RUSH: Obama has put off a decision that would create tens of thousands of American jobs, the Keystone pipeline. And he's put off a decision on the Keystone pipeline as a campaign issue for campaign reasons. His base does not want increased oil or natural gas reserves in this country. They don't want more fossil fuels. Therefore, there will be no pipeline built from Canada down to the Gulf to handle delivery. Yet Obama runs around, he says we've gotta break our dependence on foreign oil, meaning particularly Middle Eastern oil. Canada's an ally, and Canada's our number one source for oil. I think Mexico's two, Saudi Arabia's three, somewhere in there. But the point is, what's good for America is bad for Obama and his reelection. What's good for America, bad for the Democrat Party.
Obama has to oppose this so his base doesn't have a conniption fit and abandon him on Election Day. My guess is that if the pipeline's still there to be authorized he'll do it if he gets reelected. However, it may not be there. "Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will step up efforts to supply energy to Asia after Washington delayed a decision on whether to approve a new oil pipeline from Canada to the United States. In a subtle warning to Washington, Harper told Chinese President Hu Jintao that providing energy to Asia was an important priority for Canada." Nothing subtle about that, folks. It's about as subtle as oil rigs moving out of the Gulf of Mexico after Obama put on his illegal moratorium.
Harper told reporters on Sunday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' meeting in Hawaii, 'This does underscore the necessity of Canada making sure that we are able to access Asia markets for our energy products.'" If the United States isn't interested, we're gonna find another market that is. And Reuters is calling these remarks subtle. Nothing subtle about this. It's also clear Harper knows what this delay really means. It means the pipeline will never happen during an Obama regime. That's what he knows, and therefore he's gotta find another market for the oil in Canada since the United States has made it plain that we don't want it. We don't want the oil, and we don't want the additional 20,000 jobs to start and the potential 400,000 jobs that could come down the road with this construction of the pipeline. We don't want that. Obama's not telling us the truth. He's not about creating jobs. Not in the private sector. That's just lip service. He wants you to think that's his area of interest, but it isn't.
Grab audio sound bite number seven. This is Barack Obama on Saturday in Honolulu, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Summit. You got the Boeing chairman, president/CEO James McNerney interviewing Obama. He said, "One question, looking at the world from the Chinese side, is what they would characterize as impediments to investment in the United States. And so that discussion I'm sure will be part of whatever dialogue you have. And so how are you thinking about that?"
OBAMA: We've been a little bit lazy I think over the last couple of decades. We've kind of taken it for granted, well, people will want to come here and we aren't out there hungry selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America.
RUSH: Who is "we"? Once again, the president of the United States insults the people who make this country work. What has and hasn't happened to make these mystery people lazy? Who is it that's lazy? Who is it that's not trying to attract business to America? Who is it that's just expecting, taking for granted that people are gonna come here? We aren't out there hungry, selling America. No, we're not, because you, sir, are out there apologizing for us at every turn. We were trying to attract oil. We were trying to attract the business via the pipeline, the Keystone pipeline, sir, that you stand in the way of. Who's Obama talking about here?
Boeing denied setting up a plant in North Carolina because of laziness? Is that why your NLRB told Boeing they couldn't set up a plant in South Carolina? Or was it because you wanted to protect union jobs and Boeing's jobs weren't union? So is the president talking about American businesses who have something to sell who are trying to stay in business trying to stay one step ahead of the EPA, one step ahead of the IRS, one step ahead of Obama's war on prosperity? I thought America's businesses were too greedy all this time. I thought as I listened to President Obama that our problem was greed and selfishness and American businesses wanted all the money for themselves and they weren't willing to share it and give it to anybody else. I thought that they were making too much money. We need to tell the world about our corporate tax rate, Mr. President, the second highest in the country. That might be a reason why.
Maybe the president's talking about his Commerce Department. If the president is saying that his regime has failed to attract new business, then fine. (interruption) He's not saying that? Well, then who is he saying is too lazy? (interruption) He can't mean that, Mr. Snerdley, because he has said they're greedy. The American business community is too greedy and too selfish and they have more than what they need anyway, so it can't be American business that he's accusing here of being too lazy. Maybe he's talking about himself, that's who's lazy. I don't know who or what he's talking about saying we have gotten too lazy to attract new businesses to America? We're just sitting around thinking it's going to happen? He doesn't understand that businesses become targets in this country. He doesn't understand that they become suspects. I tell you, Rick Perry may lose his train of thought now and then, but it's obvious to me Barack Obama doesn't know what the hell he's talking about from the get-go.