Krauthammer: Pipeline decision all about reelection -nothing else

January 19, 2012 11:34

Obama’s blocking of the Keystone pipeline is all about shoring up the leftist base at the expense of US economy, jobs and energy independence.


Calling congress’ bluff on the Keystone XL pipeline Obama has said no because 60 days is not enough time for a new environmental impact study. The answer was always no. Congress just forced him to say it before the election.

Obama doesn’t care about union support for the pipeline. Who are they going to support, a Republican?

The same day Fox News announced that Canada would begin talks with China to sell their cheap North American oil administration sources say the pipeline to the US is dead.

While Obama kills the American oil pipeline and drilling for domestic oil the threats from Iran are expected to drive up the price of gasoline and oil. Thank an environmentalist wacko and Obama for $5 gas.

The Obama administration seems to be doing everything it can to raise the price of energy. This is slowing the economy, killing jobs, hurting the poor and the middle class and raising the cost of virtually everything.

Environmentalists don’t want oil drilling or the pipeline and they don’t care that this reduces supply and raises prices. In fact, they want prices to rise.

So we have a president who promised a plan that would ‘skyrocket’ electricity rates, an EPA that bases its illegal and tyrannical power grab on fraudulent data and suppressed any dissent, and an administration that is collectively working to ruin the oil, steel, coal, and cement industries. An administration that ignores the will of the people and its congress and seems to be doing all it can to destroy jobs and the economy while promising to make jobs and economic growth its first priority.

Just look at the ideologues Obama chooses as his advisers.  His cabinets are pushing “environmental justice” as a scheme for redistributing wealth. His energy secretary Steven Chu is on the record as having said we need higher gas prices like those in Europe. Obama warned us during his 2008 campaign that “under my plan electricity rates will necessarily have to skyrocket.”

The pipeline already had a completed and approved environmental impact study for its previous route. Speaker Boehner says the pipeline would have created 100,000 new jobs in the US.

Another hidden beneficiary of blocking the pipeline is Obama crony Warren Buffett.

Thousands of jobs and cheaper energy with a big boost to the economy would result from the Keystone pipeline. Even Obama’s unions want it. So why won’t Obama let it be built? Could it be a deal with Warren Buffet? An old fashioned pay to play Chicago way deal?


Could it be that Warren Buffet asked him not to? Buffet bought Burlington Northern railroad which owns 1,000 miles of track in North Dakota. The ND oil boom is so great that shipping the oil out is the problem. Buffet’s railroad is cashing in big bucks transporting all the oil. The Keystone pipeline could transport that oil much cheaper than rail.


Could Buffet have traded “tax the rich” support for no pipeline? With this corrupt pay for play administration it is likely. The longer its delayed the more money Obama billionaire bud Warren Buffett makes.

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