Barack Obama is a rigid, radical ideologue who wishes an exceptional America ill.
He's a big gov President Ebenezer Scrooge putting shackles on productive America--are there no prisons?
That's not the spirit that built this country, and Newt gets it.
More. The WSJ is kinder with their literary figure:
To give Mr. Obama a spinal implant, the House passed a provision that would give TransCanada a permit to start building in 60 days if the President does nothing. He can still kill the pipeline if he objects. But at least Hamlet of Pennsylvania Avenue would have to make up his mind.
The Keystone codicil is now being negotiated in the Senate, where at least eight Democrats have said publicly they hope the project goes forward: Jon Tester and Max Baucus of Montana, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mary Landrieu of Lousiana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Claire McCaskill of Missouri. Perhaps they're among the few Democrats who still care about blue-collar voters, as opposed to public unions and Mill Valley hedge-fund greens.Related post: Obama: More jobs in jobless benefits than Keystone