Obama increasingly keeps blathering about the Keystone pipeline in an increasingly negative way, such as how it isn’t economically sound or how it won’t do much for the US soil industry, and so forth. But does he have any idea how ridiculous his protests are, especially considering how both the House, and now the Senate, have given bipartisan approval for the pipeline?
The most egregious aspect of this whole situation is that Obama makes it sound like Keystone is some sort of government project or a part of some government infrastructure or action and therefore needs his blessing. Remember folks; this is private. There are exceedingly high hurdles to cross when it come to private sector projects — and Obama knows this. Keystone has met them. And yet, for six years, Obama has been “reviewing” the project; even the latest cautionary “pause” in the review process was just given a green light a few days ago by the courts (probably much to Obama’s chagrin).
Everyone recently seems to have lost sight of the fact that this isn’t a government project and no government funds will be spent to build it (except those currently being spent to carry out the six year “review”). Obama just needs to get out of the way, and let the private sector project — supported by Congress and 60% of the people — bring some much needed prosperity and opportunity.