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Editor’s Note: This is where we expose the mediocrity of other publications for their me. Since nobody else seems to be publishing right now, we’re just gonna pick on Pipe Dream this time. Quotes from the article are in italics, and our comments are in bold.

 

Pipe Dream

Obama far from a lame duck

“Though the midterm elections were disastrous for liberals, they seem to have awakened a beast. President Barack Obama’s recent tour in Asia and Australia proves he’s capable of pushing the envelope.”

Great, so the message our President takes away from elections in which his party got thoroughly beaten, largely as a result of his own unpopularity and ethical failures as a president, is that he has to be even more partisan and try even harder to alienate those who disagree with him? Awesome! Maybe he should send double the amount of guns to Mexican drug cartels, or have the IRS target every registered Republican in America.

“In Beijing, Obama surprised everyone with a climate deal between the U.S. and China, the world’s two biggest polluters. The president announced that the U.S. would be moving much faster to reduce pollution, with the goal of reducing emissions by 26-28 percent by 2025.”

An abstract goal, with no specific policy recommendations behind it. How impressive! Is that the kind of talent a Harvard degree buys you?

“The president also stated that the Keystone XL pipeline would not be a job creator. This comes as a surprise; it was predicted prior to this that Obama was likely to give into the pipeline as he expressed it was not a major concern of his.”

You know what’s also surprising? The fact that someone thinks that building a fucking massive pipeline that spans all the way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico won’t create any jobs! Are beavers going to build the pipe line? This is too stupid for even Obama to believe, so I just did a quick Google search, and turns out, SURPRISE!, Pipe Dream’s opinion page has their facts wrong, and what Obama actually said was this: “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true. And my hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year or two — and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 [chuckles] jobs in a economy of 150 million working people.” Of course, Obama had to throw out that liberal “let’s look at the facts” fetish in there, as if libertarians and conservative are repulsed by and allergic to facts. Oh well.

Pipe Dream

Obama far from a lame duck

“Though the midterm elections were disastrous for liberals, they seem to have awakened a beast. President Barack Obama’s recent tour in Asia and Australia proves he’s capable of pushing the envelope.”

Great, so the message our President takes away from elections in which his party got thoroughly beaten, largely as a result of his own unpopularity and ethical failures as a president, is that he has to be even more partisan and try even harder to alienate those who disagree with him? Awesome! Maybe he should send double the amount of guns to Mexican drug cartels, or have the IRS target every registered Republican in America.

“In Beijing, Obama surprised everyone with a climate deal between the U.S. and China, the world’s two biggest polluters. The president announced that the U.S. would be moving much faster to reduce pollution, with the goal of reducing emissions by 26-28 percent by 2025.”

An abstract goal, with no specific policy recommendations behind it. How impressive! Is that the kind of talent a Harvard degree buys you?

“The president also stated that the Keystone XL pipeline would not be a job creator. This comes as a surprise; it was predicted prior to this that Obama was likely to give into the pipeline as he expressed it was not a major concern of his.”

You know what’s also surprising? The fact that someone thinks that building a fucking massive pipeline that spans all the way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico won’t create any jobs! Are beavers going to build the pipe line? This is too stupid for even Obama to believe, so I just did a quick Google search, and turns out, SURPRISE!, Pipe Dream’s opinion page has their facts wrong, and what Obama actually said was this: “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true. And my hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year or two — and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 [chuckles] jobs in a economy of 150 million working people.” Of course, Obama had to throw out that liberal “let’s look at the facts” fetish in there, as if libertarians and conservative are repulsed by and allergic to facts. Oh well.

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