- Politics and Social Issues
You Got it Wrong, Mr. President
Buzzy is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, November 9, 2015. Our adventurous friend, Fly Buzzy, is with me at the breakfast table. Buzzy was sitting on President Obama's nose when the president announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. He tried to annoy the president as much as possible, but in the end it was Buzzy and most of the nation that ended up distressed. The Keystone pipeline was good for America. Rejecting it, contrary to President Obama's belief, was not in our national interest. Please join Buzzy and me for breakfast this morning. Buzzy is whipping up a batch of cornbread and homemade strawberry jam. I will be serving Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.
The Same Old Song
We've heard this drumbeat before, and it's getting old. According to President Obama, the biggest threat to our nation today is climate change. Forget about ISIS, because a heat wave will surely doom us faster than any terror organization. After a record breaking 2, 604 days the president announced his rejection of the pipeline. He told the nation that constructing the pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States. Ruling by executive order doesn't serve our interests either, but that has not stopped the president when it comes to his mission to "change" our nation forever. He went on to tell the country that the United States is a global leader in the fight against climate change. I have a news flash, Mr. President. The United States is no longer a global leader in any way, shape or form. You may be the only person who doesn't know that, though judging from your prior statements, you don't really believe we should be leading anything. After all, we are no better than any other country out there. You have made that point abundantly clear over the years.
It Would Have Been Great
Apparently, keeping our supply of oil stable and safe is not a priority with this administration. The doomed pipeline would have carried huge amounts of crude oil to our nation from a friendly Canada. The result would have been lower prices for American consumers. President Obama said prices wouldn't be lower, so that's that. The flow of that oil would be accomplished safely, a factor that impacts all of us, but especially people living near the pipeline. It is a fact that pipelines offer the safest means of transporting oil. President Obama doesn't agree, so that's that! The environmental impact of the pipeline has undergone countless reviews. It has been determined that building the pipeline would have posed a minimal risk to our environment. President Obama disagreed, so that's that! We were told by the president that construction of the pipeline would do nothing for the economy. Really? The pipeline would have created tens of thousands of construction jobs. President Obama disagreed, so that's that!
The People Disagree
The pipeline project was a very popular idea in America. President Obama and his cronies wanted to kill it, but a majority of the nation wanted to see it become a reality. Congress made it clear to President Obama that they approved of the project. What the America people want is of no interest to this president and his administration. I can't recall a single time that our interests entered into his idea of governing. Rabid environmental activists have his ear. We just get a cold shoulder and a rejection. The decision to kill the pipeline was politics at its ugly worst. The final ruling wasn't based on science or the interests of our nation. Clearly, construction of the pipeline would have done wonders for our economy without so much as disturbing a hair on the head of the environment. President Obama was bowing before the interests of a few people. Studies do not support any of the president's assertions, but then this administration was never inclined to let the truth stand in its way. President Obama disagrees with the scientists, the economists and the America people, so that's that!
Fly me to the moon
And let me live where I am free
Life down here is hard
I think we're up a tree!