Electoral implications of the Obama Administration’s War on Coal.
Will this be the 2012 election map? If the Obama administration keeps up their War on Coal (literally: they consider coal more dangerous than terrorism), quite possibly. And it may be at least partially because of coal.
Time for the *important* Byrd succession question.
Now that it’s been determined by the Secretary of State for WV that there will be no special election for Byrd’s now-vacant seat… OK, let me just note something here. The seat was held by a Democrat; the Governor is a Democrat; the state government is more or less dominated by Democrats. The people of West Virginia seem more or less happy about this state | Read More »
Democrats declare war on West Virginia. Again.
Well, it’s not like the state voted for the current President anyway. Hell, the often-strained history between West Virginians and national Democrats stretches back to 1863. Still, this is a little… petty… of the Democratic party, isn’t it? A Pittsburgh-based coal company, CONSOL Energy, will lay off nearly 500 of its West Virginia workers next year and its CEO blames environmentalists dead-set against mountaintop mining | Read More »
Democrats in Congress: Carbon neutrality for you; not for us.
While it’s really, really easy to laugh at the fact that the environmentalists’ march on the Capitol Power Plant is being hampered by a heavy snowstorm – to blatantly steal from one of my cobloggers, I’ve just come in from shoveling eight inches of global warming off of my front walkway – it’s… Hold on. I’m actually still laughing. OK.
Coal Guy on Fox: You do realize that Obama called for the destruction of my industry, right?
(Via Hot Air) OCA President Mike Casey gently tries to explain why the coal industry is freaking out about Senator Obama right now: It’s because he works for the coal industry, you see, and when you get told that one of the Presidential candidates for President is on the record for being in favor of gutting your industry – which supplies, again, roughly half of | Read More »
Obama’s Coal Industry Gutting Initiative: the transcript.
To follow up my earlier post about how Obama is lying to somebody about planning to gut the coal industry… Jake Tapper, who is on the short list of journalists who will be ending this election with their honor essentially intact, has gotten a response from the Obama campaign. It’s about what you’d expect: the statement’s wildly taken out of context, Barack Obama loves coal | Read More »
Coal States: Vote McCain, or against your economic interests. Your call.
Via Constant Reader Pentagon16 we see this video and Hot Air post about Obama, coal plants, and how the former will smother the creation of the latter if he ever gets the chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdi4onAQBWQ If you’re working on GOTV for Colorado or Pennsylvania, by all means: pass that along to people. Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia, too – just to be on the safe side.