The Barack Obama White House Claims The Taliban is an Armed Insurgency Group, Not a Terrorist Group

OBAMA ADMIN: IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT TALIBAN IS … SICK, JUST SICK.

Watch WH Obama mouthpiece contort and twist the English language so not to call the Taliban a terrorist group like ISIS so to defend the Obama administrations negotiating for the release of Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. ABC News’ Jon Karl, not Fox News, ABC News White House correspondent Karl asked White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz how the Jordanians dealing with ISIS is any different than how the Obama negotiated with the Taliban. The stuttering answer from Eric Schultz should not only surprise you, but make you fear for your national security. This is what happens when you put forth lying talking points that collide with the real world.

White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said. “I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.” Really, the Taliban is not a terrorist group? You mean the same Taliban that murdered 153 people in a massacre at a school in Pakistan? This White House is nothing more than lying scum that put the United States of America at rick every day. It is one thing to torture the English language over what the word is, is when you are Bill Clinton trying to save his bacon amid a sex scandal, it is quite another when the safety of America and the world is at risk.

FOX News Poll47% say Obama downplays threat from Islamic terrorists. JUST 47%, REALLY?

Real Clear Politics:

JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: You say the United States government does not give in to demands, does not pay ransom. But how is what the Jordanians are talking about doing any different than what the United States did to get the release of [Bowe] Bergdahl — releasing prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay to the Taliban, which is clearly a terrorist organization?

ERIC SCHULTZ, WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY: As you know, this was highly discussed at the time and prisoner swaps are traditional end-of-conflict interaction that happens. As the war in Afghanistan wound down we thought it was the appropriate thing to do. The president’s bedrock commitment as commander in chief is to leave no man or woman behind. That’s the principle he was operating under.

KARL: Isn’t that what the Jordanians are operating under?

SCHULTZ: Well, I think Jon –

KARL: I mean the Taliban is still conducting terrorist attacks. You can’t really say the war has ended as far as they are concerned.

SCHULTZ: Well, I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency, ISIL is a terrorist group. So, we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups. We feel –

KARL: You don’t think the Taliban is a terrorist group?

SCHULTZ: I don’t think that the Taliban, um, uh — the Taliban is an armed insurgency. This was the winding down of the war in Afghanistan and that’s why this arrangement was dealt. Our view is, as the president said at the time, is as commander in chief when he sends men and women into armed combat he doesn’t want to leave anyone behind.

Take a good look at to what the Obama WH does not consider a terror group as they murder innocents at a school

YUP, The Taliban is not a terror group, as says Obama administration

The Blaze:

ABC News’ Jon Karl asked how this differs from the U.S. decision to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo Bay — returning them “to the Taliban, which is clearly a terrorist organization.”

“As you know, uh, this was highly discussed at the time and prisoner swaps are a traditional end-of-conflict, uh, interaction that happens. As the war in Afghanistan wound down, we felt like it was the appropriate thing to do. The president’s bedrock commitment as commander in chief is to leave no man or woman behind, that’s the principle he was operating under,” White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said. “I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”

Karl followed, “You don’t think the Taliban is a terrorist group?”

Schultz had some trouble answering.

“I don’t think that the Taliban, um — uh – the Taliban is an armed insurgency,” Schultz said. “This was the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, and that’s why this arrangement was dealt.”

Al Sharpton vs. the Teleprompter #4 … Use Tube Celebrities, Asphema and a Massive Manhood Underway

Is it really Rev. Al Sharpton against the teleprompter or is it that he just can’t read?

From the Washington Free Beacon comes the following best of All Sharpton struggling with the English language. Exactly how does this man have a show on MSNBC? I am not sure which one is my favorite, President Obama holding a “Kolique,” Everybody Loves Ray “Morahno,” “accidental asphema,” or the the massive “manhood” going on in Paris. But perhaps the best is the “use tube” celebrities that Obama met with just just week.

ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU MEAN REV. AL IS NOT EMBARRASSED JUST A LITTLE?

Just in case you might have missed the previous Al Sharpton vs. the Teleprompter videos, the following are for your viewing entertainment and I mean entertainment. The parent network, NBC, must be so proud. David Brinkley, Chet Huntley,  John Chancellor, Garrick Utley and Tim Russert are all collectively rolling over in their graves.

Al Sharpton VS The Teleprompter #1

Al Sharpton VS The Teleprompter #2

Al Sharpton VS the Teleprompter #3

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion … Attorney Has Received “Charge Sheet” … Obama Admin Keeping Details Hidden From the Public (Update: Pentagon Denies Desertion Assertion)

According retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, said to Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor that Bergdahl’s attorney has received the “charge sheet” from the Army describing the desertion charges. However, mum is the word from the Obama administration. According to many sources, including those who served with him, Sgt. Bergdahl left his unit in Afghanistan without permission in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. Bergdahl was called a deserter, not a hero. Bergdahl was held prisoner by the Taliban for five years. Bergdahl was released in a prisoner exchange for the GITMO 5. This was already an unpopular decision, according to the American people, let’s see how Barack Obama spins his way out of this one. Obama’s military hero is a deserter.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was reportedly held captive by Taliban militants for five years, will be charged with desertion for leaving his post, according to sources of retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer. Bergdahl was only released after President Barack Obama negotiated with the terrorists, agreeing to release five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday night that his sources have confirmed the Army has concluded its investigation and Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given a “charge sheet” informing him of the desertion charge.

Shaffer also said the Obama administration has been keeping details on the desertion charges hidden from the public. He personally placed blame on Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security advisor.

The Army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with Desertion:

Mr. Shaffer also accused the Obama administration of trying to keep the detail of Sgt. Bergdahl’s charges hidden.

“This is shaping up to be a titanic struggle behind the scenes,” he said. “Believe me, the Army here wants to do the right thing … And the White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”

UPDATE I: Pentagon Denying that any decision has been made.

Sadly, the Pentagon is acting as a political shill of the WH rather than what their intended purpose is for. The Pentagon is basically calling retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer a liar when they know damn well its the truth. The investigation into Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is over and it is obvious that he was a deserter. The Pentagon and WH will have egg on their face.

That accusation had resulted in a strong denial from the Pentagon earlier in the day.

“They said there’s no time limit on this decision. (Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John) Kirby even said there’s no pressure … Of course, the moment you say that, there’s pressure,” said Shaffer, who works at the London Center for Policy Research. “What they didn’t say was more compelling than their denial.”

Shaffer, who believes the White House’s alleged decision to delay its announcement is politically motivated, added that he stands by “all of those facts,” referring to his report on Monday that Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given a statement of charges.

Maj. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, the Army’s chief of public affairs, put out a statement Tuesday afternoon calling the reports, including a similar one by NBC News, “patently false.”

“To be clear there have been no actions or decisions on the Sgt. Bergdahl investigation,” he said. “The investigation is still with the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command who will determine appropriate action — which ranges from no further action to convening a court martial.”

YouTube Interview: Obama Has Time to Meet with GloZell Green, But Not Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu … Divider in Chief Answers ‘Po-Po’ Question

UNBELIEVABLE …

So this is what Barack Obama has reduced the office of the United States presidency to. Some how or another Barack Obama can’t find time to meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but his busy schedule has time to meet with a GloZell Green, a woman who is famous om YouTube for her green lipstick and eating cereal out of a bathtub filled with milk (VIDEO). Really? During her interview, Glozell told Obama that she had cut the hoods off of the sweatshirts of her husband, who is black, to protect him from being shot by the “po-po.”

“However, he is mad at me right now because I cut all the hoods off his hoodies. [Obama's laughs] I did to protect him. Because I am afraid when he goes outside that some body will shoot and kill him.  And its not like regular folks, its the po-po. I hope that this changes . How can we bridge the gap between black African-American males and white cops?”

Of course, the divider in Chief had to bring up police racial biases and put the onus on the police, rather than maybe the fact may be that the issue lies with young black males. Never did he mention that more black males are killed by black males in black on black crime, not the police. Hmm, also absent was the fact that the DOJ lawyers are stating that no civil rights charges are being brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

However, I’ll give her credit for this question. Glozell must have caused some heart palpitations with WH staffers when she pressed Obama over his Cuba policy, saying that Fidel Castro “puts the dick in dictatorship.”

Remember when former President Ronald Reagan never took off his jacket off while in the Oval office when he was in the White House out of respect for it? Remember those days?

The Blaze:

President Barack Obama said police officers need to be aware of their “biases” when it comes to black men and vowed to put “federal muscle” behind improving police practices and training.

During a series of interviews with YouTube personalities Thursday, one of the interviewers, GloZell Green, said she “cut all the hoods” off of her husband’s hoodies because, “I’m afraid when he goes outside, that somebody might shoot and kill him.”

“And it’s not, like, regular folks. It’s the po-po,” she said. “How can we bridge the gap between black, African-American males and white cops?”

“First of all, we always have to remind ourselves that the overwhelming majority of police officers, they are doing a really tough job and they’re doing it well,” Obama said. “What we also know is that there are still biases in our society, that in split-second situations when people have to make quick decisions, that studies have shown African-American males are seen as more threatening, which puts them in a more vulnerable position. Young African-American males are typically seen as older than they are.”

“A lot of the ways to solve this is to improve training so that people can be aware of their biases ahead of time,” Obama said.

President Barack Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Confronted Over Unequal Pay for Women in the Obama White House (VIDEO)

WAR ON WOMEN … OBAMA WHITE HOUSE EDITION.

Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett confronted on ‘The Morning Joe’ over the issue as to why women in the Obama White House received unequal pay from men. Last night during his SOTU, Barack Obama claimed he wanted equak pay for men and women for the same job. Jarrett must have been taken aback by such a probing question from MSNBC, so she did what Obama minions do when asked a question they don’t like, LIE. Jarrett defended the White House’s pay policies Wednesday morning. However, the truth is women are not,  salary data released by the White House last year showed that the average female employee earns about $78,400 while the average male employee earns about $88,600, a 13% gap. Basic math will tell you that Valerie Jarrett earns 4 Pinocchio’s for this one. But what would you expect from these hypocritical liars.

Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages. That’s why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It’s 2015. It’s time. We still need to make sure employees get the overtime they’ve earned.

The Weekly Standard:

I also think it’s just a fact that laws exist on the books today, and if a woman is being discriminated against because of her gender, she should use the full extent of that law. I am struck by the fact the president hasn’t really led in this regard. He’s not paying women equally by his own measures in his own White House. And I am also struck by the fact that the single greatest impediment to equal pay for equal work is this seniority system, which pays not on merit, not on performance, but on time and grade. And who is it who supports the seniority system? Unions, government bureaucracies, the vast majority of constituencies that the Democratic party represents and who support the Democratic party. So why wouldn’t the White House take on the seniority system and say let’s pay women by merit and by their results? Because based on my own experience, in those scenarios, women will be paid equally.”

Jarrett responded with a whopper: “Let’s unpack your question a little bit. So, first of all the first question and last question, let’s weave them together: in the White House women do earn equal pay for equal work.”

Barack Obama Said in SOTU Address that “The State of the Union is Strong” … Frank Luntz Focus Group Calls BS & Doesn’t Buy It

FOCUS GROUP CRIES BS WHEN OBAMA CLAIMS THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG …

Last night during President Barack Obama’s SOTU address, Barack Obama said, “the shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” Hmm, really? What shadow of crisis has passed that Obama speaks of? Is it the economic crisis that still plagues millions of Americans who face wage stagnation, having to work multiple jobs or lesser ones than they once had? Is it the crisis of a record number of Americans on Food Stamps? Is it the crisis of record low job participation? Or is it the crisis that terrorism is over, even though radical Islam is on the march in the forms of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, etc. So what the hell was Barack Obama talking about … the Frank Luntz focus group was asking the same question as none of them bought Obama’s spin and half of the group voted for Obama. Check out the 18 second mark where the focus groups both call foul.

America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this:

The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

Video Hat Tip – Gateway Pundit

SOTU:

Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.

America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this:

The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

Republican Response to the SOTU: Newly Elected Iowa Senator Joni Ernst … “President Obama Will Soon have a Decision to make [Keystone XL Pipleline]: Will he sign the Bill or Block Good American Jobs?

JONI ERNST … A STAR IS BORN.

Tonight, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican response to Barack Obama’s SOTU. The freshman Senator nailed it. In a forum that is hardly a comfortable one or easy, she came across well versed, was up to the moment and never once reached for a glass of water. As Barack Obama touted questionable economic numbers and gave the appearance that we have turned the page on the economic tough times, Joni Ernst personalized the current situation that a majority of Americans feel, that Americans are hurting and are demanding answers, not the same old stale same old, same old.

We see our neighbors agonize over stagnant wages and lost jobs. We see the hurt caused by canceled healthcare plans and higher monthly insurance bills. We see too many moms and dads put their own dreams on hold while growing more fearful about the kind of future they’ll be able to leave to their children.

“Americans have been hurting, but when we demanded solutions, too often Washington responded with the same stale mindset that led to failed policies like Obamacare. It’s a mindset that gave us political talking points, not serious solutions.

“That’s why the new Republican majority you elected started by reforming Congress to make it function again. And now, we’re working hard to pass the kind of serious job-creation ideas you deserve.

The Weekly Standard – Full Text of Republican Response to State of the Union:

“Good evening.

“I’m Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight.

“A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, it’s important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his.

“Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech, I’d like to talk about your priorities. I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again.

“We heard the message you sent in November — loud and clear. And now we’re getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.

“The new Republican Congress also understands how difficult these past six years have been. For many of us, the sting of the economy and the frustration with Washington’s dysfunction, weren’t things we had to read about. We felt them every day.

“We felt them in Red Oak — the little town in southwestern Iowa where I grew up, and am still proud to call home today.

“As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees.

“We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every rainy morning.

“You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. (Read the rest HERE)

SOTU Address:Obama Asks for GOP Controlled Congress for Civility Then Goes Snarky and Shoots Back at Republicans, “I Won Both of Them” (Video)

THE STATE OF THE UNION OBAMA HYPOCRISY …

During tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called for civility and for Congress to come together and work together. Obama called for better politics, one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter. Then after all this call for kumbaya politics, Obama went snarky and back to the divisive politics of me. Obama opined, “I have no more campaigns to run.” His comment was met with some GOP applause and then some laughter. Then Obama’s true colors came out as the thin skinned president made the following snark comment, “I know because I won both of them”. REALLY? Once again it’s all about Obama, its all about “I”. The second election is debatable whether you won, with all the IRS scandals against Tea Party and conservative groups, stolen might be a better description. However, I wonder when Obama said, “I won” what the many Democrat US Reps and Senators sitting at home, tossed out of office because of Obama’s policies and agenda thought?

 

Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.

Understand— a better politics isn’t one where Democrats abandon their agenda or Republicans simply embrace mine.

A better politics is one where we appeal to each other’s basic decency instead of our basest fears.

A better politics is one where we debate without demonizing each other; where we talk issues, and values, and principles, and facts, rather than “gotcha” moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with people’s daily lives.

A better politics is one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter, and spend more time lifting young people up, with a sense of purpose and possibility, and asking them to join in the great mission of building America.

If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments?—?but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country.

That’s a better politics. That’s how we start rebuilding trust. That’s how we move this country forward. That’s what the American people want. That’s what they deserve.

 

Um, At a Loss for Words … Sec. of State John Kerry Goes to Paris to Give the French a “Big Hug” and Brings James Taylor to Play ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ (VIDEO)

WELCOME TO THE JV PRESIDENCY OF BARACK OBAMA … JAMES TAYLOR APOLOGY FOREIGN POLICY FOR THE FRENCH? SNL WILL NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO OUTDO THE REALTY OF THIS CLUSTERF*UCK THAT IS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND A JOHN KERRY FOREIGN POLICY EMBARRASSMENT.

When I first heard this story, I thought it was a spoof from the Onion. Sadly, it was not.

The Obama administration got hammered from the RIGHT and the LEFT after they failed to send anyone of any importance to last Sunday’s “Unity” march in Paris, France against radical Islam, so they decided to make up for it today. What was the stroke of brilliance that Barack Obama, John Kerry and their minions came up with … why to send Secretary of State John “why the long face” Kerry to give the French a “Big Hug” and, wait for it, wait for it, also to send James Taylor and his acoustic guitar as well to sing, ‘You Got a Friend’. WTF, you got to be kidding! This is stunning, embarrassingly, awkwardly and ridiculously stunning.

Is this how low we have sunk in America under Barack Obama? The United States of America is the laughing stock of the world. Under the Obama administration the US went from being feared to playing the fool. Who in the hell signed off on this that it would be a good idea? Obama’s administration was reportedly caught by surprise at the size and the interest of last weeks march in Paris and those very same people sat around a frigging table and came up with this idea to make it right. REALLY?

I agree with Twitchy 100%, ‘No way this really happened.’

Warning … heavy sarcasm because that is all this embarrassing episode deserves.

Rumor has it, James Taylor was not first on the list. According to an anonymous source, the cast of ‘Friends’ was supposed to go to Paris and sing their theme song; however, Joey and Phoebe could not be reached in time. That and the Rembrandt’s were reportedly too busy.

I’ll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I’ll be there for you
Like I’ve been there before
I’ll be there for you
‘Cause you’re there for me too

Actually, the first idea from the Obama minions was to have Casey Casem provide a long distance dedication to France using the Dionne Warwick song, ‘That’s What Friends Are For.’ But it turns out that the Solid Gold dancer were no where to be found and could not fit into their 1980′s spandex outfits. Also, it seems that Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder are no longer speaking to each other. That and John Kerry did not realize that Casey Kasem was dead.

Their second plan was to reunite the Jackson 5 so that they could sing, I’ll Be There’. However, even Barack Obama had enough sense to know that no one, not even the Obamamessiah could reunite the Jackson’s with all their dysfunction. For some reason Barack did know that Michael Jackson was dead, go figure.

You and I must make a pact, we must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I’ll be there

I’ll reach out my hand to you, I’ll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I’ll be there

Third, it appears that Barack Obama, John Kerry and the State Department tried to get the Beatles back together for one final appearance and perform in Paris France their song, “With a Little Help From My Friends.” What better way to say I am sorry, than to reunite the Beatles. However, they ran into a couple of strategic roadblocks, no sarcasm intended, they really were not speaking to each other. Also, they appeared not to realize that John Lennon and George Harrison had passed..

What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm going to try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away?
(Does it worry you to be alone?)
How do I feel by the end of the day?
(Are you sad because you’re on your own?)
No I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm going to try with a little help from my friends

Then John Kerry thought, wait a minute, we can get Joe Cocker to sing the Beatles song, he remembered Cocker had done a fantastic job sing it at Woodstock. However, upon further review Kerry learned that Joe Cocker had recently passed as well.

The Obama administration then thought, hey let’s call Queen, they can sing, ‘You’re My Best Friend’. Nothing sucks up better and says I am sorry than telling someone they are your best friend, even if you don’t mean it. Once again Kerry and Obama had to be informed that Freddie Mercury died in 1991.

You’re the best friend
That I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
You’re my best friend
Ooh, you make me live

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Back the Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline as Barack Obama Vows to Veto It if Passed

Shocker, Barack Obama once against doing something against the will of the American people … 

A recent CNN poll shows that a majority of Americans are in favor of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A resounding 57% are in favor of building the 1,179 mile Canada to Texas pipeline, while only 28% oppose. Of course you already know what side of the fence Barack Obama takes on this matter. Obama continues to pander to the environmental wackos and facing no more elections, once again goes against the will of the American people.  No matter how many jobs, permanent ones, part time or otherwise are created by this oil pipeline project, the fact of the matter is that jobs will be created. This is a bad thing how? But Obama will tell you he wants to create jobs for the American people. Really? Even though Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the House has passed the construction of it, Obama has vowed to veto the bill. Yeah, he really cares about putting people to work.

Read CNN Poll here.

Poll Question: Based on what you have read or heard, do you favor or oppose building the Keystone XL pipeline?

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A majority of Americans favor the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline — a result that could give Republicans a boost as they move toward a showdown with President Barack Obama over the project — a CNN/ORC poll has found.

The 1,179-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline is backed by 57% of the 1,011 Americans surveyed on Dec. 18-21. Just 28% oppose it, while 15% say they are unsure.

The controversial project has become the subject of a battle between liberal environmentalists who argue it would contribute to global warming and conservatives who say it would create jobs and help the United States break away from Middle Eastern oil.

President Barack Obama has threatened to veto a measure that the Senate is set to vote on as soon as next week, which would end the State Department’s six-year-old review of the project and authorize its construction immediately. Obama has said he objects to the decision-making process being removed from the executive branch.

Not only do 57% back the construction of the pipeline, in the same CNN poll, as reported at The Daily Caller, “a majority of those polled, at 57 percent, say global warming will not pose a serious threat to their way of life,” and that only 43 percent “expect global warming to threaten them.”

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