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  •  When he approves Keystone XL, we'll know the truth (9+ / 0-)

    My believe is that the rest of this rhetoric is mostly just cover for the upcoming sell-out to the tar sands mafia. If he does not do that, I will be shocked.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:29:56 PM PST

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    •  I'll be very pleased if he finds a different (8+ / 0-)

      outcome for the Keystone XL pipeline, but given past patterns, the flurry of environmentally sensitive actions may be recompense for the coming decision to build the pipeline.

      His plans to golf with oil executives during the climate change / pipeline protests couldn't be more tone-deaf. Or perhaps deliberate.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:09:14 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, I think it's exactly a sop to the vaguely (4+ / 0-)

        unaware Dem base, and his eyes are on the Keystone prize. Tone deaf and blind to the judgment that history will make on his presidency when and if he sells out his and our children and grandchildren to the oil robber barons.

        "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by Kombema on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:44:42 PM PST

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        •  With a lot of the (6+ / 0-)

          pipeline already built, does anyone doubt he will not ok the rest of it?  
          They probably got the ok to build the whole thing years ago or they would never had started.
          Common dreams has an article about an oil exec stating
          " To support Tar sands Is to support American values".
          Yeah, the values of those Americans that will profit from it.

          Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names?

          by snoopydawg on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:24:35 PM PST

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          •  Or Chinese values, is more like it. They're lying (3+ / 0-)
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            YucatanMan, corvo, snoopydawg

            to all of us to turn a quick buck, as you note. And Obama is SO a shill to that industry it's not funny -- as we saw with the Deepwater Horizon coverup and "facilitation."

            And now that he's a lame duck, there's not a damn thing we can do about any of it except scream bloody murder to our Congresscritters (for all the good that will do with all the oil money in politics).

            "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

            by Kombema on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:31:50 PM PST

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