• There Are Several Reasons Why Obama Will Lose The Looming Keystone Pipeline Debate

    There are a lot of reasons why Barack Obama’s promise to veto the new Keystone XL bill is a bad idea. The least of them is what remains of the 14 Democratic Senators who joined Republicans and voted yes on Keystone when the bill came up for a vote last November.

    The newly sworn-in GOP majority in Congress has put the Keystone oil pipeline at the very top of their agenda. And Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is likely going to call Obama’s veto bluff.

    “It’s interesting to note that the President declined to issue a veto threat last month when a Democrat senator was trying to save her job over the exact same Keystone bill,” McConnell said. “Once again the president is standing in the way of a shovel-ready jobs project that would help thousands of Americans find work.”

    Indeed, “The pipeline is currently in a final phase of review from the State Department, which has already concluded that it would have a minimal impact on the environment. But the State Department also assessed that the pipeline would create about 42,000 jobs directly and indirectly during the construction period–but just 50 permanent jobs,”according to CNN.

    However, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday that “if this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn’t sign.”

    Worse still for Obama, the American public supports the pipeline overwhelmingly.

    A March, 2012 Gallup poll found that 57 percent said the government should approve the pipeline while 29 percent said government should not approve it.

    A Rasmussen poll taken last January found that a similar 57 percent were in favor of the pipeline and 28 percent opposed it completion. More recently, a CBS News/Roper poll taken in May, 2014 found that 56 percent of the American people favor the pipeline’s construction while just 28 percent oppose it.

    Obama is on the wrong side of another big issue, once again. He will lose if he sides with the far-left, big-monied luminaries in his party. Sadder still, America loses if Obama vetoes a new Keystone pipeline bill.

    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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