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‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt
Fox News ^ | April 18 2014 | No Attribution

Posted on 04/19/2014 7:47:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

he Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend 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 proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backlash; keystonepipeline; midterms
the will of the people may be done yet...
1 posted on 04/19/2014 7:47:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ground Airforce One trips until Keystone XL is approved. If the consumption of oil is so problematic for this moron, then do as you say buddy.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 7:49:24 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog
A New Austerity Program For Obie,,,and Family

Step One.

NO VACATIONS.....foreign nor Domestic until this business is attended to,


3 posted on 04/19/2014 7:53:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Notice how the news was quietly released on a holiday Friday, so hopefully no one would notice.

Even the ObamaAdmin doesn’t like their own decision!


4 posted on 04/19/2014 7:54:50 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: blackdog

Don’t the four AF1s belong to the Navy via the Marines? I bet there is actually a law that could be defunded: great idea, grounding zero and his beard!


5 posted on 04/19/2014 7:54:54 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: canuck_conservative

They are running true to form!!

I suspect that the Bunkerville fiasco my get a replay this weekend..


6 posted on 04/19/2014 7:59:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The pResident votes ‘Present’ again.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 7:59:33 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: MeshugeMikey

With the apparent defections in the Senate, I wonder if there could be enough votes for a veto override. That would be the ultimate embarrassment for that arrogant sack of shit.

Then again, with his apparent cowardice on this issue due to his indecision, he’d probably be happy to have the matter taken out of his hands. Thus far, he seems to be defaulting to his tradition of ‘voting present’, rather than making a choice which will anger people. On one side, you have the envirowackos+moonbat party base(who write big checks), and on the other you have labor, energy interests, and the people at large who would benefit from the jobs in a down economy. Whatever he chooses, someone is going to be pissed.

Personally, I think that this even being an issue demonstrates just how incredibly stupid our country has become. Any sane nation would have already constructed this pipeline because of its obvious benefit. Does anyone believe this would happen in Russia or China?


8 posted on 04/19/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: MeshugeMikey

He doesn’t care. He’s a MUSLIM. How many times do I have to say this. 100% purebred crazy MUSLIM!


9 posted on 04/19/2014 8:03:06 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: KoRn

the posturing rube wants to put this off...until after the midterms...but America clearly does not see it that way

He loses...WE WIN!

He writing a bum ticket...for the future of the democrack party..


10 posted on 04/19/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: KoRn

Some well reasoned speculation over at PJ Media goes:

Obama has put Keystone on hold indefinitely;

Obama thus calms some environmental whackos;

Between now and September or October Obama will find another bone for those whackos; and,

In September or October Obama will ok Keystone just in time for the Senate Dems to have something to crow about just before the election.

That sounds about right to me.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT by Tom D.
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cui Bono or who benefits from this decision?

#1. The Opecker Princes and Muslim role models for Obozo. A safe bet this decision was funded by the Opecker Princes to keep Canadian Oil out of here and to force California and other left wing states to keep importing Opecker oil.

#2. This is payback to the anti America enviroterrorists.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 8:13:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Obama can say all he wants that he’s pro American.
He’s not, he’s for the destruction of this country.
Keystone is one of many, many examples!


13 posted on 04/19/2014 8:15:05 AM PDT by Lucky2 (Impeach the bastard!)
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To: KoRn

——I wonder ——

For there to be a veto, there must be a vote.

Dingy Harry will not permit a vote. For there to be a vote, Dingy Harry must be removed


14 posted on 04/19/2014 8:16:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blackdog

Couldn’t agree more. Ground these perma-vacationers. Build or maintain the course at Camp David and take this unknowns pen and phone away until the truth overtakes him.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 8:19:52 AM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: Tom D.
In September or October Obama will ok Keystone just in time for the Senate Dems to have something to crow about just before the election.

They could approve it now, then have actual economic activity to crow about.

Everyone keeps thinking, naw, they couldn't actually be so stupid as to put politics ahead of jobs, this is just a decoy until a later u-turn ...

Nope .... this idiocy is what the ObamaAdmin is really made of!


16 posted on 04/19/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: MeshugeMikey
or they have decided the better tactic for dems in tough reelection battles...is to be able to show they are opposing the administration...ie independent minded democrats.
17 posted on 04/19/2014 8:25:25 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: bert

Isn’t it the case a 2/3 majority in the Senate can force a vote, whether the Senate Majority Leader approves or not? Even if there were enough votes to override, I wouldn’t expect the Dem Senators to run over Reid like that.

Funny how Reid justified the use of the “Nuclear Option” because too many Republican Senators were “obstructing” 0bama’s agenda, while he all on his own can use his position as Majority Leader to ‘obstruct’ on a grand scale. The position of Senate Majority Leader is probably among the top-five single most powerful people in the country.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 8:32:01 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Katya

oh that does seem a strong possibility now that youve mentioened it


19 posted on 04/19/2014 8:32:57 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Lucky2

hes not folling anyone with an iq above room temperature.

those who might choose to disagree with your proper assertion...are either dumber that a box of rocks or as corrupt as he is!


20 posted on 04/19/2014 8:37:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Grampa Dave
Ackmed the dead terrorist is not pleased...and is rumored to have suggested that managing FREE REPUBLIC be added to the list of Responsibilites for the As Yet Unknown Government Agency..


21 posted on 04/19/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Obama is beholden to the enviro-wacko fringe of the population. He does not seem to care about the others, many out-of-work, middle class citizens. I actually think he believes he is immune to any negative reaction among his base, and can do anything and get away with it.

It will be interesting to see whether the reaction to this latest, goofy, decision will affect his numbers and those of the Democrats, especially in the Midwest.

There is no better word to describe Obama than the simple noun, ‘dope’.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 8:43:47 AM PDT by Gumdrop (Q)
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To: Gumdrop



23 posted on 04/19/2014 8:48:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: canuck_conservative

Our northern neighbors should continue with plans to pipe their oil west and feed it to Asia to get paid for it. If we get rid of the “Progressives” running the US in 2016, and Canada still has interest, perhaps a deal can be done. Don’t expect any changes till then.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 9:03:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
It is kinda funny and sad when you realize the president junkets from fundraiser to fundraiser in Airforce One several times a week to raise money from liberals and progressives who want to stop oil production and refining.

What can one say about the logic of these people? It's like the Global Warming conference they had in Brazil, and flew their diesel limosenes in their transport airplanes (like C-5's) to drive to and from the resort and kept their drivers running the engines for fifteen hours a day to keep the cars cool. Several hundred of them.

25 posted on 04/19/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: txhurl

Apply a carbon tax to every Airforce One trip. His fundraisers should just about break even. Really! That’s what liberals want so bad!


26 posted on 04/19/2014 9:21:25 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Tom D.
In September or October Obama will ok Keystone just in time for the Senate Dems to have something to crow about just before the election.

And then in December use some excuse to shut down construction.

27 posted on 04/19/2014 9:42:38 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: KoRn

Speaking of pipelines, it makes you wonder if we would be allowed to build the Alaska pipeline today. The way the enviro-extremists have such power, veto power apparently over major projects such as refineries and pipelines and nuclear plants, how do we neuter these people????


28 posted on 04/19/2014 10:06:56 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"makes you wonder if we would be allowed to build the Alaska pipeline today"

Not only no....but HELL NO.

I saw a documentary on that recently, and it's nothing short of amazing, what those people did. There's no way it could be done today with all of the agencies involved, rules/regulations, and potential liability concerns. It surely wouldn't be built as quickly as they did it, even with all of the modern technology and efficiencies that we have today. Pretty sad really.

29 posted on 04/19/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Eliminate their use of the courts. A


30 posted on 04/19/2014 8:02:55 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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