(Daily Caller) GOP leaders jumped on the news that President Barack Obama is stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada, and charged him with putting his political fortunes ahead of the good of the country.
In a tweet ostensibly directed at Obama, the National Republican Congressional Committee said, “U just turned ur back on 20k american workers & energy security what r u gonna do next? I’m going 2 Disney World.”
On Thursday, Obama is schedule to fly to Disney World — locared in the swing state of Florida — to tout new regulatory initiatives.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney also slammed the announcement, saying that ”Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is as shocking as it is revealing.”
“If Americans want to understand why unemployment in the United States has been stuck above 8 percent for the longest stretch since the Great Depression, decisions like this one are the place to begin,” Romney said.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, declared that Obama “has sacrificed 20,000 American jobs and an affordable, secure energy source simply to please his liberal base.”
The pipeline was strongly opposed by environmental groups, whose members could provide dollars and volunteers to Obama’s re-election campaign.“Today, Barack Obama proved he will say anything to save his job but do nothing to create jobs for the unemployed,” Priebus said. “America cannot afford four more years of misplaced priorities… We need a president who puts the interests of the American people ahead of the special interests.”