Obama and Biden’s Evolving Views on Coal

Gee, it seems like only a few years ago, slo-Joe Biden was saying that coal is more dangerous than terrorists:

And, Obama was busy telling everyone about how he was going to eliminate the coal industry by making it cost-prohibitive to do business:

Of course, that was all before Obama and Biden stepped foot into the White House.  Since then, much to their chagrin, they have discovered that it’s not all that easy to get “coal country” Congressmen and Senators onboard the Green Eco-Train. 

So, Obama and Biden did the next best thing and bypassed all the checks and balances put in to the government and used their communist EPA buddies to turn the thumbscrews on the coal industry.

Such fascist maneuvering, however, did not go unnoticed by the coal countries and, Obama has since lost the ability to rally the coal country voters.

In an obvious effort to win the coal countries back, Obama’s views have suddenly “evolved” so as to appear supportive of “clean coal.”    Of course, anyone with half-a-brain knows that if Obama gets reelected, the coal industry is through.  Kaput!  End of story!:

Obama Adds ‘Clean Coal’ to Website Only After Disappointing W.V. Primary
May 11, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN – TheWeeklyStandard

After Barack Obama’s disappointing showing in the West Virginia Democratic primary–the president received less than 60 percent of the vote while a federal inmate in Texas won more than 40 percent–it seems the Obama reelection team may be realizing it has a problem in coal country. Below is an image of the Obama-Biden 2012 page on energy policy from a version of the site cached on May 3, five days before the West Virginia primary:

Among the topics available to read are oil, natural gas, fuel efficiency, biofuels, wind, solar, and nuclear. Now, here’s a screenshot from Obama’s energy page today:

All topics are still available to read except for “fuel efficiency.” That’s been replaced by “clean coal.” The site touts Obama’s “10-year goal to develop and deploy cost-effective clean coal technology.”

Obama isn’t likely to win West Virginia this year–ever since George W. Bush won the state in 2000, it’s been in Republican hands at the presidential level. But consider that swing states like Pennsylvania and Ohio also have coal industries, and the change on Obama’s campaign website makes a bit more political sense.

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2 Comments on “Obama and Biden’s Evolving Views on Coal”

  1. Big Frank Says:

    No surprise here, our ‘Dear Leader’ and his lackey Joe B have transformed the practice of flip-flopping into an art form. DemocRATS do it best!

  2. If you want to help the economy, open new coal mines and get people in a job that they can make money on and build up a retirement. The EPA needs to look at other forms of pollution instead of targeting the coal industry. I am a woman and spent 22 years as an undeground miner. It gave us the ability to have a nice home and cars and take our children on vacations each year. It also helped us build for our retirement. I personally think that the people that are against coal are just scared of coal mining themselves. Well, there are more people killed in other manufacturing jobs and my whole family has been involved in mining and we are living as long as some who are not. The EPA needs to quit making it hard on the coal industry and go play golf or whatever else they pretend to be doing for the people of this great United States. People need a good place to work, not just minimum wage jobs. I bet if all our elected officials had to raise their families on minimum wages, their views eould be different. let the people of the United States decide if they want to work in mining or not and to those of you that don’t know, coal is the oldest and best source of energy that we have. It sure beats oil and nuclear energy and windmills that are a joke.

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