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Amazingly, Obama Lets His Guard Down, Shows True Eco-Terrorist Leanings

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Obama tells San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board he will bankrupt U.S. Coal Industry!

Once again, a tape has come out that shows what happens when Barack Obama lets his guard down just a bit, being among like-minded radical liberals in San Francisco, like when he made his comment about Americans “clinging to their guns and religion” being a “problem”.  Listen to Barack Obama tell his supporters in San Francisco how he won’t come out against Coal power to generate electricity, he will just make it so expensive to mine it, to use it for power generation, he will make sure it bankrupts them!

The audio file has been on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website since Obama’s January interview with its editorial board.

Almost 30,000 Americans make their living in the Coal Industry.  Too bad for them. Listen to Obama’s cynical “tough shit for them” tone of voice, his almost smirking attitude at how he will make sure we stop using coal without actually outlawing it.

49% of all the electricity generated in America is from coal!

Interesting that the Mainstream Media, if they have covered this story, only mentions that the audio has been posted on the Chronicle’s website since January, and is trying to spin Obama’s promise to bankrupt the coal industry, if they mention that part at all. Their own story about Obama’s appearance before their Editorial Board mentions several highlights from their questioning of him, but none of bits they highlight is about coal.

Obama is a very dangerous gamble. He really is not ready to lead.


Please spread this information everywhere you can! Please post it to every board, wiki or blog you read. Especially in coal states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

Amazing that this statement by Obama about bankrupting the coal industry has been kept under wraps until this time.

UPDATE: NewsBusters’ Tom Blumer has found out that the San Francisco Chronicle story published on January 18 based upon this January 17 interview did not include any mention of Obama’s willingness to bankrupt the coal industry which you can hear on the audio. You can read the story here when you scroll down to the “In His Own Words” section. Way to cover up for The One, SF Chronicle!

West Virginia officials responded to Obama’s anti-coal statements today:

The senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association called Obama’s comments “unbelievable.”

“His comments are unfortunate,” Chris Hamilton said Sunday, “and really reflect a very uninformed voice and perspective to coal specifically and energy generally.”

Hamilton noted other times Obama and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden have made seemingly anti-coal statements.

“In Ohio recently, when Joe Biden said ‘not here’ about building coal-fired power plants — this is exactly what will happen,” Hamilton said. “Financing won’t be directed here. It will all go aboard for plants elsewhere in the world. The United Sates is importing more coal today from Indonesia, South Africa and Colombia than we ever have.

“If we’re going to create a situation where coal-fired power plants are at that much of a disadvantage, there will be new ones built. But as Biden said, just not here.”

Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s state director said Obama’s statements are troubling, especially for West Virginians.

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  1. Please, please post this information EVERYWHERE!

    ridgeliner7

    Monday, November 3, 2008 at 4:05:44 AM


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