Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New Romney ad features Obama’s ‘war on coal’
Human Events ^ | 9/28/2012 12:07 PM | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 09/30/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by Red Steel

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has released a new television ad  targeting President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” to remind voters in the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania the incumbent Democrat is not a fan of the industry.

The ad titled “Bankrupt” said, “President Obama is attacking Mitt Romney because Mitt Romney supports coal miners. In 2008, Barack Obama said building a coal-powered plant will bankrupt you. President Obama wages war on coal while we lose jobs to China. We can’t afford four more years.”

An estimated 2,000 in the coal industry have lost their jobs this year, another 7,000 jobs are expected to be cut if a new rule takes effect regulating stream buffer zones.

The ad recaps comments Obama made in 2008: “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”

Policies issued by the Environmental Protection Agency affecting the coal industry have so annoyed leaders of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) they have so far refused to endorse Obama for a second term.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; 2012swingstates; bhoenergy; coal; obama; waroncoal

1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:16:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Red Steel
Follow up with one on Obama rejecting Keystone.
2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

By all means, these issues are simple enough for anyone to understand.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 6:26:30 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Should read: “ Obama’s war on energy production continues”. Cut off energy, and you can bring a country to its knees, which is exactly what obama and has communist ilk want to do.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 6:27:07 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Nice ad.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Neither Obama nor Romney are providing a WAR on the Unions..

Whom are really the problem... both are pointing away from Americas problems.. NOT at them..

America may get another filthy nose FULL of OBAMA AGAIN...
This election is a Cartoon.. driven by a Pavlov’s Dog Whistle..
The bitches are watering at the mouth(drooling) to vote his ripeness..

America is quite INSANE...


6 posted on 09/30/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Need to post this - out of his own mouth - to remind people it isn’t just the miners jobs that will be affected - but every single household - dah!

And for cripes sake, remind people that gas/heating oil prices DIRECTLY raises FOOD prices. People just don’t get it.

they need to be sledgehammered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNSZ62xiD4M


7 posted on 09/30/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Great Ad!

Simple, effective, and uses the Kenyan’s own words.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:18 PM PDT by Artcore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

The most effective “negative” political ads is when the opponents own words are used against them. Very effective ad and Obama’s words over the past four years should produce for the Romney campaign a slew of similar ads over the next five weeks.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT by SamAdams76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Glad to see Roms is hitting NObama back for his insane environmental policies. Everyone knows coal is clean


10 posted on 09/30/2012 8:00:56 PM PDT by Book of Abraham
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Good, effective ad.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 8:21:14 PM PDT by Girlene
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Yes...and include the fact they lost their health insurance, etc. when they lost their jobs.

Go into a town where the mines have closed and interview families, townspeople where the economy is dying and the town itself as a direct result of the policies...with the closing remarks “Either Barack Obama doesn’t understand how his policies affect ordinary working Americans, or he just doesn’t care”...these can be aired in other states, not just the states where this is actually happening to show the untold story of the economy the media is not showing. Same thing can be done for laid off student loan company employees, medical device companies, people with special needs children having their expenses raised because Obama is significantly capping the Flexible Spending Accounts, etc. Same closing remarks on each one as a theme “Either Barack Obama doesn’t understand how his policies affect ordinary working Americans, or he just doesn’t care.”


12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:24:28 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Book of Abraham

Why yes it is when burned over hear...otherwise it will just be used overseas in places with less or no environmental regulations. Coal power plants power things like recycling centers and sewage treatment plants.

By the way...you aren’t fooling me or anything else.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:28:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: darkwing104

Summon the Viking Kitties...number 10 is a real live one.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 8:31:59 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Republican Wildcat; darkwing104; Book of Abraham

15 posted on 09/30/2012 8:40:36 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Book of Abraham

tick-tick-tick


16 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Book of Abraham
Glad to see Roms is hitting NObama back for his insane environmental policies. Everyone knows coal is clean

Thanks for stopping by doofus.

Gives me the opportunity to remind you that, at least for a day, Omugabe thought so too!

We are the Saudi Arabia of coal. We've got more coal than just about anybody else.

This is America. We figured out how to put a man on the moon in ten years. You can't tell me we can't figure out how to burn coal, that we mine right here in the United States of America, and make it work. We can do that.
Barrack Obama--- 2008

17 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:50 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

The thing this ad misses is that the quote by Obama impels higher heating and home cooling costs - it takes food and entertainment money out of middle income Americans pockets and forces their costs of living higher. Romney needs to make the linkage crystal clear - that obamas policies are raising every American’s living costs.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:45:01 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel
Must be in response to the Obama ad showing Romney railing against a Coal Fired Plant in MA when he was Governor.
19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:56:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Republican Wildcat; tobyhill

Both of you guys are spot on.
“Yes...and include the fact they lost their health insurance, etc. when they lost their jobs.

Go into a town where the mines have closed and interview families, townspeople where the economy is dying and the town itself as a direct result of the policies...with the closing remarks “Either Barack Obama doesn’t understand how his policies affect ordinary working Americans, or he just doesn’t care”...these can be aired in other states, not just the states where this is actually happening to show the untold story of the economy the media is not showing. Same thing can be done for laid off student loan company employees, medical device companies, people with special needs children having their expenses raised because Obama is significantly capping the Flexible Spending Accounts, etc. Same closing remarks on each one as a theme “Either Barack Obama doesn’t understand how his policies affect ordinary working Americans, or he just doesn’t care.”

When will Romney and his advisers grow a pair of balls, take the gloves off and go for the jugular.....as Bath House Barry is doing. If the Romney campaign continues the way they are, look for a repeat of Juan Mc Cain in 2012.
Why is the Romney so wussified in campaigning.....do they have some block buster strategy they are holding back until later?


20 posted on 09/30/2012 10:42:58 PM PDT by Islander2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Girlene

Why he is not POUNDING VERY HARD on this, I don’t understand. JUST WAIT until people (and businesses!) in Ohio get their “new” electric bills after the election. And Ohio, still being industrial, has a lot of high-demand, energy-consumptive businesses. Offshoring and “nearshoring” (i.e., Mexico) beckon.

No person in their right mind in Ohio who does not get assistance in paying their electric bill should vote for Obama.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Artcore
Yeah, now when are we going to start using the 'You Didn't Build That' in their ad campaigns again?

That soundbite is the gift that keeps on giving..

22 posted on 10/01/2012 12:38:12 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel
Good, one of the issues I had hoped they would address.
23 posted on 10/01/2012 12:40:55 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson