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Coal industry fires back at Obama remarks........(Remarks misguided and cynical)
UPI ^ | Nov. 3, 2008

Posted on 11/03/2008 10:40:16 AM PST by IrishMike

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.

Carey said coal remained an important low-cost source of energy and a "key to our nation's long-term energy security."

The industry along with Republican candidate John McCain have been expressing umbrage over a January newspaper interview in which Obama reportedly said his plans for a cap-and-trade program to control emissions from power plants would push coal powered plants, and presumably the coal industry itself, into bankruptcy.

FoxNews said GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was in coal country Monday and told an Ohio audience that a McCain administration would keep so-called clean coal as an important ingredient in the energy market.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; coal; democrats; digg; elections; energy; mccain; nobama; nobama08; obama; obamacoal; palin

1 posted on 11/03/2008 10:40:17 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

sure wish this had all come out a month ago.


2 posted on 11/03/2008 10:42:22 AM PST by HappyinAZ
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To: HappyinAZ

same here.


3 posted on 11/03/2008 10:43:41 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: IrishMike
"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.

0bama and his minions in the lamestream are accusing Gov. Palin of distorting, misinterpreting the interview with the SFChron -- any comment from them about these folks in the actual industry he asserts he plans to bankrupt?

4 posted on 11/03/2008 10:46:25 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: HappyinAZ

In the case of early voting, I would agree, but the timing is such that Obama has very little spin time and perhaps not the will to waste what time he has left on a subject he tries to say as little about as he can.

It would be interesting to hear if miners who voted early are having regrets.


6 posted on 11/03/2008 10:51:09 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: HappyinAZ

no, then it would be old news by now, and obama would have had a month to decide how to spin it. This is the problem with early voting. It comes too late for some of the early voters, but just about right for the election (maybe 1-2 days earlier would have been a little better so it could gain a little more traction.)


7 posted on 11/03/2008 10:51:40 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: IrishMike

“alleged remarks”?

Are they saying the SF Chronicle used in impersonator in the tapes that are publicly available?

Just more spin for Zero.


8 posted on 11/03/2008 10:58:07 AM PST by edge10
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To: IrishMike

Wonder how many UMW workers went and voted early for Obama on the urging of their union bosses and are now spitting mad.


9 posted on 11/03/2008 10:58:13 AM PST by randita
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To: HappyinAZ

We have a lot of coal interests here in Montana, yet the largest newspaper in the state (The Billings Gazette) openly endorses Obama has absolutely nothing in yesterday or today’s edition about this.


10 posted on 11/03/2008 11:01:35 AM PST by BigSkyDream
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To: IrishMike; All

It’s about EVERYONE...not just the coal industry. We’ll all pay higher prices if he gets what he wants.


11 posted on 11/03/2008 11:03:38 AM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "Senator Government" is here)
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To: IrishMike

Of the ones that vote and haven’t already voted.....Bad timing on the RNC again. It’s still good for a few votes and that should be just enough,


12 posted on 11/03/2008 11:05:34 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: BigSkyDream
Montana has always been an anomaly to me. I grew up there and it's very liberal in it's leanings but in actuality, very Conservative.

That being said, I have many relatives still there and they are all democrats voting McCain. Which is unbelievable because they are rabid Democrats. Union people and have always been democrat

13 posted on 11/03/2008 11:05:43 AM PST by rlferny
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To: PureSolace; netmilsmom; StarCMC; narses; xcamel; Tigercap; fanfan; murphE; Mjaye; BuckeyeTexan; ...
DIGG


14 posted on 11/03/2008 11:27:50 AM PST by jan in Colorado (For Barack Hussein Obama TRUTH FILE see my homepage!)
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To: IrishMike
Spread the word to all those coal swing states, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia.

Obama will bankrupt coal companies - Official calls comments 'unbelievable'...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122918/posts?q=1&;page=71#71

Ohio Coal Association Says Obama Remarks Make It Clear: Obama Ticket Not Supportive of Coal

What Obama's plans are for the coal industry--- “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can,” Obama said. “It's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.”


15 posted on 11/03/2008 11:33:14 AM PST by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and OBAMA IS A MARXIST)
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To: HappyinAZ
“sure wish this had all come out a month ago.”

True, but Sunday is better than tomorrow. Another week would have been nice.

The big question is with the huge amounts of money the campaign has been sent, why the heck didn't they find this sooner?

The info was out in January. In my opinion the political consultants screwed up really big with this. They tried to say the San Francisco Chronicle didn't release this, when the realty ii, it was on their website the whole time. A simple web search found it.

16 posted on 11/03/2008 11:34:03 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Flush Obama/Biden in 2008!!!!)
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To: IrishMike

17 posted on 11/03/2008 11:34:25 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: jan in Colorado

Dugg!


18 posted on 11/03/2008 11:37:48 AM PST by fanfan (www.Digg.com)
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To: IrishMike

Alleged remarks? We have recording of his voice making the remarks in question.


19 posted on 11/03/2008 11:42:21 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Winged Hussar; SAJ; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; BOBTHENAILER; Marine_Uncle; blam; ...

Great Graphic....


20 posted on 11/03/2008 11:55:30 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: IrishMike
Related threads:

McCain Honest On Coal Policy (unlike Obama)

And

Ohio Coal Association Says Obama Remarks Make It Clear: Obama Ticket Not Supportive of Coal

AND

Video of Obama, coal bankruptcy

AND

Sarah Palin Connects With Attack on the Liberal Media (Coal Plant Issue)

AND

See more complete list with keyword OBAMACOAL

21 posted on 11/03/2008 12:00:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: IrishMike
These Union guys are idiots for the most part. Obama has been proposing policies that will destroy every industry with Unions, from Auto Workers to Medical workers but they still plan on voting for him.
22 posted on 11/03/2008 12:03:41 PM PST by tobyhill (His name is Barrack Hussein Obama for a reason.)
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To: IrishMike

My problem, with both candidates, is that “clean coal” is a codeword for Destroy the Coal Industry. Coal is carbon; it is dirty. In mining, shipping, in processing and in burning. So what? It is cheap, it is plentiful and it is reliable. “Clean coal” is an unrealistic, unneeded and unattainable concept. Unless you want $1,000,000 a megawatt prices.


23 posted on 11/03/2008 12:33:00 PM PST by Safetgiver (I can't vote for a guy who's name sounds like my cat puking up a hairball. Baaarrraaaacccck!)
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To: IrishMike
Obama wants to destroy our coal production because it's one of our strengths in the World!
24 posted on 11/03/2008 1:18:51 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: IrishMike

maybe just in time if PA picks up on it. We need to win PA.


25 posted on 11/03/2008 5:25:47 PM PST by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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To: Munz

PA does not have early voting, so there’s still time for a lot of mining-town families to hear about it.


26 posted on 11/03/2008 5:32:24 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: IrishMike
True to form, the United Mine Workers issued a statement defending Obama (peace be upon him) and his cap and trade carbon tax policy that will put many, many coal miners out of work. It's just more proof that some union leadership doesn't give a damn about the rank and file worker.
27 posted on 11/03/2008 5:39:00 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; HappyinAZ
The info was out in January. In my opinion the political consultants screwed up really big with this. They tried to say the San Francisco Chronicle didn't release this, when the realty ii, it was on their website the whole time. A simple web search found it.

sorry, but you are using the SF chronicle talking points. The tape was on the their web site but the information that was on it was NOT available via the transcripts of the interview. They left the part about bankrupting coal burners out of the transcripts of the interview and no one but the chronicle knew what was on the tapes. A "simple search" didn't find them, it was blind luck that found the tape.

Since the information was never released your statement about it being available since January is BS, either you are deliberately lying or you have been taken in by MSM talking points. Which is it?

28 posted on 11/03/2008 6:00:12 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

“either you are deliberately lying or you have been taken in by MSM talking points. Which is it? “

If someone from the campaign didn’t listen to the 40+ minute recording; then they are incompetant, never rely on someone elses transcript. There are hundreds of paid staff plus thousands of volunteers.
And don’t try to cover for the campaigns missing this, you are covering for someone screwing up. That’s just unaccepatble in this day and age. This was a major interview by Obama. With the huge sums of money the campaign has spent; the very least they should do is listen to what he has said.

And don’t accuse me of lying again.


29 posted on 11/03/2008 6:10:56 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Flush Obama/Biden in 2008!!!!)
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