Ed Schultz: We’re gonna’ need some Vietnam-sized protests if we’re gonna’ kill this Keystone XL pipeline I supported one month ago

posted at 12:41 pm on March 6, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

And I quote: “Based on safety I think the President should give this project the stamp of approval. Environmental groups obviously think differently. And so do the majority of people on the left. But this newsflash: We’re not getting out of the oil business in America. It runs our economy. Do we have climate change? Yes we do. But the construction of this pipeline does not mean we are going to consume more as a country. … So a brand-new pipeline, to me, makes sense.”

That was Ed Schultz, in February.

Ed Schultz in February, meet Ed Schultz in March.

It was April of 1965, April 17th. There were 25,000 people who showed up to protest the Vietnam War. … And it evolved to this, this day, November 15, 1969, that’s what a half a million people looked like when they’re on the mall in Washington, D.C. This is the largest anti-war demonstration in American history. Is the pipeline that bad? I think it’s fantastic that there was a demonstration on Sunday in Washington and there were 400 people. Maybe it’s because of fax machines. Maybe it’s because of the internet. Maybe it’s because of iPhones, maybe it’s because of text messaging and the information age. Maybe we’re just a different society today. I don’t know what it’s going to take to stop the pipeline and get the message to the President of the United States. But for reference, this is what we had to do to stop war. So all of these folks across the America who want to stop the pipeline, you’re in the 11th hour.

That was his Tuesday night broadcast in response to the anti-Keystone XL protest of about 1,000-ish people at the White House fence on Sunday. Later in the show, Schultz mentioned, “I question the [point] about creating jobs. It ain’t that many,” and then on Wednesday night, he got a lot more explicit.

Well, we’re getting into the ‘Say Anything, Do Anything’ phase of the Keystone XL pipeline. … Conservatives, what they’re doing right now is that they are exploiting a foreign policy situation overseas to get something that they really want, and they really don’t know a hell of a lot about. … Go visit the Bakken shale. Go to North Dakota, find out just how much oil is coming out of the ground. We’ve got so much oil coming out of the ground in this country — a record amount, I might add — Warren Buffett can’t own enough trains. … Mr. President, say no to this project. I turn this night, on this program. I was wrong.

The “‘Say Anything, Do Anything’ phase of the Keystone XL pipeline”? And he’s berating conservatives for supporting something “they really don’t know a hell of a lot about,” apparently unaware that the pipeline will also ship products from the Bakken shale from which we’re currently producing a “record amount” of oil? And also apparently blithely ignorant of the effect that even just signaling a readily pro-production, pro-infrastructure attitude can have on prices in the global oil market? Can he hear himself?

So, in the matter of a month, his loyalties switched from a Big-Labor pro-Keystone XL stance to a Big-Environmentalist anti-Keystone XL stance. How fascinating.


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Ole Schulzy must have gotten a “strongly worded memo” from on-high. Heh.

/BISHOP

gryphon202 on March 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

More leftists defecating on streets. Bring it.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

He’s as plausible as that chicken-brain Kirstin Powers.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

TO: Ed Schultz
FROM: [redacted]
RE: Keystone XL Pipeline

Ed, you’re killing us up here! If we’re going to have any hope of killing this thing, we need anyone with an opinion on the matter to provide a united front! We need you to take the soonest possible opportunity to reverse yourself on this matter.

And by the by, that’s a nice looking cable TV show you have there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it, don’t you think?

/StronglyWordedMemo

gryphon202 on March 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

So he just got a check from the Enviro Loons last week?

Good for you Ed!

Everyone has their Price.

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

He’s as plausible as that chicken-brain Kirstin Powers.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

That ‘chicken brain’ happens to be attractive. Schultz? Not so much.

DIIIIIISmissssed!

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

…change of meds?

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Just do us a favor Ed…don’t get on your Soapbox
after you get a check from NAMBLA…

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I suspect Warren Buffet had a long talk with fat head Ed.

Need to keep the trains running on time, right Ed.

Thomas More on March 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I guess these sort of things happen.

When you’re an idiot.

Hucklebuck on March 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

He’s as plausible as that chicken-brain Kirstin Powers.

I just turn the sound down when she comes on. It’s still good TV.

Hucklebuck on March 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Can he hear himself?

I gotta think that, given his viewership numbers, his voice bounces around the studio quite a bit. The echos may indeed make it hard for him to hear himself.

The really funny thing is that he was once billed as the liberal Rush Limbaugh.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Thomas More on March 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I thought Buffet was for the pipeline.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

This proves Ron White is correct – you can’t fix stupid. It appeared Ed might be the exception – but it’s baaack. Ed still has ‘the stupid’

NeoDawg on March 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

The really funny thing is that he was once billed as the liberal Rush Limbaugh.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

But without an audience. That’s funny. I feel some karma coming on, Obama is going to give the pipeline the go ahead based on the Ukraine situation.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

So, in the matter of a month, his loyalties switched from a Big-Labor pro-Keystone XL stance to a Big-Environmentalist anti-Keystone XL stance. How fascinating.

Could it be that this is the same histronics of Killary (what difference, at this point, does it make) and Elijah Cummings rant yesterday (Republicans are being unfair to Lois Lerner and the IRS).

In other words, an administration engineered pro-environmentalist rant for the loons who watch MSDNC to soften the ground when the rat-eared wonder signs off on that pipeline ahead of the 2014 elections.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Do we have climate change? Yes we do.

Does the sun rise in the east? Yes it does.

Therefore, [Fill-in whatever position you want to take on any issue here]

mankai on March 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

democRATS always evolove on their position. It depends on which way the wind blows.

phatfawzi on March 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

n fact, large protests will create more CO2 than this pipeline could ever contribute.

blink on March 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

And methane gas, too.

de rigueur on March 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

The leftists are losing it. Their fantasy world is coming crashing down with a big dose of reality. The more the AGW NAZIs are proven wrong the more wild and bizarre their rhetoric is going to get.

Leftism is a mental disease.

jukin3 on March 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Maybe it’s because of fax machines.

This shows just how out of it Ed is. Does he buy cartridges for his Game Gear on eBay?

MisterElephant on March 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

The really funny thing is that he was once billed as the liberal Rush Limbaugh.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

And I remember that. Limbaugh himself included him on a very short list of leftist ‘talent’.

But Limbaugh also referred to obama on his show as ‘the sharpest knife in the democrats’ drawer’ after the 2004 convention speech.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

So Ed, who got to you?

We know there’s not a principled bone in that body.

Who handed you a hard hat and told you that the nail that sticks up gets hammered in?

God, I hate these watermelons. Every last one of them. Bigger threat than Al Qaeda by a mile.

JEM on March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

UGH. Who is Ed Schultz anyway? And more importantly, who does anyone care who he is…

ladyingray on March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

…is he on the same meds bluegill is on?

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Thomas More on March 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I thought Buffet was for the pipeline.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

No, he makes too much money off the trains. The conceit that this is about the environment is so stupid it’s not even wrong (as some famous physicist once said, sort of).

Fenris on March 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Heads UP:

Ukrainian political crisis
1m
President Obama to deliver a statement on Ukraine at 1:05 pm ET – @HuffPostPol

Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller 4m

BREAKING: the President will deliver a statement on Ukraine at 1:05PM
Expand

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

UGH. Who is Ed Schultz anyway? And more importantly, who does anyone care who he is…

ladyingray on March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

he’s an AZZ…and you’re right, nobody should care…

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

But Limbaugh also referred to obama on his show as ‘the sharpest knife in the democrats’ drawer’ after the 2004 convention speech.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Considering Democrats in general, I’ve yet to see evidence that Limbaugh was wrong about that.

Fenris on March 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

…is he on the same meds bluegill is on?

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Breadballs? Prolly.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Considering Democrats in general, I’ve yet to see evidence that Limbaugh was wrong about that.

Fenris on March 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

All Rush had to go on at that time was a telepromter speech.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

So,…..Schultz is saying,…..

take that Shovel Ready Jobs,…and stick it up,

America/Canada’s,………ahems,……*SS,..er, ..Gluteus Maximus/Minimus!!!
(snark)

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Schulz is a cowardly putz. The oil WILL be shipped to the Gulf Coast, whether or not the pipeline is approved. Do we want to do it in an environmentally safe way (pipeline) or piecemeal by trains and trucks, which are subject to many more accidents and require constant upkeep and repair (tracks and roadbeds). O’ needs to approve the damned thing and then take a permanent vacation.

vnvet on March 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I think part of the problem may be the name Keystone XL, which makes it sound extra large. Maybe if they renamed it Keystone M or S it wouldn’t stir the libs up so much.

otlset on March 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

…looks like Ed is playing pocket pool again!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Apparently, Schultz “got” the memo…

ladyingray on March 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Yeah, they cut into Sen. Mike Lee’s CPAC speech for him. Boooo.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I thought his show was cancelled. Rush refuses to quote MSNBC. Sounds like a good idea.

Kaffa on March 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Ukrainian political crisis
2m
Live video: President Obama makes statement on Ukraine – @NBCNews
read more on nbcnews.com

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/watch-live-president-obama-delivers-remarks-ukraine-crisis-n46116

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I thought Buffet was for the pipeline.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

A solid majority of the nation’s rail freight is being shipped by companies wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, including but not limited to Burlington Northern Santa Fe. It’s no skin off Warren’s nose if the pipeline isn’t approved.

gryphon202 on March 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I figure the only reason Ed still has a show on the
Fu*knut channel is because he’s the Counter weight to
Rachel Maddow….he has to have the same effect on Women as
Maddow has on Men….

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Okay, I linked an an CNBC article saying that Buffett would vote “yes”. Is CNBC off limits at Hot Air?

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I figure the only reason Ed still has a show on the
Fu*knut channel is because he’s the Counter weight to
Rachel Maddow….he has to have the same effect on Women as
Maddow has on Men
….

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

…but do/can their private parts…. also fall off?

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Let me try this one.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I thought Buffet was for the pipeline.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I’m pretty sure Buffet is heavy into railroads, and has, in the past, disingenuously voiced his opposition to the pipeline based on ecological grounds.

Just like when he railed (pun intended) against lowering tax rates on the rich, while at the same time his corporate holdings owe billions in back taxes.

The guys so phony, he could change a nine dollar bill into threes.

Thomas More on March 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Yeah, they cut into Sen. Mike Lee’s CPAC speech for him. Boooo.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Cindy Munford: That wasn’t nice,…hey,… Zeke Miller,..has all the
Highlights,…..on CPAC:)

Heres one:

Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller 41m

Jindal on Obama: “If I were him, I’d consider suing Harvard Law School to get his money back”

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

$$$

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

And we’ll need Viet Nam sized sustained protests if we want to save this country from the totalitarians. I won’t hold my breath though. Unfortunately I do think the TP is just about finished.

Jackson on March 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Thomas More on March 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I don’t doubt for a minute that he’s a phony but maybe he’s appearing to be in it just for himself and has changed his mind. I linked an article at the same time as your comment.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I like Gov. Jindal and don’t understand why he isn’t more in the mix, he might just be too subtle for the all media all the time world.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Okay, I linked an an CNBC article saying that Buffett would vote “yes”. Is CNBC off limits at Hot Air?

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Cindy Munford:I’ve had trouble, too, posting that site:)

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Fat head Ed Shultz graduated for the University of STUPID with a PHD.

tmgrant on March 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

For pure ignorance, you can’t beat Fat Eddie Shultz.

GarandFan on March 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Fat head Ed Shultz graduated from the University of STUPID with a PHD.

tmgrant on March 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I like Gov. Jindal and don’t understand why he isn’t more in the mix, he might just be too subtle for the all media all the time world.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Cindy Munford: Agreed,…he gets treated just like Cruz,..its maddening:)

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Seems to be a lot of Establishment in the early audience. Mike Lee was only getting a smattering of applause. Of course, it’s Thursday and I see a lot of empty seats but it was disappointing.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Ed was taken to the woodshed over a moment of clarity

Bevan on March 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

A man whose opinion does not matter changes his mind on a show no one watches.

rmkdbq on March 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Warren Buffett is against the Keystone XL pipeline, because the Alberta oil is shipped into the US using his railroads. If the pipeline was built, he would lose business. Follow the money.

If they want to have a Vietnam-size protest, let’s bring lots of cameras and have police on hand demanding the identity of all the protesters, which will be sent to every gasoline station in the nation. The next time any of the protesters tries to fill up their tank, they are charged $20 per gallon, while anyone who didn’t protest pays the regular price.

Steve Z on March 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Maybe it’s because of fax machines

LOL. Welcome to the 1980s, Ed.

Hayabusa on March 6, 2014 at 1:46 PM

What a bunch of baffoons. So, instead of building a state of the art pipeline, studied for 5 years to be the best of what technology has too offer today. They want Buffet to ship this oil via train to the gulf refineries, and they think we are wingnuts.

Michh on March 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Putin must have called Schultz….

Told him to be a good Nazi and destroy Amerika.

Obama, the democrats, the left – are all working for Russia…….

redguy on March 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Warren Buffett is against the Keystone XL pipeline, because the Alberta oil is shipped into the US using his railroads. If the pipeline was built, he would lose business. Follow the money.

If Warren is against it – then I am for it.

redguy on March 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Seems to be a lot of Establishment in the early audience. Mike Lee was only getting a smattering of applause. Of course, it’s Thursday and I see a lot of empty seats but it was disappointing.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Cindy Munford:That doesn’t bode well:)

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Guess who is now on the OPEC’s payroll.
Being for it put him in line for a payoff.

esblowfeld on March 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Doesn’t Sgt (I know nothing) Schultz get paychecks from the unions? I think I read on this forum that he got something like $190,000. I find it hard to believe that they are going to be very happy with Special Ed.

He must got either gotten a much bigger offer from the greenies or severe threats of bodily harm to loved ones.

307wolverine on March 6, 2014 at 2:08 PM

lets see what Ed’s only viewer has to say….

http://cdn.frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cuba-hospital.jpg

sounded like cheers! to me

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM

**Click on AP Linky for image of:

Keystone pipeline debate
2m
Advertisement urging President Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline appears on White House website – @AP
read more on bigstory.ap.org
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Keystone XL ad visible on White House website
By JOSH LEDERMAN
— Mar. 6, 2014 2:21 PM EST
**************************

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and gas industry got some prime online real estate for their ad pressing President Barack Obama on the Keystone XL pipeline: The White House’s official website.

Obama held a virtual town hall Thursday about Latino health care enrollment, organized by Spanish-language TV networks.

To give visitors a way to watch, the White House embedded a live stream from the Fusion network on its own website. Fusion’s live stream first shows users an advertisement, known as a “pre-roll.”

Some users tuning in through http://www.whitehouse.gov

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

were shown an ad from the American Petroleum Institute. The ad urges viewers to tell Obama to approve the pipeline.
(More………………………..)
====================================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/keystone-xl-ad-visible-white-house-website

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I honestly thought they took him off the air. Heh, they probably should have…

Fallon on March 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

My question is why does anyone, including here at Hotair, keep wasting time giving attention to a loud-mouthed, Republican hating, Conservative despising, liberal leftist cheerleading bag of wind like Ed Schultz?

This guy is never going to change, he is always going to be a despicable lying jerk who has a total audience you could count on one hand! The ratings for his “show” are consistently in the crapper, he really has nothing informative or even semi interesting to be worth giving 10 seconds of attention to. He is the type of guy you would never want to share an elevator ride with, much less an escalator!

So why even waste the time covering whatever it was he said about anything? The guy isn’t even worth a future consideration to becoming an induction as the answer to a question in a far off into the future edition of Trivial Pursuit!

pilamaye on March 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

If one of Ed’s viewers gets up to go to the bathroom, then half his audience didn’t hear him anyway.

cajunpatriot on March 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

So, his 180 is not because of union pressure, since there would be plenty of union jobs with the construction of XL, and it is not out of concern for the environment, since he is saying that “Buffett can’t own enough trains” and those pollute more in a week than XL would in a very long time.

Did he do a 180 for the 5 viewers he has?

ptcamn on March 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Who is Ed Schultz and who cares what he says?

L. E. Light on March 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Ed is a paid shill for labor unions, so it probably isn’t that big of a step to take a paycheck from foreign oil concerns. All this time he was just trying to bid up the price for his mendacity.

Mallard T. Drake on March 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Who is Ed Schultz?

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Who is Ed Schultz and who cares what he says?

L. E. Light on March 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM

You beat kme to it.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 5:51 PM

The voices in his head must have changed their minds.

tpitman on March 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Ed who?

Galtian on March 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Maybe he’s sending the clarion call out to the rent a crowd group to show up and they’re waiting for the blossoms on the cherry trees in DC to show up. They got their priorities, too.

Kissmygrits on March 7, 2014 at 9:33 AM