In bipartisan vote, Congress clears highway bill with Keystone pipeline mandate, thwarts Obama

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    Apr 19, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Obama finally makes good on a promise to foster a spirit of co-operation and bipartisanship.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/222349-house-gop-thwarting-obama-clears-highway-bill-with-oil-pipeline-mandate

    Defying a White House veto threat, the House on Wednesday passed legislation that extends transportation program funding through September and mandates construction of a controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

    All but 14 Republicans, with support from 69 Democrats, voted 293-127 for legislation that falls far short of Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) earlier plan to move a sweeping five-year, $260 billion package.

    But Boehner’s retreat serves two crucial tactical and political purposes for the Speaker. It sets up talks with the Senate on the highway bill and keeps the Keystone pipeline — a centerpiece of GOP attacks on White House energy policy — front and center ahead of the November election.
    Republican leaders hailed the bipartisan vote as a rebuke of President Obama. Two senior Democrat leaders, Reps. James Clyburn (S.C.) and John Larson (Conn.), approved the measure.

    “The House is on record again in support of the Keystone XL energy pipeline — a project President Obama blocked, personally lobbied against, then tried to take credit for, and now says he’ll veto,” Boehner said in a statement. “There’s no telling where the president stands from one day to the next on Keystone, but he knows the pipeline has broad and bipartisan support in Congress and among the American people.”
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    So why is he vetoing it Riddler?
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    meninlove said So why is he vetoing it Riddler?


    You'd have to ask him given that a significant number in his party also support the pipeline. My guess is that it's to pander to what he sees as his base.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
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    meninlove said So why is he vetoing it Riddler?


    You'd have to ask him given that a significant number in his party also support the pipeline. My guess is that it's to pander to what he sees as his base.



    I'd suggest then that you research that a little instead of guessing.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    meninlove said So why is he vetoing it Riddler?


    You'd have to ask him given that a significant number in his party also support the pipeline. My guess is that it's to pander to what he sees as his base.



    I'd suggest then that you research that a little instead of guessing.


    OK I'll rephrase - it's to pander to what he sees as his base.
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    Really? And would that base, as has been mentioned here ad nauseum be Unions? Because the unions are all for the pipeline.

    Here, rather than waste more time, I'll get you started:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/18/industry-source-state-department-will-reject-keystone-pipeline-reroute/

    "But the decision at least delays the project, one that unions and GOP lawmakers alike said would be a boon for job creation as well as energy" security. "

    Just look at that, eh? Unions and the GOP, together.



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    Really? And would that base, as has been mentioned here ad nauseum be Unions? Because the unions are all for the pipeline.

    Here, rather than waste more time, I'll get you started:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/18/industry-source-state-department-will-reject-keystone-pipeline-reroute/

    "But the decision at least delays the project, one that unions and GOP lawmakers alike said would be a boon for job creation as well as energy" security. "

    Just look at that, eh? Unions and the GOP, together.


    That's not what I claimed. Do you enjoy putting words into other people's mouths? Perhaps you should do some research. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    lol, did I say that was what you claimed? I made an observation in that last line of mine, which was about a quote from FOX, and relevant to all the union bashing history on these topics, which incidentally you have had a hand in historically.

    Now then, I'm off to play with the adults, and will leave your snarkilcious self to your topic. icon_wink.gif


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    Apr 19, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    lol, did I say that was what you claimed? I made an observation in that last line of mine, which was about a quote from FOX, and relevant to all the union bashing history on these topics, which incidentally you have had a hand in historically.

    Now then, I'm off to play with the adults, and will leave your snarkilcious self to your topic. icon_wink.gif




    Ah ok - so now I have to agree with Fox? Try doing your own research and you might not be schooled as much as you are. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 19, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    lol, did I say that was what you claimed? I made an observation in that last line of mine, which was about a quote from FOX, and relevant to all the union bashing history on these topics, which incidentally you have had a hand in historically.

    Now then, I'm off to play with the adults, and will leave your snarkilcious self to your topic. icon_wink.gif




    Ah ok - so now I have to agree with Fox? Try doing your own research and you might not be schooled as much as you are. icon_rolleyes.gif


    "Schooled?" In addition to be self-aggrandizing, intellectually immature and incapable of empathy, it's nice to note that you're also childish.
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    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    lol, did I say that was what you claimed? I made an observation in that last line of mine, which was about a quote from FOX, and relevant to all the union bashing history on these topics, which incidentally you have had a hand in historically.

    Now then, I'm off to play with the adults, and will leave your snarkilcious self to your topic. icon_wink.gif




    Ah ok - so now I have to agree with Fox? Try doing your own research and you might not be schooled as much as you are. icon_rolleyes.gif


    "Schooled?" In addition to be self-aggrandizing, intellectually immature and incapable of empathy, it's nice to note that you're also childish.


    Er - I'd say "he started it" but you get the point. icon_rolleyes.gif The point stands, his attempt to push some side line argument on me failed.
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    Apr 19, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    The point stands, his attempt to push some side line argument on me failed.


    Indeed it did, and his ohhhh so predictable foot soldier failed as well.
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    riddler78 said
    The point stands, his attempt to push some side line argument on me failed.


    Indeed it did, and his ohhhh so predictable foot soldier failed as well.


    Given that you can't comprehend basic concepts like "racism" and "arrest", I'll assume "failure" is also beyond your ken. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 19, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    lol, did I say that was what you claimed? I made an observation in that last line of mine, which was about a quote from FOX, and relevant to all the union bashing history on these topics, which incidentally you have had a hand in historically.

    Now then, I'm off to play with the adults, and will leave your snarkilcious self to your topic. icon_wink.gif




    Ah ok - so now I have to agree with Fox? Try doing your own research and you might not be schooled as much as you are. icon_rolleyes.gif


    "Schooled?" In addition to be self-aggrandizing, intellectually immature and incapable of empathy, it's nice to note that you're also childish.


    Er - I'd say "he started it" but you get the point. icon_rolleyes.gif The point stands, his attempt to push some side line argument on me failed.


    No. His argument was on point. That you can't hold two thoughts in your head at the same time isn't MIL's fault.
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    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    lol, did I say that was what you claimed? I made an observation in that last line of mine, which was about a quote from FOX, and relevant to all the union bashing history on these topics, which incidentally you have had a hand in historically.

    Now then, I'm off to play with the adults, and will leave your snarkilcious self to your topic. icon_wink.gif




    Ah ok - so now I have to agree with Fox? Try doing your own research and you might not be schooled as much as you are. icon_rolleyes.gif


    "Schooled?" In addition to be self-aggrandizing, intellectually immature and incapable of empathy, it's nice to note that you're also childish.


    Er - I'd say "he started it" but you get the point. icon_rolleyes.gif The point stands, his attempt to push some side line argument on me failed.


    No. His argument was on point. That you can't hold two thoughts in your head at the same time isn't MIL's fault.



    I'm sorry you're having problems reading today.