INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: Jobs vs. Greens? On Keystone Obama Chooses His Base. “President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline sums up his presidency. When it comes down to well-paying new jobs and cheaper energy vs. his political base, guess which wins.”
For all his populist rhetoric, whenever it comes to a choice between the interests of working people and the values of the gentry class, Obama chooses the latter.
Related: Obama Kills Keystone Pipeline Plan: Why He Did It. “After all, who needs a secure energy source from a best friend when you can pay a fortune to buy it from unfriendly people in faraway unstable places?”