OPINION: The Great Keystone XL Pipeline Massacre
February 6, 2012
President Obama's decision to put a bullet in the back of the head of the Keystone XL pipeline is all the proof you need to know that his modus operandi is to sidle up to environmental green-energy crackpots instead of creating thousands of American jobs and honestly pursuing energy independence for America.
What the Great Keystone XL Pipeline Presidential Massacre of 2012 affirms is the president's out-of-touch energy policy: Oil is bad. The sun and wind are good. This policy, of course, is dumb and dumber.
After whacking the pipeline, Mr. Obama would have us believe that more time and more environmental studies need to be conducted. What a convenient political move, what a convenient lie.
The pipeline already has been studied for three years. The president elected to whack the pipeline even after his very own Obama-controlled Fedzilla energy and environmental agencies reported to him that the pipeline would have "no serious impact to the environment" and recommended to get it on.
This assessment and recommendation caused the global-warming and other environmental crackpots to go nuts. That surely got the president's attention. He knew then that he had to whack the pipeline if he hoped to keep the left-wing crackpot voters, the very base of the Democrat Party, down on the Democratic farm.
Even some labor unions that are stalwart supporters of the Democratic Party support building the state-of-the-art Keystone pipeline. Believing the labor unions will never abandon him, he spit in their faces and will do his best to blame the Keystone massacre on greedy oil companies, conniving Republicans and George W. Bush, a former oilman, president and favorite Obama doormat.
While tossing Big Labor under the Obama bus, he also whacked Republicans, who thought they had cut a deal with the president in December: a two-month payroll extension in exchange for the Keystone pipeline.
Meanwhile, the president's lapdog media willingly looked the other way while the president killed the pipeline and thereby killed energy and jobs for America. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
And move along is exactly what just might happen with the Keystone pipeline. Don't be surprised if the pipeline is built from Canada to the West Coast, where the Chinese will buy all the oil the Canadians can pump through it. The Chinese literally have to be laughing at the naive ideologue ensconced in the White House. They have to be hoping the American public is dumb enough to re-elect the president who prefers to help America's enemies instead of America.
To those of you unemployed and underemployed who still cling to that "hope and change" malarkey, what this decision proves is that the president does not really care about creating jobs. What he cares about is advancing an ideology of expansive government and dependence. His ideology and policies do not create jobs - they kill them.
Whacking the pipeline was another decision born of his left-wing radical training on the streets of Chicago. For example, when presented with the findings of his very own National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, he promptly ignored those findings and refused to do anything the commission recommended to get our fiscal house in order. The president essentially whacked it, too. Richard Cloward, Francis Fox Piven and Saul Alinsky would be proud.
Our president is a left-wing ideologue. He learned his lessons well from America-hating commie Alinsky. I am convinced they are one and the same.
Ted Nugent is an American rock 'n' roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of "Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto" and "God, Guns & Rock 'N' Roll" (Regnery Publishing).
Source: The Washington Times / by Ted Nugent
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