Video: Obama says we’re producing too much oil and gas

posted at 2:55 pm on March 22, 2012 by Tina Korbe

President Barack Obama is in my home state of Oklahoma today, touting his tired talking points about energy in little Cushing, “the town that fossil fuel built.” For the record, most Oklahomans aren’t happy he’s here. The state administration will give him no official welcome and protesters have already gathered near the location of the president’s speech, which — predictably — was closed to the public.

First, listen to this portion of the president’s energy address (h/t Greg Hengler).

As usual, he uses “we” to refer to both the government and private energy companies and takes credit for an expansion of drilling and production that he didn’t do anything to facilitate. Oil and gas production, he brags, is at an eight-year high. Actually, on federal land, fossil fuel production is at a nine-year low.

Then, he actually has the audacity to suggest that we’re producing too much oil and gas. The problem, he says, is that we don’t have enough pipeline to transport all of that. Gee, you’d think the president had done all he could to fast-track the Keystone pipeline. What’s that, you say? He’s doing what he can now to fast-track the portion of the pipeline that runs through Oklahoma and Texas? Don’t buy that he’s the reason TransCanada is moving ahead.

If the president had an ounce of humility at all, he might recognize that he has something to learn from Oklahomans, who know the energy industry the way Obama knows critical race theory. We kinda just imbibe it from the people around us who know it better than we do. Even those of us whose families weren’t actually in oil grew up knowing drilling engineers, geologists and landmen. We drive by pumpjacks on our way to visit grandparents, spy the lights of a far-off rig on midnight drives and occasionally will see a car fuel up at — get this! — a natural gas pump that the government didn’t pay us to install.

We might not articulate it to ourselves — I didn’t, really, until the BP oil spill, which I mourned along with the rest of the nation — but we respect the oil industry for its commitment to safely extricating oil and gas from formations far below the surface of the earth. The nation never pays attention to oil and gas companies until they do something wrong or an accident occurs, but, in Oklahoma, we can’t help but pay attention. We value what the industry has brought to our state — including, I’m not ashamed to admit, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

That’s why we wish that, just once, Obama would admit he doesn’t know everything about oil and gas companies and listen a little more to those who do:

Approval of the entire Keystone XL pipeline should happen now — not after the election. Yes, we are pleased TransCanada decided to build a critical section of the project from Cushing to the Gulf Coast. We note that this section doesn’t require State Department approval. However, America’s greatest benefit will come when we can transport oil from our best energy partner, Canada, and oil-rich North Dakota and Montana.

Private-sector innovation led to the combination of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing resulting in the most significant resource revolution in the nation’s history. The safe and responsible application of these technologies has added new proven gas and oil reserves once inconceivable, and it has made U.S. energy independence a distinct possibility in just the next 10 years. We have now safely and successfully fracture treated 1.2 million wells in the U.S. since 1948 and more than 45,000 wells in 2011 — a safety record that would be the envy of any industry in the country. …

Our industry invests billions of dollars to ensure our operations are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner. However, with more than a dozen federal agencies in your administration proposing, planning or implementing new regulations — for little or no environmental benefit — there is considerable risk that increased costs and bureaucratic delays will cripple America’s energy production and halt the renaissance under way in our nation’s steel, plastics, chemical and agricultural industries.

Mr. President, your words suggest you want the economic benefits American natural gas and oil can deliver. We hope your actions follow suit — to date they have not.

Oil and gas CEOs have the greatest incentives of all to discover and promote some new and better energy source than fossil fuels — before some government-subsidized start-up does. Why does Obama act like they’re the enemy?


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Maybe…he really does c r a c k !

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The idiot, is our President!

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Why does Obama act like they’re the enemy?

No point in even asking that.

SirGawain on March 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Comrade Obama!

Ward Cleaver on March 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

he actually has the audacity to suggest that we’re producing too much oil and gas. The problem, he says, is that we don’t have enough pipeline to transport all of that

The helck?

Is he for reals?

… GLaDoS for President. Even her logic isn’t this fekkin’ bad.

LunaLovegood on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Has our dear Liar been truthful in anything lately?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

They say hge still smokes…maybe it does not have nicotine!

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I don’t think it is possible for him to speak with lying. It’s all he’s got.

Cecil on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Try me for treason and call me Eggs Benedict, but I don’t think Obama is gonna win Oklahoma in November.

Doughboy on March 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

The polling must be brutal.

aquaviva on March 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

What a jackhole that guy is. Throw everything against the wall, and see what sticks.

Ward Cleaver on March 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

protesters have already gathered near the location of the president’s speech, which — predictably — was closed to the public.

Leftists just love a free press, don’t they?

Transparency!!!! 1111 !! 111 !!!!!!!

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Boo him out of towns, and mock the narcissistic fool, incessantly.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

I haven’t said it today, but I do detest and loath bho more than almost anything in my life!
A forked tongue snake is how I see bho. Please people, please vote against bho in Nov. Thank you.
L

letget on March 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Who cares what Obama said?

crr6 on May 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

How much fuel did he waste just to Lie like this?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Folks, this is a gift.

Think of the polling results they must be looking at for him to be doing this.

aquaviva on March 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

If the president had an ounce of humility at all, he might recognize that he has something to learn from Oklahomans, who know the energy industry the way Obama knows critical race theory.

Well, that doesn’t quite follow, Tina. Unlike CRT, the knowledge of the energy industry actually has some tangibility, if you will, whereas CRT is a theory. Knowing something about a theory, doesn’t really help you in the real world, it only helps shape your worldview–as in Obama’s worldview of the energy industry. “We produce too much” he quips. That’s merely a proxy for “you rich white guys are takin’ too much profit n’ such.”

translations.

ted c on March 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Has our dear Liar been truthful in anything lately?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

He is the current truth. What he says is the truth. He says it and the media reports it and the people accept it.

Up is down.

Communism 101.

joey24007 on March 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Why does Obama act like they’re the enemy?

It is not an act

burrata on March 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

How much fuel did he waste just to Lie like this?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

According to him, we’ve got fuel to burn. If his theory is upheld, then why tap into the SOR?…..

oops!

ted c on March 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Question:

Mr. President, during the last gas price spike in 2008, you said that drilling now wouldn’t produce a drop of gas for 10 years or more at campaign events in [insert 27 locations where he said this]. Since you have only been in office for 3 years, wouldn’t any increase in production now be attributable to efforts conceived during your predecessor’s tenure?

Youngs98 on March 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I live in Broken Arrow, suburb of Tulsa. Didn’t even know a$$clown was in the state, except for a brief mention by the morning zoo crew. It was for a morning traffic update. They kind of coughed and laughed at the mention of him, then quickly moved on.

msupertas on March 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Then, he actually has the audacity to suggest that we’re producing too much oil and gas.

Is that why the price of gas is going down, down, down?

/sarc

tom on March 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Whether it’s Mitt or Santorum as the nominee, the nominee should pay Gingrich to stalk Obama throughout the entire campaign. After each Obama stop, the speech should be analyzed, and Gingrich should take it about–complete with a follow-up page on the Web with links to the sources proving that Obama is a lying SOS.

No gothchas. Spend time only on the fabrications.

Someone else–like Greg Gutfeld or the staff at Breitbart–can be hired to record and highlight the gaffes like 57 states.

BuckeyeSam on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

he actually has the audacity to suggest that we’re producing too much oil and gas. The problem, he says, is that we don’t have enough pipeline to transport all of that

The helck?

Is he for reals?

LunaLovegood on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I really think 0bama is losing it. His lies are so utterly outrageous lately.

… GLaDoS for President. Even her logic isn’t this fekkin’ bad.

Who?

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

All he’s saying is that there are bottlenecks… why all the insults? Stay classy tea party

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Holy rebuttals, Batman. Have the planets aligned? Has the earth spinning off its axis? Is an asteroid speeding towards us? I just heard House Speaker John Boehner say that Oblunder’s faux “approval” of the southern Keystone Pipeline is just that–faux, false, lie. I can hardly believe it. I’m so stunned I can’t recall his exact words, but he actually said it. Call 911-I think gonna pass out.

stukinIL4now on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Brazen liar.

OxyCon on March 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

For the record, most Oklahomans aren’t happy he’s here.

Understatement of the year candidate right there.

CorporatePiggy on March 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Where is Liberal4Life to explain this?

JPeterman on March 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Has our dear Liar been truthful in anything lately?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

He is the current truth. What he says is the truth. He says it and the media reports it and the people accept it.

Up is down.

Communism 101.

joey24007 on March 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

And he think he can get away it because his media minions won’t call him on it – at least not now, but wait until they panic and Hope to savage they’re last shred of credibility and Change how they cover him.

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Enough is getting produced, otherwise we’d have shortage of gasoline. We have inflation, not a shortage of oil. And Obama and his party, as much as Bush and his party, are to blame.

rickv404 on March 22, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I can smell the stench up here in Kansas.

bopbottle on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

He stayed at a hotel in downtown OKC last night. I hope someone pointed out the new 850 foot Devon Tower that opens this year. Maybe he’ll ask himself “how did a private company afford to build that? Why was it built? Was it the result of private enterprise or public subsidies?” Doubt it though.

Meric1837 on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

This sounds like a piece that Ed would write.

WordsMatter on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hi, we’re from the government; and we’re here to help!

OccamsRazor on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Where is Liberal4Life to explain this?

JPeterman on March 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Hey, try the “internets”. Look up bottle neck. He’s saying there are not enough refineries where they are needed. We have oil sitting out not getting to refineries quick enough.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I read in The Oklahoman, on Sunday, that no State officials were going to waste their time with this Marxist tool.

I love my State.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Obama says we’re producing too much oil and gas

The Big Lie.

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

He stayed at a hotel in downtown OKC last night. I hope someone pointed out the new 850 foot Devon Tower that opens this year. Maybe he’ll ask himself “how did a private company afford to build that? Why was it built? Was it the result of private enterprise or public subsidies?” Doubt it though.

Meric1837 on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Actually he would think, “now that private investment has allowed such progress it is the role of the state to take over.”

joey24007 on March 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Has our dear Liar been truthful in anything lately?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Yup, when his pie hole was shut.

msupertas on March 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Where is Liberal4Life to explain this?

JPeterman on March 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, Rush, Palin and Fox News are to blame
/ Liberal4Life

burrata on March 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

closed to the public

I heard maybe 4 or 5 sets of hands clapping. Pretty small choir he’s preaching to there.

BTW, it’s Colorado Mr. President, not Coloraduh.

Dee2008 on March 22, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Did you hear the size of that crowd? It sounded like he was talking to the customers in a Jiffy Lube.

warren on March 22, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I can smell the stench up here in Kansas.

bopbottle on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Imagine what we’re going through.

msupertas on March 22, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The fact he can spew this with a straight face is a big time insult. He is really that stupid that he’d think WE’RE that stupid?

tommyboy on March 22, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Great piece Tina
:)

cmsinaz on March 22, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I find it stunning, and odd, that this Marxist tool would set foot in Oklahoma.

The rationale is baffling. What was the rationale? Is he this far from reality … that a Marxist would set foot in my State?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 22, 2012 at 3:14 PM

You extremist wingnuts are all part of a group, formed in 1956, that mocked Columbus.

Admit it!

MNHawk on March 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

We need to call him Presidsent Excuses. Because that’s all he’s got is excuses.

tommyboy on March 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

All he’s saying is that there are bottlenecks… why all the insults? Stay classy tea party

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

And why are there bottlenecks? Because 0bama kills projects like the Keystone pipeline so that his cronies can make more money transporting fuel by rail and tanker trucks.

You fail. Again.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

He quadrupled the number of oil rigs working offshore? How can that be? We don’t have enough oil riggers to have quadrupled the number of oil rigs.

Oh, I see. He means since the beginning of time. Okay barack.

DuctTapeMyBrain on March 22, 2012 at 3:16 PM

All he’s saying is that there are bottlenecks… why all the insults? Stay classy tea party

getalife on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Plug the damn hole!

bernverdnardo1 on March 22, 2012 at 3:16 PM

For the record, most Oklahomans aren’t happy he’s here. The state administration will give him no official welcome…

Heh!

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM

The Kenyan Obama is a pathological liar protected only by a totally unprofessional media.

VorDaj on March 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I can smell the stench up here in Kansas.

bopbottle on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Must smell like the bucket of sh1t that OWS dumped in the bank lobby in New York.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM

HEY, MA!! I got these neat beans for the cow and I didn’t even have to go into town to trade!!

TugboatPhil on March 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hey, try the “internets”. Look up bottle neck. He’s saying there are not enough refineries where they are needed. We have oil sitting out not getting to refineries quick enough.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Are you taking Liberal4Life’s place today, moron?

JPeterman on March 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

2nd that letget

cmsinaz on March 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

All he’s saying is that there are bottlenecks… why all the insults? Stay classy tea party

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Then why not approve the north keystone, obama puffer? It’s already had three years of study. That would help relieve the bottleneck, you pencilneck.

msupertas on March 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

he might recognize that he has something to learn from Oklahomans, who know the energy industry the way Obama knows critical race theory

Heh.

visions on March 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Callah-rada?

tbradshaw on March 22, 2012 at 3:19 PM

You need to cross the river? I approve building a piece of bridge starting from the other side…..
Makes a lot of sense!

gullxn on March 22, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I find it stunning, and odd, that this Marxist tool would set foot in Oklahoma.

The rationale is baffling. What was the rationale? Is he this far from reality … that a Marxist would set foot in my State?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 22, 2012 at 3:14 PM

He’s not there to gain the electoral college votes of Oklahoma.

It’s all about him, not you.

He knows that high gas prices are hurting his re-election chances, and he can’t be perceived as sitting back and doing nothing. So, he decided to land in “flyover country” because he needed a photo-op to provide the guise that he is actually “doing something” about gas prices.

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 3:20 PM

“He’s saying there are not enough refineries where they are needed. We have oil sitting out not getting to refineries quick enough.”

And he has done nothing to create new refineries – in fact he’s opposed them every step of the way. I guess Solyndra was a much better investment.

tommyboy on March 22, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Hey, try the “internets”. Look up bottle neck. He’s saying there are not enough refineries where they are needed. We have oil sitting out not getting to refineries quick enough.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Well, maybe if the genius had approved the Keystone pipeline, it might help with this problem.

And don’t say they needed more time to study the environmental impact. The study had been completed and was sitting on Zero’s desk for a couple of years.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Even the parasite4lifers are having a harder time defending this prevaricating empty suit.

Bevan on March 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Next stop – Columbus. We are anxiously waiting for the mess it’s going to make at rush hour.

January on March 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Callah-rada?

tbradshaw on March 22, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Yep. That’s where the Corpse men are.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Obama admit he doesn’t know something? They’ll be serving ice cream in hell before that ever happens.

RebeccaH on March 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Heard enough of dear liar’s speech on Rush to listen to anymore. He’s just spouting false stats and polished talking points that are nothing more than lib gibberish.

Kissmygrits on March 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Callah-rada?

tbradshaw on March 22, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Yep. That’s where the Corpse men are.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM

It’s enough to make one think that English is his second language…

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Somebody please find and release this joker’s college transcripts. Beyond all the lying he is just to stupid for words. Read another article today where he said that Solyndra wasn’t his fault since it came out of a previously established loan program…more abdication of responsbility.

Southgirl on March 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

So BLOTUS is now approving a piece of a pipeline that does not require his approval.

Excellent.

What exactly are we paying him for?

He did not win 100% of the vote in the Democratic primary.
Even the Democrats in Oklahoma are doing their part.

Tenwheeler on March 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Doubling down on incompetence.

aniptofar on March 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Next stop – Columbus. We are anxiously waiting for the mess it’s going to make at rush hour.

January on March 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM

And where gas prices went up 7 cents overnight (so I have heard).

I’m sure he’ll be well-received there…….

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

The thing is, Obama thinks he’s doing us a favor by hurting us with higher energy prices because it will compel us to buy more “Green energy” products and such.

Yakko77 on March 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Of California, Crucifixions, and Cleopatra – California Teachers Unions decide they want to organize parents (so they can direct fundraising cash into union coffers) after I arrange for some non-PC programs. I also look at the plight of Egypt’s Christian community and update the status of Angelina Jolie’s Cleopatra.

Mutnodjmet on March 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Lol tugboat

:)

cmsinaz on March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Hey, try the “internets”. Look up bottle neck. He’s saying there are not enough refineries where they are needed. We have oil sitting out not getting to refineries quick enough.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Well, maybe if the genius had approved the Keystone pipeline, it might help with this problem.

And don’t say they needed more time to study the environmental impact. The study had been completed and was sitting on Zero’s desk for a couple of years.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:21 PM

He has approved the southern portion and waiting for a new route to approve the northern part. If you are a leader you have to make unpopular and tough decisions. There is clear data showing a possible spill could get into the water table, impact wildlife and affect hundreds of thousand of people.
A new route makes sense but this has nothing to do with the refinery bottle neck so try again.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

He’s not there to gain the electoral college votes of Oklahoma.

It’s all about him, not you.

He knows that high gas prices are hurting his re-election chances, and he can’t be perceived as sitting back and doing nothing. So, he decided to land in “flyover country” because he needed a photo-op to provide the guise that he is actually “doing something” about gas prices.

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Then he could’ve gone to Floriduh, and lied to them while using up their air.

For him to come to Oklahoma, especially if it was only for perception, is insanely odd, inasmuch as this State’s contempt for Obamuh is widely known – as per the 77 out of 77 counties that went red for McCain … er, against Obamuh in the last disaster.

Marxist tools in Oklahoma is simply baffling … and it only fools other Marxist tools – nobody else.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Has our dear Liar been truthful in anything lately ever?

Chip on March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Better question. Answer is still “no,” though.

Told a liberal co-worker about this, and pointed out that 0 had nothing to do with the pipeline other than trying to stop it. He said that 0 had just seen the light. I told him o was just feeling the heat over gasoline prices. He didn’t like that reply. Huh.

iurockhead on March 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Next stop – Columbus. We are anxiously waiting for the mess it’s going to make at rush hour.

January on March 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Feel your pain. But he’ll be out of our state. All that matters. BO brings on selfishness like no one else can. Rest easy, he’ll be back in his east coast cesspool soon.

msupertas on March 22, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Then, he actually has the audacity to suggest that we’re producing too much oil and gas.

He must have been referring to the snake oil and hot air that pours out of his mouth every time he speaks.

GrannyDee on March 22, 2012 at 3:32 PM

“Since I took office we quadrupled the drilling rigs”

That tired old line, only reason the amount on drilling rigs quadrupled was because of the economic turndown and the collapse of the cost per barrel of oil. The correct statement should be, the amount of drilling rigs in the U.S. is finally back to 2008 levels.

lowandslow on March 22, 2012 at 3:34 PM

It will be a real show stopper, when ee find out he’s actually not legally President.

That won’t change how many generations are going to suffer through His failed poliçies though.

KMC1 on March 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM

We need to call him Presidsent Excuses

Dump the “President” moniker and just go with “Excuses”…..it’s shorter and has a better ring to it.

ScottiesRule on March 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM

All he’s saying is that there are bottlenecks… why all the insults? Stay classy tea party

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

.
He’s not saying that, at all. In fact, I refuse to believe any assertion Ø has made in this short 1½ minute clip. It’s all lies, all of it.
.
Really, it’s not déclassé to call out a liar. In fact, if the liar is a president, it’s patriotic.

ExpressoBold on March 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

He has approved the southern portion and waiting for a new route to approve the northern part. If you are a leader you have to make unpopular and tough decisions. There is clear data showing a possible spill could get into the water table, impact wildlife and affect hundreds of thousand of people.
A new route makes sense but this has nothing to do with the refinery bottle neck so try again.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Might want to check your facts before spouting off.

TransCanada agreed to adjust its intended route of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to avoid the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region of the state. 0bama still poo-poohed it.

Approval of the southern part of the pipeline is not really the Obama administration’s call because it does not cross borders. The northern portion of the pipeline needs administration approval because it would cross the Canadian border. It’s going forward in spite of him trying to stop it.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM

He’s doing what he can now to fast-track the portion of the pipeline that runs through Oklahoma and Texas?

After hundreds of $Billions are invested in the southern half of the pipeline by the oil companies just think of all the campaign contributions that will be demanded by Obama and the Democrats before they OK the northern half of the pipeline.

It’ll be great times for the Democrats having the oil companies over the barrel with no choice but to handsomely fund the Democrats!

RJL on March 22, 2012 at 3:43 PM

It’s going forward in spite of him trying to stop it.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM

To clarify that last sentence:

Work on the southern portion of the pipeline is going forward in spite of this administrations efforts to squash the whole Keystone XL project.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:44 PM

We have a lying imbecile as POTUS. Sadly, we have idiots that vote making an imbecile look like he is smart.

We will never see 0bama’s grades now.

jukin3 on March 22, 2012 at 3:47 PM

He has approved the southern portion and waiting for a new route to approve the northern part. If you are a leader you have to make unpopular and tough decisions. There is clear data showing a possible spill could get into the water table, impact wildlife and affect hundreds of thousand of people.
A new route makes sense but this has nothing to do with the refinery bottle neck so try again.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Might want to check your facts before spouting off.

TransCanada agreed to adjust its intended route of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to avoid the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region of the state. 0bama still poo-poohed it.

Approval of the southern part of the pipeline is not really the Obama administration’s call because it does not cross borders. The northern portion of the pipeline needs administration approval because it would cross the Canadian border. It’s going forward in spite of him trying to stop it.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM

This lib tool has been pwned so many times it’s becoming a yawn fest.

Unfortunately, his ideology will always prevent him from aquiring any common sense.

NapaConservative on March 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM

He’s here in Ohio now, speaking at 4:30 on the OSU campus about the same thing. Just in time to thoroughly foul up rush hour traffic on the way home. Honestly, can’t they plan that crap better?

tdpwells on March 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Tina:
I was with you through this nice article until your last sentence, which makes you sound like a naive child.
Obama hates the United States and he hates oil, which makes the US work and is crucial for its existence as the once leader of the free world. He will destroy the US if he gets reelected. There is no mystery about any of this.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

It will be a real show stopper, when ee find out he’s actually not legally President.

That won’t change how many generations are going to suffer through His failed poliçies though.

KMC1 on March 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Actually, if Excuses’ presidency is declared illegal, all his policies are null and void.

Let a poor man dream, can’t ya?

NapaConservative on March 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Oil and gas CEOs have the greatest incentives of all to discover and promote some new and better energy source than fossil fuels — before some government-subsidized start-up does. Why does Obama act like they’re the enemy?

I don’t often agree with you, Tina, but here you have hit the nail right on the head.

I’ve always wondered this very thing about those who profess hatred for the oil and gas companies. I remind them that they aren’t really “oil and gas companies” they are actually “energy companies”. It is in their best future interest to research alternative fuels… and they do… which only makes sense. They know as well as anyone, probably better, that when someone makes t a breakthrough that makes solar or wind or algae or bird sh*t an affordable and cleaner source of vast amounts of energy production that technology will grow like wildfire. Don’t these anti-oil company idiots get that part? The energy companies will want to be in on the deal that replaces fossil fuels, otherwise they know their future goes down the proverbial toilet. Instead, they most certainly want to be in on that future, not made extinct by it.

I often then complete the argument by reminding these people that oil companies actually spend more on alternative energy research than any other group of companies or the government. Like I said, they aren’t stupid. They want to be the first to discover the next great technology that replaces fossil fuels, because whoever does that will be stinking filthy disgusting rich.

gravityman on March 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

… or someone could use this speech against everything he has said and done over the past three years to show what jacka%% he really is.

What…?

… He’s really a nice guy, he’s just in a little over his head?

Oh…

Seven Percent Solution on March 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

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