Monday, November 03, 2008

Obama vows to bankrupt coal industry

Just 24 hours before most of us vote on election day, a game changing report has been uncovered revealing Barack Hussein Obama intends to bankrupt the coal industry and skyrocket the cost of electricity in an effort to reduce the levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

These are not my words, these are not the words of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Michael Savage, but the exact words of Barack Obama himself in an interview with WTAM in San Francisco in January of this year.

Here is the audio:

Also, in that very same interview, Obama pledged he'll cause the price of electricity to skyrocket in his effort to clean up the planet. He argues that persuading Americans to cut electricity usage and buy more efficient light bulbs will be the solutions he'll try to sell in the general election.

Here is the audio:

The liberal media is covering this story up at all costs, naturally. Today, Newsbusters exposed CNN for their misleading efforts to dismiss this as an "old story" that doesn't merit coverage. As we all know, in selling out the truth as part their overtly biased effort to get Obama elected, CNN has had their viewer ratings sink to all time lows while FOX News continues to flourish, now regularly beating CBS News and the ratings of MSNBC and CNN combined.

Now, even though this incredible news is heavily surpressed by the Democrat controlled media, it is still getting reported both on FOX and all over the new media sources on the internet and AM talk radio. The gushingly biased mainstream news outlets may think that reporting only DNC talking points and Obama-approved analysis can prevent this damaging report from getting to the general public, but they are dead wrong.

In Pennsylvania, the once overwhelmingly double digit Obama lead has shrunk to just 6 points, and being one of the largest coal producing states you can bet that this last minute story about Obama's intention to bankrupt the industry and skyrocket our electricity costs will shrink that margin to at least a toss-up.

Another coal producing state, Ohio, has been trending back to McCain in the polls, too. One can surmise that Obama's chances will not be helped by his desire to bankrupt the coal mines and jacking up the cost of electric power.

Indiana looks solid McCain in the polls again. North Carolina is trending back to McCain from being a toss-up. Virginia was a double digit Obama lead 10 days ago, but now is back to within the margin of error. Colorado is just a 4 to 5 point leaning to Obama after looking solid for him last week.

Based on the trends, I think McCain has a real chance at sweeping battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Missouri. If this is indeed the case, then the election will come down to Pennsylvania and/or Colorado.

Mark my words, whoever carries PA will be the next President of the United States. For McCain, converting that blue state red may indeed be a tall order, but after these unbelievably anti-coal Obama comments it is certainly not impossible.



  1. This isn't going to fly and I'll tell you why. Most coal workers and those who support the industry aren't Obama voters anyway. Environmentalism really isn't high on their agenda. This will come as "more same" to them. And it's not new either...

    And McCain isn't in a good position to try and capitalise on this: after all he accepts that global warming is man-made too, not an easy position from which to fire on a guy who actually wants to do something about what McCain himself accepts. For a maverick, BTW, in McCain's campaign his softer stances on immigration and global warming have been sorely missing, for 'a person of honor and character'.

    Carbon-capping of the coal industry will not mean its demise: it will adapt, as it always has. Development and implementation of technology driven solutions e.g. for carbon sequestration BTW means... jobs!

    But by all means: keep us on our toes!

  2. Gert, most of the coal miners are unionized, so they do indeed heavily lean towards the democrats. That may not be the case after the word spreads that Obama intends to put them out of business. Plus, many coal miners are minorities.

    I'm also sure the people who live in towns that are dependent on the coal mines will not take too kindly to Obama's plan to put them out of work while increasing their electric bill by 400%.

  3. Look at the crowd Palin drew today in Missouri. The liberal and Washington elites may despise her, but she is wildly popular to base Republicans. Much more popular than McCain.

    Try and tell me she isn't a political force to be reckoned with.

  4. It's starting:

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The coal industry fired back at Barrack Obama Monday by calling his alleged remarks about coal being squeezed out of the U.S. energy mix misguided and cynical.

    Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association, said in a written statement that Obama has been hiding his real agenda while "pandering" for vote in battleground states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania that also happen to be major coal producers.

    "Senator Obama has revealed himself to be nothing more than a short-sighted, inexperienced politician willing to say anything to get a vote," Carey declared.

  5. "[...] most of the coal miners are unionized, so they do indeed heavily lean towards the democrats."

    I'm not sure that is true: it's a very conservative industry. Many will put conservation of the industry ahead of environmental concerns. That's not a good fit with current democrats.

    "Try and tell me she isn't a political force to be reckoned with.

    She is. Unfortunately.


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