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Biden Rewards Pipefitters Union For Endorsement By Destroying Members’ Keystone XL Jobs

Biden Rewards Pipefitters Union For Endorsement By Destroying Members’ Keystone XL Jobs

Similar developments are taking place in New Mexico, which went for Biden and is seeing its crucial oil industry in trouble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCvELoL188g

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Now that he has shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline, they are angry. What did they think Biden was going to do?

This is only the beginning.

Last week, the union issued this statement:

Keystone XL Decision Will Raise Energy Costs for American Families

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.

“New advancements in technology mean that these pipelines are a low-carbon method of energy transportation and a critical part of delivering affordable energy while achieving our shared climate goals. Keystone XL would not only be constructed entirely by union labor, but it would be the first pipeline fully powered by renewable energy.”

Here’s their endorsement of Biden back in August:

United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) today announced that the UA Political Engagement Committee (PEC) has concluded its endorsement process with a decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President.

“We’re not going to sit on the sidelines at the UA. This endorsement is about putting UA members to work and fighting for fair wages and good benefits. Under a Biden Administration, that’s exactly what we’ll get,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “Let’s be real: nobody in the Oval Office will be with us on every single issue. But with his long history of standing shoulder to shoulder with working families and his commitment to an all-of-the-above energy approach that will mean more UA jobs, protecting the hard-earned retirements of our members, and appointing union-friendly judges, Joe Biden will be a fierce ally to our UA Brothers and Sisters in the White House.”

Hat tip to Joel Pollak:

I agree with Pollak that Biden should answer questions about this, but who is going to ask them? The media?

This is not just about the union. Energy independence is a national security issue.

Similar developments are taking place in New Mexico, which depends on the oil industry.

We may see a lot more cases of Biden regret sooner than expected.

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“Now that [Biden] has shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline, [the unions] are angry.

Awwwwww – ain’t that just too bad. 😀

All I can say is: ?

Congratulations, you morons. You got *exactly what you voted for.*

    JOHN B in reply to Anonamom. | January 24, 2021 at 11:31 am

    The union leaders endorsed Biden. Not necessarily the workers. I bet a lot of them voted for Trump.

    Union leaders hang around with other union leaders and their Democratic cronies. They will get taken care of by the Dems no matter what happens to the workers they claim to represent.

      OwenKellogg-Engineer in reply to JOHN B. | January 24, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      I wonder if the new Patriot party will reach out to the unions….

      Why not strip away a few key D support groups?

        “Why not strip away a few key D support groups?”

        I don’t think conservatives have any idea how to work the “identity bloc” gambit.

        In 2020, the Navajo Nation endorsed Trump. If you’re not familiar with tribal politics, it’s unprecedented for a tribe to endorse a Republican. It’s earth-shaking.

        I thought this would translate into actual Trump votes. It didn’t. Instead, the Democrats bribed the individual Indians for their votes and they went for Biden. The Republicans have no clue how to compete.

    henrybowman in reply to Anonamom. | January 24, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    “The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Now that he has shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline, they are angry. What did they think Biden was going to do?”

    “The larger point is the voters who stayed home or chose to vote for Biden, I am sure, didn’t really vote to put a biological male into their granddaughters locker room or shower.”

    We’re seeing a common thread here, I hope.

    Maybe LI could create an “aggregator” post with other examples of Biden voting blocs that got thanked good and hard (and appropriately) for their support.

    wukong in reply to Anonamom. | January 25, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Don’t blame the laborers they only get one vote like you or me. The real problem is with the Democrats base constituency. the Xerox machine.

File this one under “Taken for Granted”

While these union people deserve what they voted for, we conservatives who love America and limited government do not.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to fscarn. | January 24, 2021 at 10:26 am

    “File this one under “Taken for Granted”

    Fly over people is fly over people. They simply do not matter to Democrats.

Yes, this is on;y the beginning. Biden will continue to crush and betray all those idiots that endorsed him and/or voted for him.
(I still believe he did NOT win the election.)

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Exiliado. | January 24, 2021 at 11:04 am

    “Biden will continue to crush and betray all those idiots that endorsed him and/or voted for him.”

    And even more so, those who did not.

And this is probably the one thing that made Trump so different: Like him or not, He was actually trying to do what he promised.
That’s unheard of for politicians!

    mailman in reply to Exiliado. | January 24, 2021 at 11:06 am

    You are quite incorrect about Biden. He is doing EXACTLY what he said he was going to do.

      healthguyfsu in reply to mailman. | January 24, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      I think he actually said it both ways and can claim cognitive impairment in place of lying. So, yes, he’s doing what he said he would do, but he’s also doing what he said he wouldn’t do.

      henrybowman in reply to mailman. | January 24, 2021 at 5:38 pm

      In some cases. In others (e.g, “managing the virus”) he’s doing exactly the opposite. And, of course, none of the major media players are pointing that out, but what did we expect?

Oh please… when the time comes around again they’ll punch the Democratic ticket like the sheep they are.

Even if Biden results in another Carter I don’t think we’d see a Reagan repudiation in this country any longer. I can hope, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

ConservstiveHoosier | January 24, 2021 at 10:26 am

To quote a (thankfully) past president, “Elections have consequences.”

And finally, Conservatives are trying to fight a gentleman’s fight against thugs that don’t believe in rules, and are willing to play dirty to win, whatever it takes.
When you fight like that, chances are, you are going to lose.

You can only win if you either:
– Play dirty too, whatever it takes.
– Force them to stop playing dirty, whatever it takes.

I don’t see Conservatives doing either thing, and America as we know it is being destroyed right in front of our eyes. The more we wait, the harder it will be to reverse the damage.
If Conservatives, Independents and all America loving patriots don’t get organized soon to start ACTIVELY resisting this fraudulent administration, we can kiss America Good-Bye.

Even if Biden results in another Carter I don’t think we’d see a Reagan repudiation in this country any longer. I can hope, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
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agree–but biden/harris are going to be significantly worse than jimmah–and there is little hope for any sort of “repudiation” via the ballot box–the dems/fascists/progressives/leftists are no longer concerned with “votes”
as “votes” are now just a commodity to be manufactured/purchased/machine-generated as needed

Based on the definition the insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, it is obvious that Dem voters are insane (at least those still among the quick).

“Congrats to all the progressives and teachers in New Mexico who turned that state blue”

Congrats to all the conservative/Christian parents who continue to send their children to the government schools to be indoctrinated by “all the progressives and teachers”.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to gibbie. | January 24, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Many of them can’t afford the luxury of private school, Newark and one parent quit work and stay home to educate the children.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | January 24, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      I really must stop using speech to text. Most can’t afford private schools, nor can they lose one income so a parent can stay home to teach.

        Many can but don’t. The churches and friends should help the rest.

        I disagree. I think the truth is that SOME genuinely cannot afford it. MOST can; they simply do not want to make the sacrifices necessary. When it comes down to it, far too many parents do not want to give up the nicer house, they don’t want to make do with one vehicle, they don’t want to give up vacations, they will NOT trade “me time” and personal goals in favor of prioritizing the needs of their children.

        I homeschooled for a very, very long time. I participated in the most active homeschool board on the web. The truth: Homeschooling is hard. The parents who tried and left were overwhelmingly those who were unwilling to *work* at it. (And sometimes there was an uneven level of commitment between husband and wife. Those cases were particularly sad, IMO.)

Not me, I expected Biden Regret on day 1, and I was not surprised.

Guy at work asked me on the 21st what day it was, I replied – Biden 1. Tomorrow will be Biden 2. just wait till Biden 100 baby!

    moonmoth in reply to Wrathchilde. | January 24, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    The number “100 days” might be a good figure for an under/over on how long Biden remains in office before Harris and all manage to replace him. I’ll go with “over”: about 120 days.

Another chance to prove to Jack the Pipefitter that unions don’t have the workers needs in their focus and that “Right to Work” states are cleaning their clocks.
SC leads the nation in tire production and is quickly becoming a hotbed for automotive production.
BMW, Volvo and Mercedes Vans already have a huge presence here and more will follow.

    DSHornet in reply to scooterjay. | January 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Likewise in Alabama:

    Mercedes-Benz expanding.
    Honda expanding.
    Hyundai expanding.
    Toyota engine plant expanding.
    Suppliers for the above expanding.

    In surrounding states close to the border:

    VW in Chattanooga, Kia in Georgia expanding.
    Toyota-Mazda in Tennessee building.
    .

The union leadership don’t care. They’ll put out disingenuous news releases and make two-faced statements to satisfy the members, and then keep supporting Biden and other leftists democrats. The leadership knows the members will never vote out leadership and the members will never vote to decertify the union. The leadership go paid, so what do they care. This is the same for every other union. Unions are for the elite leadership, not the members or the workers.

    scooterjay in reply to Guardian79. | January 24, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Guardian79…
    I’ve dealt with UPIU (now PACE) in the past. Union big wigs always dressed like tacky mafia bosses and drove fancy cars.
    They make their money off agitating gullible lackeys.

    hopeful in reply to Guardian79. | January 24, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    “Unions are for the elite leadership, not the members or the workers.” and you could say “Government is for the elite leadership, not the citizens or the workers.

You can only win if you either:
– Play dirty too, whatever it takes.
– Force them to stop playing dirty, whatever it takes.
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exactly–unfortunately not enough people were listening when the dems/leftists/fascists began their “by any means necessary” litany a couple of years ago

whatever happens next, hope that more and more people realize that when a fascist holds a gun to your head and says they’re going to shoot, would be prudent to take them at their word and react accordingly

    healthguyfsu in reply to texansamurai. | January 24, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    It’s worse than that. America is being destroyed before OUR very eyes (those that read and don’t listen to MSM). Most of America is completely oblivious because most of the MSM refuse to report on such destruction and cover the bases for their sycophantic heroes.

    Um. They were saying BAMN in the late 60’s. Nobody believed them.

      henrybowman in reply to gibbie. | January 24, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Well, it’s the old self-defense tripod: ability, opportunity, jeopardy. Back then, we ignored them because they lacked the first two. Now they don’t.

I’m not going to complain. I’ll leave that to the people that voted for Biden. I’m going to maintain a low profile In case they purge or cancel critics.

No sympathy from me, but the union hq will get something down the road, the thousands of jobs not necessarily.

May they choke on it. Unions are run by leftists who could care less about their members.

Burisma is already profiting off “The Big Guy”.
China is as well.
I still have a hard time believing the majority of Americans want whatever it is the Democrats are selling.

    barbara in reply to scooterjay. | January 24, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    “I still have a hard time believing the majority of Americans want whatever it is the Democrats are selling.”

    They DON’T.

    henrybowman in reply to scooterjay. | January 24, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    The majority of Americans know the Democrats are “giving away” freebies.
    The difference is that the Democrat voters think they’ll be the recipients.
    Some of them actually will be. Not all, though.

” But with his long history of standing shoulder to shoulder with working families and his commitment to an all-of-the-above energy approach ”

Apparently when you’re standing shoulder to shoulder it’s much easier to slip a knife between their ribs.

Hey guys,…no worries, Joe said that you all can learn how to code and head for Silicon Valley!!

Unions should be prohibited from sending money to politicians until their Pension Funds are 100% funded.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to judgeroybean. | January 24, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    “Unions should be prohibited from sending money to politicians until their Pension Funds are 100% funded”

    And all their leadership is not under indictment and off probation.

pipeline shutdown to the benefit of uber-rich democrat Warren Buffet who likes the oil to be shipped on his railroad.

“What did they think Biden was going to do?”
Don’t matter. Don’t matter at all. All these same people will still continue to vote Democrat for the rest of their lives.

I’ve been laughing all over Twitter by using a Deal With It gif of Biden putting on his shades to people who are complaining about anything Biden has done.

These people get what they deserve. I can’t understand how these unions (and others) don’t see what is going to happen to them.

The left has always been against the pipeline. It was against it when Joe was VP in Obama’s White House.

Where are the trolls to insist this is all Trump’s fault?

Most of that pipeline, the actual sections of Pipe, are manufactured in Panama City, Florida, at Berg Pipe. The impact of this decision by the imposed president will affect the SE as well. The ancillary support, logistics and community will also suffer. Subsequent to that, restaurants, recreational activities will also suffer. Uncle Joe is on the hook for this. I hope those Union members who voted for Uncle Joe are reminded daily if their fatal error.

Thanks for the votes, suckers (and dead people)

NM has a big hole in it’s budget. Soon to become larger. They are basically dependant upon the overall health of oil gas.

1. The economics within the State for direct and indirect tax is built around the presumption of steady oil gas revenue stream.

2. NM tourism has a large component made up of folks from West TX; Lubbock, Midland, Odessa. These TX communities spend tourism dollars on vacations and 2nd homes in NM. Less oil and gas revenue = less tourist revenue and sales, property taxes ECT.

Unfortunately, the voters of NM have trended left. Maybe dealing with the direct consequences of their political choices via their pocketbook will cause a reevaluation. Likely not as too many non productive/non economic contributors outnumber the economically productive in NM.

PA might be salvageable as well as the union membership impacted nationally if not the Unions themselves due to sold out Union leadership.

They are now Darwin Award nominees. Go figure.

But, but, social justice n’ stuff…

The climate change lobby is a shaky alliance of people looking out for their own interests, like research scientists, cynical profiteers etc. but at their core is a group of true believers who maintain that the real problem is there are too many people on earth.

“Planet of The Humans” reveals this at the end. But it is fun to see the green energy hicksterism exposed.

I assume Keystone XL is now permanently dead. I don’t see it being resurrected, even if by some miracle a President that would grant the permit is elected in 2025. That’s how progressives maintain the permanent ratchet. Kill something today, knowing that the will to resurrect it likely won’t last until the next election.

A Dhimmi-crat destroying jobs, hindering economic growth and otherwise undermining prosperity? And, in other news, the Sun rose, this morning.

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