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Keystone XL: America Passes The Oil To China?

November 17, 2011
David Dittman, Personal Liberty Digest

Like former University of North Carolina Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith, another famous on-the-sly smoker, President Barack Obama ran out the clock on an important game.

Coach Smith devised the “four corners” offense as a way to maintain possession of the ball late in a game his team led. By stationing players at each of the four corners that define the offensive side of the court and quickly passing the ball around the perimeter, Smith hoped to draw out a desperate defense, exposing gaps that could be penetrated for easy layups or forcing the opposition to commit fouls, sending Tar Heels to the free throw line to add to their lead.

Obama’s current situation can hardly be described as a “lead,” though “incumbency” is probably worth much more than any snapshot poll this far out in the 2012 game. But his “players” — left-leaning interest groups critical to get-out-the-vote efforts — aren’t of the same mind on Keystone XL, and he could not afford to offend environmentalists opposed to anything that encourages the use of fossil fuels.

So this $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline project won’t be settled on matters of policy. It will be settled according to politics, and Obama has decided that Keystone XL must go away until after his re-election campaign climaxes.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. Pazuzu permalink
    November 17, 2011 10:35 am

    What are we going to do when OPEC cuts off the spigott and ‘curious George’ has emptied
    the Stategic Oil Reserve? If anyone doesn’t believe we are being jihaded by the ‘moslem-in-chief’…just sayin’.

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