Custom Search

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ohio Coal Association: Obama-Biden ticket spells disaster for America's coal industry

Since the audio of Barack Obama was released recently (audio at link) showing that he intends to bankrupt the coal industry, many have spoken out against his statements that were caught on audio.

Today via PR NewsWire we see the Ohio Coal Association statement that says that an "Obama-Biden ticket spells disaster for America's coal industry."

"Regardless of the timing or method of the release of these remarks, the message from the Democratic candidate for President could not be clearer: the Obama-Biden ticket spells disaster for America's coal industry and the tens of thousands of Americans who work in it.

"These undisputed, audio-taped remarks, which include comments from Senator Obama like 'I haven't been some coal booster' and 'if they want to build [coal plants], they can, but it will bankrupt them' are extraordinarily misguided.
"It's evident that this campaign has been pandering in states like Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania to attempt to generate votes from coal supporters, while keeping his true agenda hidden from the state's voters.

"Senator Obama has revealed himself to be nothing more than a short- sighted, inexperienced politician willing to say anything to get a vote. But today, the nation's coal industry and those who support it have a better understanding of his true mission, to 'bankrupt' our industry, put tens of thousands out of work and cause unprecedented increases in electricity prices.

"In addition to providing an affordable, reliable source of low-cost electricity, domestic coal holds the key to our nation's long-term energy security - a goal that cannot be overlooked during this time of international instability and economic uncertainty.

"Few policy areas are more important to our economic future than energy issues. As voters head to the polls tomorrow, it is essential they remember that access to reliable, affordable, domestic energy supplies is essential to economic growth and stability."

Funny how this is the second time Obama has said something in California that was not caught on video but was caught via audio which has shown his true intentions, despite his rhetoric to the contrary when he IS aware that he is being recorded.

The first was his comments at a fundraiser speaking about how people in Pennsylvania "cling" to their guns and religion because they are "bitter".

Now this.