Friday, January 31, 2014

Obama - Keystone Pipeline - A Rock & A Hard Place

Socialist President Pinocchio Obama is now between a rock and a hard place related to approval of the Keystone Pipeline connecting Canada oil fields with refineries in Texas and Louisiana.   This 1179 mile pipeline will create over 100,000 jobs specific to construction and long term support.  It will allow the transport of about 800,000 barrels a day of crude oil from Canada to the our gulf port states.   Today, that oil is being transported less efficiently by truck and rail with more carbon pollution than will otherwise occur by pipe transmission.   That is probably the reason why after 5 federal studies, the State Department just concluded that there would no negative environmental impact if the pipeline is built.  Common sense has finally prevailed. 

So now what is Pinocchio Obama going to do.   The State Department report has given Obama logical cover to just approve the pipeline, as part of his "all of the above" energy plan.   However, his radical, Environmental Wacko supporters will go nuts if Obama approves the Keystone Pipeline, which they vehemently oppose.   Big Labor Unions, also Obama supporters, want Obama to approve the pipeline.  It is going to be fun to watch Obamanistas hold their finger up to the wind to determine how many votes they will gain, or lose if the President approves the Keystone Pipeline.   They already figure they will loose Socialist House and Senate seats in Red States in the 2014 and 2016 elections.   The last thing they can afford to do is to loose House and Senate seats in Blue states, which could occur if Labor, or Environmentalists sit on their hands, or vote Republican just to punish the Socialists.  

Obama is likely to approve the Keystone Pipeline.  The only question is when; before the 2014 election or after.  Business, Labor and the Canadian government, a key ally, are all pushing for swift approval now that the State Department has provided a green light.  Obama may have to turn his back on Environmental Wackos to do the right thing.   It will be great fun watching Obama squirm in the next few months.  Either way, Republicans win big on this issue. 

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