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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:08 PM

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse..THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS!

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I'm so thrilled that Whitehous has come OUT and showing his stuff. I loved his Campaign and had such high hopes for him...but once he got to DC he got "The MUZZLE." He's COME OUT...along with Van Johnson former Obama "Green Jobs Czar" to Speak Out and Encourage Obama to give us CLEAN ENERGY over CORPORATE FOSSIL/NUCLEAR ENERGY!

KUDO's to SHELDON WHITEHOUSE.... A LITTLE LATE...but GOOD TO SEE YA!

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Crowd marches in opposition to Keystone pipeline

The Washington Post

Publication: theday.com
Published 02/18/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 02/18/2013 12:39 PM

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., told members of the crowd that they could help encourage Obama. "We are going to have the president's back and he is going to have our back," Whitehouse said, adding that "We are going to look at our grandchildren and say 'Yes, we did.' "

But the rally had an edge of uncertainty about how hard Obama will push to take legislative or executive action. And most of the speakers zeroed in on the impending Keystone XL decision.

Those speakers included Bill McKibben, a Middlebury College professor who has led the fight to stop the pipeline; two leaders of First Nation tribes in Canada; and Tom Steyer, an investment fund manager in California and major fundraiser for Obama. All are strong foes of the Keystone project.

"If this pipeline goes through, your government will help in the raping and pillaging of the land of my ancestors," said Chrystal Lameman, a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Canada. "Then 1/8the companies 3/8 promise to give back what was never theirs in the first place."

Steyer said: "I get the argument for the Keystone. The argument is that it is business as usual because we use fossil fuels. But the time for business as usual has passed."
Afterward, Whitehouse said that "if the president and Secretary Kerry choose to approve the pipeline and proceed, there will be a massive credibility gap between that and what he said in the inauguration, especially if this is the first deed out of the box. That will be a problem for him."

http://www.theday.com/article/20130218/NWS13/130219690/1044

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Reply Senator Sheldon Whitehouse..THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS! (Original post)
KoKo Feb 2013 OP
KoKo Feb 2013 #1
KoKo Feb 2013 #2
forestpath Feb 2013 #3
KoKo Feb 2013 #4
KoKo Feb 2013 #5
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #6
KoKo Feb 2013 #7
WillyT Feb 2013 #8
KoKo Feb 2013 #9
TheKentuckian Feb 2013 #10
KoKo Feb 2013 #11
progressoid Feb 2013 #12

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:15 PM

1. And...he throws it DOWN! "IF THE PRESIDENT............

Sheldon Said:


Afterward, Whitehouse said that "if the president and Secretary Kerry choose to approve the pipeline and proceed, there will be a massive credibility gap between that and what he said in the inauguration, especially if this is the first deed out of the box. That will be a problem for him."

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Response to KoKo (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. That's some HEAVY SPEAK from a US SENATOR!

Can we ENVIRONMENTALISTS ON DU give him some

Can we?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:18 PM

3. +1 Another Democrat actually acting like a Democrat...

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:33 PM

4. You SAID IT...and look at the lack of interest...Whatever..Kudo's To Sheldon

He did good and that Many Thousands braved the cold and weather reports of SNOW and almost Freezing Temperatures made it from Canada, the West of US (Native Americans) and people from ALL OVER THE USA...and they were OBAMA SUPPORTERS who are the PEOPLE he ASKED...to HAVE HIS BACK...and MAKE IT HAPPEN...is just INCREDIBLE!

And it wasn't an "ANSWER...UNITED FOR PEACE Demo! IT WAS OBAMA's PEOPLE!

It's REALLY GOOD!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:47 PM

5. kick

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:47 PM

6. About the letter "W"

Whitehouse - Warren

Thanks for you know, handling things.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:24 PM

7. Van Jones urges Obama to Step Forward...(his legacy is at stake)

We play highlights from the "Forward on Climate" rally that drew tens of thousands to Washington D.C.’s National Mall Sunday. Protesters from across the United States and Canada urged President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would deliver tar sands oil from Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Organizers described Sunday’s protest as "the largest climate rally in history," and Reverend Lennox Yearwood compared it to Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. We hear from speakers including Van Jones, Obama’s former Green Jobs advisor, Canadian indigeous leader Chief Jacqueline Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation, and Bill McKibben of 350.org.
Filed under Keystone XL, Environment, Global Warming, Climate Change, Van Jones, Jacqueline Thomas, Bill McKibben, Evangeline Lilly, Casey Camp
Guests:

Van Jones, President Obama’s former Green Jobs Advisor.

Jacqueline Thomas, Chief of the Saik’uz First Nation from British Columbia, Canada.

Bill McKibben, longtime environmentalist and founder of 350.org.

Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actor.

Casey Camp, indigenous leader with the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma.

MORE AT:

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/18/tens_of_thousands_rally_to_stop

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:56 PM

8. HUGE K & R !!!






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Response to WillyT (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:01 PM

9. These were folks out there doing what Pres. Obama Told Them to Do!

SUPPORT HIS AGENDA!

I saw a report on RT with Abby Martin with an Obama Activist saying that this March/Rally was in support of Obama's Clean Energy Agenda that he ran on and that his supporters came out to STAND BEHIND HIM!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:04 PM

10. Good start, Senator!

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:22 PM

11. I always had such high hopes for him...you can see I'm OTT...so

Happy to see him out there with the Environmentalists who did what Obama asked. "THEY HAVE HIS BACK!"

Van Jones/Sheldon Whitehouse/Harry Belafonte!

This is the PUSH BACK!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:48 AM

12. "That will be a problem for him."

Not just a problem for the President, but also a problem for everyone on the planet.

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