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  •  My guess is he caves. Approves this (3+ / 0-)
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    monstrosity.  Tells The Left to go fly a kite.

    •  if he does, then he will lose a whole lot (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, greenbastard, flitedocnm

      of support for the rest of his second term. My self included!

      •  Evidence supports expectation of KXL approval (3+ / 0-)
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        flitedocnm, orlbucfan, elwior

        API head knew in advance about EIS greenlighting project:

        Last week, Jack Gerard, the head of the American Petroleum Institute, told Reuters that  ”It’s our expectation it will be released next week” Apparently Gerard cited sources within the administration.

        “We’re expecting to hear the same conclusion that we’ve heard four times before: no significant impact on the environment,” Gerard said.

        Two facts are important here:

        1)   Jack Gerard is saying the pipeline won’t impact the environment.  This is about as surprising as the sun setting in the west.

        2)   Jack Gerard was apparently briefed by “sources within the Administration” on the timing and content of the report.  Before the environmental community.  Before Congress.  Before anyone else.

        We went through months of kabuki over the PO in 2009-10 when it had been bargained away w/ AHIP early in the process.  There's reason to suspect a similar process here.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 11:38:41 AM PST

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      •  He would also be financing the final destruction (4+ / 0-)

        of the last vestiges of democracy in this country, and our full blown transformation into a fossil-fueled, science-denying, right wing plutocracy wholly owned by Charles and David Koch -- who, according to an estimate in a report last October by the International Forum on Globalization, Billionaires' Carbon Bomb - The Koch Brothers and the Keystone XL Pipeline (PDF) stand to profit to obscene levels that are scarcely comprehensible: $100 billion, on top of their existing wealth estimated at $65 billion.

        Given the incredibly precarious state of our democracy thanks to our RW SCOTUS (a situation that Obama professes to decry), all of those additional billions poured into untold scores of phony foundations and think tanks and media outlets and election campaigns spell nothing but doom for our democracy and our planet. If for no other reason (and there are so many), KXL should be rejected for this.

        President Obama: don't you care at all about your legacy, not to mention the future of this country, our civilization and our planet? The people who voted for you did not elect you to approve such a monstrous, disastrous and unnecessary affront to everything you professed to stand for.

        And if you think caving on KXL would help elect Dems in 2014 and 2016, you are severely deluded. This would pave the road for electoral disaster. It would be the end of the party of FDR, the end of the middle class, and the end of the American Dream.

        "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

        by flitedocnm on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 11:45:31 AM PST

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    •  OH, and one other thing... (5+ / 0-)

      …. it's what every terrorist would LIKE to have across the entire N. American continent….because... 1) the stuff in it is poisonous 2) it's explosive 3) …can we really have it ALL protected from harm….?

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