Monday, November 9, 2015

FOD 2015.11.09

obama's own words do more to highlight his hypocrisy than anything anyone else could say. Too bad we don't have a media that points that out.

The latest example is barry's action on the Keystone pipeline.
President Obama announced Friday that he has rejected Canadian energy giant TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline...

The announcement caps a 7-year saga that has become one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama’s presidency... (I'm not sure why it took seven years to resolve this, but that's a different story. Anyway...)

Killing the pipeline allows Obama to claim aggressive action on the environment. That could strengthen his hand as world leaders prepare to finalize a major global climate pact next month in Paris that Obama hopes will be a crowning jewel for his legacy.
"Aggressive action on the environment" ... "crowning jewel for his legacy"

Not so fast there, big boy. Let's take a closer look at that jewel-encrusted legacy.
If you want to understand how people will remember the Obama climate legacy, a few facts tell the tale: By the time Obama leaves office, the U.S. will pass Saudi Arabia as the planet's biggest oil producer and Russia as the world's biggest producer of oil and gas combined. In the same years, even as we've begun to burn less coal at home, our coal exports have climbed to record highs.
As for his hypocrisy, compare and contrast the following quotes from obama in 2008...
"Time to end the tyranny of oil"

"In my administration, the rise of the oceans will begin to slow."
...with his remarks in Cushing, Oklahoma, last year.
"Over the last three years, I've directed my administration to open up millions of acres for gas and oil exploration across 23 different states. We're opening up more than 75 percent of our potential oil resources offshore. We've quad­rupled the number of operating rigs to a record high. We've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth, and then some. . . . In fact, the problem . . . is that we're actually producing so much oil and gas . . . that we don't have enough pipeline capacity to transport all of it where it needs to go."
In fact, obama's veto of the pipeline will do little to help the environment. It might actually harm it, given that the oil will now most likely end up in China, where there are little to no environmental concerns or regulations.
If President Barack Obama does not approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, the crude oil would go directly to refineries in China and other Asian countries.

"It's going to come out of the ground, it's going to get processed," (said) Bill Day, a Valero spokesman ... "We think it would probably be better to be processed here under our environmental rules rather than China."
Almost $30 billion was invested in the oil sands in Alberta in 2012 by Chinese companies, and investments are expected to increase.
Well, what else can we expect from a spineless loser who bows to the Chinese?

Here's obama's true legacy.


Anonymous said...

It is a given that Mullah Obama is against American-Canadian produced oil. He is too entrenched in seeing to it that the Muslims in the Middle East, including the ISIS butchers, are well taken care of - in their oil production as well as their anti-Israeli/pro-Palestinian stance.

Mullah Obama goes off to wherever he wants in the world to bow down and kiss the asses of all the third world dictators and tyrants on Air Force One (to the tune of some $200,000.00 per hour) that uses fossil fuel - oil - to get there. And that $200,000.00 does not include all the support staff, a second plane to haul around the armored limos, sycophantic "media" people, etc., etc.

If this guy really wants us to believe in his bullshit rhetoric about carbon emissions and such, then he ought to try staying in Washington, DC, where common sense and real honesty both go to die, for longer than 48 hours. He might actually get something done, other than doing all he can to screw up the U.S.. Hell, he might even do something about keeping Mooch home, too. But, I seriously doubt that will happen, at least not in our lifetimes.


CenTexTim said...

You're right. Under obama the U.S. is buying oil from - and enriching - countries that want to destroy us.

He's also enriching his buddy and campaign donor Warren Buffet, who owns a bunch of railroad stock. All that oil will continue to be transported by train.

Follow the money...

Old NFO said...

Scottie beat me to it... sigh

CenTexTim said...

Great minds think alike.