Skip to comments.Manchin: Obama declared ‘war on coal’
Posted on 06/25/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT by jazusamo
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) blasted President Obama's proposals to address climate change, saying new regulations on power plants would unfairly burden the coal industry.
The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if its not feasible, its not reasonable, Manchin said in a statement.
Its clear now that the President has declared a war on coal, he added. Its simply unacceptable that one of the key elements of his climate change proposal places regulations on coal that are completely impossible to meet with existing technology."
The Democratic senators comments highlight the tough and bipartisan resistance facing the White House's new energy proposals.
Manchins comments echoed remarks made by a member of a White House panel of outside science advisers, who told The New York Times on Monday that the president should use Tuesdays climate speech to launch a war on coal.
Politically, the White House is hesitant to say theyre having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly whats needed, Harvard geochemist Daniel P. Schrag told the Times.
Republicans have also seized on the remark, saying the president's energy plan unveiled Tuesday at Georgetown University would cause energy bills to spike and increase unemployment among the middle class.
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He’ll still be endorsing The Won for reelection in 2016.
But you’ll vote for everything Dear Leader wants anyway, won’t you, Joe?
Well, whatcha gonna do about it Joe? Will you stand against your God-Emperor, His Heinous Barackula the Destroyer? You’ve been kissing his ass on everything else ...
>>The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if its not feasible, its not reasonable, Manchin said in a statement.
This isn’t a surprise! He told us that he’d do this in the election. Why doesn’t anyone on the Left listen to this commie bastard’s words?? When he talks, all they hear is hope and change.
If he plainly stated that “effective immediately, I am going to start feeding people into wood chippers”, all they’d hear is “I’m going to save trees.”
Welcome back to reality, Manchin.
Why have you been sticking your head in the sand all this time? Anyone without partisan blinders could see who Obama really is.
He DECLARED WAR ON COAL!!!!
He Declared war on the Second Amendment!!!
Who the hell is this idiot trying to fool?
And please sit down.
Manchin's is a liar ... or an idiot ... or both.
Electrical generation fell 7% from Dec 2010 to Dec 2011, probably due to the “recovery” that we’re in...
And coal accounts for the bulk of electrical generation - nearly 40%, though they are bragging that it is a declining factor:
However, cut out 40% of the electrical capacity in the summer, and let’s see how those blue cities fair.
“Under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket” - obamatollah
Did you just wake up from a 5 year coma, Joe?...............
Joe, show some spine and become a Republican. You can still stay liberal, just vote with the conservatives.
Under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket
for you crackers. As for Eric’s and my people, their electrical bills will be subsidized out of you crackers’ pockets.
Yep, Obummer has said it over and over and the libs just love it until it’ll effect them adversely.
Manchin is a phony. He teamed with my jagoff Senator Toomey on the gun grab bill after running as a rootin’ tootin’ pro-gun guy. He po’d a lot of folks in West Virginia with that clown act.
Obama has him trapped now. If he caves on coal they’ll run him out of West Virginia on a rail.
I’ll take Both for $20, Alex.
Manchin is a vile hypocrite. He has been an Obama enabler ever since he entered the Senate. People of West Virginia send left wing idiots to the Senate.
“Whachu talkin’ about, Willis?”
And yet, as soon as any Obama’s coal-killing proposals are in front of the Senate, Manchin will vote for them like a good little soul-less Democrat shill.
The coal miners unions must have been small and not very rich, thus expendable to the regime.
Obammy is your boy.
You’ve been far up his rear on nearly EVERY issue pal.
Like kissing cousins.
Still blowing smoke up west Virginians ole wazoos huh Joe?
Coal mining and production states that went for Obama are proof that the fumes are affecting brain cells
The power company should turn off their electricity and the fuel company should refuse to sell them that nasty carbon fuel for their generators.
Hey, that's rac ....... oh wait. that's not racist, it's true!
hahahahaha I needed a laugh this afternoon. Thanks! :-)
"Its clear now that the President has declared a war on coal, he added.
It boggles the mind that this fact is just now dawning on this useless idiot from West Virginia. Only the best and brightest can deliberate in the U.S. Senate, obviously.
This President surely does keep his campaign promises.
It’s an act. All dems are lefties. Hope all you WV voters who voted for this phony are satisfied.
Dear Joe: You put the “duh” in dumb@ss.
Go vote for another amnesty you moron.
It isn’t just the coal industry that will be affected. It’s anyone who uses electricity. Businesses with processes heavily-dependent on cheap electricity will fold up or move away.
On October 24, 2010, Gov. Joe Manchin went to a "Friends of Coal" rally in Logan, WV, where he was greeted by protesters from the local tea party -- the West Virginia Coalfield Tea Party Patriots. They said opponent John Raese, a business mogul and three-time failed candidate in statewide races, was the real friend of coal and waved signs with slogans such as "Obama says vote Democrat," "Obama, One Big Ass Mistake America," and "Kill Liberalism." Shaun Adkins, a lumber yard manager and founder of the local tea party chapter, said Manchin could not be trusted to support the coal industry in Washington.
The protests came despite the fact that Manchin has sued the U.S. EPA over new regulations on mountaintop removal coal mining, and his campaign is running an advertisement opposing the cap-and-trade bill the House passed last year, the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. Manchin has the endorsement of the West Virginia Coal Association and the United Mine Workers of America in the race to complete the term of the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D). But Raese has been campaigning saying the governor will be a "rubber stamp" for the Obama administration's attempts to regulate the industry's mining and carbon dioxide emissions.
For West Virginians, is Manchin considered quick?
He can go screw himself with a cactus. He is a Harry Reid buddy and he means nothing to this regime but for a reliable rat vote.
Brain dead comes to my mind...
Manchin knew full well what Obummer was all about, he must be a convincing liar with the people of WV.
Manchin is even worse than than the cheapest of street whores.
Manchin is the biggest hypocrite in Washington DC. He claims to be pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, pro-real marriage, and now he says Comrade Obama has declared war on coal. But for some reason he refuses to leave the the democrate party.......that he has absolutely nothing in common with. What an unprincipled hypocrite of the first degree.
And what are ya gonna do about it?
Supporting Obama that’s where just like all the other deomcrats.
He is a liar just like o. He is just saying he against what o is for so he can get re-elected just like he shot a hole through the healthcare bill big effing whoop.
What a cracker as in nutty!
Joe votes for all of his dear leader’s transformation.
Manchin is the traitor. Making Obama stronger and stronger with all that “hep” on other issues.
Now O is a full-blown monster and devouring your (our) own people.