We’re not sure which nation he was thinking about when he made that decision, but it clearly wasn’t the one we live in called America. Perhaps he meant all those countries in the Mid East that tend to control the oil market. It most certainly would not have been in their best interest.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) November 6, 2015
Colorado Republicans are understandably ticked off about the decision, as well they should be, and pulled no punches in calling out Obama and his bone-headed verdict.
“President Obama has put the demands of radical political groups over American jobs,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said in a statement. “The president’s decision today has nothing to do with the environment, and everything to do with politics. It is my hope that a future president, acting in accord with the wishes of the United States Congress and the American people, will reverse this misguided choice.”
We’d just like to add to that statement, Gardner for Veep! Speaking of playing politics with Keystone, we bet U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is breathing a sigh of relief, hoping that since Obama killed the pipeline, Colorado Democrats will forget that he voted in favor of it. Democrats could care less that the pipeline would have created thousands of jobs and dumped a ton of money in the economy. The only job creation they want are the government kind, and their idea of a strong economy is when everyone is broke, because share the wealth.
Considering that the labor force participation is at an all time low, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said this would have been a golden opportunity boost the employment rolls.
“Today, President Obama hit a new-low when it comes to close-minded and narrow thinking,” Lamborn said.
So while Obama and his lefty environmentalists are celebrating their defeat of global warming by killing the pipeline, Canada has every intention of developing that oil.
Meanwhile, the industry will keep plugging along, moving our oil by rail, tanker truck, or through one of hundreds of pipelines that already exist in the U.S.