From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (a left leaning newspaper)
Before anyone gets too excited that Obama stopped the TransCanadian Pipeline from polluting the U.S., make sure you read between the lines. No where does he say he’s rejecting the Pipeline period - only that he need to re-evaluate it in more time…just like he did with NDAA. And we all know how he feels about that and how it turned out! Can you say More 2008 Election Bullshit Promises, Stupid American People?
Mr. Obama said a Feb. 21 deadline set by Congress as part of the two-month payroll tax-cut extension had made it impossible to do an adequate review of the project proposed by TransCanada, but he left open the door to the possibility that a new proposal might pass regulatory muster.
"This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the State Department from gathering the information necessary to approve the project and protect the American people," Mr. Obama said in a statement.
"The DEADLINE made me do it!" Just the fraking DEADLINE! Not the protests or the scientists or environmentalists data. Just the "arbitrary nature" DEADLINE! Like it might have been ok if the Republicans gave him until, say, November 7th instead? We just might all forget by then and won't be able to do anything about it, either, after he's the once and future king.
Further, a couple of “VERY” Blue Dog DINOS from Western Pa. have shown their complete stupidity and partiality to Big Business over the concerns of the people and environment, not to mention that they either can't read, won't read or those bought-off staffers advising them won't...or they just are too concerned that they might lose contributions from that person known as Big Business!
(The ref to Tim Murphy being a “D” by the Washington Post is a Fox News gem…Timmy's a rabid Republican and Tea Bag supporter. But someone at the PG must be a closet conservative to let that slip by!)
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said, "President Obama has been trying to campaign against a do-nothing Congress, but he is the one who is impeding job creation adn economic growth. ..."
Similarly, Pennsylvania Reps. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, and Tim Murphy, D-Upper St. Clair, all decried the potential lost jobs [temporary jobs- my insert] and "immense implications to our country's domestic energy, economic and national security needs," as Mr. Critz put it. Mr. Murphy called upon Congress to overturn Mr. Obama's decision.[The U.S. is getting virtually NO oil from this Canadian Pipeline. It's all going to China and the Middle east.]
Here’s the interesting point that shows Altmire and Critz don’t give one damn about the people. And by the way, Canada, not TransCanada, has already sold that oil to China while they plan to pipe it dangerously through the U.S. and not across "beautiful" Canadian Provinces (America's amber waves of grain and purple mountain's majesty are for business to do with as it pleases!). That Canada has business relations with numerous American Companies and investment firms and banks, there’s no way Barry is going to let Canada and by extension those American Companies, lose that money. Nice!
Here's the curious part:
The jobs issue has been a major point of contention. Ads taken out by supporters say the pipeline would create 20,000 jobs. In fact, TransCanada's Mr. Girling has said Keystone XL would create 20,000 "job-years" -- including 13,000 for direct construction and 7,000 among supply manufacturers. But construction would last two years, and the actual number of construction workers employed each year would total only 6,500, Mr. Girling has said. Moreover, TransCanada has already spent $1.9 billion buying pipeline parts, which would reduce the number of supply chain jobs created in the future.
Just another delayed double entendre lie by Obama to add to his growing cache. You have to wonder how much more room there is in his political container for lies! Maybe he uses rar to compress it.