Did you see this headline?
I feel sure that before long Obama will okay the Keystone project. He is holding off a little longer. Wants to get closer to election time, I suppose. In the meantime, don’t worry about gas prices. We should forget all about our pain at the pump once our handsome prince decides to bring down prices before the election.
Don’t you just love politics and politicians? Here is what Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) had to say about the bill that would have by-passed the Obama administration’s current objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed construction on the controversial project to move forward immediately. The bill would have created many new jobs for Americans and would also have brought down gas prices.
“So I suppose you give credit to the president for once again blocking something, but I don’t think the president really wants to do that indefinitely,” he added.
“We got a majority in the Senate,” said amendment sponsor Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), who noted that two senators — Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) — were absent. “So we would have had 58 votes had all Republicans been able to be here.”
Yes, if only they could have been there.
Actually four votes were needed, however, it would have been nice for them to make the effort to show support for this important bill.
11 Democratic defectors: Baucus, Begich, Casey, Conrad, Hagan, Landrieu, Manchin, McCaskill, Pryor, Tester, and Webb. Four of those are up for re–election this year and two others are retiring and free to vote their consciences.
It really is sad when we have people like Harry Reid who knows the bill should be passed and yet he refused to vote for it.