Friday, March 09, 2012

WH Press Sec Carney: 'President Obama Doesn't Like To Play Politics On Keystone'

Jay Carney is a unique human being, and likely worth every penny of his taxpayer funded salary to the Obama Administration. You have to wonder where they found him. Pravda? The fifth dimension? Columbia J-School? Baghdad Bob's School of Media Misrepresentation? You'd have to really search hard to find someone willing and able to tout the party line so diligently while keeping a straight face. And so perfectly named, too!

When asked about the President's position on the Keystone Pipeline at a press conference on March 8th, Carney explained in answer to one of th eusual softballs that the president "believes it is wrong to play politics" with the Keystone pipeline because 'it's route has yet to be determined'....solely because the President refused to approve any of the proposals he was given.

And then five seconds later, when challenged by a reporter about a Politico article that the president was personally lobbying Democrat Senators to kill the amendment for Keystone's funding..he admits that President Obama is doing exactly that!

Of course, the amendment was killed in the Senate. Actually, as I pointed out some time ago, the pipeline, the over 900,000 barrels of oil per day we would have gotten from a friendly neighbor rather than places like Venezuela and the Middle East and the thousands of construction jobs that it would have provided are all gone anyway...because the Canadians got sick and tired of Obama's dithering, sold the oil contracts to the Chineses and rerouted the oil to Vancouver.

Here's what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had to say about it:

“Last night the two parties reached agreement on amendments to the Highway Bill. I’m happy to report that there are a number of strong job creating measures in the mix. One that stands out is Senator Hoeven’s amendment on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“Most Americans strongly support building this pipeline and the jobs that would come with it. And it’s incomprehensible to me that the President of the United States is lobbying against it.

“There’s a report this morning that President Obama is personally making phone calls to Democrat Senators he thinks might vote for this amendment. He’s asking them not to. And, frankly, it’s hard to even comprehend how out of touch he is on this issue.

“I mean, think about it: at a moment when millions are out of work, gas prices are skyrocketing and the Middle East is in turmoil, we’ve got a president who’s up making phone calls trying to block a pipeline here at home. It’s unbelievable.

“What we’re seeing in Congress this week is a study in contrasts.

“On the one hand you’ve got a Republican-controlled House that’s about to pass a bipartisan jobs bill that would help entrepreneurs and innovators by getting Washington out of the way. And today we’ve got a Democratic-controlled Senate trying to line up votes against amendments that would create jobs—and a President lobbying against the biggest one.

“We’ve got an opportunity to work together to create jobs. We can do that with these amendments. And we can do that by taking up the bipartisan jobs bill the House will pass later today.

“Let me just say a word about that. The bipartisan jobs bill the House will pass later today is supported by the President. It is ready to go, and I hope that once it gets over to the Senate we'll simply take it up and pass it.

“It's an example of a measure that is supported by Republicans and Democrats and the President that we believe will clear the House with a very large majority. I think the sooner we pass that here in the Senate and send it down to the President for signature, the better.

“With that, Mr. President, I yield the floor.”

Senator McConnell is very wrong on one thing - President Obama is very much in touch on this issue.

What he and his far Left myrmidons want is an America where gas prices are as high or higher than they are in Europe, where most people are forced into public transportation run by the government and the private cars that exist are abomination like the Volt, where a lightbulb costs ten times as much as before and its' breaking calls for a major hazmat cleansing rather than a broom and a dustpan.

And above all, an America where the tax payers are raped by government giveaways to green energy scams run by well connected insiders and Democrat campaign donors.

Because America, in his mind, deserves to be taken down a peg and made to pay for our sins.

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