Concerning the impending vote on the Keystone Pipeline in the Senate to save Mary Landrieu’s job in Louisiana, Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post writes, “A large showing of Democratic support for the pipeline could complicate the administration’s decision-making process, given the party’s dismal showing at the polls last week.”
Does anyone honestly think President Obama gives a damn about Mary Landrieu? Her seat is of no consequence to him now. And since when has Obama cared about what Congress has to say? Every Democrat in the Senate could vote for the Keystone Pipeline and he would still veto it without a second’s thought.
Let’s consider what our Founder and Editor-in-Chief Bob Tyrrell wrote this morning in his new piece, “The President of No!”:
If we have learned nothing else about President Obama through these dreary six years, it is that he is a stubborn left-wing ideologue….He has never negotiated a compromise on anything and he will not turn over a new leaf now. He has never been a compromiser because he has never recognized the validity of his opponents’ point of view.
Let us also consider the carbon emissions agreement Obama just made with China a couple of days ago. If Obama is committing to make further reductions to carbon emissions above and beyond what we agreed to five years ago (while the Chinese get to increase theirs through 2030 and very likely beyond) there is no way in hell that Obama is going to approve Keystone after entering into this agreement with China with so much global fanfare. Let’s face it. Obama is far more beholden to China than he is to Congress.