Jane Kleeb and her radical-enviro buddies are dumping the Gatorade bucket on each other after the President gave the thumbs-down to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Problem is, they forgot to look up at the scoreboard, and realize that it is only the end of the second quarter.
We will break it down for you:
1st Q: Governor Dave Heineman calls a Special Session and (essentially) gets TransCanada to move the pipeline route out of the Sandhills. Jane and her flunkies have tried to call that a “victory”, but of course YOU know that that is nonsense.
The pipeline would not / will not ever put anything in the Sandhills or the Ogallala Aquifer in danger any more than any other pipeline that crosses Nebraska. Every scientist and every study said that IF there was a spill, it would be contained; that it would most likely NOT pentrate to any signficance “into” the Aquifer; and that it would be physicaly impossible to contaminate the entire underground river, flowing through rock and silt, West to East, that is the Aquifer in any case.
But once the locals got particularly stirred up, there was no telling them otherwise. So when they moved the condemnation money out of their pockets and the tax receipts out of their counties, they all cheered (whoops) for something that wouldn’t have affected them anyway. Oh well.
But hey, Jane and the gang want to call that a victory, fine. But it’s more like a first down, than a touchdown. And certainly not a W.
2nd Q: After forcing the President’s hand to make a decision on the new route, the Prez said, “OK then. No.” But of course, here is the deal on that:
Governor Heineman was correct when he suggested that the President COULD have come up with a way to make the pipeline work, while the new route was considered. And that they probably COULD have expedited that review to everyone’s satisfaction. They COULD have. If they had wanted to.
But guess what?
They DIDN’T want to. Once that route was changed — you know, from the route that all the scientists, including those from Obama’s and Hillary’s State Department said was fine — then that opened the line for the President to kow-tow to all of the radical Enviros. Gee there’s a shocker, eh? Never saw that coming!
So yes, the President could “find a way to say yes”. He just doesn’t want to. And was given the platform to do so.
3rd Q: Election Day 2012. If the project hasn’t been green-lighted by then, then that is crucial marker. If Obama loses re-election, then there is a chance he gives it the go-ahead right after, or simply lets President Christie give it the go ahead, probably on Inauguration Day.
If Obama wins? Well, then most likely you are looking to…
4th Q: Where Obama gives in, finally, to the Unions, and lets it go forward. By that time he can kick the Bill McKibbens of the country to the curb and genuflect to the AFL-CIO. He doesn’t care about oil or energy or security or any of that stuff. If it makes the Unions happy, then he is happy.
And that is how the Pipeline will get built. Of course if you are an out-of work or under-worked pipeline builder, or in any other associated areas, you’re screwed for another year right?
You can decide whom to blame.
Deb Fischer says that she thinks the GOP field for the Senate race is set — i.e. that Dave Heineman won’t get in.
FWIW our intel about an Omaha businessperson getting in the race has died down. It is still possible, but gets less likely with every passing day.
There are many more things that could happen before Primary Day, but if it is just the three big names, then we wait for the next FEC report to see where everyone stands. We will simply say that if everything stays as-is, state Senator Fischer is going to need some serious cash to get her name ID up to where it needs to be to win. We have no idea if she is there.
Unfortunately it may or will become a numbers game for her at that point.
And Cosmic Bob Kerrey? Hey man! Don’t go calling him a liberal, maaaaan! He supported the war, man, and that pissed off his student and faculty, bro-heim. So he ain’t liberal, dude. Just because he is for socialized medicine for everyone, thinks Cap and Trade will change the global climate and is pro-abortion, doesn’t mean he is a New York liberal, dudester.
Didn’t he tell you that he used to live in Nebraska, like, ten years ago or something? And there’s the one bridge. So there. (Or, so as Don Walton defends him today.)
And just because we thought we were pretty funny on the Twitter…
We noted that Newt Gingrich seemed to employ the Seinfeld/Costanza plan on ending his marriage so he could go to someone else: “I don’t know exactly how it’s pronounced, but I think it’s called…” #TheMenage