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I have an idea. Why doesn't one of the Republican presidential candidates come out and SLAM Obama for this decision? Why don't they shout from the housetops how he and the Left are anti-anything that's good for America? Why don't they rant and rave about how he's done everything to keep us on Arab energy while saying he wants to do the opposite? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE GUYS!? Get with the program. Get out there and show us how you can slam the guy.

http://nationaljournal.com/congress/obama-rejecting-pipeline-pokes-back-at-gop-20120118?mrefid=subhplead_1
In a decision sure to re-ignite a fierce energy debate, the Obama administration was announcing on Wednesday its rejection of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline because the 60-day deadline impo...
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What the hell are you talking about?..... lol. If Obama was really trying so hard to keep us on the middle east I am sure the candidates would have jumped on that. In fact the entire country would have. The reality is that Barrack is doing great. Sorry.
 
Well, the fact is Adam, by denying this pipeline, he is working to keep us on middle eastern oil. How else can you characterize it?
 
Look, he has not stopped the pipeline. He has merely pushed it back to the State Dep. in order for them to complete a more thorough review. This is highly justified. The actual route for the pipeline was changed if you recall and the new route has to be re-approved which takes an estimated 18 months. The republicans forces Obama's hand in creating an artificial 60-days deadline for the decision.
 
So at least it sounds like you're admitting that if he did stop the pipeline it would go against what he's said about lessening our dependence on mid east oil, right?

Oh and by the way - on the Republicans giving him an artificial 60 days - that was to counter his artificial and politicized deadline of AFTER the November elections.
 
either way, one thing is clear. Obama is not concerned about allowing the private sector to grow, or about unemployment. What he is interested in, is winning elections by blaming the Republicans for everything under the sun. Either this guy is the weakest President in the history of the US, or he is more interested in damaging Republicans than he is in private sector job creation.
 
I think that we can solve the issue without having to point the finger at either party. I agree absolutely it is necessary to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. “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,” the president said. Again they changed the route, State Dep. requested more time to reaffirm their report based on the changes.
 
Adam, you know as well as I do that postponing this is the same thing as killing it. It just relieves Obama from having to say outright that he killed it. He can claim he only postponed it. But the pipeline company has already said it cannot re-start its filing application because it would take years. In the meantime they're going to be selling all that oil to CHINA. So who should we blame? Who is the man with the last say in the matter?
 
+Jonathan Cousar they were hitting him on it in the CNN debate tonight. Keystone will be a regular in ads from now until November

PS: It's kind of fun to watch libs trying to defend Obummer on this. Not sure why they try, he campaigned on stifling carbon-based energy development, especially coal. So now he's been doing just that.
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