RUSH: A story from the Cybercast News Service: “Look For Obama to Approve Keystone Pipeline — Right Before the Election.” Matthew Sheffield writes: “While he’s currently making a show of how the Keystone XL Pipeline needs more time before it can be approved and bashing anyone who disagrees, all signs are pointing to a future reversal shortly before the November election, in a last-ditch effort to drive down oil prices and make himself appear centrist.
“The Obama administration has already shown that, when it comes to oil drilling, it has no problem with allowing political considerations to override science. In 2010, the Obama administration issued a report which — falsely — implied that independent engineering experts had recommended a six-month moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, they had not.”
In fact, this was a big deal at the time. It’s not just that Obama implied that engineering experts had recommended a six-month moratorium. They prepared a document and falsely attached these experts’ signatures to it. Remember? They didn’t just issue a report. They put together the report and then cut and paste, essentially, a bunch of signatures to it from people who said, “We didn’t sign that.” It’s no different than NBC editing the 911 tape of George Zimmerman calling the cops in Sanford, Florida.
In fact, it may be a little bit more outrageous than that. These experts had done nothing of the sort. “But Obama ordered the moratorium anyway as a gift to his environmental extremist base, destroying thousands of jobs in the process. The House Natural Resources Committee has now issued a subpoena for documents related to the drilling moratorium, documents which are likely to reveal the details of how the Obama administration put politics above science in stopping drilling in the Gulf.” Well, we know. We don’t need no stinkin’ subpoena. We don’t need no stinkin’ documents because we know Obama, and we know liberals. What Obama did, or Salazar, he was the interior secretary, what the administration did was fraud. This is out-and-out fraud.
Here’s Fox News on this from June of 2010. “The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon explosion are accusing his administration of misrepresenting their views to make it appear that they supported a six-month drilling moratorium — something they actually oppose.” It was out-and-out fraud. Anyway, the story here is that within enough time to have an impact, before the election, Obama’s gonna, “Hey, guess what? We’re gonna open the Keystone pipeline.”
The theory is that this is what most people want. He will have satisfied his base. By that time, he’ll have gotten his campaign money from ’em. He’ll have secured his donations from them. Then he okays it, and the reality that that oil will now be flowing will affect the speculator market and bring down the price of oil and bring down the price of gasoline prior to the election. This is the theory being bandied about and I have no doubt that it is, as they say, in the pipeline.