If only…Being cool would bring down gas prices…

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Senate sends message to Obama on Keystone

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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 reelection 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.


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2 Responses to If only…Being cool would bring down gas prices…

  1. RS says:

    ….this issue will keep coming up and will crucify the dems til election day
    Where they will lose even more seats – I’d wager they lose the whole senate to the republicans this time …and VERY likely the presidency.

    …..depends on high high the gas prices surge, they are 6,00 in downtown napa and also over 6 in FL and LA.

    ….stalling this issue will actually REALLY hurt 0bama’s re-election chances if he keeps postponing and holding it off – deja vu of what Jimmy carter did too the country when he ended up being a one termer
    ….and lost the president to reagan from a combination of these three things: High unemployment, High gas prices, and reagan who convinced the majority government was interfering in business and people’s lives too much with all their regulations.

    so if 0bama wants til a month or less on election day to approve this:
    The voters will not like the fact he took almost 8 f-in months to approve something that should of been built practically years ago. (the reason the pipeline wasn’t build 15 years ago… the dems blocked it then as they did today… and used the same line: It wouldn’t add instant relief to gas prices… it would take 10 yrs to have any effect.)

    Well… thanks Dems…. here we are today because of your party not approving what should of been done decades ago and now we have gas prices over $6.00
    ….and their using the same excuse the keystone pipeline won’t lower gas prices instantly.
    (…liberals really are so out of touch with the american people…. I can’t help but start to wonder if liberalism is a mental disorder and erodes the rational centers of the brain.)

    I am sure the dems will come out after 2012… after 0bama loses horrendously to republicans.
    and call his policies anti-business and anti-prosperity and harmful to the nation. and just go off on him then for all his failures. …they are too afraid to do it now because they probably think it hurts their own chances at holding their seats.


    • jlue says:

      IF Obama is re-elected, may God forbid, then we had better hope that Republicans take both houses! Even then Obama will use ‘executive orders’ and czars to carry on with his agenda.


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