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SHOCKER: Obama Lied About Keystone

In a interview Obama gave to WDAY of Fargo, N.D., last week, he managed to mislead the American people about why he vetoed a Keystone XL pipeline bill that would have lead to its completion.

Obama said the following:

“I’ve already said I’m happy to look at how we can increase pipeline production for U.S. oil, but Keystone is for Canadian oil to send that down to the Gulf. It bypasses the United States and is estimated to create a little over 250, maybe 300 permanent jobs. We should be focusing more broadly on American infrastructure for American jobs and American producers, and that’s something that we very much support.”

Saying that Keystone oil would ultimately “bypass the United States,” could be the most egregious lie that Obama has ever made about Keystone.

A February 2015 report conducted by energy consultant company IHS Energy concluded that “Canadian crude making its way to the USGC Gulf Coast will likely be refined there, and most of the refined products are likely to be consumed in the United States.”

“For Gulf refineries,” the report added, “heavy bitumen blends from the oil sands are an attractive substitute for declining offshore heavy crude supply from Latin America.”

In the report’s conclusion, approximately 70 percent of the refined oil would be consumed right here in the U.S.

Obama’s suggestion that the Keystone XL pipeline would have absolutely no benefit to the American economy earned him Four Pinocchios from the fact checkers over at the Washington Post.

Needing only 51 yay votes to pass the Senate, the Keystone pipeline bill sailed through that chamber of Congress with a 62-36 final tally. Obama issued a quick veto of the bill as soon as it hit his desk last week.

A project that could strengthen America’s sluggish economy, create jobs, and help rid us of foreign fossil fuel dependence, is being blocked by wacky environmentalists and America’s perpetual impediment to progress: The Liar-in-Chief, Barack Obama.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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