Obungler is pandering to his base and to his agenda. He zapped the Keystone XL pipeline to firm up his support with the various far left eco-radicals. I have stated many times that I believe that Fast and Furious was promoted to support a political agenda, basically the 2nd amendment. People who have no means of defence must rely on the government and that equates more control. It is always about more control. Obunglercare is about control, the oil pipeline is about control, with the price going up, they can control the energy and force people to these "green" energy sources, if it wrecks the economy..no problem. Obungler and crew much prefer the soviet model of a central command controlled economy where the Omnipotent looking out for our best interest nanny state government can call the shots and take care of us so together we will march to this socialist utopia that hasn't been attained yet because the mere mortals from the soviet union like Marx, Lenin,Stalin, Kruschev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev have tried it but the Chicago Messiah will succeed where those mere mortals have failed.
In January, President Obama nixed the Keystone XL pipeline, which “would have carried as much as 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada, and the Bakken Shale formation in along a 1,661-mile path to Texas refineries.” Since that time, the price of gasoline has approached $5 a gallon in many parts of the country, yet Obama has criticized Republicans for trying to make the price of gas into an election-year issue.
As a matter of fact, on the same day that per-gallon prices for gasoline in Florida approached $6, Obama ridiculed conservative calls for more domestic oil production as a simplistic “bumper sticker plan” for cheaper gas prices.
But things changed on February 27, when TransCanada, the Canadian company behind the Keystone pipeline, announced that it was going ahead with construction of a segment of the pipeline that will stretch from Port Arthur, Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma. Sensing the outrage that the American people were feeling over gas prices and realizing that the construction of a portion of the pipeline is sure to highlight how Obama is standing in the way of the construction of the rest of it, Obama spokesman Jay Carney suddenly offered a new explanation for why the pipeline had been nixed to begin with: “The reason why the Keystone XL required the review that it did is because it crossed … an international boundary.”
In unrelated, yet related, news, Obama’s Department of Justice recently oversaw a program (Operation Fast and Furious) that allowed 2,500 guns to cross an international boundary. It appears the administration had no qualms about that. And just last week, news broke regarding what may be a second gun-walking program. This one appears to have allowed guns tied to the murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata to cross the international boundary into Mexico.
So here’s where we are, folks: For the Obama administration, guns crossing an international boundary is one thing, but crude oil crossing such a boundary is quite another.