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Senate rejects GOP measure to build oil pipeline
cnn.com ^ | 3/8/12 | Ted Barrett. Dana Bash. and Alan Silverleib, CNN

Posted on 03/08/2012 2:12:01 PM PST by ColdOne

Washington (CNN) -- The Senate narrowly rejected a Republican-sponsored measure Thursday that would have bypassed the Obama administration's current objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed construction on the controversial project to move forward immediately.

Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the amendment -- four short of the 60 required for approval. Eleven Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus in backing the plan.

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


TOPICS: Canada; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; china; keystonexl; opec

1 posted on 03/08/2012 2:12:02 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“Eleven Democrats”

Re-Election cover. Spare none at the ballot box. Show no mercy!


2 posted on 03/08/2012 2:14:35 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DarthVader

Show no mercy and make the same bunch of crooked bums vote on it again every damn week from now until November.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 2:16:57 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: ColdOne

Print multiple copies of this story. Scotch tape it to a gas pump every time you fill up.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 2:21:19 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: ColdOne
High gas prices - no pipeline - campaign issue!!!!

It sure was when Obama was campaigning against Bush.

5 posted on 03/08/2012 2:21:19 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: MissesBush

that is a good idea.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 2:24:51 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Can’t the Dems be forced to filibuster?


7 posted on 03/08/2012 2:25:06 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: Kenny500c

Can’t the Dems be forced to filibuster?


Not right now. Dems are in the majority and Reid
controls the rules.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 2:26:47 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

Now ALL Democrats are fixed with the stigma that they are AGAINST JOBS, AGAINST ENERGY INDEPENDENCE and AGAINST AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM! Make ‘em wear it like Hester Prynn’s scarlet “A”!


9 posted on 03/08/2012 2:27:57 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DarthVader

If the Republicans had any sense (unfortunately, they do not) they would adopt this as their number one issue for November.

It is something that every thnking American can understand. Everything can be tied to the pipeline as an example of why the Democrats MUST go.

Jobs.
Energy policy.
Jobs.
Gas Prices.
Jobs.
Government Regulations.
Jobs.
National Security.
Jobs.
Gas Prices.
Jobs.
Gas Prices.
Jobs.

Democrats can’t run from it. They own it.

Any Republican that doesn’t talk about the Keystone Pipeline at every opportunity deserves to lose. Every issue can and should be tied to the pipeline.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 2:29:38 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Reid just gave us the Senate. No wonder Obama won’t support them. They are going to put everything behind keeping the White House.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 2:31:01 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne; DoughtyOne; sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; All

Well, we lose again. Let’s see if Boner & McConnell stay on this relentlessly, or go back to their caves, pretending it never happened.Their history over 3 years is the caves.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 2:34:59 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne

[Democratic opposition to the Republican measure was complicated by reports last week that former President Bill Clinton came out in favor of building the pipeline.]


13 posted on 03/08/2012 2:35:27 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: massgopguy

The Chicago goons must have some good stuff on all these Dems to make it riskier for there reelection. I wonder how many of those that voted against it are up this year?


14 posted on 03/08/2012 2:35:43 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Don Corleone

It’s more than a Stigma, it’s fact that Democrats would rather back Obama than save the economy of this country.

Look at it this way. When Catholic Democrats back Obama aginst their Church and Jesus Christ, their country certainl;y means nothing to them.

They are selling out their own families for Obamacare.
The member of this Congress made themselves exempt from Obama care they knew how bad it was, but their families, their parents, their children are all stuck with it.

Anyone who sells out their family , their Church, their country ,to back a racist, bigoted, arrogant, spiteful,enemy of America is a low life POS in my book.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 2:36:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ColdOne; All

What did you expect?
Buffet OWNS Obama, and expects Democrats to PROTECT HIS INVESTMENTS.

But, it’s not cronyism because... Well, just because. Ask anyone at CNN.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 2:36:49 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ColdOne

SABOTAGED BY OBAMA
17 posted on 03/08/2012 2:36:56 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FerociousRabbit; All

“If the Republicans had any sense (unfortunately, they do not) they would adopt this as their number one issue for November.

It is something that every thnking American can understand. Everything can be tied to the pipeline as an example of why the Democrats MUST go.

Jobs.

They should pound it every day.....they won’t though.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 2:38:00 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
Democrats ALL want NINE DOLLAR PER GALLON gasoline...tell ALL your friends. If you have ANY Democrats in your family; tell them to stay HOME this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any Democrat heirs? Cut them out of the will.

Time for tough love.

19 posted on 03/08/2012 2:40:33 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ColdOne

Notice how the leftwing lapdog CNN calls it a “controversial project”? No liberal CNN, it is NOT a “controversial project”. It is a necessary and job-building, economic winning smart project killed by radical big government leftists.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 2:43:36 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Venturer
Anyone who sells out their family, their Church, their country; to back a racist, bigoted, arrogant, spiteful, enemy of America like Barack Hussein Obama is a low life POS in my book.

...just a little tinkering so the dullards looking in from DU and KOS know exactly who you are talking about...well done!

21 posted on 03/08/2012 2:44:37 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: massgopguy

Petroleum Institute + Citizens United = Monster Blitzkrieg of Negative Ads


22 posted on 03/08/2012 2:48:47 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Thanks ColdOne.
23 posted on 03/08/2012 2:52:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Better yet, ask them all to start calling themselves SOCIALISTS, not Democrats. JFK was a Democrat. 0bama, Reid, Schumer, Pelosi and all the major players currently in control of our gov’t are not Democrats!


24 posted on 03/08/2012 2:53:10 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: ColdOne

25 posted on 03/08/2012 3:00:23 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: ColdOne

This is such a shock.

Imagine the Dems and Obama wanting higher gas prices and higher unemployment.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 3:06:44 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

27 posted on 03/08/2012 3:18:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; ColdOne; DoughtyOne; sickoflibs; AuntB

Meanwhile, Obama promises weapons to Israel if they don’t attack Iran until after the election (War -> high oil prices). After, the election, who cares about gas prices, the economy, etc. Reminds me of Mexican politics — the day after the election, no gas in the pumps.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 4:14:34 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ColdOne; DoughtyOne; sickoflibs; AuntB

Netanyahu was on to Obama before he ever met him.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 4:18:18 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne

The 11 Democratic defections were Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Bob Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Jim Webb (Va.). 

Just a cover your ass vote by these cowards since they knew the others were voting against it...especially Mark Pryor. He would like to have voted with the rest of the loons but being from an oil state he would have committed political suicide.


30 posted on 03/08/2012 4:23:54 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

Who were the two Pubbies who missed the vote, I wonder?


31 posted on 03/08/2012 4:31:30 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Netanyahu was on to Obama before he ever met him.”

I like Netanyahu. I don’t care what he does or who he likes, just let him talk. He claims my prize for the sexiest male voice alive. No! I’m not dead yet...close, but not quite.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 7:30:48 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

Net is a brilliant man...check his credentials. I did : )


33 posted on 03/08/2012 7:37:21 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Brown Deer

yep


34 posted on 03/08/2012 7:41:05 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MissesBush
Print multiple copies of this story. Scotch tape it to a gas pump every time you fill up.

Especially in swing states.

35 posted on 03/08/2012 9:11:14 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: kcvl
The 11 Democratic defections were Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Bob Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Jim Webb (Va.). Just a cover your ass vote by these cowards since they knew the others were voting against it...especially Mark Pryor. He would like to have voted with the rest of the loons but being from an oil state he would have committed political suicide.

Yes, but that doesn't keep the GOP from taking advantage of the fact that the pipeline is very popular, and not just in oil-producing states.

36 posted on 03/08/2012 10:09:45 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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