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finataxia24
03-24-2012, 09:32 PM
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Yesterday, President Obama stood in front of a pile of big green pipes – yes, green pipes – in Cushing, Oklahoma, and promised to expedite approval of federal permits for the southern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. It was a crushing defeat for enviros and clean energy activists, many of whom have waged a long and pitched political battle over the fate of the pipeline (you can read about it here (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-keystone-pipeline-revolt-why-mass-arrests-are-just-the-beginning-20110928) and here (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-the-keystone-pipeline-really-dead-20111123)).

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/lessons-from-obamas-keystone-cave-in-20120323#ixzz1q5WNGB41


he pisses off both sides left & right




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irish fin fan
03-25-2012, 12:43 AM
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Yesterday, President Obama stood in front of a pile of big green pipes yes, green pipes in Cushing, Oklahoma, and promised to expedite approval of federal permits for the southern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. It was a crushing defeat for enviros and clean energy activists, many of whom have waged a long and pitched political battle over the fate of the pipeline (you can read about it here (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-keystone-pipeline-revolt-why-mass-arrests-are-just-the-beginning-20110928) and here (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-the-keystone-pipeline-really-dead-20111123)).

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/lessons-from-obamas-keystone-cave-in-20120323#ixzz1q5WNGB41


he pisses off both sides left & right




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I don't see why the greens need to get upset about this. High oil prices are here to stay and that will help alternative energy more than anything else that could happen. Green energy gets cheaper every year and eventually will phase out fossil fuel.

In the meantime I'm all for using and expanding domestic gas and oil production, provided we dont risk areas like the gulf, so we don't depend on imports from foreign countries. Obama, as usual, is playing it smart.

LouPhinFan
03-25-2012, 01:30 AM
I agree with Irish on this one. Only the extreme left wing nutjobs were really against this pipeline. I don't agree that the Republicans should have put a deadline on it's approval, but it should be built.

LANGER72
03-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Why deny the oil from our northern ally? The pipeline will eventually get built. Obama is on the wrong side of this issue. Not surprised.

Locke
03-26-2012, 09:59 PM
Why deny the oil from our northern ally? The pipeline will eventually get built. Obama is on the wrong side of this issue. Not surprised.

Uhhhh, Obama just said he is FOR the pipeline...

LANGER72
03-27-2012, 04:49 PM
Uhhhh, Obama just said he is FOR the pipeline...

:lol: Duhhh...from Texas to Oklahoma. Obama's "bridge to nowhere".

Spesh
03-27-2012, 05:40 PM
:lol: Duhhh...from Texas to Oklahoma. Obama's "bridge to nowhere".

So your complaint is the pipeline isnt instantly built and glorious oil isnt pumping through and hitting the CEO's of oil companies in the face as they are giving two thumbs up at this very second? And here i thought the democrats were the ones who had unreasonable expectations of Obama.

I do find it amusing that even when he sides with republicans they still feel "hes on the wrong side of things". The hatred is so intense that even when he sides with conservatives they want to jump sides just to avoid him :lol:

LANGER72
03-27-2012, 07:55 PM
So your complaint is the pipeline isnt instantly built and glorious oil isnt pumping through and hitting the CEO's of oil companies in the face as they are giving two thumbs up at this very second? And here i thought the democrats were the ones who had unreasonable expectations of Obama.

I do find it amusing that even when he sides with republicans they still feel "hes on the wrong side of things". The hatred is so intense that even when he sides with conservatives they want to jump sides just to avoid him :lol:



:lol:
I don't hate Obama, I just think he has bad policies. He had the chance to approve the pipeline from Canada and he refused.
Now he is trying to walk it back enough to use it as a talking point, but not upset his EPA green friends.
Just a useless gesture.