Obama will Veto Keystone Legislation if it hits his desk.

Wow. 6 years is not enough. President Obama just vowed to veto legislation meant to end his foot dragging on the Keystone XL pipeline:

The White House on Tuesday said President Obama would veto Keystone XL pipeline legislation if it passes under the new Republican-led U.S. Congress.

A bill that would have forced Obama’s hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the Congress that convened Tuesday and new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the pipeline bill will be among the first issues voted on.

Read it here.

18 thoughts on “Obama will Veto Keystone Legislation if it hits his desk.”

  1. Well, I guess it’s time for Republicans to get their guy elected and then they can do whatever they want.

    Time to quit whining about Obama and get campaigning!

  2. Most Americans support the pipeline, even the unions. The environmentalists aren’t a majority even within the Democratic base. The point is to get the Democrats on record one way or the other. This should be the start of two years of forcing Obama and the Democrats to choose between their base and the sane people.

    If the President vetoes the pipeline, how does he envision demonstrating to the public that he’s willing to be bipartisan and work across the aisle? By signing the Keystone bill, he could spend the next two years claiming he’s bipartisan and willing to work across the aisle, gaining political cover to veto something else.

    With all the legislation the GOP is likely to send to his desk, the Keystone bill will likely be rather modest in comparison.

    1. Where’s the link to the poll that supports your statement that most Americans support it? And which unions?

                  1. Even the NYT uses the latest Pew Poll from 11/14 as it’s reference. I guess you really are too lazy to do your own homework.

                    Of course, we already knew that 😉

                    “Six Senate Democrats have signed on to the Republican-sponsored bill, and a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press in November found that 59 percent of Americans support the project.”

    2. “If the President vetoes the pipeline, how does he envision demonstrating to the public that he’s willing to be bipartisan and work across the aisle?”

      Haha…I suppose he’ll use the same good will that McConnell used.

      Obama’s final two years will be dedicated to putting pressure on the Republicans. He’s not stupid enough to say it, but his goal now is to make the Republican majority a two-year proposition and put Republicans in impossible positions concerning individual issues that drive votes from anyone who is not a white male. Get ready for Clinton in 2016.

      If Republicans take the bait, it could be a disemboweling.

  3. A foreign company attempting eminent domain to take Americans lands to build a foreign owned pipeline to send oil to foreign countries such as China…. Is that new conservatism?

  4. The refusal of Obama to recognize the science, economics, and benefits of this project is another indication that he puts his religion above the best interests of the nation.

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