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April 18, 2014 - 2:41 pm

It’s Good Friday. Time for the leftwing president to do something bad.

Barack Obama just punted on the Keystone Pipeline, again, and some Democrats say they are angry at him.

The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely — a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections.

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said in a statement.

Republican Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry called the decision “shameful,” noting that another spring construction season will come and go without the project.

Do ya think Obama knows or cares about that? Has he ever shown that he cares about jobs? Obama doesn’t govern; he agitates, he positions, and he tees up issues.

Obama doesn’t care about jobs, but he does care some about Democrats keeping the Senate. Eleven Democrats recently wrote him a letter urging approval of the Keystone. They’re all vulnerable senators. If they lose, the Democrats lose the Senate and Obama will find himself cornered during the last two years of his presidency. He doesn’t want the Keystone, but he doesn’t want to be cornered more.

Obama’s heart is clearly with the anti-science environmental radicals who oppose the Keystone. But he doesn’t want to lose the Senate.

My guess is, Obama made this extension indefinite to give himself control over when to end it and announce approval. He’ll do that once he has handed the environmental radicals who oppose it something in return, so they don’t abandon Democrats this fall. They will get some nasty new spin on EPA regulations, another turtle that needs protecting from ranchers, whatever. Around August or September, Obama will announce a change of heart, approve the Keystone, and give vulnerable Democrats something positive to crow about at home close to the elections.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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This is not someone who cares about American economic health, border security, enemy action, religious freedom or liberty.

He cares about radical leftism and THE PARTY it represents.

He's a cult leader. That cult hates America and Israel. Hates Judeo-Christian congregants. Hates conservatives.

ANYTHING that will benefit the above "enemies" of Communo-Jihadist interests...will be crushed.

It's totalitarian. It's tyranny. It's treason.

Hang 'em and hang 'em high. And their little trolls with them.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns Burlington Santa Fe RR. He opposed KXL in Nebraska. Follow the money. Always follow the money. Cheers -
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these delays are good for one sector, financially - RR investors. it costs more and is environmentally stupid to ship by rail; but, since soros, prez. feel good's best buddy, is heavily invested in RR's, this isn't really news for informed stock brokers. RR stocks are doing just fine. as usual, its the country as a whole that is suffering.

once again, as was stated 5 years ago, this prez. from nowhere is not out to help Americans. never has been, never will be.
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And by the way enviro-zillionaire Tom Styers threat to withhold $115 million in campaign funds from Democrats if Keystone was approved had absolutely nothing to do with this delay. Talk about shovel ready jobs, this was perfect. even the unions are fed up with Obama on this one.
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politics at its worst, done by the unvetted, affirmative action, unpatiroic, irresponsible, chicago thug politician that occupies the white house.
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So this is our Community Organizer President voting 'Present' again? Who'd a thunk? Even in the most powerful position in the world, not having to ever worry about getting elected to any other office ever again, he can not make a decision on something to simple.
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Brian Fitzgerald, This IS Alberta 's "Plan B".
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The reason why nothing is getting done is because all of your claims of wrongdoing are continually disproven or turn out to be baseless, and you believe that continuing the shout them over and over again somehow gives them merit when it does not - they remain baseless and//or disproven no matter how many times you disprove it.

The fact that President Obama was elected by a majority of the electorate and re-elected again, and Republicans only have a majority in the House should tell you something: this is a democracy, and your views do not represent the majority of voters. More than 50% of the people who live in this country elected the President, and elected Democratic Senators, so if you are the patriotic Americans you claim to be, get off your high horse and find common ground on legislation - compromise when it makes sense to do so. Disagreeing with every single decision or policy that the President supports - even when the policy has Republican ideas/origins, like the Affordable Care Act, is not going to bring people on board with your platform. Seriously - where are you willing to compromise on anything to improve the condition of the nation. Stop passing numerous votes in the House to repeal Obamacare - which would be more disastrous than leaving it in effect - and offer ideas on how to improve it. Remember - the only reason that the individual mandate and tax credits to subsidize costs were chosen was because it was a Republican policy for more than 20 years going back to GHW Bush and was believed to be the best chance of having bipartisan support. Republicans only started opposing it once it was selected as Obama's reform plan.

Seriously - we're all Americans, and our democracy has worked because we compromise when we don't agree. Compromise is in our Constitution - it is the basis of our Democracy, and the country would never have formed if the Founding Fathers had acted as our politicians do today.
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It does tell me something. It tells me a lot about voters more interested in their own sanctimony and self-righteousness, and racial guilt than they are about the well-being of the nation, economics, national debt, and their own children. Their own racist cleansing for electing a man on the basis of his color. And that brought with it the seeds of its own destruction and that voting majority of which you speak is changing and changing fast as these realizations sink in. Of course your opinion of "what that says" will change with Democrat defeat.
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the fact that you call this country a democracy shows your ignorance and makes what you say so irrelevant.

This is a constitutional republic, big difference. Try getting your major premise correct before you go on.

And the fact that the house retains a republican control, and controls the power of the purse, and were elected to do so, shows that the people did speak, and they didn't want dems/libs in control of the purse.
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I realize it is fun to make yourself sound superior by arguing over semantics, but a Constitutional Republic is a form of democracy, which is any form of government in which power is vested in the people through electoral representation.

Regarding the House, there are 201 Democrats who make up 46% of the people elected to "control the purse", which is my point. There needs to be compromise on both sides, instead of refusing to budge on anything.
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I'd like to add to the excellent rejoinders to your post below the fact that you failed to take into account the level of fraud that has gone down in both elections of Obama, particularly that of 2012. Why the Republicans have not fought against it is doubtless due to the principles of affirmative action; if Obama had been white, an uproar would have certainly gone down in 2012 that would have made the fight against Bush's 2000 election victory look like a picnic.

When it comes to national elections, our country is far closer to a banana republic than a "democracy" (representative republic actually) because of the issue of voter fraud.
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30% of adult American citizenry elected Obama. Your numbers are phony, just like Obama's.
To claim that putting off a decision indefinitely for purely political reasons is 'nothing is getting done is because all of your claims of wrongdoing" is typical twisted propaganda non-logic. And continuing to shout it again and again gives it no merit.
I bet you didn't argue for President Bush to have his way because he was elected. Oh, but that was different.
The United States is not a democracy on purpose- there is nothing more tyrannical than pure majority rule. Ask any minority. Learn some history.

"At the time of the Founding, political theory sharply distinguished between the democratic and republican forms of government, defending the latter and opposing the former. In a democratic society, popular majorities could have their way on any political issues. In a constitutional republic, the political organs should be organized so that they only deal, as the Latin suggests, with the affairs of the public at large, and not with the private business and social arrangements of its citizens."
http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/174986

"Gallup: Uninsured Rate Up Since Obama Elected
Roughly 3.6 million more uninsured since Bush administration"
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/04/08/gallup-uninsured-rate-up-since-obama-elected
"Survey: US sees sharpest health insurance premium increases in years"
http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/07/survey-u-s-sees-sharpest-health-insurance-premium-increases-in-years/
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AEvans03 stated:
"More than 50% of the people who live in this country elected the President"
That statement is so ignorant, 4 million republicans did not vote in the 2012 election than in the 2008 election, Obama only won by 2 million votes, Romney would have won if the same number Republicans turned out as in 2008. Plus, only 53% of voting age people actually voted in the 2012 election, 50.8% for Obama, 49.2% for Romney. So only 27% of eligable voters cast for Obama, so there goes you statement on 50% of the people living the the Untited States elected him. BTW, this is a Republic, not a Democracy, there is a difference.

Then you state:
"we're all Americans, and our democracy has worked because we compromise when we don't agree" and "get off your high horse and find common ground on legislation - compromise when it makes sense to do so"

As for the ACA, where was the compromise? It was rammed down our throats on Christmas Eve. Where was the 5 day waiting period Obama campaigned on, allowing for public input? As for the voting, in the Senate, only 1 Republican voted for it, all 58 Democrats voted yes. In the House, 178 Republicans and 34 Democrats voted NO, 0 Repubicans and 219 Democrats voted Yes. It seems to me that the bi-partisanship was on the No side, where was the compromise on the Democrats to get any Republicans in the House, which is named the People's House?

Also, I guarantee you that if I placed a 2000 page contract in front of you and told you to sign it, you would refuse until you were able to have it reviewed by lawyers. I'll bet you'd laugh if I told you to trust me, you'll have to sign it to find out what's in the contract. These politicians represent the people that elected them. They are in deriliction of duty by not reading the bill prior to signing it on our behalf. They sign, we pay. Then afterwards they plead ignorance, that it wasn't what they understood it to mean. Plus, how many lies did the ignorant masses believe when Obama touted "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, PERIOD!" He purposfully lied to get elected, some would argue a 'Noble Lie', to get what he wanted. But if you are willing to be lied to from our elected representivatives, you can't complain when they do something that you disagree with, you accepted the lies. I choose the higher road, integrity.
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seem to recall that of more than 300,000,000 population less than 120,000,000 voted. So clearly we are suffering from people not voting, or from people voting twice, and of fraud and abuse at the ballot box.
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CLEARLY, you are NOT SUFFERING the effects of O'Drama-scare, as I am!! PLEASE tell me on WHAT PLANET is a $300.00 dollar co-pay (on my new piece of crap O'Drama-scare insurance) on an MRI, cheaper than than a $60.00 co-pay for an MRI (on my previous CANCELED insurance, that I choose)? Also, on what planet is my current (O'Drama-scare) hospital admittance co-pay of 30% cheaper than my former hospital admittance co-pay of $400.00 (former CANCELLED insurance)? Is this "new math" from "common core" that makes my O'Drama-scare co-pays cheaper? Either way I can't afford the "Un-affordable Care Act"!! This reminds me of what my Mother-In-Law in Canada says about their glorious socialized medicine these days, "I just can't afford to get sick these days"!! Lastly, PLEASE refrain from "ass...uming" that EVERYONE here subscribes to the right hand side of the "Republi-crat" Party...many of us know that O'Drama-scare was modeled on "Romney-care"!! Whoever dreamed up this piece of sh!t is irrelevant now...it's whose using the IRS to ENFORCE this pain & suffering that matters now & how fast we can dump it!!
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You will notice NOTHING Obama does is so outrageous that is prompts action from our side. How bad could it be to abandon people at an embassy in Libya, use the IRS to damage political activity, sell guns to drug cartels, invite the Muslim Brotherhood into the govt, etc if none of it is worth doing anything about. And by "doing anything" I am referring to the 804 congressional hearings, the 1290 press conferences, and forty million web posts. What is the point of any and all of these if they generate nothing.

You know battered-wives stay very busy trying to get sympathy due to their beatings, but they still go home, cook and clean, and wait for their next black eye. At some point, if you won't act on your behalf you deserve no sympathy. We won't even push John Boehner out of his office.
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It'd be a whole different story if Obama were white. NO ONE has the courage to wade through the maelstrom of affirmative action & weather the accusations of being a "raaaaaacist!!" They are all cowards, one thing Eric Holder was absolutely correct in noting with his infamous statement that did little more than cause some grumblings under the breath. It's no understatement to observe how the people who forged Obama's candidacy, campaign & electoral victories (through voter fraud, no less) were very shrewd indeed. Plan on seeing more "Obamas" down the line. This is how they will keep their grip on the country forever.
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well then it is time to get some cojones and do what the law requires of an elected official by his oath of office, and stop pandering to the race hustlers and poverty pimps.

Which reminds me how come people tell us that we are running out of funds for social security, but we are never running out of funds for poverty programs. Social security paid for by the individual from taxes, poverty programs paid for by tax payers for those that aren't productive members of society.
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"well then it is time to get some cojones..."

This is what we all should be telling our respective congresscritters but alas, it will fall on deaf ears. Those behind the Beltway operate according to their own rules, PC & last but not least affirmative action in not only Obama's case but that of the CBC, which should not exist, IMO. How about a CWC?

The scoop on SS funding here: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/trsum/
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EXCELLENT point!! Perhaps the entire country is suffering from the "Stockholm Syndrome"!!
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Each time he delays his decision on this, pundits come out and insist that he's being strategic and at some point in the future he will approve this. At a certain point, you just have to admit that it's not going to happen while he's president.
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Well, Comrade, it’s all out the window now. You will not have a legacy. Many in Congress and even some among your own party will drone your reputation into dirt even before you leave office. You know your O-care numbers are cooked and if your foreign policy isn’t phoned in from the Kremlin it might as well be. So, why are you going around with that F-faced smirk lately? Has it been THAT much fun? Have you accomplished everything you set out to do decades ago, for which you were so well-programmed? Well, it’s a safe bet that your remaining two years won’t be as jolly. ODing on golf is a punishment that hardly fits the crime. Learning to duck flying shoes offers your victims some comic relief. But if someone connects you probably some nasty executive orders ready to go on a moment’s notice to make it all better again. Rest assured you will get some well-deserved payback while you’re still in office, and what people will be saying about you once you leave will be whole lot worse. So, get ready for it, Comrade, it’s coming.

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And I would like to ad that even when he's finally gone from office he has angered and pissed off so many people to beyond rational thinking that all the SS protection they will have to provide him and his family will not be enough to protect them from a brutal justice quickly on its way. I hope it's on pay - per - view.
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There isn't the slightest hint of a rumor of any payback no matter what Obama does. It's a fantasy that makes it easier to get through another day while Obama and the commielibs ransack this country. Until there is some action it's crazy to fanatasize about future action. It's not going to happen. If what has happened in the last 50-60 years hasn't generated a reaction, nothing will.
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You're absolutely right, Scott. The reason for this is people would rather vote for what they think are those who will see to it that gov't check is in the mail each month. This is the majority's FIRST priority. When one looks at things through this prism, it all makes much better sense. (Of course, one must never forget about voter fraud; it's now a permanent feature).
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Congress. Please hold someone, somewhere accountable for something.
Since you have not, expect coming elections to be orgies of fraud and abuse.
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I predict that the loser in chief will allow the pipeline to go forward about two months or maybe one month before November elections. This will cause a big distraction and make the Dems feel like they have gotten a lifeline from their messiah. The man hasn't a selfless thought in his entire life. Everything he does or says is designed to sway some group's opinion toward one of his socialist policies.
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He will allow it when and if it suits his purpose. His strategy has always been to postpone anything that cannot be shaped to advantage right now.
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We bring up the lost constructions season. Can a senator, who is behind, make it up in the lost points in the polls in the last 2 months with 1 mere announcement?

Can Obozo goose the polls. Domestically given a complicit media and a weak opposition maybe he can. But things always come up. Just when he gets a bump in the polls due to his messaging, some headwinds like Ukraine will come along and smack those poll numbers down.

He cannot lie his way out of everything. This is the lesson he refuses to learn.

Some conman like Jay Carneyval who should working as a huckster at Coney Island will try to spin foreign events for Obama and fellow democrats. Spin control in somethings is stupid. How smart is saying an asteroid that is going to hit earth is spinning clockwise instead of CCW and somehow that makes a difference?

Obozo, Carneyval & the Complicit media can goose the #s on the pipeline but they cannot massage everything.
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Mohammed Pedro Whitaker has been identified as the alleged Kansas City highway shooter and has been charged with 18 felonies from 9 separate incidents around the city metro region [http://weaselzippers.us/183255-muslim-man-arrested-for-random-shooting-attacks-on-highway-motorists-near-kansas-city/]

Will Obama go before the U.N. and blame it on a video?

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He'll find a way to blame Glenn Miller (the shooter at the Jewish Community Center & Shalom Village Assisted Living Facility in the K.C. Suburb of Overland Park, KS), stating that Miller's actions pushed Mohammed "over the edge"...never mind that the freeway shootings were going on for a full month BEFORE the anti-semitic Miller's fatal actions. However they can fit "racism" into the narrative, they will do so, it doesn't have to fit the actual timeline or any other facts...witness Benghazi & the bogus video blaming!!
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