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Obama’s basketball strategy on Keystone XL
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/5/2014 5:36:27 AM

Affordable power dissolves liberal fantasies. White House wise men insist on spending the public’s money to promote retro power plants such as windmills, which went out of fashion with the Industrial Revolution. Eliminating the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would take cheap crude from the oil sands of Canada down to the Gulf Coast of Texas, is nevertheless a liberal priority. President Obama, whose passion is basketball, has employed the “four corners” strategy he picked up in his days shooting hoops in junior high school to stall on energy, and particularly the pipeline. In the early days of basketball, before the slam dunk became

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/5/2014 4:38:01 PM     (No. 9720891)

Wrong sport...it´s Rope-A-Dope.

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