Syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel contributor Charles Krauthammer is much venerated but still misunderstands the green Obama.
In his column today titled, “Pipeline Sellout Places Politics Above Country“, Krauthammer writes,
President Obama decreed that any decision [on Keystone XL] must wait 12 to 18 months — postponed, by amazing coincidence, until after next year’s election.
Why? Because the pipeline angered Obama’s environmental constituency.
Obama never was going to approve the Keystone XL — and he will never will. And this is not because of any external enviro pressure.
The Keystone XL protests were an act. As pressure built on Obama to approve the pipeline, something he didn’t want to do in the first place, enviro groups provided “public outrage” that Obama used as an excuse to delay-kill the pipeline.
Like other enviro-Marxists, Obama hates the fossil fuel industry. He takes every opportunity to screw it — witness his war against coal, loosing the EPA on fracking, blocking onshore/offshore drilling and now his Keystone XL kill-by-delay.
Obama is not a soft-headed guy who the enviros “got to”. He’s one of them. He didn’t “sell out” the country for political reasons. He’s implementing his anti-American agenda.
Imagine Satan as the Pope. That’s Obama in a political context.