Skip to comments.Of course the Left blames George W. Bush (for the miners' deaths (GOOD CHART!)
Posted on 01/05/2006 9:39:24 AM PST by FreeKeys
Of course the Left blames George W. Bush for the deaths this week of a dozen coal miners. Tom Blumer at BizzyBlog cites the New York Times edit page's usual Bush-bashing innuendo:
...the Bush administrations cramming of important posts in the Department of the Interior with biased operatives from the coal, oil and gas industry is not reassuring about general safety in the mines. Steven Griles, a mining lobbyist before being appointed deputy secretary of the interior, devoted four years to rolling back mine regulations and then went back to lobbying for the industry.Blumer then points out what the Times fails to mention -- that we should be "reassured" by the fact that coal mine deaths in the last four years have been the lowest of the last ten years. Here's the reality you won't see in the Times:
Coal mining fatalities
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Once again, facts get in the way of good liberal propaganda.
There really aren't that many people dying in mining accidents, are there.
I bet more people die each year in the package delivery profession, just in accidents.
I know more police die each year.
I wonder how much it costs us to prevent the next death, and whether that money would be better spent on something else that might be more beneficial to more people?
I heard some jacka** on H&C try to spin the "Bush policy caused this" theory last night. Hannity shut him down, I think even Colmes was embarrassed by the guy.
Fantastic. Love seeing the facts get in the way of their hysteria. :)
On Primetime last night, another guy said that the Bush Administration and their lax policies helped to cause this.
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