Skip to comments.Coal Miners Union In Full Revolt After Supporting Obama In 2008
Posted on 08/02/2014 5:44:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Its unlikely that United Mine Workers of America president Cecil Roberts thought he would be arrested protesting the energy policies of the very politician his union supported in 2008. But things have come full circle for coal miners, who now see President Obamas climate agenda threatening their livelihoods.
Roberts and other UMWA members were arrested Thursday marching through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, towards the federal building the Environmental Protection Agency was holding field hearings for a new rule that could very well force more coal mines and plants to shut down.
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Cue Bruce Willis’ “Welcome to the Party Pal” Die-Hard pic.
They couldn’t see this back in ‘08?
"Free Republic is here to continue fighting for independence and freedom and against the unconstitutional encroachment of ever expanding socialist government...
We believe in the founding principles with all our hearts and mean to defend them to our dying breath..."
Didn’t these stupid people listen to Obama say that he was going to eliminate jobs and coal fired plant? He said that a long time ago.
How stupid can you be to vote against your interests?
Because of their tough lot I consider it bad luck to wish ill on miners, but Obama was ABUNDANTLY clear about his hostility to their industry:
“We won’t disallow you from mining coal —we’ll just put you out of business ”
Could there be any doubt even at that early point THAT HE MEANT IT?
Yet Obama carried Pennsylvannia in a squeakier:
THEY DESERVE ALL THE EVIL NOW BEFALLING THEM.
That particular apple had DEVIL written alll over it.
They don’t need to worry. Will be replaced with illevals, soon! All is well! /s
Instead of bitchin about your boy king, why don’t get training in a new field and take care of your families.
Whatever. Stupid is as stupid does.
Obama told them he would shut them down.
But you’ll just LOOOOOOVE it on the New Obama Welfare.
One of the few promises he kept
Fags in the older sense, i.e. a servile patsy.
They have exactly what they voted for.
same with CWA (telco dummies)
It’s about as idiotic as the UAW supporting Al (I-want-to-abolish-the-internal-combustion-engine) Gore.
Actions have consequences and history will record the coal minors as being fools and sheeple. They get what they deserve and unless they are willing to go to DC to tar and feather the LIAR in chief the they deserve to be out of work. They can explaing their circumstances to their children whom they have just beaten into slavery.
Yeah, no sympathy here. Obama SAID that he wanted to shut down coal.
They figured, in the political chess game, their bread was buttered better with Democrats, no matter what those particular Democrats actually said.
Unfortunately, this time, that was a miscalculation. Obama was a bridge too far.
Union members aren’t noted for intelligence. They vote lockstep Democrat and are ignorant of the issues. I won’t forget here in NE Mississippi when I called out a Union leader on supporting gun control and then gave him examples of Democrat/Union support of gun control. His response?
He tried to start a fight.
Their union bosses told them what to do and how to vote. They are good unionists. The bosses were paid well for their success in delivering the union votes.
The unions all supported Hitler who, in his first official act as Chancellor, outlawed unions.
When useful idiots no longer are useful.......
I won’t cry too much for them. If Obama were running again, they would all vote for him again..
Most politicians today lie, or at least make promises that they are unlikely to be able to keep. It’s not a problem in a vacuum; it is one facet of a general loss of godliness.
Maybe they ought to be fighting with the Democrats who finally HAVE sold them down the river.
Then Kenyan told them that he was going to stick it to them so he could lower the sea levels and save da planet. I guess they were just too busy fantasizing and fainting to listen to what he was telling them.
He’s only 50c short of 4.00 a gallon of gas, here in the SE anyway. I’m sure he is working on it.
Pingers for the Quinn and Rose group on Monday.
JIM HAD IT FIRST!
We hate to say we told you so, but...
6 years to wake up.
Too soon old, too late smart.
The government employees are loyal, know which side their bread is buttered on, and are all totally brainwashed by the democrat fascist academic machine or they're not hired in the fist place.
Loss of Godliness? Have you ever worked for a livin’, preacher? Yet, you, with no good idea- denigrate generations of slave servants. You curse your brethren, with backhanded bible bullying. Tell ya what, slimshot- give us a story, of your own. Let us, all see; your understanding of the human condition.
Stupid is as stupid does. . . .another group to thank for America’s demise.
They can go join the Wind Farmer’s Union.
To sin and Satan I was enslaved.
Now I am very gloriously saved.
I don’t care what RED HEELER thinks.
From hell God plucked me from the brink.
How does a 30 year career sound
To one who thinks I’ve not been around?
Osama Obama made it clear well before the ‘08 Election that he intended to bankrupt the coal industry.I guess the coal miners must have been under the same delusion as were some German Jews during the 30’s who believed that Hitler was only kidding when he wrote Mein Kempf.
Wow, the UMW must have about a 10 year buffer in their collective consciousness. For the last three elections at least, conservatives have been screaming at them that they are out of their minds to support Democrats who were and are actively planning to “destroy coal”.
Nobody who gets there livelihood from coal should *ever* vote for *any* Democrat, unless they want to lose their job and leave their family destitute.
That makes sense. The permanent underclass (those never seeking work) plus government employees must make up a sizable plurality of the electorate. Add in the bundled money of Hollywood and other oligarchs (Silicon Valley, Wall Street etc.), and there is a recipe for making elections turn out poorly for everyone working hard and seeking to create wealth.
Also note how the membership is still being led by the nose into jail with their union reps when they should be going after the union in court for failure to represent (but that’d take them thinking).
You are so right. I’m glad that I don’t have school age kids anymore. They are going to be crammed into a 24’ x 24’ classroom with a bunch of kids that are carrying things our kids have never been exposed to.
I think by late September or early October things are going to be very bad for the health of our population. I can’t believe there aren’t more people worried about this.
Everyone has a story that has been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb. I’m glad God is a God of the second, third, fourth. . . . .. chance.
No one is guaranteed a tomorrow. The end times could be in the next minute/second for anyone. Everyone has the choice where they are going to be spending eternity.
It’s simple Repent and vote Republican to PUNISH the DEMOCRATS that want to ruin your job, Union members!!~
There are some on-line schools available. . . .but then they may not “still” be available.
As many chances as are sincerely needed, to seventy times seven and beyond. Slow to anger, abundant in lovingkindness. It is people who are selling God way short, not God that is making His arm too short to save. Those who take God at His word find that He lives up to it in spades.
Anyone who actually works for a living and votes democrat belongs in a mental health facility.
It used to be a staple of Democrat practice that there would be special consideration for the rednecks, the working men. And so there was some sense in such loyalty. This has now given way to screaming raw demonic Marxism.