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Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry (11/2/2008. Blast to the past)
newsbusters ^ | 11/2/2008 | By P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 03/08/2012 5:03:04 AM PST by tobyhill

Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview. The result? Nothing. This audio interview has been hidden from the public...until now. Here is the transcript of Obama's statement about bankrupting the coal industry (emphasis mine):

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; 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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; coal; democrats; energy; envirofascism; liberalfascism; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 03/08/2012 5:03:07 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

This will be one of the key ways to know if the Republicans really want the presidency.

They will run this video over and over and over again, with these words straight from Obama’s mouth.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 5:17:10 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: tobyhill; Jonty30

Looks like it’s gone...that seems pretty fast...


3 posted on 03/08/2012 5:27:17 AM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: Jonty30

He said something similar even before he was elected; this is not new.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 5:29:58 AM PST by TheWriterTX (All in now for Newt Gingrich)
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To: TheWriterTX
“He said something similar even before he was elected; this is not new.”

This is what he said before the election. It was on the Chronicles website for months. The McCain campaign never found it; it may have made a difference in the election.

5 posted on 03/08/2012 5:39:51 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: spankalib

You can find it:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Obama+interview+about+bankrupting+the+coal+industry+and+chronicle&fr=yff35-sfp&fr2=ond_moz_off&iscqry=


6 posted on 03/08/2012 5:41:31 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: TheWriterTX

No it isn’t.

But what is new is that people know exactly what it means.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 5:42:13 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: tobyhill

This clip needs to be put in an ad in 2012. Play it in PA, OH, WV.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 5:42:55 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: tobyhill

Obama was uncharacteristically straightforward about that issue, and the coal-producing states — except West Virginia — backed him by a wide margin.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 5:43:21 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: All

Barack Obama’s Oil Lies are Rooted in His Contempt for the United States of America

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/07/barack_obama_s_oil_lies_are_rooted_in_his_contempt_for_the_united_states_of_america

As Gas Prices Rise, Obama Pushes His Green Energy Money Laundering Operation

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/07/as_gas_prices_rise_obama_pushes_his_green_energy_money_laundering_operation


10 posted on 03/08/2012 5:44:43 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Obama Green Energy Is a Money Laundering Operation)
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To: tobyhill

The specific audio may have been hidden from the public, but the report of it got out. But there was no stopping the tidal wave of adoration.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 5:45:28 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: tobyhill

bump the thread - keep these damning Obama words in front of everybody


12 posted on 03/08/2012 5:45:47 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: tobyhill

bttt


13 posted on 03/08/2012 5:45:50 AM PST by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: jersey117
This clip needs to be put in an ad in 2012. Play it in PA, OH, WV.

Better yet, Romney needs to press him about it during... their... debate...

...

Oh, never mind.

14 posted on 03/08/2012 5:47:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: tobyhill

Too bad the pubbies won’t play it again and again for the Americans in coal producing states. They don’t have the balls to castrate a pos, poseur creepinchief who is hell bent on destroying this country.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 5:48:48 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: citizen

“keep these damning Obama words in front of everybody”

Yep.. aggressive, forcefully and repeatedly.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 5:48:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: citizen
bump the thread - keep these damning Obama words in front of everybody

I realize Sean Hannity isn't everyone's favorite here, but to his credit, he did his best to keep the coal issue on the front burner.

17 posted on 03/08/2012 5:50:50 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: tobyhill

A perfect advertisement would be to run this (with the date) then follow it up with the Lisa Jackson (EPA) congressional testimony on hold up coal permits (with the date), then ask “Are you still going to vote for this President?”


18 posted on 03/08/2012 6:09:37 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: tobyhill

I work in the coal industry and if there is one thing that he has said that is truthful it is this.

I’m a NEWT guy but I’m at the point I will vote for anyone to get rid of this nightmare. This industry and our country cannot sustain another four years of Obama and Lisa Jackson.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 6:18:09 AM PST by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: tobyhill

and yet West Virginians elected Joe Manchin.

You can’t fix stupid.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 6:23:14 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: HereInTheHeartland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Jojrgx8eM


21 posted on 03/08/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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