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Effort to Approve Keystone Collapases in Senate
CNN ^ | May 12, 201 | Fred Barrett

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:02 PM PDT by lbryce

A bipartisan Senate effort to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline collapsed Monday making it unlikely a politically potent vote on the project will take place before November’s midterm election.

A vote on Keystone was tied to the fate of an unrelated energy efficiency bill that has support in both parties. But that measure failed to get the 60 votes it needed to move forward after getting bogged down in partisan fighting over whether GOP amendments would be allowed.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buffett; climatechange; energy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; keysonte; keystone; keystonexl; oil; oligarchy; pipeline; senatefailure

1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:03 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
Let the Democrats own the absence of jobs, Obamacare, and the other failed policies they have dumped on the American People.

There's an Election coming...

2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:22:18 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: lbryce

A shame. Times like this would be more advantageous to have only 50 votes.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:22:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: lbryce

The finest politicians money can buy.
Thank god our rulers care for us.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:23:48 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: lbryce

Follow the Money!!!!


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:26:21 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Post5203

Well we were told here that principle didn’t matter. Here is another example of that stupidity.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: lbryce

we need more wind farms to kill birds and bats.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:30:23 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

America had a chance to dump this scum and his scummy pals who control the senate back a couple of year ago. They didn’t. He was reelected for the gift of free stuff. Americans will step in it again come November.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 4:32:41 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: lbryce
From the article:

"When Democratic leaders said they would schedule a vote on Keystone they did so knowing a bill ultimately would probably fail, but they still hoped that holding the vote would be helpful to their vulnerable Democrats facing re-election. Three of 17 Democrats who had supported a non-binding vote on the issue a year ago said they would not vote for it in the current form, all but assuring it could not get the 60 votes needed to succeed."

If the above is accurate, the [R] Senators knew the bill was going to fail no matter what. Presumably, obstructing the vote on the bill (by insisting on being allowed to propose/debate amendments) prevented the Dems who are running for re-election in red states to campaign on the premise that they voted for the Keystone pipeline...even though the bill failed.

9 posted on 05/12/2014 4:42:30 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: All
Your USG is _so_ bought and paid for; it is completely overrun with foreign interests from within and key lobbying and special interest, institutions funded or controlled by scores of hundred billion dollars of wealth transferred to foreign nations, mostly your enemies.
10 posted on 05/12/2014 4:47:00 PM PDT by veracious
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To: lbryce
"Effort to Approve Keystone Collapases in Senate..."

.... America has long since ceased to be the Great and Mighty Engine and Compass of Freedom ...

.... It's now dissolved into an insignificant Country of Politics and nothing more.

..... Doomed to wander in the desolate wilderness of backstabbing and bickering. She has lost her way and her pride is broken. Until perhaps one day when she is weary of consuming herself, amid the vast sea of empty of vacuous political discord perhaps another champion of freedom will once again rise to restore to her the freedom that she ripped from her heart and cast into that same sea of emptiness.

11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:48:20 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: lbryce

Anyone going to correct the spelling in the headline?


12 posted on 05/12/2014 5:27:38 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Smokin' Joe

The last thing the GOP needs to do at this point is to help the Rats out of the hole they dug.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 5:56:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

At least the Senate Reps helped Obama get an amnesty bill thru. And Boehner and Cantor are working on one now in the House. You can bet the Reps will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the midterms.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 8:04:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: lbryce

“Effort to Approve Keystone Collapses in Senate”

Interesting headline. When something the liberals oppose fails in the senate. It had bi partisan support and it just happened to collapse. Yet when something that the liberals favors fails in the Senate, the headline is “republicans block...”.

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15 posted on 05/13/2014 3:33:30 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lbryce
Reid’s decision may hurt moderate Senate Democrats such as Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Mark Begich of Alaska who are up for re-election this fall in red states and who support Keystone. For instance, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who chairs the energy committee, has made passing Keystone a top legislative and political priority as she runs for a third term in a state that is heavily dependent on the energy industry for jobs.

Which is why the GOP made sure the vote would fail. If they take the Senate then they can pass it anyway. In the mean time they can use this as something to beat up the Democrats with.

16 posted on 05/13/2014 3:40:13 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: lbryce
... an unrelated energy efficiency bill

I wonder what that one's about. No doubt, more "green" tyranny causing energy prices to "necessarily skyrocket."

17 posted on 05/13/2014 6:22:05 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: lbryce

The election campaigns have hardly started, both parties need time to shakedown Warren Buffett and his oil trains...before they even consider Keystone XL.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: lonevoice

Yeah, the dims knew, and they also had to know they were watering into the wind without having a veto-proof vote so as to beat the White Hut Kenyan behind his jugears. A serious effort would require 2/3 or so of the dims being with it. Smoke? mirror? anybody?


19 posted on 05/13/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: lbryce

dumbasses - every one


20 posted on 05/13/2014 3:27:43 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: lonevoice

The GOP is playing to win.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Smokin' Joe

This is just disinformation and cover.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 7:40:29 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: veracious

This man speaks the truth. In the long list of interests, we are last in line.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 8:33:47 PM PDT by Brae Jager (It's too late for some, far too late)
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To: Fitzy_888
It is a common misconception that the Keystone XL will make a significant difference in rail traffic. It won't, really, because the trains are going places the pipelines won't. Additionally, the Keystone XL will not carry more than 1/10 of the crude oil coming from the Williston Basin in the Bakken/Three Forks fields, instead primarily bringing Tar Sands bitumen (heavy crude) from Alberta.

Buffet's billions are safe, either way.

BTW, if Obama and Buffet are such buddies, why is the Obama regime trying its damndest to shut down the very oil production filling those rail cars? There has been an ongoing attempt from sandbagging on Federal Lease drilling and location construction permits, to attacking hydraulic fracturing (from a few angles, all unwarranted), to now the anti-rail campaign, and as we are seeing here, a push to slow down oil development in ND and elsewhere, even as the infrastructure to support it is being completed. The Obama administration has been quietly waging war on the oil and gas industry from day one.

24 posted on 05/13/2014 8:58:39 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kabar
You can bet the Reps will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the midterms.

Gen. Jubilation T Cornpone and the rest of that bunch in the RNC have been doing a fabulous job of throwing elections the past few cycles. It makes you wonder whose side they are on...(besides their own).

25 posted on 05/13/2014 9:01:59 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Luke21

It is a common gambit on the Hill to posture by showing support for doomed legislation that favors what the constituents want. That way anyone can point to a vote in the campaign as if there actually was a snowball’s chance in hell of the bill passing, and bidness as usual continues—at our expense, and often to our mutual detriment.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 9:05:25 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I remember during the talk radio boom back in 1994. Mike Reagan would spend scads of time reading bill numbers and telling people to call their representatives. Talk about Don Quixote. It was a Dem congress and Clinton was president.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

Yes, but if you paid attention, you knew what they were up to, and it was interesting to see which democrats got a pass to vote against what for the home district’s consumption.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 9:59:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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