Skip to comments.‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt
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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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.
Obama will never ‘pivot’ to the center.
That “y’all” is of course intended for “our” side. She’s part of the other side.
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.
Obama caves to the greenies,and Dem congressmen get hung out to dry.Sooner or later,Obama knifes everybody in the back.
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.
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!
Who knew she left ND for NH?
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.
Heidi should know all about delays and litigation. I believe at the beginning of her career, she was an EPA lawyer.
it’s just a freaking PIPELINE!!!
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.
Keep lapping up his lies Democrats, you fools!
Well, I’ve always said democrats are revolting...
Tom Steyer alone is waving $100 million under dem noses to keep this from going through
They are merely reading from a prepared script. they are lapping up nothing. They are spreading the BS.
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.
Øbama votes “present” and people are surprised???
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You say that now, Mary, but when Reid issues the Senate
"hog-call" you'll be right there in line waiting for the slop
NOTHING is more important than the Rats expanding their permanent base of voters and creating a lock on power in perpetuity. Nothing.
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.
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.
Go ahead and sell it to China, Canada.
Don’t they know how hard it is to get good tee times?
The man can’t miss a tee time. Geeez.
“and Dem congressmen get hung out to dry”
And this is a bad thing why? :)
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.
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.
He will never allow it and neither will President Hillary.
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.
Bammy needs to be tied to a tank car in one of Buffett’s Oil Trains of Death.
“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?”
That we have an economy held hostage by one man is dictatorship.
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?
This is proof positive to me that O will do anything to keep the economy from improving.Better minds than mine can figure why.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
Exactly. Well said.
his answer is NO!
There is a solution for this that is in our constitution: Impeachment.
Let’s face it this is more than politics Obama is a fanatic.
Plus it’s politics.
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?