Friday, March 23, 2012

Facing Heat over Gas Price, Obama Promises Half a Pipeline

This coming election will be about the high gas prices. Americans are experiencing 2008 again. While it too George Bush an executive order to bring down the price of gas, Obama is forcing us to accept alternative energy. The American people are idiots if they allow Obama to win in November while gas prices are out of control. Sooner of later, the gas pumps will dictate how we vote in November. This is Obama's hope and change.

(Reuters) - Standing in front of a row of pipes, President Barack Obama pledged on Thursday to accelerate approval of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking to deflect criticism that his rejection of the full project helped drive up gasoline prices.

The campaign-style stop was immediately dismissed as a stunt by Republicans, saying that Obama doesn't have the authority to really jump start the project. Analysts say it won't likely be finished until 2014 at the earliest.

Rising fuel costs are threatening to derail Obama's hopes of winning re-election in November, and Republicans have honed in on his decision to block TransCanada Corp's Canada-to-Texas pipeline as a sign that his energy priorities were hurting America.

U.S. gasoline prices have jumped nearly 30 cents in the past month, pushing the national average to $3.87 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.