Dems abandoning Obama on Keystone pipeline

With gas prices making American wallets a lot lighter these days, Democrats in congress up for re-election are realizing the millstone that Obama has placed around their necks by opposing the Keystone oil pipeline. And they are abandoning their party leader on the issue in droves. Byron York: While much of the political world obsesses over Twitter fights and Seamus the dog, Barack Obama has set himself up for a high-profile defeat on one of the most important issues of the campaign. The president has put his feet in cement in opposition to the Keystone oil pipeline. But on Capitol Hill, more and more Democrats are joining Republicans to force approval of the pipeline, whether Obama wants it or not. The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the pipeline forward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline anyway -- by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127. Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote...(Read Full Post)