The venerable George Shultz, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State, and arguably one of the most distinguished public servants in post-World War II America, uses "mugged by reality" to describe what he thinks of the current crop of presidential candidates in his beloved Republican Party refusing to believe in the reality of global climate change.
Forty-two thousand jobs, even if they're temporary, is nothing to sneeze at. The reality, though, is that Keystone XL is not happening anytime soon. So if this Congress is "going to keep sending bills to his desk," there is legislation the president would likely sign that will produce way more than 42,000 jobs -- 2.1 million jobs over the next decade, in fact.
From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.