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Poor Kentucky has no stomach for Obama
Yahoo News ^ | 12 May 2014 | Ivan Couronne

Posted on 05/13/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT by mandaladon

Jackson (United States) (AFP) - Jim Feltner's days are empty. He is a poor man in the poorest county in the United States and lives off government aid. But the Kentucky resident has nothing but scorn for the head of that government, President Barack Obama, who has made the fight against economic inequality one of his battle cries.

Feltner sits in a plastic chair outside his ramshackle mobile home, surrounded by rusty cars and car parts. He has no television.

People around here, he says, are "just surviving, barely. I know, because I'm one of them."

A victim of two heart attacks, he lives off disability checks, and $105 a month in government food stamps.

Feltner voted for a previous Democratic president, Bill Clinton, but now says: "I will vote for anybody against Obama.

"I don't care who runs against him, I'll vote for him. I don't care if it's a Democrat, a Republican, an Indian, a Pakistani, even a Frenchman!"

The first reason is coal. He accuses Obama of dooming this mining region of the Appalachian mountains with environmental regulations. Since 2011, 30 percent of the mining jobs -- around 4,000 -- in the region have vanished. Competition from natural gas is another factor in the decline.

"Here's what he said about the coal business: 'go ahead, build your coal fired energy plants, we will shut them down,'" Feltner alleged.

"Is that something for a president to say?," he added. "He's got a problem with the poor people."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: elections; obama
This is the change the majority voted for.
1 posted on 05/13/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Obama isn’t running any more.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 4:33:58 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mandaladon
Why, yes, my friend, they did. They got what they voted for.

I truly fear it is too late now to turn back. Too many either work for the government or suck off it's tit. Too few are actually producing something, and their numbers fall daily. Too much debt. Too much money being printed.

I fear Obama and his ilk have won. Stay safe.

3 posted on 05/13/2014 4:35:55 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: kabar
And I am willing to bet this man hasn't voted in years.
4 posted on 05/13/2014 4:36:21 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: mandaladon
Jim Feltner's days are empty. He is a poor man in the poorest county in the United States and lives off government aid. But the Kentucky resident has nothing but scorn for the head of that government, President Barack Obama

Waiting to see the paradox the MSM 'thinks' they've uncovered......wairing......[crickets]......

5 posted on 05/13/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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6 posted on 05/13/2014 4:38:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kabar

or is he?


7 posted on 05/13/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kabar

Barack isn’t but who’s to say Moo-chelle won’t?

btw I can officially say the following and not be proved wrong: Barack Obama is dead. Ted Kennedy is alive.

I didn’t say which ones...Barack Obama Sr is dead while
Edward “Ted” Kennedy Jr is alive...


8 posted on 05/13/2014 4:39:22 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mandaladon
"It's unfortunate, when the checks come out, there's a festival atmosphere in Jackson," said Mike Bryant, chairman of the Breathitt County chapter of the Republican Party. "If someone dared say, maybe we need to rethink this food stamp program, they're going to hang you from the nearest tree," he said.

Low income conservatives want a party that reflects their socially conservative values and provides either good jobs or a generous welfare state. Limo conservatives want a party that says nothing about social issues (gay marriage, abortion, et al), does not have a position on outsourcing and abolishes the welfare state. That's the essential divide in the GOP.

9 posted on 05/13/2014 4:45:03 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: builder
And I am willing to bet this man hasn't voted in years.

With an electoral college, there's no incentive to take the trouble to vote if your guy is gonna win the state. A nationwide presidential vote tally might provide that motivation. How it might affect party totals is an interesting question. I suspect more GOP voters might show up in the final tally, simply because Democrats already have the ballots rigged for their voters.

10 posted on 05/13/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: mandaladon
"He's got a problem with the poor people."

He has a big problem with people having freedom too.

11 posted on 05/13/2014 4:51:03 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: mandaladon
He is a poor man in the poorest county in the United States and lives off government aid. But the Kentucky resident has nothing but scorn for the head of that government, President Barack Obama....

This reads like the poor fella should be supporting Obama and the author doesnt understand why he doesnt.....

12 posted on 05/13/2014 4:52:23 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: kabar
Obama isn’t running any more.

This is why they are called Low Information Voters.

They haven't a clue.

13 posted on 05/13/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: mandaladon

This guy should move to North Dakota and get a job.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 5:15:55 PM PDT by wny
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To: mandaladon
"A victim of two heart attacks..."

As if his personal choices had nothing to do with causing those two heart attacks.

15 posted on 05/13/2014 5:32:23 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: kabar
Obama isn’t running any more.

I wonder if he'll vote for Mitch?

16 posted on 05/13/2014 5:37:57 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: mandaladon

OBAMA PRIORITIES:

1 - Remedy income equality

2 - Focus like a laser on job creation

3 - Shut down the coal industry and kill 1.1 million jobs


17 posted on 05/13/2014 5:41:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: mandaladon

Yahoo decoder ring:
“Dems need to spend more bucks on voters in Kentucky”


18 posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:06 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Iron Munro

4. Legalize the status of 11 to 20 million illegal aliens, double the guest worker programs to 1.4 million annually; and triple legal immigration over the next decade to 33 million.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 6:12:58 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Zhang Fei

The national popular vote tally would motivate a lot more dead voters to vote. Instead of the Democrats stealing a few of the large-electoral-vote states with fraud in the big cities, they would win every election with manufactured votes.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:25:43 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kabar

What makes you so sure?


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:26:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Zhang Fei

“With an electoral college, there’s no incentive to take the trouble to vote if your guy is gonna win the state. A nationwide presidential vote tally might provide that motivation.”

You’re espousing Her Thighness’ position with your popular vote argument.

If the popular vote will decide, then why should someone in New Hampshire vote? After all, the candidate who gets the votes of NYC, Chicago, LA, Houston and Miami will most likely win it all. Oh, those are all very liberal cities, aren’t they?


22 posted on 05/13/2014 8:12:26 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: mandaladon

Good thing this guy isn’t from CA...Otherwise the hypocrites would come out enmass, saying he should have saved, got a better job, refused government welfare, etc,. etc...


23 posted on 05/13/2014 8:33:56 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Take a look at the electoral map and tell me what states Obama got that Hillary won't.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 8:54:03 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mandaladon
... the Kentucky resident has nothing but scorn for the head of that government, President Barack Obama, who has made the fight against economic inequality one of his battle cries...when the strategy in that "fight against economic inequality" turns out to be to make everybody equally poor, it isn't surprising that a poor man who someday hopes to have a little more money in his pockets would be scornful.....
25 posted on 05/13/2014 9:40:32 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: kabar

Florida for sure, PA and OH not likely.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 9:46:05 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kabar

A perfect map of how to divide America into two countries. The sooner the better.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 4:12:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mandaladon

too bad many Freepers didn’t have that attitude. They chose not to vote and we got Obama by default.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 4:16:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Except for the automobiles, these administrations, (YOU NOTICE I SAID ADMINISTRATIONS)have driven away all our heavy industries from these shores. Oh, the unions helped it along, but mainly it was the government, starting in the 1970’s, that drove the heavy industry away from our shores. They started with small regulations, at first, then, when they realized that they could get away with it, their regulations became more and more onerous, and eventually, our heavy industries left for better business climates.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 4:26:08 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: Rome2000

Why Florida? Hillary even beats Jeb Bush in FL.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 5:37:24 AM PDT by kabar
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To: gingerbread
You are correct, but being right in this case makes no difference. I fear you are engaging in an autopsy, as in: how did a civilization die?

Maybe my mood is too black but I don't see a way out, baring revolution.

31 posted on 05/14/2014 5:42:44 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Civilization dies when the country becomes “EFFET”. This has happened in the Greek empire, Roman empire, The Byzantine empire, and all other empires pre-ceding this one. In each one of those past EMPIRES, the male population decided that they can’t get their hand “DIRTY” any more, and hires people from other countries to do their dirty jobs for them.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 2:17:07 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: mandaladon
but now says: "I will vote for anybody against Obama.

"I don't care who runs against him, I'll vote for him. I don't care if it's a Democrat, a Republican, an Indian, a Pakistani, even a Frenchman!"

It is now 2014. This poor man could have voted against odinga in 2008, and again in 2012.

You can't fix this kind of stupid, and all of us pay for it.

33 posted on 05/14/2014 2:21:04 PM PDT by meadsjn
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