"He has cast his lot with environmental hysterics"

The president is just too close to environmental extremists to stand up for America’s workers. He’s too invested in left-fringe politics to do what presidents are called on to do, and that’s put the national interest first.

On January 21, 2009, The New York Times celebrated what it perceived as “an end to eight years of stark tension between science and government” and the start of a new era in which government officials no longer “insisted on tight control over even routine functions of key agencies.”

The paper’s inspiration was President Obama’s Inaugural Address, delivered the day before. America’s new chief executive proclaimed:

In addition to the tens of thousands of jobs the project would create, survey after survey shows that a majority of Americans overwhelmingly, and consistently, support building the pipeline.

The president’s threat to veto legislation approving the pipeline isn’t just a knock against the labor unions and small businesses that back the project, it’s a knock against members of his own party who support the pipeline and are calling on him to do the same.

On Friday, nearly six and a half years after the application to build the Keystone XL pipeline was filed with the State Department, Speaker Boehner signed the bipartisan legislation, and the bill’s next stop will be the president’s desk.  President Obama has vowed to veto it for no good reason.

Gov. Fallin will discuss the Keystone XL pipeline, and its potential to help create good-paying jobs and bolster our nation’s energy security.

We’re taking to steps to bring more certainty to the tax code and expand policies that make it easier for small business owners to access capital, reinvest, and....help our economy grow and put more Americans back to work.

There is no good reason – none whatsoever – for the president to veto this jobs bill.


For at least 42,000 Americans, according to the administration’s own estimates, this project would mean the shot at a good-paying job and the ability to provide for their families.

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