 12:50:30 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: blueyon

“This need to be the Main issue of the Republicans during the election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

This is a no-brainer. It is easy for folks to understand. It is common sense. It is popular. It will win over votes.
It will even win an election.

This one small issue perfectly encompasses everything that is wrong in the White House from excessive regulations, foreign affairs, energy policy, rising prices, jobs, national security... everything. You name it, it can be illustrated with the Keystone pipeline.

Therefore, Republicans will talk about Rush Limbaugh, contraception and some college video of Obama that is meaningless.


38 posted on 03/08/2012 12:56:14 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reid wouldn’t make a pimple on an Elephants butt.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 12:59:33 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“Why haven’t Republicans started talking DOWN to anyone who questions what they say and do?”

The relationship that the Dems and Pubbies have is similar to the relationsship between a fishwife and her husband who has not testicular fortitude or backbone. He just goes with the flow to not cause problems and constantly treads on eggshells.

fishwife - A woman regarded as coarse and shrewishly abusive. Also, see DOMINEERING BEYOTCH, HAG, JEZEBEL, MEDUSA, HARPY, HARRIDAN, NAG, OGRESS, SHREW, SLATTERN, STRUMPET, VIRAGO, VIXEN, WITCH, HILLARY CLINTON, SANDRA FLUKE, GLORIA STEINEM, FEMINISTS, MEMBERS OF N.A.G., DEMOCRAT PARTY, et al.


40 posted on 03/08/2012 1:07:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Boomer One

I just am beside myself that a first rate nation is refusing to use its own resources.


41 posted on 03/08/2012 1:35:48 PM PST by television is just wrong
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