My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton
Harper's pipeline talking point did not exactly go over well with the Obama administration who are keen to distance themselves from dirty, environmentally damaging oil. Maybe they are secretly cool about it, but they certainly did not want it tarnishing what Obama said in his SOTU address.
Harper is playing to his base in the Republican Party.