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Chile's Miners Would Still Be Down There if They Were Democrats
Publius Forum ^ | 10/15/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 10/15/2010 7:56:21 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

The world is rejoicing that the miners trapped for over a month in the bowels of a mountain in Chile are finally rescued. As the rescue was ongoing President Barack Obama said of the worried families, "the tears they shed after so much time apart expressed not only their own relief, not only their own joy, but the joy of people everywhere." Touching sentiments. These miners have to be joyful about one other thing: that they aren't miners trapped in an American mine during Obama's presidency. If they had been, they'd still be down there unable to wipe the tears from their loved one's faces.

Chile's President, Sebastián Piñera, famously set aside the bureaucracy of his country's regulations and set to work rescuing these trapped men. He threw open his arms and accepted help from as many interested nations as possible allowing their experts and scientists to lend a helping hand. The Herculean task was accomplished and everyone came out alive.

But if we can use the British Petroleum disaster in Louisiana as any indication, if those Chilean miners had had the misfortune to have been in an American mine disaster, they'd still be down there wasting away as Obama twiddled his thumbs, quite unlike Chile's president....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; federalgovernment; obama
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Basically...humanity and everything free.


41 posted on 10/17/2010 12:55:07 PM PDT by bobaloobob
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Basically...humanity and everything free.


42 posted on 10/17/2010 3:34:38 PM PDT by bobaloobob
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