Potential Keystone XL refineries continue to increase exports-- "Since 2008, when the application for the permit was first submitted to the Department of State, Gulf Coast exports of petroleum products have soared 172%."
While I have strong disagreements with today's version of Republicans... when it comes to compromising themselves under the guise of bipartisanship they are to be admired for stating clearly what they will and what they will not do. Conservatives support and stick together with one another in things they believe in. Unlike Democrats who ran from not only their President but on nearly everything Democrats traditionally once stood for just to scare up a few votes.
It should be no wonder why liberal voters didn't turn out and support Democratic candidates. Why should anyone waste their time on a party who no longer stands strongly on core issues and are now all too willing to hang Obama out to dry hoping he will veto the pipeline legislation for them. Something they don't have the balls to do for themselves.
I find no favor with today extreme right wing version of the Republican party. However, I have even less respect for a bunch sellouts the Democratic party has become with this pipeline deal. If candidates don't stand for something they stand for nothing. A party of nothing deserves nothing.
I don't know what became of either party (Extreme Republicans or woosie Democrats). I have no reason to vote for either. In my opinion many feel as I and neither should expect large voter turnouts in the future. What's the point if neither is going to stand for the things the average Joe Blow values in Washington?
I respect a party (Republicans) who outright stand against social programs, environment, immigration reform, etc. over another (Democrats) who I have no idea how the hell things will turn out when the going gets rough.
One thing is for sure.. neither political party is the same it was a decade or two ago. Both disgust me. No longer am I willing to chose between the lessor of two evils come voting time.