Keystone Pipeline a Shining Example of What's Wrong with U.S. Energy Policy
With election season now entering full swing, many Democrats are beginning to distance themselves from the current administration's policies.
Mass. Rep. Barney Frank last week stated that the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) had political consequences and shouldn't have been the focus of the party when it held both arms of Congress in 2009 and 2010.
Now, Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama on another important election issue: Energy policy.
Wrote Byron York at the Washington Examiner:
"The president has put his feet in cement in opposition to the Keystone oil pipeline. But on Capitol Hill, more and more Democrats are joining Republicans to force approval of the pipeline, whether Obama wants it or not.
The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the pipeline forward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline anyway -- by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127. Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote with Republicans."
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