Skip to comments.America at War: Coal replaces Terrorists as Enemy Number One
Posted on 06/28/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
While the "hope" portion of the original campaign theme continues to be elusive, the evidence of what kind of "change" Barack Obama envisioned continues to mount.
For example, the "War on Terror" is no more. Last month the President all but took a victory lap and declared it over and done. Al Qaeda and all those other radical Islamist groups that have vowed "Death to America" no longer matter so much.
Obama's State Department turned on a dime this week and declared that Hezbollah's extensive network in Central and South America is just "confined to fundraising" activities. The new wishful thinking stands in stark contrast to volumes of intelligence data including Congressional testimony from Robert Noriega, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States in 2011:
"The more broad implication for U.S. homeland security is that Hezbollah – via Iran and Venezuela – has engaged the United States in an offensive strategy of asymmetric warfare on our doorstep. It is aiming to win the mental battle of attrition and the moral battle of legitimacy – particularly with the youth in Latin America. Unless our government recognizes and responds to their efforts, our ability to protect our interests and our homeland will be gradually and dangerously diminished."
Terrorists may have gotten a reprieve of sorts, but Obama has identified a new enemy. Tuesday he declared a "War on Coal" – which according to a top adviser to the President is "exactly what's needed" in this country.
Obama's new War is a war against ourselves. Virtually all of the coal isdomestically produced supporting American jobs, families and communities, and providing a huge portion of the affordable energy necessary to support citizens and businesses throughout the nation. The U.S. also has more coal reserves than any nation in the world.
The day after the "War on Coal" speech, the Commerce Department reported a "dramatic" downward revision in first quarter GDP growth to just 1.8%. Economic analysts saw this as an indication of "substantial weakness in the U.S. economy" even as the nation enters the fifth year of a painfully sluggish recovery. Economists say around 3.0 percent growth is needed just to create enough jobs to keep pace with population increases.
It is anyone's guess how a "war" against the industry that is responsible for producing 40 percent of the nation's electricity makes any sense with an economy struggling, 2.5 million fewer jobs than before the recession, nearly 12 million Americans unemployed and 5 million more so distraught that they left the workforce.
It only makes sense if this is actually the kind of "transformational change" Obama wants to bring to America. This is not all just some accident, nor the result of a couple of bad policy decisions. It is quite intentional and quite by design. That's the worst part.
Still happy about voting for all those Democrats West Virginia?
Over the next two weeks, the NRA will run an ad in West Virginia with this message: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) posed as pro-gun to get elected but is "now working with President Obama and New York Mayor Bloomberg."
I bet those Yankee Obama voters
HOPE they have some warm clothes to take out of the closet
CHANGE into this coming winter.
<....”One distraction after another to shift everyones attention from the scandals, economy, jobs, etc. And he is getting away with it”....>
I wouldn’t have imagined otherwise...standard Obama plays because they work with the public being as they are.
He plays his left hand to his followers and his right hand simply occupies the rest....has no concerns for what they can do as he’s proven he’s a slippery as they come.
He holds the power and that is the name of the game. You oppose him, he’ll sic his players on you...it’s more like a freeze game to him...certainly not concerning otherwise.
Coal Miners Union didn’t support Obama in 2012. So he’s taking his revenge out on them too.
Electricity-because Conservatives use it to communicate the truth to each other on the Internet.
3. Common Sense- a tremendous threat to our government.
4. Water-Dihydrogen Monoxide must be controlled (some of the extreme enviros are actually saying that water is the next thing that needs to be controlled. they must rid the planet of DHMO for the sake of the children!
5. The American Flag-because patriotism is enough of a threat that the IRS has to try and squash it. Beside, Hollywood hates patriotic Americans and traditional American values. We wouldn't want to make them mad. They might stop making movies!
I have never seen a President work so hard to undermine everything about this country.
In my opinion I think natural gas eventually will replace coal anyhow so why hasten the demise of coal at a cost of so many jobs? The environment already is better off than in the past, and increasingly is becoming even cleaner, so why shock the system with these proposed new orders to target coal? It just seems so unnecessary, and fueled (no pun intended) by spite from Obama.
RE: In my opinion I think natural gas eventually will replace coal anyhow so why hasten the demise of coal at a cost of so many jobs?
IMHO, that’s what liberals do. They want to get the credit for moving things “progressively” more quickly.
Consider their demand for cars that must achieve a certain MPG (e.g. 50 MPG) rating by a certain date (e.g. by 2020). That’s another one of their “demands”, as if demanding has no economic consequences.
thats what liberals do. They want to get the credit for moving things progressively more quickly.
True. Sometimes it’s a little like the rooster taking credit for the sun coming up each morning!