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Obama’s Clean Coal Con
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-12 | DrJohn

Posted on 05/16/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by Starman417

Hear it?

It's getting louder.

The sounds of a election come nearer.

And it's making a particular President wet his pants.

Reacting to the stinging criticism from two members of Congress in a key election state Barack Obama modified his "All of the Above" energy website.

The Obama campaign changed its website Thursday night to include a reference to “clean coal” in the president’s “all-of-the-above” energy plan after Republicans lawmakers criticized the omission.

Under the heading “President’ Obama’s approach to energy independence,” an entire section on the campaign website was altered from “fuel efficiency” to “clean coal.” The sections now appear as: oil, natural gas, clean coal, biofuels, wind, solar and nuclear.

Earlier this week, Rep. Ed Whitfield, a Republican from Kentucky who chairs a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, criticized the president for excluding coal and hydropower, two energy resources that together provide for more than half of the country’s electricity, from his “all-of-the-above” energy plan.

“This administration has been openly in the business of putting coal out of business,” Mr. Whitfield said. “And for the president to run around talking about an ‘all of the above’ energy policy, even on his campaign website, and to not mention coal as an important energy sector is unbelievable to me.”

Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, on Wednesday tweeted his disappointment about the exclusion of coal, saying Mr. Obama was “out of touch [with Ohio’s] needs.”

In what has to be an act of desperation the Obama website was changed from this

to this

Let's have a close look at what the newest version says:

"President Obama has set a 10-year goal to develop and deploy cost-effective clean coal technology."

Obama's coal industry goals can be properly summarized this way:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: coal; energy; obama

1 posted on 05/16/2012 9:08:49 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Between the flip flopping of Romney and the flip-flopping of Obama this Presidential contest is starting to look like a gymnastic contest among contortionists..

2 posted on 05/16/2012 9:35:50 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Starman417
And still no mention of hydro power?

The kiddies have never left the Beltway to see how the real world lives.

Try cutting the power from Hoover Dam or most any of the major dams in the West.

The WH will get a call from the mayor of LA in 5, 4, 3, 2 ...

3 posted on 05/16/2012 10:36:03 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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