Hmmm … half a pipeline. That’s useful. Not sure how President Obama expects solve the fuel crisis and/or jobs crisis with half an oil pipeline, but hey.

This news, naturally, was ripe for the mockage.

https://twitter.com/#!/DanFosterNRO/status/182212902181273601

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https://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/182212783058857985

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https://twitter.com/#!/politicalmath/status/182224627035156481

https://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/182217009176645632

https://twitter.com/#!/ExJon/status/182223028913049600

https://twitter.com/#!/knowsknothing/status/182235539880165376

https://twitter.com/#!/javelinabomb/status/182230185775611904

https://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/182224442078924800

https://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/182223337345396736

https://twitter.com/#!/rorycooper/status/182213285712629761

https://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/182224701081387008

https://twitter.com/#!/theprez98/status/182232270986420225

https://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/182225889726181376

https://twitter.com/#!/kdubrn/status/182212344347230208

https://twitter.com/#!/anthropocon/status/182225755118370817

https://twitter.com/#!/IMAO_/status/182229346327605248

https://twitter.com/#!/mdrache/status/182230421021536257

https://twitter.com/#!/politeracy/status/182230986543730688

https://twitter.com/#!/Will_Antonin/status/182235707396472832

https://twitter.com/#!/CalebHowe/status/182246332252176384

https://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/182219342056927233

With this latest move, the president has managed to simultaneously tick off opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline (who view it as a betrayal of their — and his own — values) and supporters of the pipeline’s construction. He still thinks he can have his arugula and eat it, too.