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Investors Business Daily:

Energy: President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline sums up his presidency. When it comes down to well-paying new jobs and cheaper energy vs. his political base, guess which wins.

The 1,700-mile TransCanada Keystone crude oil pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast is a no-brainer. Canada's oil sands are the largest source of crude oil outside the Middle East and the 700,000 barrels of black gold per day the pipeline would bring would mean hundreds of thousands of new jobs, lower gasoline prices, less U.S. dependence on Mideast oil and hundreds of millions of dollars in increased revenues for the states.

All those high-salaried jobs are why both Democratic-supporting labor unions and Republican-supporting business interests are pro-Keystone.

Yet, instead of supporting it in a spirit of bipartisanship, the "Great Uniter" had a State Department flunky announce his opposition on Wednesday.

The administration's claim that the congressional Feb. 21 deadline makes "adequate review" impossible is disingenuous; the Keystone application was submitted three years ago and last year, the State Department held nine public meetings in the six states through which the pipeline would pass, as well as in Washington, D.C.

Tree-huggers warn of "irreparable harm to highly endangered species." But with 50,000 miles of crude oil pipeline already operating within the lower 48, how many pallid sturgeons and bluebreast darters will another one or two thousand miles of pipe really disturb?

For Obama, what matters is that the green left is making Keystone a litmus test. Obama fundraiser Wendy Abrams, for example, a well-heeled Chicago enviro-activist and Rahm Emanuel buddy whose family owns the country's largest privately held medical equipment maker, recently warned that the Keystone decision would show whether Obama "really wants to begin the transformation to building a renewable energy future."

Keystone is just one way gas prices could be lowered instantly. Environmental Protection Agency rules requiring expensive boutique blends of gasoline for different states during different seasons could be scrapped.snip
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I wasn't paying attention to who it was, but someone from Canada was on Fox (probably) and was really pissed that the O didn't approve Keystone. Don't know if the guy was in the government or oil industry, but he complained about the number of jobs that will be lost/not created.

 

An American yesterday was saying that the company that made pipe here in the states is going to have to lay off many of their remaining employees. The amount of excess pipe, which they apparently produced in anticipation of the pipeline, is going to reduce the price of the pipe on the market, which reduces profits which calls for even further reduction of employees.

 

Obama must be proud today. I know I am proud of him and Jimma must be happy too.

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I wasn't paying attention to who it was, but someone from Canada was on Fox (probably) and was really pissed that the O didn't approve Keystone. Don't know if the guy was in the government or oil industry, but he complained about the number of jobs that will be lost/not created.

 

Is there a Friend/Ally that this guy hasn't thrown under the bus?

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I wasn't paying attention to who it was, but someone from Canada was on Fox (probably) and was really pissed that the O didn't approve Keystone. Don't know if the guy was in the government or oil industry, but he complained about the number of jobs that will be lost/not created.

 

Is there a Friend/Ally that this guy hasn't thrown under the bus?

 

 

Quote from the book, "In Sheep's Clothing" by George K. Simon:

When you're out to "win," dominate or control, but are subtle, underhanded or deceptive enough to hide your true intentions, your behavior is most appropriately labeled covertly aggressive. Now, avoiding any overt display of aggression while simultaneously intimidating others into giving you what you want is a powerfully manipulative maneuver. That's why covert-aggression is most often the vehicle for interpersonal manipulation.
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