Monday, January 23, 2012


Peggy Noonan in Saturday's Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Obama this week blocked Keystone pipeline, a decision that means tens of thousands of jobs lost, new energy possibilities rejected. It is a decision so bad, so political, that it amounts to a scandal. But it just sort of eased through the news, blurrily. All the cameras were focused on the Republicans, who were distracted by their own dramas. They did not, together, in one voice, protest, as they should have. Keystone happened while they were busy looking like the Keystone Kops.
See also the WaPo's Robert Samuelson:
President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico is an act of national insanity. It isn’t often that a president makes a decision that has no redeeming virtues and -- beyond the symbolism -- won’t even advance the goals of the groups that demanded it. All it tells us is that Obama is so obsessed with his reelection that, through some sort of political calculus, he believes that placating his environmental supporters will improve his chances.
See also Rush Limbaugh:
We haven't had a week like this since the salad days of the Clinton administration. We've had everything. We've had class envy, charges of adultery, adultery, people defending adultery. It's no wonder the soap operas are going off the air. They can't compete with American politics! They have no hope.

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