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George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is a 'No-Brainer’
Newsmax ^ | 3-13-12

Posted on 03/14/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT by STARWISE

TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday.

The $7.6 billion Keystone XL line would generate private-sector employment and government revenue, he said at an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference in San Diego. The U.S. government’s budget deficit is unsustainable and must be reduced by supporting industry, Bush said.

“The clear goal ought to be how to get the private sector to grow,” said Bush, who spoke during a luncheon at the conference. “If you say that, then an issue like the Keystone pipeline becomes an easy issue.”

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To: STARWISE

That’s two former Presidents that have said so now.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 1:08:36 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

.. Ping!


3 posted on 03/14/2012 1:08:42 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: MNDude

Unfortunately we have a brain-dead leader who reads thru a teleprompter..


4 posted on 03/14/2012 1:10:06 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana
Unfortunately we have a brain-dead leader who reads thru a teleprompter..

Yep, we've elected Ron Burgundy. "Go F--- yourself, America."

5 posted on 03/14/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: STARWISE

“No brainer”. That’s why this President won’t approve of it. “No brains.”


6 posted on 03/14/2012 1:17:54 PM PDT by RC2
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To: STARWISE

But killing the pipeline as a way to promote the leftist agenda of a poverty-stricken, powerless nation is also a no-brainer... if you have a leftist agenda.

The question really isn’t one of brains so much as it is of agenda.

George W Bush, for all his faults (and they are/were numerous), has/had an agenda of a strong and healthy USA.

The Muslim In Chief has an opposite agenda.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Saw the “No Brainer” comment, thought of the WH and HAD to see what was posted here. C’mon folks hit the meat head hard!


8 posted on 03/14/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. We need a solvent)
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To: samtheman

When the producers of this country decide to allow the people who have been living off the fat of the land to suffer some real pain, and not be able to afford goodies; well, only then will things change.

Just commenting that a pipeline is a no-brainer isn’t going to do the trick. You are right, the men of this country are a stricken, powerless lot.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT by ngat
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To: STARWISE

G.W.Bush is Right the Keystone pipeline is a No Brainer.But who the hell say’s Obama has a brain?


10 posted on 03/14/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: samtheman
As the country is down the tubes, Bush finally speaks out, save Bush go back into your little wormhole.
11 posted on 03/14/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT by the jogger
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To: STARWISE
Price of gas when Obama took Office $1.89 per gal.
12 posted on 03/14/2012 1:33:53 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: MNDude

Hey “George” ANWAR was a “No-Brainer” too.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: STARWISE

By blocking the pipeline, Obama gets campaign contribution from enviornmentalists AND industry. The decision to block the pipeline has nothing to do with our economy. ... It’s the election stupid.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 1:34:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: STARWISE
Everything George Bush said is true so why do I have a visceral, irrational angry reaction when I read his words? Why is my anger not directed at Barack Obama?

Because it seems that George Bush still does not get it. He does not understand that he is not playing a gentleman's game. He does not and cannot see Barak Obama for what he is. Bush does not get that Keystone pipeline is a symbol for Obama's determination to deprive America of energy until he starves and breaks the country.

I get angry because the Bush family so many times has honored the Clintons and even the Obamas and legitimatized them and undercut every effort conservatives mounted to expose the left for what it is. Bush honored Teddy Kennedy in the White House and his family did more than any other family in America to rehabilitate Bill Clinton.

The Keystone pipeline rejection and the throttling of drilling for oil and gas everywhere on the continent where the president's writ would run is a threat to preservation of the nation as a world economic and military power. It is not a no-brainer, it is malevolent.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: the jogger

As the country is down the tubes, Bush finally speaks out


Yep, Mr Bush, it’s a little late now. Stay down on the Ranch and keep quiet. Or go up and yuck it up with the evil bastard in the Oval Office like your dad and brother Jeb did in January.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:13 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: the jogger

Bush has been a let-down as an ex-president.

But then, he was a let-down as a president.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: STARWISE

Well golly gee, George, maybe if you’d rescinded your idiot father’s executive order on offshore drilling in your first three months in office instead of your last three, we might be better off today. You were no conservative when it came to energy!


18 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: samtheman
George W Bush, for all his faults (and they are/were numerous), has/had an agenda of a strong and healthy USA.

There's no doubt that President George W. Bush was a committed Christian and truly loved America. Neither of those can be said for Obama.

Well...faults and all...YES I DO!

..and here's just one of the many reasons why President Bush was far, far better than the fool now residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:


19 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:57 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: opentalk

This was a month ago .. before the latest weekly fuel increases!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Air Force One Costs $179,750 Per Hour
Thursday’s official business/campaign trip to Florida will cost (((we, the taxpayers))) $674,000

http://www.investorplace.com/investorpolitics/air-force-one-costs-179750-per-hour/

Meanwhile,

Obama to Cut Medical Benefits for Active, Retired Military, Not Union Workers
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/200985/obama-to-cut-medical-benefits-for-active-retired-military-not-union-workers/#dCet3QrLRGk2OrGl.99

.

Obama campaign gets more Air Force aircraft (NINE!!!)
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/09/obamas-campaign-gets-more-usaf-aircraft/#ixzz1p16NWSO3

PRAY, WORK TO END THIS TYRANNY & MADNESS!!


20 posted on 03/14/2012 1:45:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Well, it takes one to know one.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: re_nortex

I miss neither him nor McCain.

They BOTH helped put this Obamanation in the Oval Office with their incompetence.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 2:02:45 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: nathanbedford
He [Bush] does not and cannot see Barak Obama for what he is.
We are talking about the man who presided over the imprisonment of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

I will never forgive him for that.

I know, it's a small thing compared to his inability to understand "Obama's determination to deprive America of energy until he starves and breaks the country". But to me, that incident with Ramos and Compean defined the absolute and total obtuseness of President George W Bush.

He has an amazing an frightening ability to be absolutely oblivious to the truth.

23 posted on 03/14/2012 2:05:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: ZULU; re_nortex
I miss neither him nor McCain. They BOTH helped put this Obamanation in the Oval Office with their incompetence.
You are right.
24 posted on 03/14/2012 2:07:37 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: cotton1706; nathanbedford
Can't drop the emotional disorder ... no matter how disconnected from the subject of the thread ...

I see BDS (shoulda, coulda, woulda, must be THE one perfect human mentality) syndromes are still roiling and alive.

Pathetic, especially with the devout, out and out enemy appeasing anti-American, anti-life, anti-religion, anti-freedom evil tyrant and despot at our White House who's doing everything he can to destroy this country and her values, citizen wealth and security .. as opposed to Pres. Bush, who always honored the Office, worked relentlessly to keep us safe (that includes YOU), and always demonstrated and acted with nothing but respect, honor and duty to his presidential responsibilities, guarding the sanctity of life within his power to do, and SO many issues, including and not the least: his total respect and support for our beloved military, in contrast with the utter despicable, abusive disregard and lack of any basic humanity exhibited by the current (R)esident.

Oh yes, I do !! You betcha !! Every single day!

And the same to any others who decide to jump in to moan and complain from your BDS dark pit of negativity.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 2:09:38 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Whereas Obamba gets a solid “F-” Bush gets a “C-” Had Bush stayed away from the squishy social stuff including AMNESTY! he would have probably ended up with a “B+”


26 posted on 03/14/2012 2:31:46 PM PDT 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: STARWISE

What does Mr Peanut say ?


27 posted on 03/14/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Leep

For Gods sake do you think you prove something by bashing Bush?


28 posted on 03/14/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks STARWISE.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 2:42:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (And a sight-unseen STFU and NTSA to Bush-bashers!)
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To: STARWISE
I miss Ronald Reagan. I lived through his administration and know what he did. Dubya, not much. Mostly known for what he should have done but didn't.
30 posted on 03/14/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: STARWISE

Here is the way it works :

An article says GW Bush was seen by 5000 sober individuals ascending into heaven and that the gates of Heaven were opened and angels sang on high,

Freepers then read the article and comment how they hated Bush because he didnr do enough about the Mexican border.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 2:59:27 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: nathanbedford
I get angry because the Bush family so many times has honored the Clintons and even the Obamas and legitimatized them and undercut every effort conservatives mounted to expose the left for what it is. Bush honored Teddy Kennedy in the White House and his family did more than any other family in America to rehabilitate Bill Clinton.

Yep! Another critical failure for 'W' was his inability to replace Dick Cheyney as VP after his first term. Had he done so we might have an 'heir apparent' and we might have been spared the Obama presidency. He could have kept Cheyney in another capacity.

32 posted on 03/14/2012 3:02:51 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

It took Reagan 20 years to become a conservative saint... before that he was hated by people just like you


33 posted on 03/14/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: nathanbedford

Per usual, you are thorough and correct.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 3:09:22 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: woofie

Yep, it proves I don’t care for when Republicans behave like Democrat lite.
If President [fill in the blank] tries to pass Amnesty I will “bash” him,too.
Anyhow, I like G.W.B. Voted for him twice. If that makes you feel any better.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT 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: woofie

Yep .. watch all the “yeah, but” terminal BDS, lost-in-yesterdays, perfection hypocrites jump in.

For all the sane, non-lost-in-BDS, and emotionally disordered .. for the folks who have mature perspective, working memories and reasoning, I think it’s the first time I recall him making ANY statement about ANY political issue publicly since he left office, and he’s been very consistent that he would NOT be dragged into or enter the political fray; therefore, for him to publicly speak this way: I think it says a lot.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 3:24:26 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
Headline at Drudge

Obama's Fix For Gas Prices: "Set Up A Task Force To Look Into Speculation"

37 posted on 03/14/2012 3:30:38 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: woofie
Actually I never hated Reagan. you must be looking in a mirror. Have a nice day, dou---bag.
38 posted on 03/14/2012 5:09:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: STARWISE

Bush don’t stop there. There is so much more to make comments about Obama.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Dubya, not much. Mostly known for what he should have done but didn't.

You have me confused with someone else....I never hated Reagan AND I never hated Bush ....but your comments about Bush make me think your memory might not be so hot. Historians at this point think Bush did too much......someone needs to tell them that you think he didnt do enough

40 posted on 03/14/2012 5:29:10 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: woofie
Historians can think what they want. I think what I want. Any questions?
41 posted on 03/14/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ngat
You are right, the men of this country are a stricken, powerless lot.

More women vote for democrats than men by far.

You can thank women for both the "bent one" and odinga.

Not FReeper women, but women in general so stick it with the broad brush.

42 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:28 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: STARWISE

Sigh. Here we go again. President Bush comes out and makes a statement about something everyone should all agree on. Yet, some of the haters here come out with their claws out and hijack this thread with nasty comments that have nothing to do with the subject at hand.

Wish some folks could direct that same vicious anger at the current occupant in the White House instead. It is a waste of time to bash the former president who spent every waking hour of his presidency protecting this country from another terrorist attack. Guess that is one of Bush’s many successful achievements his “detractors” want to overlook and forget.

BTW, thanks for the ping Star!


43 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:09 PM PDT by pattyvita (Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.)
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To: STARWISE
Oh yes, I do !! You betcha !! Every single day!

And the same to any others who decide to jump in to moan and complain from your BDS dark pit of negativity.

I was going to say something about the DERANGEMENT of those making the pathetic comments here, but you did it better.

THANK YOU, STARWISE!!!

(I'd feel sorry for the nutcases if they didn't bring the disease on themselves.....)

btw, President Bush is continuing to do in his post-presidency what he did during his eight years in office.......conduct himself with complete dignity and grace, care for others, serve his country, and fight for FREEDOM.

Anyone who doesn't miss this great patriot is to be pitied.

Fortunately, the vast majority of them are hardcore leftists and the few still hanging around here are hardly worth the bother....

44 posted on 03/14/2012 6:55:01 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: the jogger; samtheman
You know, if you dweebs had a modicum of intelligence or knowledge about what President Bush has been doing for the last 3 years, you wouldn't say such incredibly stupid things about him.

I wouldn't advertise my ignorance, were I you. Makes you look really, really bad......

45 posted on 03/14/2012 7:00:03 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: woofie
One of the remarkable things about the 'perfect' conservatives is that they have forgotten how much they hated Reagan while he was in office.

Fortunately, those of us who didn't hate him remember, and have a much different, and more accurate perspective about the tiny minority who hate President Bush.

They're not well, woofie. They're not well at all.....

46 posted on 03/14/2012 7:02:54 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: pattyvita
I think that most of these mindless haters have forgotten 9/11, patty.

Or perhaps they're in the group who thinks President Bush planned it..........wouldn't surprise me in the least if Charlie Sheen posts here. :)

47 posted on 03/14/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

“I’m not going to spend my time criticizing him. There are plenty of critics in the arena,” Bush said. “He deserves my silence.”-GWBush 2009


48 posted on 03/14/2012 7:08:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Yep. Nothing but class.

It's what ALL good ex-Presidents do. It's how ALL good ex-Presidents behave toward their successors.

Or have you forgotten?

49 posted on 03/14/2012 7:25:07 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

How could I have forgotten? I’m the one that posted the exact quote. I remembered him saying it.


50 posted on 03/14/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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