03.22.2012 0

Obama wants credit for southern Keystone pipeline

Obama Signs an Executive OrderBy Bill Wilson — The latest installment of the Obama theater of the absurd plays out today in Cushing, Oklahoma, where Obama, who personally stopped the building of the pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas, is now attempting to take credit for the private company, TransCanada, decision to build the southernmost portion of the Keystone XL.

It is clear that $4 a gallon gasoline in an election year will wake up the politician in even the most ardent environmental extremist.  Next thing you know, Obama will be claiming to support all of the above approaches to energy development including opening up additional deep water offshore oil drilling leases.

If Obama were a private company making similar claims as he is making today, he would be fined by the FTC for false advertising.  But like any other con man, he knows he only has to fool some of the people for a short while longer.

Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government. You can follow him on Twitter at @BillWilsonALG.

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