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The Anti-Jobs President (Obama rejects the Keystone XL pipeline and blames Congress)
WSJ ^ | 1-18-2012

Posted on 01/18/2012 4:58:03 PM PST by Dysart

The central conflict of the Obama Presidency has been between the jobs and growth crisis he inherited and the President's hell-for-leather pursuit of his larger social-policy ambitions. The tragedy is that the economic recovery has been so lackluster because the second impulse keeps winning.

Yesterday came proof positive with the White House's repudiation of the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada's $7 billion shovel-ready project that would support tens of thousands of jobs if only it could get the requisite U.S. permits. Those jobs, apparently, can wait.

Unless the President objected, December's payroll tax deal gave TransCanada the go-ahead in February to start building the pipeline, which would travel 1,661 miles from Alberta to interconnections in Oklahoma and then carry Canadian crude to U.S. refiners on the Gulf Coast.

The State Department, which presides over the Keystone XL review because it would cross the 49th parallel, claimed yesterday that the two-month Congressional deadline was too tight "for the President to determine whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest." The White House also issued a statement denouncing Congress's "rushed and arbitrary deadline," which merely passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

This is, to put it politely, a crock.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: crime; keystone; pipeline; votes
Of all the traitorous actions by Obama, this one is the most vile and damaging. I'm not gonna sugarcoat it--I am angry about this action. Here is a President of a nation that is suffering economically and along comes a hope for tens of thousands of jobs (by most accurate estimates) with an opportunity to decrease dependence upon M.E. energy sources, and he instead throws a political bone to a faction of his base to the great detriment of the nation as a whole. And in true Obama deception/immaturity blames Congress for his crime.
1 posted on 01/18/2012 4:58:17 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart
He is "putting america in her place" after "all the decades of stealing from other nations".

We got a traitor in the WH

2 posted on 01/18/2012 5:00:30 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Dysart
Don't you realize that Obama's an international person with a fondness towards muzzie nations.

Bringing down the USA will make him the most welcomed man in the world. He will be able to live safely just about anywhere in the world once he is done turning the USA into what Al Qaeda had failed to turn us into.

Just listen to that reverend preacher of his. THAT is the America (AmeriKKKa) Obama knows.

Obama HATES this nation.

There is NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING this man has done since 2008 that was to benefit this nation.

I don't think it should be a political issue but... follow the birth certificate and other documents he hides. The truth is there. The truth also lies in his accomplishments.

America Haters +10

America -10

That's the score after only 3 years.

3 posted on 01/18/2012 5:07:22 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Dysart

Blame Congress is going to be Obama theme until election night. Obama always needs someone else he can blame other than himself.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 5:09:42 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: Dysart

Can’t stand this mulatto POS!


5 posted on 01/18/2012 5:10:47 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Leep

Blame shifting, envy and playing the Race Card will be his three-point prong attack against the Republicans. This is on the level of teenagers. I imagine that this is the maturity level of their target set of voters.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 5:15:48 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Leep

Yes, he will play the blame game and in this instance he’ll depend on an ignorant voting public. The necessity and intricacies of tying together Keystone with the payroll tax cut issue will soar right over the heads of literally most people. And when he says it’s Congress’s fault, too many will actually believe him.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 5:30:02 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: tsowellfan

He just signed his retirement papers.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 5:38:29 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He’ll probably drop Michelle and go back with Phil Boener.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 5:46:18 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“He just signed his retirement papers.”

I think they’re so sure of his re-election chances they’re going to let him start cruising the Chicago gay bathhouses again.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 5:56:48 PM PST by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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11 posted on 01/18/2012 5:59:08 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Dysart

What is obamas authority to blOck the pipeline? Can’t congress pass a law that calls for the pipeline, or defund the state department for blocking th pipeline?


12 posted on 01/18/2012 6:11:32 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Dysart

I never watch the network news, but I was briefly in a place of business tonight that had the ABC nightly news on and they were featuring this story. I might as well have been watching the Airstrip One Evening News. No mention of criticism at all, only that the pipeline was in an unspecified “environmentally sensitive” area, and that “the Republican governor of Nebraska” also supports the decision. You’d never know there was a controversy at all.


13 posted on 01/18/2012 6:13:24 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Triple
Kinda makes me wonder State Department Hilary wanting to put debummer out of his misery, just wondering
14 posted on 01/18/2012 6:20:47 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: tsowellfan

Larry Sinclair is Barry’s better half.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 6:23:09 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: denydenydeny
I saw it ABC News tonight as well and I was yelling at my TV during that segment. I won't repeat it here.

Indeed, they soft peddled any POTENTIAL negatives that could possibly be associated with axing the project. Not only that, they vastly underreported the jobs not realized associated with it. The number you hear most often is 20k, but the real impact in terms of numbers is around 200k owing to unaccounted for support roles, transportation, maintenance and the like. The conveniently omit these things. It is so much propaganda.

16 posted on 01/18/2012 6:26:41 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Stand W
I believe he will be reelected quite easily. There are way too many stupid people in this country to be able to see through this A-holes lies.

His blaming everyone else especially Congress will work like a charm. And if he has to face Mittens in the general, he'll be able to pocket most of his campaign mula since Mittens will be easy pickens for the media and debating.

Keystone will go down the memory hole by St. Patrick's day at best.

17 posted on 01/18/2012 6:27:09 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Dysart
Here is a President of a nation that is suffering economically and along comes a hope for tens of thousands of jobs (by most accurate estimates) with an opportunity to decrease dependence upon M.E. energy source

I don't think it's just tens of thousands of jobs. Perry got a $2 billion investment from China's national oil company to invest in Texas oil fields, and it's worth at least 20,000 jobs. I'm reposting this again - a great contrast to Obama who ships jobs overseas while Perry brings overseas money here to employee Americans in the oil and gas industry.

Perry made a trip to China in 2010 and strongly encouraged the Chinese to invest in Texas' oil and gas industry and they did. To the tune of $2 billion being invested in Texas oilfields. This video was recorded not long after he made the trip to China - he talks about the trip around 9:40 into the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgjFXCcz2g4

The result?

http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Move-by-Chinese-to-lift-S-Texas-boom-to-new-high-1617593.php

China's national oil company, CNOOC, will spend $2.2 billion to drill in partnership with Chesapeake Energy Corp. in the Eagle Ford shale, a rich oil and gas formation that lies under 11 counties.

Exploration in the Eagle Ford already has brought newfound prosperity to South Texas' hardscrabble farming and cattle country, and Chesapeake said the ramped-up drilling could bring 20,000 jobs to the region.


See these boots that Perry gave the Chinese foreign minister on his trip to China?



Think of each one of those boots representing a $1 billion investment in Texas oilfield, or 10,000 jobs. And there is more to it than that - he also got the Chinese to invest $1 billion into a pipe manufacturing facility in Texas.

It didn't happen overnight either. Perry worked for months on getting the Chinese to invest.

This is Perry hosting a reception with the Chinese Consulate General of Houston a few months before he made his trip to China and laying the groundwork for Chinese investments:



While other candidates have talked about trade wars with China, Perry went to China and brought back Chinese investments. Perry talks about his foreign relations experience with Mexico, but he really should be talking about his foreign relations experience with China.

Did Obama go over to China and get them to invest billions in our oil and gas industry? I don't think so. He's only interested in shipping jobs to China and getting rid of American jobs in the oil and gas industry and increasing our reliance on Arab oil. Perry brought Chinese money here to create American jobs.
18 posted on 01/18/2012 6:40:38 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Renegade
Can’t stand this mulatto POS!

What the hell does his race have to do with anything? Sheeesh....

19 posted on 01/18/2012 6:57:32 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dysart
Why does this surprise you?

obama was put in the White House for the sole purpose to destroy the United States botheconomically and morally. Thus far he is doing an excellent job of that.

Stuff such this is what every son of a bitch that voted for him voted for.

20 posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:00 PM PST by sport
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To: Dysart


21 posted on 01/18/2012 7:09:01 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: af_vet_rr

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22 posted on 01/18/2012 7:12:57 PM PST by theymakemesick
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To: af_vet_rr
Alright. Perry post of the day. You don't have to convince this Texan of Perry's strengths on domestic energy policy.

BTW, pundit declaring on Hannity that this is an opportunity for Republicans to peel off blue-collar dems over the lost jobs.

23 posted on 01/18/2012 7:14:09 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Dysart

Zero gave as his reason for rejecting the pipeline was they rushed the legislation without resolving the issue of the pipeline going through the sensitive Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer. We know the truth of the matter. TransCanada has approved an alternative route around the environmentally sensitive Sandhills area of Nebraska.

Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president for energy and oil pipelines, said rerouting the Keystone XL line would likely require 30 to 40 additional miles of pipe and an additional pumping station, but said Nebraska will play a key role in deciding the new route. It’s a state’s rights issue for Nebraska to call the shots here, and I suspect Zer0 is bound and determined not to let that happen either.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 7:21:04 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46
Good points. So, we've established that 1) Obama is a liar and coward; muddying the water here and hiding behind the state dept and blaming Congress for his action 2) very likely wants to assert his power and to nullify Constitutionally guaranteed state's rights. Which means he's acting--once again-- extra-Constitutionally.

I thought there was a provided remedy in such cases. I believe it initiates in the House.

25 posted on 01/18/2012 7:37:07 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Windflier

Mulatto is not a race.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 3:41:12 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Dysart

I would love to see a move to ignore Obama, that the pipeline indeed does start. That the states in which it will transit activate their individual national Guard and even as to go further with calling in an organized militia to guard the process from Federal agents intent on following the treasonous orders from the usurper Obama.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 3:46:25 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Dysart

Yeah this from a Guy who tramples Daily on the Constitution,says the REPUBLICANS gve him a Deadline that is why he has to do this! LIAR,Obama Gave Himself the deadline 3 months ago to make the decision and he says he needs a Year to study effects of the Pipeline there in Nebraska, convienient,just past the election,keep those enviornment nuts checks coming. This is an Outrage that should be Used to really expose this Traitor as if we need more,Is there anyone that will stand up to this Piece of Human Excrement occupying the White House?


28 posted on 01/19/2012 4:04:53 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer
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29 posted on 01/19/2012 4:34:16 AM PST by safetysign
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To: safetysign

I want to see the picture of those presidents, captions included, in every schoolroom in America. ;^)


30 posted on 01/19/2012 5:03:05 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Renegade
Mulatto is not a race.

Tell that to a Mulatto. Like my kids.

31 posted on 01/19/2012 7:39:41 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Mulatto is NOT a race! Look it up!


32 posted on 01/19/2012 3:31:35 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
Mulatto is NOT a race! Look it up!

Alright professor. Just let me ask you a question.....what race is someone who's half black and half white?

33 posted on 01/19/2012 3:48:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Technically, a HYBRID!Not a race !BTW, I have taught genetics .


34 posted on 01/19/2012 4:31:56 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
Technically, a HYBRID!Not a race !

I ask you again.....what race is someone who is half black, and half white?

35 posted on 01/19/2012 10:13:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Hybrids are not a race. They can’t breed pure strains.They are a mixed blend of two separate races.


36 posted on 01/20/2012 3:46:55 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
Hybrids are not a race. They can’t breed pure strains.They are a mixed blend of two separate races.

So, people of any mixed ancestry are impure hybrids, and can't be designated as any particular race? What are they then - generic humans?

I guess we may as well throw out racial designations for the vast majority of Americans, if that's the case. I know very few who are 100% racially pure.

So, I'm asking you for the third time......what is the racial designation for someone who is half black, and half white?

37 posted on 01/20/2012 8:54:24 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

For the third time —Hybrid mixed breed.The only people who class mulatto as a race are those that are mulatto or related to them. The federal government( United States) stance on this matter is that mulatto was thrown out as a race designation in 1930.Complain to them.
If you decide to move your family to South America they recognize mulatto as a race.The United States does not.


38 posted on 01/20/2012 10:22:13 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
For the third time —Hybrid mixed breed.

It's pretty clear to me that you have some sort of low-minded consideration about people who are racially 'impure', and are using science to justify categorizing some people the same as you would any animal.

Do you honestly think that people who are racially mixed should accept your label? I'll bet you do. How demeaning.

"Hybrid mixed breed", indeed.

Do you realize that the only racially pure blacks in this country are from Africa? The rest of us, whose ancestors came to America in chains, are what you call "hybrid mixed breed". Not a one of us has 100% pure African blood.

Whatever. I'm talking to a wall anyway.

39 posted on 01/20/2012 6:11:29 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

If you want an ax to grind find someone else .I will leave you with this. My niece is a fine white mother married to a fine black man and has two young mulatto children. She thinks you are nuts.
PS They both think the mulatto president is a POS also.


40 posted on 01/20/2012 6:40:22 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Windflier

If you want an ax to grind find someone else .I will leave you with this. My niece is a fine white mother married to a fine black man and has two young mulatto children. She thinks you are nuts.
PS They both think the mulatto president is a POS also.


41 posted on 01/20/2012 6:40:43 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
My niece is a fine white mother married to a fine black man and has two young mulatto children. She thinks you are nuts.

Is that right? Did you tell her that her children aren't 'mulatto', but Hybrid Mixed Breeds, like you told me about my kids?

Bet you didn't.

42 posted on 01/20/2012 6:53:23 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Face the wind and fly away.Hope you enjoy S.A.BTW,the government thinks your kids are hybrid mixed breed.Just stating a fact.


43 posted on 01/21/2012 3:59:53 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
And still you refuse to answer. My questions too tough or embarrassing for you, professor?

You ashamed of your 'Hybrid Mixed Breed' nieces and nephews? Are you man enough to call them that to their mother and father's face? I highly doubt it.

the government thinks your kids are hybrid mixed breed. Just stating a fact.

Take your demeaning animal designations and stick 'em up your azz, you racist pos.

44 posted on 01/21/2012 9:07:34 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

If was racist, I wouldn’t be the die-hard Steelers fan. Good nite !

Truth hurts doesn’t it ? You are an angry person who IMHO needs an anger management class.


45 posted on 01/21/2012 11:41:19 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade
Truth hurts doesn’t it ? You are an angry person who IMHO needs an anger management class.

You call slapping an utterly degrading term like "Hybrid Mixed Breed" on living human beings the truth? And I'm "angry" if I dare to point that out?

Pardon me, but that's the sort of dehumanizing thing the Nazis did to people in the 1940s. I can't believe that someone with your racist ideas has lasted so long here.

46 posted on 01/21/2012 1:10:25 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The Government of The United States of America does not recognize mulatto as a race group.There is not even a box to check for Mulatto on the census. Be angry at them ,not at me .Write your Congressman.Maybe he can change a situation of classification that started in 1930.


47 posted on 01/21/2012 7:26:42 PM PST by Renegade
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