Once again, the Washington Post Fact Checker has given our Dear Leader the highest rating, Four Pinocchios, for out right lying to the American People.
This time it is for spreading leftist propaganda about the Keystone pipeline.
As we have noted before, when the president says “it bypasses the United States,” he leaves out a very important step. The crude oil would travel to the Gulf Coast, where it would be refined into products such as motor gasoline and diesel fuel (known as a distillate fuel in the trade). Current trends suggest that only about half of that refined product would be exported, and it could easily be lower.
Finally, note that Obama said Keystone was just for Canadian oil, and “we should be focusing on American infrastructure for American jobs and American producers.” But actually, Keystone would help U.S. oil producers in North Dakota and Montana. TransCanada, the builder of the pipeline, has signed contracts to move 65,000 barrels a day from the Bakken area –and hopes to build that to 100,000. That’s nearly 10 percent of the region’s production.
So not only is Barry lying, he’s repeating lies. As the Washington Post article, reports from the State Department show that he is lying.
Previous Four Pinocchio rating for our Dear Leader include lies about President George H.W. Bush’s amnesty program, and lies about his signature Obamacare fiasco.