“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” You mean to say that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) spent all those years using the Keystone XL pipeline as a way to pretend being a moderate, and now (in a critical moment) is voting against the Keystone Pipeline?
“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” I wonder if he is now more worried about raising money for Senate Democrats in 2016 as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Didn’t Sen. Jon Tester boldly predict that the legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be on the president’s desk in 10 days? Oh yeah, that was only 22 days ago…
Here’s the news from Politico:
Politico: Keystone votes fail in Senate
Republicans’ Keystone XL pipeline push was stopped short by the first Senate filibuster of 2015 as Democrats blocked Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to end debate on the bill.
The legislation that would yank President Barack Obama’s authority over the pipeline on Monday lost a vote from one of its longtime backers, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) — now a member of party leadership as chief of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — but picked up a vote from Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), the former DSCC chairman who has not formally signed onto the pipeline bill.
“That’s politics,” said one Senate GOP aide, referring to Democrats’ insistence on more votes before ending the Keystone debate. “At what point are these amendments no longer a sincere effort to improve the bill and just an effort to kill it by delay — that’s a determination Leader McConnell is going to have to make at some point.”
So when it really came down to it…Senator Tester voted against the Keystone Pipeline. To those of you who actually fell for the election year pandering, you know who you are.
By the way, if you haven’t heard, Sen. Jon Tester is apparently going to be a guest on the NPR quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” (it’s actually a very cool program, I first heard it while scanning podcasts on Stitcher):
#mtpol MT: @SenatorTester: This weekend I’ll be on @waitwait answering questions about… Farming? Legislating? Tune in to find out.
— Marneé Banks (@MarneeBanks) January 27, 2015
After promising Montanans he’d support #KeystoneXL, @SenatorTester sides w/ Obama, votes against pipeline #brokenpromise #mtsen #mtpol
— MT Republican Party (@MontanaGOP) January 27, 2015
Al Smith – Great Falls
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:25 PM
Wait…don’t look now, but Senator Tester is a typical Liberal who will say anything to garner favor and then do whatever is expediate to suck up to Obama. I’ve always maintained Tester is Obama’s number one Yes Man. Tester
s position was, is, and always will be a toady to the president.