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Jay Carney: Hey, Obama didnít cancel the Keystone pipeline, Republicans did
Hotair ^ | 02/21/2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 02/21/2012 5:29:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The fun begins at 4:30 of the clip. Carney’s playing a game here by stressing the weak distinction between canceling the pipeline project outright and “merely” postponing a decision on it until after the election so that environmentalists will keep donating to the Unicorn Prince. The State Department announced the postponement back in November — with the approval of Obama’s pals in the green lobby. Remember?

“This is not a political decision,” [a State Department] said, adding that when it came to White House involvement, “there was no effort to influence our decision.”

Once the State Department broached the idea of a delay, Obama’s political and campaign team began floating the idea to environmental leaders and influential donors who had warned that approval of the project could dampen enthusiasm for the president’s reelection. A number confirmed discussions of the proposal over the past several days.

Essentially Carney wants you to believe that if Obama’s environmentalist allies had told him the postponement was unacceptable, O would have shrugged and said, “Oh well. State’s gotta do what State’s gotta do.” What ended up happening was that, after the decision was postponed, the House GOP squeezed Democrats on the payroll-tax extension until they agreed to include a provision requiring the White House to make a firm decision on the pipeline within 60 days. O’s decision, of course, was to cancel it, ostensibly because “the arbitrary nature of the deadline” left State with little time to consider greener pipeline routers but in reality because he’s not about to alienate a core constituency in the middle of the campaign money war to end all campaign money wars. Not even the NYT op-ed page is willing to spin this crap for him. But then, they don’t get paid to. Well, not by the White House, I mean. I think.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environmentalism; jaycarney; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; pipeline; republicansfault; repubsfault

1 posted on 02/21/2012 5:29:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

....just another Obama lie


2 posted on 02/21/2012 5:31:21 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SeekAndFind

Wasn’t it Sarah Palin that was saying “all of the above”, almost 4 years ago?


3 posted on 02/21/2012 5:33:43 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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thanks SeekAndFind, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2849510/posts


4 posted on 02/21/2012 5:34:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

....then how come congress isn’t getting the credit from the “tree huggers.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 5:35:51 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK, now they’re just trying to see how ridiculous a lie they can tell and still have the MSM report it as true. Must be a betting pool going on in the WH inner circle.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 5:37:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Knowing He will be hired by MSNBC in late Jan., Carney lies. They will have to fill His face with Nancys BOTOX soon, as keeping a straight face while lying out your @ss is hard work, but he’s showing a knack for it, has a future as an expert.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 5:55:22 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: SeekAndFind

ALL members of the democrat party have been lying for decades..
Whats new?..

All points in democrat party platforms was, and is a lie..
A stone lie..
Even the concept of democracy is a lie..

No democracy was or ever will be democratic.. it is a lie..
Democracy was and is Mob Rule by mobsters..
Democracy is ALWAYS run by an elite.. like in the U.S.S.R...


Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx


8 posted on 02/21/2012 5:55:33 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Doogle

“Just another Obama lie.”
Throw another lie on the pile,they’re stacking up like cordwood.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 6:01:15 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SeekAndFind

That crack Obama is passing around the white house must be dynamite stuff!


10 posted on 02/21/2012 6:01:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish this would all just end. The evil is overtaking us all. Up is down, left is right, black is white, light is darkness. Everything is lies.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 6:18:51 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: All



FReepers?

Time to put this baby to bed tonight.

Less than $1.7 to go!!!

12 posted on 02/21/2012 6:21:14 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems this is all smoke and mirrors. Nebraska hasn’t permitted its portion of the route. Obama needs all route permits from the effected states before he can approve the pipeline due to crossing international borders. This is how I see it.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 6:24:44 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: marygam

among the mongols if a chiefs adviser lied, they would cut the mans head off and play polo with it

maybe were a bit too civilized


14 posted on 02/21/2012 6:28:20 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: SeekAndFind

See, the Republicans are at fault for cancelling the pipeline because they wouldn’t let Obama delay it any longer. Now I can see why they want people to get abortions. My kids hitting me with this twisted logic everyday creates a special sensitivity to this nonsense that the Dems don’t seem to want the general public to have.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 6:31:25 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: SeekAndFind

Does Obama do all his recruiting of employees at the Employment House of Little Lying Shits?

Just asking.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 7:37:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind

Carney is a tool.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 7:56:26 PM PST by pankot
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To: SeekAndFind
War is peace

Freedom is slavery

The bad economy is all George Bush's fault

The Republican blocked the XL pipeline

Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels is to have said if you tell a lie often enough people will start believing it.

18 posted on 02/21/2012 7:59:23 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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