It's got to be one or the other!
Republicans point to Obama's opposition to the Keystone Pipeline as another example of his war on jobs but particularly his war on energy jobs. He opposes or tries to strangle with regulation or delays every energy project that is not supported by his green crony campaign contributors. Obama prefers to create so called "green jobs" yet at least 36 of the firms he has hand picked for federal funds have gone bankrupt and left workers unemployed.
LD Jackson at Political Realities points out that Obama's opposition to Keystone is also based on an active disinformation campaign. Obama laughs off the pipeline as a jobs creator by insisting that it would only create 50 full time jobs. But even his own State Department report on the economic opportunity the pipeline presents says that the total number of jobs added by Keystone in all areas is greater than 40,000. Obama is blocking those 40,000 jobs!
Of course this isn't the first time the Obama White House has played fast and loose with the truth. Jay Carney, Obama's spokesman used a handpicked column by a friendly journalist to suggest that Obama's massive spending binge wasn't so big after all. Those of us who were paying attention laughed ourselves silly. That includes the Washington Post Fact Checker which awarded the claim 3 out of four "Pinocchios" one short of liar, liar, pants on fire!
But Obama knows that on the whole his assertions, as ludicrous as they are, will not be challenged in the same way a statement by President Bush might have been. Either the reporters just don't care or are too lazy to do their job!