Skip to comments.Obama faces angry liberals over pipeline
Posted on 02/01/2013 6:16:51 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
As he begins his second term, President Obama is barreling toward what one Bay Area activist predicts could be "all out warfare" with environmentalists who want him to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, the transcontinental conduit for tar sands fuel from Canada that many scientists say could expedite climate change.
Obama's political dilemma lies in the pipeline's potential upside: The State Department projects that it could deliver 6,000 temporary jobs to the U.S., where 12.2 million people are unemployed. Bay Area liberals leading the Keystone opposition say Obama has only one choice.
"If he doesn't reject it," said Piedmont attorney Guy Saperstein, a former Sierra Club Foundation president and prominent liberal donor, "then I think it should be all out warfare for the next four years."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
The whiff of hypocrisy is always in the air when the Left is going about its business.
They know they are goin’ under da bus. Obama wants to grow the government, enhance his power and reward his cronies. Doesn’t give a hoot about the planet.
The loony left should have no fear. Dear leader will find a way to block the pipeline.
Well you don’t expect our establishmedia to call them on it do you? There might be a Conservative J walking somewhere.
Pray for America
“’If he doesn’t reject it,’ said Piedmont attorney Guy Saperstein, a former Sierra Club Foundation president and prominent liberal donor, ‘then I think it should be all out warfare for the next four years.’”
What are they gonna do? Not vote for him again?
And let’s not forget the blithering ignorant reporter who wrote this story, and described the economic benefits of the pipeline as merely being 6 thousand temporary jobs. Liberals have no concept of cause and effect on oil and the entire damned economy and way of life. Dante is waiting for all of them!!!!
For the sheeperals, it’s all about feeling good about yourself.
For the ruling class, it’s all about amassing more power.
When you know this, everything about the left makes sense.
You see, the “problem” with the pipeline is its “upside”.
And they don’t even mention 50 years of oil as one of the upsides. Note this is now not to stop the pipeline but to stop oil itself.
I thought those were supposed to be "shovel ready" jobs? What changed?
You CARB tax baffoons are insane!
Saudi Arabia 250 Billion Barrels
Canada 3 Trillion Barrels (mostly oil sands)
Canada has 12 times more oil deposits than Saudi Arabia. More like a few centuries supply than a few decades. There will be pipelines built to carry this oil south, west to the Pacific, and perhaps even east to Hudson Bay. The only question is when and which ones come first.
Piedmont attorney Guy Saperstein, a former Sierra Club Foundation president and prominent liberal donor, “then I think it should be all out warfare for the next four years.”
I fear a double mochatino latte with a soy whip bomb being lobbed at the Capitol Building.
Cut off all “imported” (from outside California) oil, gas, coal & electricity. Water, too, while we are at it. Plus reactor fuel and mined resources.
Let the enviro-whackos subsist on solar, wind and Nature’s Own rainfall.
I thought their dear leader lectured all of us not to use such “vitriol”... or violent words like “warfare”....
If you want a revolution in media then the Telecommunications act of 1996 (Al Gore’s baby) must be rescinded.
In the 1990’s there were 85 independent national media companies, today there are 5 media companies all under the payroll of the Obama administration.
Local independent media is a requirement for a free society. Citizens apparently don’t care and have allowed the Telecommunications act of 1996 to stand.
Yes they would.
You see they, like Diane Feinstein, have ‘investments’ in China and make money from the pollution and loss of American jobs to China. They want nothing to change.
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