“It makes eminent sense”

But not to Barack Hussein Obama… mmm, mmm, mmm:

Obama-Stephen-HarperCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday that he was looking at exporting more oil to China after the United States delayed a decision on a controversial pipeline.President Barack Obama’s administration last week put off a decision on Keystone XL project after a major protest campaign by environmentalists, who say the pipeline would be prone to accidents and worsen climate change.

The conservative Canadian leader, taking part in a summit in Hawaii hosted by Obama said the pipeline decision had produced “extremely negative reactions” and that he discussed oil exports with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

“This does underscore the necessity of Canada making sure that we are able to access Asian markets for our energy products,” Harper told reporters. “I indicated that yesterday (Saturday) to President Hu of China.”

The Harper government has pressed Obama to approve the 1,700-mile (2,700-kilometer) pipeline extension, which would stretch through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma before ending up in Texas.

Canada, the pipeline’s lead company TransCanada, and Obama’s Republican opponents say the $7 billion project would provide the United States with a stable source of energy from an ally and create thousands of jobs.

“I remain optimistic that the project will eventually go ahead because it makes eminent sense,” Harper said.

“This project is obviously what’s in the best interest not just of the Canadian economy but also of the American economy,” he said.

Why would this President do anything that would be in the best interest of the American economy?

Anyone?

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Posted by on November 14, 2011.
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  • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

    As I’ve said before, I’d be surprised if he HAD approved the pipeline.  

    The way he was raised, his ideological teachings, the pandering with all the green energy crap to his core idiots – he couldn’t break with everything that everyone of his acquaintance had told him was the right and proper way to do things.

    He CAN’T make any decisions in favor of lowering the cost of energy.  He CAN’T make any decision that might make the business climate more stable and revive the economy – he simply can’t.  At the very best, what he can do is put off a decision until after he might not need to make it any more – or when the repercussions won’t bounce him out of office at the next election.

    If he wanted, he could do a 180 on energy policy.  He could tell the EPA and Department of the Interior to expedite drilling applications.  He could change his mind on the pipeline.  He could do what’s necessary to get us energy NOW, not shovel billions into mythical someday energy projects.  He could rev the economy by cutting back on the regulatory load for small businesses.

    He won’t, though – any more than a large fish in a small stream will suddenly decide to voluntarily go for a walk in the surrounding forest, just for the halibut.  The thought would never cross his mind that he’s doing the wrong things for the country – and if it did, he’d immediately discount it and think all the country needs is more of the same.

  • retired.military

    But we are lazy.  we need to walk more instead of using those dirty cars.  I mean hell I have only been working for a paycheck since i was 13 and spent more than half my life working 2 jobs.  Why cant the govt just give me stuff. 

  • herddog505

    This is one reason why MiniTru carries so much water for Barry, as well as doing everything they can to belittle, smear, besmirch, and otherwise destroy any potential GOP rival: the man is a f*cking disaster as president, and he’s dragging the rest of the democrat filth down with him.  They can’t throw him overboard (yet), so they’ve got to do everything that they can to buoy him up, or at least hide his idiocy.

  • jim_m

    of course it makes sense. That is if your goal is to cripple the American economy and to assist the chinese in eclipsing American power. There really is little excuse otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad that Harper didn’t take Barry’s pointy finger and shove it up his ass.Barry has to pander to his “base”, it’s the only sure 33% that he can count on.  Fortunately, it’s also not enough to get him re-elected.As for the “environmental concerns” – that’s bullshit!  The Trans-Alaska pipeline had one hell of a lot more obstacles to overcome.  And NONE of the wacko’s predictions of doom and gloom have happened.

    • Anonymous

      Barry is already known to have the fecal finger…..everything he touches turns to shit.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    It was a judgement call.  Of course to Obama the question of benefit or harm to America and our people and workers and economy are irrelevant.  He is concerned ONLY with his reelection.  He would sacrifice our entire future to ensure a few more years in power for himself. 

    Making a decision either way would tick off a part of his base, either the unions or the enviro-wackos  would be mad, and possibly not work as hard for his reelection as if he decided in their favor.  (Unions want the jobs, as the pipeline construction would be mostly in union shop states, and generally stimulate the economy, while the enviro-wackos want us to return to the Stone Age as soon as possible.

    By voting “present,” Obama can appease the enviro-wackos, while the unions wouldn’t be upset unless he decided definitely against them.  Of course, the alternate market for the oil wasn’t foreseen, but Obama only deals with the very short term at best.

    Now, if there is nothing else, he has an early tee time.

  • Anonymous

    Harper should have bitch slapped him. Barry’s anti America idiocy knows no bounds..

    • Anonymous

      “Canada, the pipeline’s lead company TransCanada, and Obama’s Republican opponents say the $7 billion project would provide the United States with a stable source of energy from an ally and create thousands of jobs”

      Plus energy and food prices would drop like Barry’s approval numbers have. Obama clings to his ideology as tightly as his driver.  There is no re-election in his future.

      • Anonymous

        “…because it makes eminent sense” Not to the way of thinking of the current occupant of the White House. If the United States cannot achieve a stable energy future with solar panels and the occasional wind turbine Obama isn’t interested. It will be the “right way” (i.e. his way) or not at all. These days I can almost hear he saying, “So it is written. So let it be done.”

        • Anonymous

          “So it is written. So let it be done.”

          Yeah, he does very much have that Ramses arrogance complex thing going on..

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

            But at least Yul Brynner was a strong and decisive leader.  You didn’t see the Assyrians or the Nubians stirring up trouble on his watch.  He would have crushed “Occupy Cairo” under the wheels of his chariot.

            About the only thing Obama has in common with Ramses is his desire to see the Jews enslaved or dead.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, good grief.  Our republic cannot stand much more of this.  Well, look on the bright side.  Obama and his merry band of anti-capitalists are very efficient and save paper.  Our national energy policy doubles as a suicide note.  To quote somebody, and I forget who: “We are too damn broke to be this damn stupid.”

  • Anonymous

    The Prime Minister may have had other things to say regarding The One’s decision to once again vote “Present” …  http://www.ombudizen.com/2011/11/13/present/

  • jim_m

    Of course if the Canadians are going to send the oil to Asia maybe obama thought that meant that they would be sending it to Hawaii since he apparently believes that Hawaii is in Asia: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/11/obama-thinks-hawaii-is-in-asia-video/

    Then again, If Hawaii is in Asia does that mean that he wasn’t born in the US?  Now my head hurts.

  • Anonymous

    “It makes eminent sense”

    Barry is limited to nonsense, so it’s a non sequitur.