When President Barack Obama blocked the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans said the move would encourage Canada to pursue oil deals with China instead of the United States and cede a massive chunk of North American oil assets to the communist nation.

Now, China's state-run oil company CNOOC is poised to cut a $15.1 billion deal — the largest ever foreign acquisition for a Chinese company — with the Canadian oil company Nexen.

This deal prompts great concern about the Chinese government's continued attempts to use its state-owned enterprises to acquire global energy resources.

How much more damage can President Obama do to our country? Voters need to remember this on Nov. 6 at the polls.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring