Skip to comments.Union leader takes aim at Obama administration over Keystone delays
Posted on 04/26/2014 8:11:57 AM PDT by jazusamo
The head of a major labor union is lambasting President Obama over the latest delay on the Keystone XL pipeline, six years after it was initially proposed.
Terry OSullivan, leader of the Laborers International Union which represents a half-million construction workers, claimed the administration's announcement on Good Friday that it was putting off a decision, possibly until after the midterms, had politics written all over it.
In a Washington Post opinion piece, he suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.
OSullivan has turned to various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal to voice his frustration with the pace of the Keystone process, and saying the only thing holding Obama back is courage.
Last week, the administration announced it is extending a key review period indefinitely a move that may push off a determination on the final project until after the midterm elections.
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Aside from the merits of the pipeline, and the politics, doesn’t it seem odd that Obama just won’t make a decision on this?
This has been studied for five years? We won World War II in less time than we have been considering and studying just one particular project.
Granted it’s a big project, and granted there may be environmental and cost concerns to address. But how many years do you need to study an issue and make a damn decision, one way or the other?
Is Obama voting present on the Keystone pipeline, so he doesn’t tick off his liberal enviro-nazi supporters? Yet he doesn’t want to tick off others by rejecting it outright, so he will continue to say it’s under review and consideration?
Instead can we build a pipeline to the moon, send Obama, Pelosi and Reid up it then destroy it?
They supported him and voted for him. What you sow, you reap the fruits thereof. now they are getting ready to reap the seeds they sowed in 2008 and 2012. Let them cry and shed bitter tears.
I can’t begin to understand his reasons for this.
His supposed jobs for putting a fair number of people to work cries out for this to be approved and the quicker the better.
He must want to stay in the good graces of the eniro-nazis and figured he had the union support sewed up.
It will be absolutely great if a union backlash costs the RATS the senate and if so it will be on 0bama’s shoulders.
I guess the union cash boxes are running dry and this union thug O’Sullivan needs money. What a tool and a fool this guy is.
That's pretty tame language for a union leader, must not have wanted to upset the boy president too much. :)
I can only assume that Obama is trying to smother this project because the project would benefit the United States. I really believe it’s as simple as that. Obama doesn’t give two range-fed figs about the miniscule number of green shirts who oppose Keystone for “environmental” reasons. Demographically, they’re politically irrelevant to him. His raison d’etre is damaging America on as many different levels as possible.
That’s a very real possibility, he’s already totally screwed up our foreign policy and much of our military.
Were they drunk when they got in bed with Obama and having the next morning remorse over bedding a doofus?
They are about to learn that they caught every veneral disease known to man.
Obama serves at the whim of the United Nations. The Keystone Pipeline is not in the interest of the UN/Agenda 21 and thus won’t happen until Obama’s term is finished or some of our other branches of government grow some “antlers”.
As for all the Union thugs who are complaining about this - choke on it a-holes! You helped get this guy elected, now stop your whining and get ready to surrender those “Cadillac Health Plans” of yours.
There are many contradictions in the Democrat Party coalition, and probably none is greater than the fact that environmental worry warts trump jobs that would help workers and unions. The fact too that generally the unions are the big money boys behind the likes of Obama with total disregard for anything but their own supposed economic interest is even stranger when only too often economic interest of unions must take a back seat to the unscientific fears of the radical left’s mercurial environmental desiderata.
Unions are crying like a whore that didn’t get paid. Tough. They supported Obama. Reap the bitter harvest.
Sure depends on whose ox is being gored, doesn’t it?
enviro wackos trump union wackos
Yeah. Truth is we love it when it’s ‘’the other guys’’.
It makes sense when huge bribe money has changed hands. I contend that Obama and the Chicago cabal he belongs to solicit bribes from individuals, corporations and foreign entities (like OPEC) to make favorable domestic and foreign policy decisions. If you follow the money, who benefits from killing the pipeline for eight years?
I heard on Fox yesterday or Friday that some very large donors (e.g., $50M and more)have told Obama they would not contribute mega $$s to his library if he OK’d the pipeline.
That hadn't even crossed my mind but it sounds exactly like something 0bama would do, everything is about and for him, he doesn't give a whit about the country.