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The president’s cynical Keystone XL strategy
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 4/23/2014 11:32:14 AM

On Friday, the State Department quietly released a notification that the Keystone XL pipeline decision is being delayed yet again. The president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Terry O’Sullivan, called the delay “another gutless move” by the administration. We could also dismiss the announcement as just more of the usual dithering from this White House. I don’t think the delay is gutless or dithering, but a more sinister, cynical ploy by this administration to manipulate two groups into continuing to support vulnerable Democrats in an attempt to keep the Senate in 2014. By appearing to have not

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Are we content to be manipulated once again by people (e.g., Obama, Steyer, radical environmental groups) who do not place America´s best interests first?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kofcfn, 4/23/2014 11:43:06 AM     (No. 9821659)

Unions are having difficult time convincing their members that the democrats are in their best interest when The Ears can´t make up his mind to support them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego, 4/23/2014 12:37:21 PM     (No. 9821718)

BO can´t anything that might help the US economy! That just wouldn´t do when destruction is the objective! Wake-up unions your boy is stabbing you in the back!

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