Obama’s waffling on Keystone pipeline shows poor leadership

The time has come for President Obama to do the right thing and authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. Though he squandered two previous opportunities to do so, which would have created thousands of jobs and increased domestic oil supply, the president has a second chance to be redeemed. He should take it.

In his first term, his administration pandered to environmental groups by denying the Canadian government’s application to build the northern half of the pipeline from Canada to Nebraska even though it already had been under review for three years. The decision was not only irresponsible, it was nonsensical.

At a time when jobs and the economy were, as they still are, in the forefront of each American’s mind, the president turned down an opportunity that would have created upward of 20,000 new jobs in the energy and manufacturing industries.

At a time when unrest in the Middle East disrupted global oil supply, the president declined a pipeline that would have prevented the United States from spending $70 million per day to purchase oil from this volatile region.

At a time when cash-strapped states were struggling through an anemic economic recovery, the president wrote off $585 million in potential state and local tax revenue the pipeline would have generated.

Read more at The Washington Times. By Charles Drevna.

Comments

  1. according to our gay arab muslin leader, it is time to further destroy America so it cannot defend our rebuild itself

  2. Outside the state owned media I've never heard anyone accuse Obama of being a leader.

    • I'm thinking the same leadership does not apply to this person hes done nothing & everything to destory this great country! How im the world did Obama get voted back into office????

      • Unbelievable!! Who the hell would want this AH to rn another term. All he does is harm our country and put us further in debt. They need to impeach him and Biden, the 2 worst AH's there are!!!

    • I'm thinking the same leadership does not apply to this person hes done nothing & everything to destory this great country! How im the world did Obama get voted back into office????

  3. Capt. Jerry says:

    No, he is not showing leadership, again. so whats new. So much for the smartest boy in the room.,

  4. He will not approve the pipe line. He is wanting to destroy America and that is not in his plans.

  5. He continuelly demonstrates to his ignorante supporters how he has his best interests at heart as he destroys them and tosses them down the slope into his goal of dictatorship and servitutide. He is operating, and thinking, if it can be called thinking, along the Kenyon track, of beat down the opposition, and eventually fall with them, but be damned if "I will take resposibility" and, of course, his political backers, such as reid and pelosi, et.al. are so filled with his gastic production they cannot/willnot see they will also ultimately fall with him and the nation.
    obama is not, has not, and will not ever be a leader, but a liar, and corrupt dispicable specimen of humanity

  6. Lloyd Smith says:

    Just before the 2008 election I read in one of Obama's books where he stated how much he hated our form of government. It has been very obvious what he meant by change. He wants us to become a Socialist country where the government has all the power over the people. We can't allow this to happen. There has just been a bill put before Congress to do away with the law that allows a president to run for more than 2 terms.As bad a President he is, He already wants to start campaigning for 2016 if he hasn't already destroyed our Constitution which guarantees our freedom. Obama care is just one of the things that takes more freedom away from us. Please realize what he is doing and how bad it is. I am in my 70's and worry very much for my children and grandchildren. I have always loved this country and the opportunitys I have had. Lloyd

  7. AMERICAN LIBERTY says:

    EVERYDAY I AM STUNED BY THE IGNORANCE DISPLAYED BUY OUR WASHINGTON ELECTED, WEAK AND SELF SERVING PHONIES. THEY STILL MAKE STATMENTS LIKE: HE HAS A SECOND CHANCE OR HE IS WORRIED ABOUT HIS LEGACY. PEOPLE HE HAS HIS LEGACY WELL IN HAND, FOR THOSE THAT MEAN ANYTHING TO HIM HE IS A HERO AND WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE ONE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO ITS KNEES, WITHOUT FIREING A SHOT. THIS MAN IS THE WORSE TERRORIST THAT WE COULD EVERY FACE. HE IS OUT TO DESTROY ALL-ALL OF AMERICA INCLUDING THE BLACKS. HE IS USEING THEM TO DESTROY THEMSELVES. WHEN WE FALL, ALL OF AMERICA FALLS. WE CAN'T FOOL OURSELVES THE WE CAN TALK OUT A DEAL WITH THIS MAN, HE DON;T CARE WHAT WE WANT OR WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS, HE HAS A MISSION AN IF YOU STILL CAN'T SEE IT THEN YOU MUST BE ONE OF THOSE THAT VOTED FOR HIM. FOCUS ON GETTING HIM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE NOW, BEFORE ITS TOOOO LATE. IMPEACHMENT

  8. What! You just figured out that Obama is a poor leader? That's been evident for his whole 1st term as president and now we have, at least, one more term.

  9. Dan Stewart says:

    We need to get him out, however, impeachment won't work. First, for impeachment, he must be a LEGAL potus, a-hole is NOT legal. Whether he was born in hawaii or not, his father was NOT a US citizen, making a-hole a duel citizen, not a natural born citizen. Even if the congress impeached him, the dumbocrat senate would not go along, end of story. The supreme court defined natural born about 100 years ago, however, the present supreme court are seemingly too afraid to do or say anything. Baring someone having the cahonies to arrest this pos potus for treason, I don't see anything or anyone saving the US from ruin.

  10. jmsmaxwell says:

    Leadership mean being in front and setting the example for others. Our Kenyan Socialsit Demorat has
    never known the meaning of leadership, the courses he took in Kenya and Indonasia were on how to
    destroy a nation from within when elected by fools. Maybe that is why we still do not have a budget but
    massive debt that can not be paid off in the forseeable future. He wants to continue spending like a
    crack addict with no restrictions. No wonder he fits the Left wing liberal mold so good they do not
    comprehend restriction or restrain either.

  11. You can only say that Obama is not a good leader if you believe in a great America. Obama is a Marxist socialist who is being extremely effective in bringing down America to third world status. He is a great leader for a great many voters who reelected him. Be warned, he will get a third term as president..This movement is already in the making..And, the same voters will vote him in again…We are being managed by a dictator now..Our Republican protectors are going allow this to happen because they will stay in office…

  12. Only a fool wouldn't authorize the pipeIine. Obama is no fool, though. It's in keeping with his plan to keep us energy dependant, militarily weak; and, ultimately, a sitting duck for conquest. Obama is diabolical, not a stretch for him because allah is the devil and he's a moslem. He needs to be snatched up out of the Presidency and sent to Gitmo where he can enjoy the company of like-minded moslems.

  13. I cannot agree more with all of the comments above. He wants us to suffer and become a communist state look at his families background. All of them socialized with socialists and communists. He wants our guns so we can't fight back. only the criminals will be able to defend themselves or kill us!

  14. gvhparkridge says:

    The pipeline cannot be approved….Warren Buffet owns the Burlington Northern and I believe you will find the they carry 85% of the oil that would go into the pipeline…Buffet paid Obama millions and Obama will not sign.

  15. That Obama is a looser for the country, is a given and yesterday's news. What is more alarming
    is the stupidity of the electorate reelecting not only him, but also most of his cronies in Congress
    and Senate. This was a crowd with dismal approval rating and yet it didn't get sent home.
    No bitching now, look in the mirror America !

    • Dan Stewart says:

      He was re elected mostly by illegal aliens, dead people & crooked voting machines. Talk about voter fraud, everyone knows it, but no body is doing anything about it.

  16. That Obama is a poor leader is not the point. He is NOT a leader, period. In four years he has displayed no leadership qualities. He is a narcissistic sociopath that cares only about himself. He has an irrational temper if he does not get his way which can result in tantrums. He is vindictive and carries grudges just like a twelve year old. He will never approve the pipeline because it might benefit this country.

  17. Junk Bin says:

    Josef Mengele works there. He has vast experience with test subjects

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