WASHINGTON, November 6, 2015 – As reported on CNN Friday afternoon, we learned once again what we always knew to be true: President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency.
“Secretary of State John Kerry concluded the controversial project is not in the country’s national security interest, and Obama announced from the White House that he agreed.
“‘America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change, and frankly, approving this project would have undercut that leadership,’ Obama said.”
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton bleated their pre-arranged praise for the decision to support the right of average Americans to pay lots more for energy in coming years.
But response from rational Americans was swift and unequivocal, according to the cable news network: House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t mince words in criticizing Obama’s action.
‘This decision isn’t surprising, but it is sickening,’ Ryan said in a statement.
“‘So sad that Obama rejected Keystone Pipeline,’ GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump tweeted. ‘Thousands of jobs, good for the environment, no downside!’”
Union jobs, BTW. Oh, well…
Looks like it’s time to bid “Farewell” at last to U.S. common sense:
The Keystone XL pipeline is as dead as dead can be.
Obama wrote it off as just another frippery.
This will be his lasting legacy: that we’ll all freeze.
Forget about the heartland, let’s send more troops overseas!
To be a global statesman stifling man-made global warming,
This is the manly task Obama thinks is worth performing.
But infrastructure here at home, and jobs for Sixpack Joe?
This president cannot be bothered with the common schmo.
Perhaps he’ll win another Nobel Prize in future years.
The rest of us will shiver, shedding icicles for tears.
Note: Cartoon above by Branco. Reprinted by arrangement and permission of ComicallyIncorrect.