Monday, January 27, 2014
The Keystone Ad Stephen Harper Doesn't Want Americans to Watch
Well as you know he's been putting pressure on the Obama administration to approve his Keystone XL pipeline.
And so have his Republican buddies.
Republican leaders in Congress are planning a legislative offensive to force the White House’s hand on the Keystone XL pipeline decision if the Obama administration does not declare its support for the project in the coming weeks.
Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, said Republicans are considering attaching a Keystone decision to a new law to raise the debt ceiling, which may be needed by the end of February for the U.S. to avoid another financial crisis.
But it's all going horribly wrong.
The Republican move could backfire.
By further politicizing the pipeline decision, the Republicans may be doing more harm than good to TransCanada Corp.’s lengthy effort to win a presidential permit. The Republican agenda is as much about embarrassing Mr. Obama in the politician realm as it is about getting a pipeline built – if not more so. If they impose a deadline that is not to Mr. Obama’s liking, they could give him the excuse he wants to punt a decision once again beyond a looming election.
And when Americans tune in to watch Obama's State of the Union speech tonight they'll be seeing this ad...
Which I'm sure will make Great Pipeline Leader very unhappy.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a cameo appearance on an international stage Tuesday night — though it's hardly one he would have chosen. The prime minister will be cast in the villain's role in an anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad airing during the U.S. broadcast of President Barack Obama's state of the union address.
Especially so soon after this one...
Because it won't exactly buff up his image in America eh?
Not with Obama seeing him now as just another Republican, or Canadian tea bagger.
And not with the American people regarding him as a Chinese agent, or a Gaddafi or something, who would make SUCKERS out of them.
Gawd. The next time Harper visits America he's going to have to take his own TANK.
Which is why something tells me that Stephen Harper is hoping that not too many Americans will watch that ad.
Because then they will know what we know eh?
The Keystone XL pipeline is not good for Canada, or America, or the planet.
And a stooge is a stooge is a STOOGE...
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