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Ohio Coal Association Says Obama Remarks Make It Clear: Obama Ticket Not Supportive of Coal
Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch ^ | 11/03/08 | Ohio Coal Association

Posted on 11/03/2008 10:44:53 AM PST by wrhssaxensemble

Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association (OCA), today issued the following statement in response to just-released remarks from Senator Barack Obama about the nation's coal industry. "Regardless of the timing or method of the release of these remarks, the message from the Democratic candidate for President could not be clearer: the Obama-Biden ticket spells disaster for America's coal industry and the tens of thousands of Americans who work in it. "These undisputed, audio-taped remarks, which include comments from Senator Obama like 'I haven't been some coal booster' and 'if they want to build [coal plants], they can, but it will bankrupt them' are extraordinarily misguided. "It's evident that this campaign has been pandering in states like Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania to attempt to generate votes from coal supporters, while keeping his true agenda hidden from the state's voters. "Senator Obama has revealed himself to be nothing more than a short- sighted, inexperienced politician willing to say anything to get a vote. But today, the nation's coal industry and those who support it have a better understanding of his true mission, to 'bankrupt' our industry, put tens of thousands out of work and cause unprecedented increases in electricity prices. "In addition to providing an affordable, reliable source of low-cost electricity, domestic coal holds the key to our nation's long-term energy security - a goal that cannot be overlooked during this time of international instability and economic uncertainty. "Few policy areas are more important to our economic future than energy issues. As voters head to the polls tomorrow, it is essential they remember that access to reliable, affordable, domestic energy supplies is essential to economic growth and stability." The Ohio Coal Association (OCA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of Ohio's underground and surface coal..

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: Michigan; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; coal; democrats; digg; economy; election; elections; energy; mccain; nobama08; obama; obamacoal; palin
Sorry if this was posted already, but the coal people are reacting to Obama's anti-coal statements. Any idea if the OCA typically votes democrat? seems like it might.... but not this time
1 posted on 11/03/2008 10:44:54 AM PST by wrhssaxensemble
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To: wrhssaxensemble

I never believed OH was in any danger of going to 0bama. His only hope was the chicanery of the ACORN machine. This will clinch it for McCain. It also puts him that much closer to bagging PA and checkmating 0bama.


2 posted on 11/03/2008 10:48:26 AM PST by edpc
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To: wrhssaxensemble; SAJ; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; BOBTHENAILER; Marine_Uncle; blam; ...
Might,...it is a good thing some folks voted early.

Sarah is talking about it:

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

3 posted on 11/03/2008 10:48:34 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why is it a good thing? With this and the Palin-union connection, you really don’t think the coal miners unions in PA, MI,IN, and OH would have a last minute switch because they are fearful of losing their jobs?


4 posted on 11/03/2008 10:51:48 AM PST by wrhssaxensemble
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To: wrhssaxensemble

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2123580/posts

Previous thread.


5 posted on 11/03/2008 10:51:53 AM PST by Netizen (If McCain really put 'Country First' he'd have been working on securing our borders.)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

What I mean is, I can’t find any benefit from those early voters


6 posted on 11/03/2008 10:52:17 AM PST by wrhssaxensemble
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To: Netizen

Oh thanks... sorry... for some reason I couldn’t find it


7 posted on 11/03/2008 10:56:10 AM PST by wrhssaxensemble
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...it is a good thing some folks voted early.

I disagree. Coal miners and coal plant workers may have voted for Karl before they heard about his plans to put them on welfare.

8 posted on 11/03/2008 10:56:50 AM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

Union members will switch their votes. Coal is looking at a possible golden age if the new technologies prove to be workable. If Obama is elected, they lose their jobs and their homes. As will the townies who depend on the coal fields for their revenues.

This is a big deal, people. Watch the coal areas for a big shift.


9 posted on 11/03/2008 10:58:38 AM PST by texmexis best
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To: wrhssaxensemble

Bad statement....it is good from Obama’s view point.


10 posted on 11/03/2008 10:59:17 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

Obama is a fool. Coal is an abundant energy resource that we have in huge quantities here. We’ve got coal like the Saudis have oil (probably even moreso than that). We’ve got enormous coal reserves in PA, OH, WV, and KY. We should convert our electricity production to nuclear, and use coal-to-liquid processes to make fuel for transportation. But none of that is going to happen is the Zero wins.


11 posted on 11/03/2008 11:09:06 AM PST by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: wrhssaxensemble
Don't forget about biden's EVIL corn syrup... evil corn syrup
12 posted on 11/03/2008 11:09:30 AM PST by GailA ( Valor Quilts for our wounded Troops....I'm a quilt-aholic!!!)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

I had heard the president of the United Mine Workers recently endorsed Obambi. I wondering if he’s rethinking that endorsement?


13 posted on 11/03/2008 11:10:02 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: edpc

Don’t forget this issue affects Pennsylvania also...and the rest of the couuntry. Take 48% of energy source out of equation and all other prices related to energy supply go up.


14 posted on 11/03/2008 11:11:47 AM PST by gogov
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To: Netizen

Actually, Marv may not apply in this instance but it has been a while since I pulled him out so...

The other thread is worth reading also.

15 posted on 11/03/2008 11:14:44 AM PST by gogov
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To: GailA

I gotta concur, that is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen come out of a politician’s mouth.

And I’ve been around a long time.


16 posted on 11/03/2008 11:14:56 AM PST by freespirited (Honk to indict the MSM for treason.)
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To: texmexis best

I will offer this wisdom. The stupidity demonstrated by Obama on Economics amazes me.

First, utility companies pass on every single cost, tax, and fee onto the consumer....so they don’t go bankrupt unless they do it to themselves (look around for bankrupt energy supply companies, you just don’t find many of those).

Second, who gets the real shaft here? The consumer who gets the bill from the energy company. They used to pay $110 a month, so with the Obama “bankruptcy” tactic...they will pay $128 a month (my own best estimate). Who gets broke the fastest? The poorest folks. For Obama, you can guess why the poorest folks are upset about their rising electrical bill and wondering why it continues to go up.

Third. For all of the tire companies, bakeries, twinkie factories, and Wal-Marts who get the Obama-enhanced utility bills? They pass their costs onto their consumers. So as you see your twinkies rise four percent in cost and ask your twinkie salesman why....he’ll explain that power usage went up. You will accept this and just pay more for twinkies, without batting an eye.

Fourth and final, what are we saying here? Bankruptcy is a government tactic? Really? So if we are unhappy with McDonalds...we rig up beef sales in the same manner and make cattlemen go bankrupt....in support of a US government policy? If we are unhappy with boxing, we rig it up with a bankruptcy policy as well? Something in this logic of pushing people, cities, and businesses toward bankruptcy....sounds like a man with potatoes for brains. You can’t stand in front of any group of serious journalists and pretend that bankruptcy is a solid policy of fixing your problems. I might as well say that bankrupting Chicago would be a positive thing, and find some logic to prove my point.

If Obama wants to use this tactic...then fine...but we might as well all get involved and help bankrupt the New York Yankees, the City of New Orleans, Coke, NBC....just because we dislike all of them. It makes just as much sense.


17 posted on 11/03/2008 11:16:43 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: wrhssaxensemble

Last chance Senator McCain-—SEND TODD PALIN TO A COAL MINE TODAY!


18 posted on 11/03/2008 11:17:46 AM PST by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: pepsionice

If Obama sets the stage for the bankruptcy of the coal industry we will be dependent on LPG for electical generation.

Miners don’t do LPG.

We have 500 years worth of coal. We need to use it.
</former coal supplier executive>


19 posted on 11/03/2008 11:33:32 AM PST by texmexis best
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To: gogov

That cartoon is too funny and unfortunately all to true as well!


20 posted on 11/03/2008 11:53:57 AM PST by TexanByBirth (You can't fix stupid!... comedian Ron White)
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To: wrhssaxensemble
"Few policy areas are more important to our economic future than energy issues. As voters head to the polls tomorrow, it is essential they remember that access to reliable, affordable, domestic energy supplies is essential to economic growth and stability.

If a particular party wished to throw a monkey wrench in the economy, for whatever reason , what better way than to just prohibit the use of coal. Biden said it himself, so what is their real motive? Who would benefit from such a policy?

21 posted on 11/03/2008 12:07:22 PM PST by Skid Marx
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To: Skid Marx

the government. the same entity that benefits from all needless regulations.


22 posted on 11/03/2008 12:31:40 PM PST by wrhssaxensemble
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To: gogov

I didn’t forget. That’s why I said it puts PA more into play for McCain. In my electoral projections, I have McCain taking that state from 0bama. I also have 0bama narrowly taking CO and NM from McCain, but PA makes it irrelevant. My final call McCain 291, 0bama 247.


23 posted on 11/03/2008 12:34:04 PM PST by edpc
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

ping


24 posted on 11/03/2008 5:45:25 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: gogov; WKB; Condor51

ping to post 15


25 posted on 11/03/2008 5:49:03 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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