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Limbaugh is blasting President Obama -- Obama today taking credit for speeding up the construction of the southern part of the Keystone Pipeline.
Now Rush Limbaugh says the president had nothing to do of that.
Folks who told you yesterday.
This key this this this part of the pipeline to Oklahoma Texas already in the works authority don't authority approved.
Obama is doing nothing but showing up and warming on to what.
But this is not completing the Keystone Pipeline you Keystone Pipeline goes to Canada.
Obama is still opposed and has put the brakes on and he is not permitting oil from Canada.
To get to Oklahoma -- they can get to Texas.
There is no approval the Keystone Pipeline as another little piece of information you need to know Obama couldn't stop this leg.
That he's -- taking credit for it was in the works.
It was happening he's simply they're glom on to what was already happening and furthermore he couldn't stop it if he wanted you.
-- did want to.
But President Obama is taking credit for the southern pipeline is -- simultaneously.
In ducking responsibility for blowing 535.
Million taxpayer dollars.
In the -- disaster.
Obviously we wish -- -- gone bankrupt.
Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing.
Their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that slimmer -- compete but understand.
This was not our program for sake.
What does president I mean by that watching examiner chief political correspondent Byron York joins us Canadian -- go first to what -- Rush Limbaugh says and he says that Dem -- Obama can't take credit for the southern part of this pipeline.
Rush right or not.
I think he's basically correct about that because the the controversial part of the pipeline and then that they've been the part of that brings the oil from Canada all the way down to the Texas coast for refining.
There is a a sort of bottleneck of oil in Oklahoma and this part of the pipeline from Cushing.
Down to the refineries will help.
But the whole point of the keystone XL pipeline had to bring had been to bring this 70800000.
Barrels of oil a day.
Down from the Canadian oil fields that's still not happening.
Could the president stopped the southern part of me is just -- ministerial -- that the trust has no right handed or is this something that he could he could have prevented the southern part presidential approval is required for the international part so pipelines so great domestic thing.
It is not a presidential decision.
The Dick Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies approve it but it's not at the presidential level well.
If if the president doesn't have to approve of the central by the southern pipeline.
And the president is now claiming that he is response -- Does he know I know that we have videotape we have -- we have all that sort of fame -- this is something that will make him a very bad iffy if he's out there bragging about it.
And he has.
The zero credit and we can figure -- out and out listen specifically to what he said today.
He said I am ordering.
My administration to cut through the red tape.
And to reduce these bureaucratic hurdles and get this going he didn't say I'm approving this lower part of the pipeline.
He's saying I'm gonna cut through the red tape now Republicans are saying wait a minute that red tape was from the president's own administration.
And but in any event.
Perhaps that part of the pipeline will now get built.
Was so what happens to the northern pipeline the -- from Canada to down to Cushing Oklahoma -- -- for the moment but -- the president has put the decision off until after the elections saying it needed.
But I personally think he's gonna come under more and more pressure to do something -- -- you have to remember.
Not only we have a new Gallup poll showing that fifty -- 57% of Americans want to see this pipeline built.
That includes 81% -- Republicans 51% of independents and a plurality.
And also there was a test vote on this in the senate few weeks ago.
And eleven Democrats.
Switch sides -- with the Republicans.
In favor of building this pipeline.
The only reason it didn't pass was that Democrats filibustered it sixty votes required they didn't have sixty votes -- if the president has lost eleven members of his own party.
In the senate and the elections aren't here yet.
He could lose more of Mitch McConnell tries again.
-- let's go to Solyndra and let me take partial quote I understand this Solyndra was not our program the first day.
That was to NPR today is he saying that the 535 million dollar authorization that went belly up.
Is not his fault well I hope it's not saying and I think what he was there that -- we have video -- and you got to them and everything out to live via -- yeah this well what do you say.
-- that there was a pre existing program to encourage Green energy and didn't give grants to Green energy companies.
By the Bush Administration did not give a grabbed the Solyndra a -- was not imminent for -- wonder when the Bush Administration was still in office.
-- -- -- is a product of the Obama administration and the president's gonna have to make a particularly.
Tough case to make because -- just a few sixty seconds ago you showed video of him.
Touring Solyndra in 2010 so if he had not gone to cylinder physically himself.
And praised it as a model of the kind of enterprise he wanted to give federal funds took.
What it's hard for -- to understand how -- say that it wasn't his because it was late August 2009 he was inaugurated in January.
When White House -- OMB to speed along the approval the approval happened 7 September 12009.
And then September for three days later some Vice President Biden secretary to.
Are out there for this big razzle dazzle got groundbreaking.
Obviously they say he added I am I'm headed -- -- time understate how -- can say this was not.
That yeah this was somehow not our program quoted her sex.
Did that these two things that we've been talking about are not on related because.
The president knows that in the campaign whoever the Republican nominee is probably Mitt Romney.
He's gonna hit him over and over in the way it's -- that the Republican criticism is going to be.
While the president was dumping.
Taxpayer dollars into these Green energy projects.
That -- working out and costing taxpayers money he was not.
The doing sufficient exploration or -- the Keystone Pipeline.
American energy independence and oil and gas so these two things -- president has done today are really kind of related which is.
Don't blame me first wonder and I'm really working hard for pipelines and I go back to Destin so people know we have videotape -- YouTube and everything else we know what people have sent an under want circumstances.
And thank you great to be here.
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