Saturday, June 29, 2013

Big Obama Donor Tries to Block Keystone Pipeline XL

This is the fundraising letter sent by OFA on behalf of the President after he decided to rule the climate in the world by legislation.  He is fundraising through his own personal non-profit, which is a level not reached before in presidential governance.  

From: Barack Obama []
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: XXXXXXX: What I need from you

XXXXXXX –I told Congress in February that if they didn’t take action to fight climate change, then I would.
Today, I announced a plan of action to make good on that promise.
My administration is taking steps to cut carbon pollution, prepare our nation for the unavoidable impact of climate change, and put America’s best and brightest to work to solve this issue on a global scale.
One thing we know is we’ll face a well-organized and well-financed opposition by the special interests that profit from keeping things the way they are — and there are members of Congress who fundamentally deny the science on this issue.
But we cannot stand by any longer.
Over the next few months and years, I’m going to need the millions of OFA supporters who understand that we have a responsibility to future generations to fight climate change to join me, and be a force of change in your communities.
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to take action — and now is the time.
Today, I’m here to tell you I am committed to doing my part.
Say you’ll do yours:
This email was sent to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Organizing for Action, P.O. Box 66732 Washington, D.C. 20035

His level of arrogance is quite astounding.  First he tries to ram through cap and trade legislation and that failed.  Then he gave millions of dollars away to "green energy" companies - millions of dollars from taxpayers - to losing businesses.  We have yet to see success stories coming out of that venture.  Now that his utopia is stalled again, he has decided to do what he does best - govern by Executive Order.  You remember his criticisms of this use of power during the Bush administration, right? 

The Keystone Pipeline Project may or may not make it through during Obama's second term.  Who knows? He has it on the slow train to nowhere now and we are seeing stories that his big contributors are continuing to work against the project. 

A billionaire hedge fund manager and Barack Obama donor is pushing the president to stop the pipeline that would compete with one he's invested in. That pipeline could send Canadian oil to China.Environmental activist Tom Steyer donated as much as he could to get Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey elected to the Senate in the recent special election to fill the seat vacated by now-Secretary of State John Kerry. He wanted another senator who's opposed to completing the Keystone XL pipeline that he says would be an environmental plague on the planet.

Hedge fund manager? Wait. Isn't that evil Wall Street that Obama so heavily demonized to ratchet up the base when he was shoving through bad economic measures during the non-recovery the country experienced during his first term?  Isn't that the evil Wall Street that Obama demonized Mitt Romney over? But wait, there's more!  Mr. Steyer made his fortune - wait for it - in oil and gas!  Yes. How's that for the kicker?

Steyer has mounted an extensive campaign to kill Keystone, yet he owes his personal fortune to a lifetime of investments in oil, gas and pipeline companies. He stands to reap another financial reward through the extensive investments his hedge fund, Farallon Capital Management, has made over the last 27 years in fossil fuel companies. These include holdings that could benefit from the blocking of the Keystone pipeline.
Can you say hypocrite?  Pretty easy for this guy to sit on his own personal fortune, thanks to fossil fuels, and then say we can't continue on with them.  Do as I say, not as I do.

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