The Land of Obama Make-Believe


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Where did President Obama go after killing off thousands of Keystone XL pipeline construction and manufacturing jobs? Why, Disney World, of course. Sabotaging work is hard work for Goofy and his pals.

And where’d he head after that? Why, up to Manhattan for more high-priced campaign fundraisers charging up to $38,500 per partier. The business of wining and dining politically connected donors ain’t child’s play, you know.

Obama touted a White House foreign tourism initiative on Thursday with Cinderella’s castle as his backdrop. “America is open for business,” he proclaimed chirpily to the rest of the globe.

Tell that to the Keystone managers in Canada whom Obama and his State Department rebuffed — after years of planning and review — in order to appease militant environmentalists and Hollywood celebs. The Animatronic Divider robotically lambasted Republicans for pushing him to make a decision this week. But Senate and House Democrats issued the sharpest rebukes to White House obstructionism:

“President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline is a major setback for the American economy, American workers, and America’s energy independence,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said.

“The rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a missed opportunity to drastically turn this economy around. This pipeline would have created thousands of new jobs and helped to ensure our energy independence,” Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., lamented.

“This delay is just playing politics with American jobs and American energy security,” Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, pointed out.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle scratched their heads as the job-snuffer-in-chief bolted to Orlando’s fantasyland to promote economic growth. But there’s no more fitting place on Earth for the man whose escapist administration occupies the land of make-believe and no consequences. (Bonus moment: Obama got to shake hands with Mickey Mouse, who infamously turned up on a Florida ACORN voter registration form in 2008. Constituent outreach at its most surreal.)

On the very same day he quashed Keystone, Obama released his first campaign ad of 2012 — hyping his stellar record on energy jobs.

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  • ebonystone

    "… to Manhattan for more high-priced campaign fundraisers charging up to $38,500 per partier."

    $38,500 per guest! And the Dems have the gall to call the Republicans the party of the rich?

    Attention, OWS participants: there's the one per cent you're worked up about — partying with BHO.

    • scum

      Gingrich is worse: he has expensive dinners for (surprisingly gullible) doctors ($5000/plate), in which he hands out meaningless plaques for 'Best Doctor,' signed personally by him. The upshot is that he walks home with about $100,000 cold hard cash. Guess the 1.6 mil he made from Freddie Mac for lobbying (more expensive lunches) wasn't enough to keep him satiated.

      • ebonystone

        I'm no particular fan of Gingrich, but how is $5,000/plate "worse" than $38,500/plate?

  • AJCT

    hypocrite thru and thru

  • Jennifer

    Expect to see
    a bureau of publicity established, administered by cronies of the obamas, and funded by taxpayer dollars, which dollars should instead be spent on securing the borders.

  • scum

    Read the Constitution, Michelle. You'll be hard-pressed to find a passage where it says the President's job is to either create or destroy American jobs. Romney wants to 'create' American jobs (never mind those lost to the expansion of the America's scourge on the world – the 'box store'), but that's not his mandate. Moreover, if he's so wonderful at creating jobs, then stay in the private sector and do it. In answer to 'Jennifer' who wants money to secure the borders, Romney's father George is a Mexican immigrant……..

    • Questions

      Romney Sr. was an Anglo, not an Aztec. He should get first priority. Race does matter.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    And so the Keystone pipeline is stopped by the Keystone Cop…………Obammy
    is afraid of energy prices going down on his Arab cronies………America turning
    the tide of leftist destructive policies and changes of his ruinous presidency being
    abated in any way…..Obama in Disneyland, funny, is he a double for Goofey or
    Dopey?…………………………………………….William

  • Ghostwriter

    You know what they say,a picture is worth a thousand words. And that picture with President Obama standing near Cinderella's castle certainly said a lot.