Skip to comments.Coal industry fires back at Obama remarks........(Remarks misguided and cynical)
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.
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sure wish this had all come out a month ago.
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?
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.
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.)
Are they saying the SF Chronicle used in impersonator in the tapes that are publicly available?
Just more spin for Zero.
Wonder how many UMW workers went and voted early for Obama on the urging of their union bosses and are now spitting mad.
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.
It’s about EVERYONE...not just the coal industry. We’ll all pay higher prices if he gets what he wants.
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,
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
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.
Alleged remarks? We have recording of his voice making the remarks in question.
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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.
maybe just in time if PA picks up on it. We need to win PA.
PA does not have early voting, so there’s still time for a lot of mining-town families to hear about 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?
“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.