Wyoming, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, Montana, Illinois, Virginia, North Dakota, Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico, Utah, Ohio, Alabama and Arizona: these coal producing states will be adversely affected by Barack Obama’s energy policy.
Imagine mines closing, factories closing, jobs lost, towns abandoned, small businesses failing, pensions lost, wages dropping and widespread economic depression in states that rely on coal mining and processing. This is what Obama’s cap and trade system will engender in states such as WV, PA, MT, VA, ND, CO, IN, NM, OH and AZ. Just listen to the audio above of Obama discussing how he will bankrupt factories and businesses that rely on power generated from coal.
Sunday morning buzz: Everyone’s sending Michelle Malkin the audio clip now up on YouTube of Obama telling the San Francisco Chronicle he’ll make it impossible for new coal plants to be built. The interview took place in January. The YouTube user is NakedEmperorNews, who uploaded Obama’s redistribution of wealth interview.
Bankrupty: The change Obama thinks the coal industry deserves…
How many more jobs will be lost? How much will we pay for electricity? Yeah Obama you are certainly for change. The kind of change the Middle class of America does not need.
The press, of course, is mum. As we see with the LA Times, which arrogantly will release neither tape nor transcript of Obama speaking at an Israel-bashing event (can you just imagine how quickly they’d deliver same were John McCain speaking instead), they have no interest in actually covering anything Obama says. They just want to sustain an illusion
At this point, I pretty much want to see O lose just to punish the press. They’ve manufactured his candidacy (”you go sit down, Hillary, even though you’re tied and you’ve won all the big states”) and now they’re trying to manufacture his “win.” Should they succeed, we’ll be seeing the press become a monster unlike any seen in our history. “Different parties, different rules,” indeed. The press needs to lose this election.
As soon as the uncomfortable issues of associations, blunders and doublespeak because apparent re Obama, he stopped talking to the press.
And the press helped him get away with it by burying as much as it could, or by distracting the electorate by focusing on something else. For instance, why focus on Joe the Plumber’s question and Barack’s answer, when you can just destroy the plumber.
I’ve said repeatedly that the press is going “all in” on Obama because they see his presidency (and Pelosi’s hard-hand) as their last chance to regain the monopoly they held on information and communications before the alternative media took hold. They believe they’ll go back to being the “only game in town,” with the support of a president who clearly does not think dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Victor Davis Hanson writes this absolute must-read on the end of Journalism: “…we have never quite seen anything like the current media infatuation with Barack Obama, and its collective desire not to raise key issues of concern to the American people.” Read the whole thing.
As Roger L. Simon said, “it’s not the bias, it’s the lying”. Actually, it’s the bias and the lying…and the plain-old covering up. The media has actively protected Obama by not reporting what it knows it should. And they’ve admitted they’re doing it.
I’m sorry. That sort of behavior should be punished, not rewarded. I’ve never been more disgusted with the press.
And he killed last night on SNL.
McCain’s been counted out over and over again in this election, even in the primaries. If the voter fraud is massive, and it might be, he may still eke something out . One never knows.
And oh, yeah, one more thing…just something to think about while you’re raking leaves or whatever? Read this in the WaPo:
Everybody kind of wanted to spend the last 100-plus days doing some legacy things, and the financial crisis has thrown a wrench into that,” said one prominent Republican who regularly talks with senior White House officials.
“You have a combination of no legacy stuff, a horrible economic mess and the likelihood that Obama is going to win,” this person added. “There is a real sadness there.”
Then remember this:
Woodhouse said one goal is to make sure Bush does not enjoy a resurgence in public approval toward the end of his presidency that could help Republican congressional candidates and the Republican presidential nominee in this year’s elections.
“Framing his legacy helps us in the ‘08 elections, there is no doubt about that,” Woodhouse said. “But our principal mission would be defining the failures of Bush and the ideology he represents.” …
And let yourself wonder just how many illusions are being played before our eyes.
Disorienting. Diabolically disorienting stuff.
:Hat tip:The Achoress