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‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt
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Posted on 04/18/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections.

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay.

"It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.H., said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: heidiheitkamp; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; northdakota; obama; opec; recession; worstprezever
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1 posted on 04/18/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
Well y'all keep trying to be “bi-partisan” and “reach across the aisle”, what do you expect? None of you will call Hussein to account in any meaningful way. So you just have to hope that the voters miraculously know which side to blame, and since you won't confront their lies and propaganda, they probably will blame the wrong side.
2 posted on 04/18/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why is it ridiculous? The fate of the economy, jobs, energy policy, national security, all are far lower concerns than womens’ access to contraception, and the clean and freshly washed feet of illegal immigrants when it comes to cobbling together the winning mishmosh of elements the DNCC believes it needs for electoral success.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 12:33:37 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama will never ‘pivot’ to the center.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 12:33:53 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Red in Blue PA

That “y’all” is of course intended for “our” side. She’s part of the other side.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Damned Dem idiot’s are far too stupid to understand how stupid they are.

Double indirect infinite recursively Charley Brown stupid.

After one bait and switch after another they still haven’t figured it out and never will.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 12:36:12 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama caves to the greenies,and Dem congressmen get hung out to dry.Sooner or later,Obama knifes everybody in the back.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 12:38:18 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Red in Blue PA
It's ALL about the campaign cash.

The right thing obviously is to build the pipeline and create jobs.

But Obama will lose millions and millions from the enviroNazis if he does so.

It's completely disgusting.

8 posted on 04/18/2014 12:38:47 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: mrsmel

Now don’t be cross...we all have to line up and vote for them ‘no matter what’. So I hear.

Lets do that and ensure Barry gets away with this too. Because he doesn’t need Democrats. He has liberal republicans, elected my ‘us’ to bail him out. Of F and F, of Bhenghazi, of the IRS thing....all sorts of lesser evil!


9 posted on 04/18/2014 12:39:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
-- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.H--

Who knew she left ND for NH?

10 posted on 04/18/2014 12:41:43 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.H., said in a statement.

Don't be coy, Heidi. This is exactly how your people do things.
11 posted on 04/18/2014 12:44:40 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I find it hard to believe that Obama would lose so many of his slavish loyalists that this could over-ride a veto if a Keystone bill went the legislative route.

All talk.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: andyk

Heidi should know all about delays and litigation. I believe at the beginning of her career, she was an EPA lawyer.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Red in Blue PA

lol

it’s just a freaking PIPELINE!!!

unbelievable.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"This decision is irresponsible, unnecessary and unacceptable," [Sen. Landrieu] said. "By making it clear that they will not move the process forward until there is a resolution in a lawsuit in Nebraska, the administration is sending a signal that the small minority who oppose the pipeline can tie up the process in court forever. There are 42,000 jobs, $20 billion in economic activity and North America's energy security at stake."

It's your party, Mary, baby. And your vote in the Senate is one of the things that keeps them in power -- and keeps your state behind the eight-ball.

Ergo, it's time for your party -- and you -- to go.

15 posted on 04/18/2014 12:49:19 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Red in Blue PA

Keep lapping up his lies Democrats, you fools!


16 posted on 04/18/2014 12:49:57 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, I’ve always said democrats are revolting...


17 posted on 04/18/2014 12:50:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: what's up

Tom Steyer alone is waving $100 million under dem noses to keep this from going through


18 posted on 04/18/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT by digger48
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To: jmaroneps37

They are merely reading from a prepared script. they are lapping up nothing. They are spreading the BS.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 12:55:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Farmer Dean
With 11 Dims "on record" (liars all, looking for cover), the House should pass a Bill exempting Keystone from further review and debiting the budget of every Federal Agency by 10% for every month it is delayed hereafter.

THEN we'll see where those so-called "moderate" Dim Senators really stand.

That's how Newt would have handled it in the olden days.

20 posted on 04/18/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Øbama votes “present” and people are surprised???


21 posted on 04/18/2014 12:57:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All


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22 posted on 04/18/2014 12:58:17 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: okie01
Harry Reid, Mary Landrieu

You say that now, Mary, but when Reid issues the Senate
"hog-call" you'll be right there in line waiting for the slop…

23 posted on 04/18/2014 12:58:28 PM PDT by mikrofon (Easter BUMP)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

NOTHING is more important than the Rats expanding their permanent base of voters and creating a lock on power in perpetuity. Nothing.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 12:59:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Mariner

With the cowards we have on the GOP? Good Idea but it would require willpower to fight back they have not had in 20 years.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The decision to NOT build Keystone was made in the White House years ago... But the Juvenile President has planned all along to not announce it until after the midterms. Why anyone in the world would be surprised by this latest announcement, and it’s timing, is a total mystery to me.....! Given the Agenda of the executive branch, it was very obvious to predict.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 1:01:38 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Red in Blue PA

Go ahead and sell it to China, Canada.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 1:04:05 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t they know how hard it is to get good tee times?
The man can’t miss a tee time. Geeez.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 1:06:38 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Farmer Dean

“and Dem congressmen get hung out to dry”

And this is a bad thing why? :)


29 posted on 04/18/2014 1:09:06 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
"With the cowards we have on the GOP? Good Idea but it would require willpower to fight back they have not had in 20 years"

They're saving all their willpower for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

And they will not have to worry about their political future due to all the new Dims either.

We'll vote them out THIS YEAR!

All the articles I read about the demographics and political leanings of "immigrants" being a death knell to some future GOP make me laugh.

Whenever the GOP votes this in, they will be instantly, politically, dead. They'd be lucky to get 30% of their incumbents reelected in the first election following the act.

30 posted on 04/18/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Kabuki theatre intended to make some Democrat senators up for re-election look “moderate”.

If the Democrats TRULY cared about America, they would vote to repeal Obama’s Death Panels.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 1:10:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red in Blue PA

He will never allow it and neither will President Hillary.


32 posted on 04/18/2014 1:11:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Mariner

That isn’t willpower. It’s cowardice. Raw, pure and unfiltered. They fear the New York Times and MSNBC. And getting unfriended by their BFFs in LaRaza and Nambla.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 1:13:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bammy needs to be tied to a tank car in one of Buffett’s Oil Trains of Death.


34 posted on 04/18/2014 1:17:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AU72

“Obama will never ‘pivot’ to the center.”

The verb “pivot” was ill-conceived. It means to turn away from as well as to turn towards. So, if they’re turning towards jobs they’re turning away from...what? It has so many negative connotations I can’t believe that’s what the focus-grouped. It makes you wonder what the runner-up was. “Move away from communism?”


35 posted on 04/18/2014 1:25:10 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

That we have an economy held hostage by one man is dictatorship.


36 posted on 04/18/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What’s to stop Obama and “conservatives” making a deal at some point that Obama approves Keystone and the “conservatives” cave on the invasion of the US?


37 posted on 04/18/2014 1:29:16 PM PDT by grania
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To: JustTheTruth

This is proof positive to me that O will do anything to keep the economy from improving.Better minds than mine can figure why.


38 posted on 04/18/2014 1:58:36 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: grania
What’s to stop Obama and “conservatives” making a deal at some point that Obama approves Keystone and the “conservatives” cave on the invasion of the US?

That's my concern. The best principle is not to make any deal with Obama until he is gone in 2017.

The Canadians should open their pocketbook and build a massive refinery. It would be worth it, since they have 200 billion barrels of proven feasible reserves.

39 posted on 04/18/2014 2:05:25 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have to admit I have not researched each of the individual Dem positions, but those Dems mentioned in the article,,are they are up for re-election this midterm cycle? If so, I’d say that their foot-stamping is for show and only for show.


40 posted on 04/18/2014 2:10:09 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: mrsmel
"Well y'all keep trying to be “bi-partisan” and “reach across the aisle”, what do you expect? None of you will call Hussein to account in any meaningful way. So you just have to hope that the voters miraculously know which side to blame, and since you won't confront their lies and propaganda, they probably will blame the wrong side.?

Yeah, it is probably time for Boehner to come out and advocate comprehensive immigration reform, AKA amnesty, again to make sure the base is so mad at the GOP that the Rats will gain seats in November rather that be swept from office in a rational act. The GOPe works as the cub scouts of the Democrats so they will screw this up again (or just do their part to assure that the uniparty retains power.)

41 posted on 04/18/2014 2:14:47 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: okie01
[Mary Landrieu says] the administration is sending a signal that the small minority who oppose the pipeline can tie up the process in court forever.

ROFLMBO!!! OMG does it get any more precious than that?!?!

A "small minority tieing up things in court forever" is the NAME OF THE GAME for your side, Mizz Lan-DREW. Wake up and smell the beignets!

42 posted on 04/18/2014 2:15:40 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: mrsmel

Exactly. Well said.


43 posted on 04/18/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

44 posted on 04/18/2014 2:22:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Red in Blue PA

his answer is NO!


45 posted on 04/18/2014 2:24:03 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: TexasFreeper2009
This is a map of the thousands of oil and gas pipelines in the US.


46 posted on 04/18/2014 2:26:26 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Farmer Dean

There is a solution for this that is in our constitution: Impeachment.


47 posted on 04/18/2014 2:28:09 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Voting present...again.


48 posted on 04/18/2014 2:53:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: AU72

Let’s face it this is more than politics Obama is a fanatic.

Plus it’s politics.


49 posted on 04/18/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: kabar

Can someone please articulate to the American people just how much Obama DESPISES American jobs and success?

Or how truly insane are the beliefs of leftists like Obama, Kerry, Pelosi?


50 posted on 04/18/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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