Wow! Hundreds of Ohio Coal Miners Stand in Line for Mitt Romney

Ohio miners turn on Obama.

Hundreds of coal miners and their families stand in line while waiting to attend a rally at the Century Mine near Beallsville, Ohio, for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (I’m 41)

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney greets coal miners during a campaign rally at American Energy Corportation in Beallsville, Ohio. Mitt Romney is wrapping up his multi state bus tour with campaign events in Ohio. (Toledo Blade)

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  • Ghost

    the demon hordes just crapped their pants- thus they are, demoncraps

  • Noovuss

    Oh sh!t, even the miners are throwing Obommie under the bus?
    Things are starting to look bleak, it’s going to take some serious voter fraud to overcome this.

  • Leatherhelmet

    Why would any coal miner vote for a man hellbent on destroying their jobs.

  • bg


    Thank You Americans!! 🙂


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  • TheDefLeprecon

    Honestly, as a mother of 6, who loves her country and wants to see it be the best it can be for my children and grandchildren…this photo brought tears to my eyes. There is hope. God Bless these miners and their familes. God Bless Mitt. God Bless America.

  • Practical Jane


    R&R 2012!!!

  • MamaGriz68

    I would say Ohio is going red this time around. Last week I read or heard somewhere that someone thinks Nov. 6 is going to be another Chick-fil-A day. I’m a believer.

  • Absolutely fantastic… man, this is pure joy to me… Stand strong America!

    R&R 2012 GO>FIGHT>WIN!

  • mg4us

    Good news everyone. . MSM starting to stir. . .

    See Newsweek on Obama

    Perhaps MSM is starting to drink the TEA. . .

  • bg


    Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program
    He Is Now Pushing Through Congress

    [In addition, the 66-year-old economist has parlayed the Chicago efforts
    into a truly global empire. Currently he is in talks with India to set up a
    climate exchange and has opened voluntary exchanges in China, Canada
    and Europe.

    This month the Wall Street Journal said Sandor is “one of
    the most successful investors trying to profit from rising
    environmental awareness.”]

    Obama, Maurice Strong, Al Gore

    [In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park, who was found
    guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, $1 million from Saddam Hussein,
    which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc., a company he owned with
    his son, Fred.


    It may be interesting to note that the Chicago Climate Exchange in spite
    of its hype, is a veritable rat’s nest of cronyism. The largest shareholder
    in the Exchange is Goldman Sachs. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is
    its honorary chairman, The Joyce Foundation, which funded the Exchange
    also funded money for John Ayers’ Chicago School Initiatives. John is the
    brother of William Ayers.]

    [In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for
    a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering
    carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the
    controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President
    Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress.]

    Big Red Bow (#19)

    [In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park, who was found
    guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, $1 million from Saddam Hussein,
    which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc., a company he owned with
    his son, Fred.]

    [In 1953 Strong was hired out of the UN Security section and sent
    to Kenya by the Sidley Austin law firm acting for New York-based
    Rockefeller Family trusts which now handle university endowment
    funds and $55 trillion in the Carbon Disclosure Project.]

    “The social experiment in China under Chairman Moa’s leadership
    is one of the most important and successful in human history.”

    ~ David Rockefeller

    scary stuff and more at links, in connecting links, and threads..


  • Ghost

    I can’t stop staring at those pictures

  • mg4us

    Here is another Chilling video from the Obama camp. . Only problem when President Zero reads off a teleprompter, as eloquent as he sounds, he makes no sense. . and shows how INEPT he is. . .

    Listen closely, he says:
    We’ve got too much work to do to implement health care…
    We’ve got too much work to do to create good jobs…
    We’ve got too many teachers we need to hire…
    We’ve got too many schools we need to build…?

    Well having run successful businesses, if someone says they have too much work to do, then they aren’t the one capable of doing the work

    Seems there is just TOO MUCH beyond his reach. . .no wonder these past four years the economy and recovery stalled under you!

    Yes Obama, you may be good at community organizing but forget being a president or Chief Executive. . it is beyond your pay grade.

  • Jean Paul Ludwig

    Now there’s the hard working men and women who “built that” when it comes to America.

  • Jean Paul Ludwig, #17 … EXACTLY! I love these photos… makes me feel proud!

  • Tim in Cali

    You see Barry,when you’re stupid enough to say in front of an audience that you want to bankrupt an industry…this is what happens

    N.Y. media,D.C. politicians,Hollyweird..this is what people who work hard for a living look like
    I believe Obozo calls them “Bitter Clingers”

  • Right-Wing Fact Checker

    All comments made by this offensive commenter/ impersonator have been removed and user has been banned. I’m sorry the comment numbering will be off due to all the deletions.

    Gateway Pundit Administrator

  • bg


    more 🙁 news..

    August 19, 2012

    Electric car boom in Elkhart goes bust


  • #20 … a quick search of your ‘facts’ shows that they come (almost word for word) from: … Yeah, I for one, believe THESE ‘facts’… they are just as ‘factual’ as the unemployment numbers! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GOT A RELIABLE SOURCE?

  • marco cordova

    Barack Obama warned us under his plans, “electricity rates will necessary skyrocket…. Coal-powered plants, natural gas plants, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations, that will cost money, that they will pass that money on to consumers.”

  • bg
  • #24 & 25 … thanks for the links. In a quick look over, I do not see the exact ‘facts’ you mentioned, but I will look the sites over more thoroughly.

  • bg


    TeachX3 #23 August 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    ROTF 😆 MBO!!


  • marco cordova

    I don t know much about coal mining. I just know unemployment just went up slightly and that most of my family are unemployed.

    I also know obama’s administration projected that if congress passes his $Trillion stimulus bill unemployment would not go above 8%. Well its been over three years of unemployment OVER 8%.
    The worst job numbers since 1939. The Great Depression years.

  • bigL

    Any way what #4 said, Doubled and tripled. I can’t understand why my friends will back obama when they have no job and the retirement is sunk and their house is part underwater.
    They will never vote for Romney. Michael Savage said it was a mental illness.
    Also that Cardinal Dolan is going to deliver up the Roman Catholics to Obama viz the Al Smith dinner. A pic says a lot and there will be Obama and Dolan Laughing it up with full -dental jackets. Note the Bps and the Cards have never said to vote GOP this time to their Congregation. Roman Catholics vote Democrat. AB pills, contraceptives-ehhh!

  • marco cordova

    Regulatory actions by President Barack Obama and his appointees and followers were cited as the entire reason. “Mr. Obama has already destroyed 83,000 megawatts of coal-fired electricity generation in America,” said Mr. Michael T. W. Carey, Vice President of Government Affairs for Murray Energy. “Electric prices in the recent PJM Interconnection monthly auction were bid up 800 percent (8 times) for 2015-2016 because of this,” he added.

    “At its peak, OhioAmerican employed 239 local people in high-paying, well-benefited jobs,” said Mr. Stanley T. Piasecki, General Manager and Superintendent. “University studies show that our Mines can create up to eleven (11) secondary jobs in our communities, for store clerks, teachers, etc., to serve our direct employees. Thus, if one uses the eleven (11) to one (1) multiplier, the Obama Administration has destroyed 2,868 jobs in eastern Ohio with this forced Mine closure,” stated Mr. Piasecki.

  • bg
  • Jim
  • Jim

    Where’s my $1000.00 lib?

  • bg


    re: #34 August 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm bg

    meant to address that post to the semantics word player..

    Right-Wing Fact Checker


  • Jim

    What’s the matter Right-Wing Fact Checker, cat got your smug tongue? Pay up you pansy.

  • Ghost

    Hey Freakazoid, “Right-Wing Fact Checker” what the hell is up with you?

    you imagine nobody will check your links, your “facts”?
    those links don’t say what you say it says- you’re a frikkin’ liar!
    IN FACT! those links prove the Conservative case
    (I especially like “U.S. Demand”)

    Hey Freakazoid, WHY ARE YOU HERE?
    your comment at #29 is especially hideous- I heard that with my own ears, Damn You
    How can you have $1K when you don’t have a pot to crap in?

    your clearly not on the Right side, and your not a fact checker-
    you remind me of one Seinfeld’s great early jokes about breakfast cereals:
    “Post Grape Nuts- no grapes, no nuts. What’s The Deal?!”

    oh btw, I heard Seinfeld with my own ears- THAT’S a reliable source

  • sandy

    Obama DID say he would bankrupt the coal industry. Just listen to Rush, Hannity or Levin — they play it all the time.

  • snap boy

    Coal miners are much savvier than Barack thinks…

  • Carls

    #29 Right-Wing Fact Checker

    Be sure to send me the $1000. I have heard the audio of that numerous times on Hannity and Rush. Obama did in fact say “electricity rates will necessary skyrocket…. etc ” as part of his phoney eco program closing down coal generated electricity plants

    Audio is here on youtube and you are a Democrat liar >>>

  • Joe Momma

    RightWing Fart Checker, I guess we should all bow to your superior grasp of the cold hard truth, give in, and vote for Obama, huh?

    I’m so…humbled… You don’t happen to have the link to Huffington handy, do ya?

  • spotted reptile

    Those coal miners are a nice palate cleanser after today’s Akin debacle.

  • Ghost

    Blog Masters and all intelligent commenters here

    please note “Right-Wing Fart Checker” and get rid of that poison

    avoid engaging that Leftist troll, it’s what the infiltraitor wants
    they take advantage of our decency and seek to pervert
    we’re going to see more and more of this, beware

  • RE #24 & 25 … nope. ‘Your obama ‘facts” are not listed on either one of those sites.

    Oh and …
    Remember when obama said THIS:

  • where are the union leaders?

  • Jim

    Fact checker is just mad that his hero is going down in flames.


    In Obama’s own words, Take that “fact” checker. I’ll take my grand in cash please. Your check will most likely bounce.

  • thenabrd

    HEY HERE’S YOUR QUOTE!!! also, don’t forget about all the epa regs that “supplement” the bankrupting of the coal industry

    …”Update: Free Republic transcribed this video (via Gateway Pundit):

    Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

    What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

    I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

    So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

    That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

    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 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.”…

  • Ghost

    John L. Lewis called, he wants to get in line too

  • Spider

    Does Oblamer know how energy is created?

    Oh yeah you flip the light switch on!

    We need an ‘All of the above’ strategy, and we need it now.

    Good to see the UMWA getting on board the R&R express!

  • Sarah

    1. Mitt Romney are bringing dignity and leadership back.
    2. Check out Newsweek’s cover story!!!

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  • marco cordova

    Gas prices are up too. Over $4.00/gallon in California.
    Thanks Obummer.

    Hope and Change to Despair and Blame

  • bg


    just a wee sample

    re: #14 August 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm bg



  • Ghost

    Who’s “We”?

    you’re not one of us- get off this blog, you big dope
    you’re naked, you’re exposed, “…you got no seeecrets to conceeeeal”

  • marco cordova

    President Barack Obama’s Energy secretary unwittingly created a durable GOP talking point in September 2008 when he talked to The Wall Street Journal about the benefits of having gasoline prices rise over 15 years to encourage energy efficiency.

    “Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

  • lizzy84

    Wow. I thought my tearing up was finished for a while after I watched the Ryan Rally @ the Villages and listened to Lee Greenwood sing “God Bless the USA” yesterday but looking at that picture and after four years of oBama…it melts my heart to see Americans being–well–just Americans. I hope Mitt realizes how many people have pinned their hopes and dreams in him.

  • Jim

    Morgan, nice try. You’re quite the nasty piece of work yourself.

  • Jane

    Incredible. God bless these men and women.

  • marco cordova

    Think of November 6th as Chick-Fil-A day part two.

  • bg


    #60 August 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    High School Science teacher

    here we go with the semantics again.. 🙄

    hey teach, try using a bit of context,
    else you’ll never make it to college..

    How is energy created?

    You can create energy such as burning fossil fuels (fuels that can’t be
    re-used E.g. oil, coal, wood), solar power, wind power, water turbine.

    Energy can be changed from one form to another, but cannot be
    created or destroyed. Energy is always there and will always be
    there only the form is changed.

    There is kinetic energy that is energy in action and potential energy that
    is energy waiting to be released. The electricity in your wall outlet is an
    example of energy that is kinetic, even if you don’t use it, if the generation
    of that electricity is stopped the potential at the outlet will stop as well.
    A rock poised on a cliff is an example of potential energy, to release this
    energy push the rock off the cliff and “look out below!”
    So the short answer is, energy is not created.


  • Jim

    Yeah, all you high school teacher are registered Republicans…Snicker, snicker. I guess you’ll be forced to hold your nose and vote for Obama over Romney, huh? Wait, let me guess, you’re going to vote for neither. Are you married to Morgan?

  • Spider

    Now the guy is telling me Oblamer knows anything about science?

    Yeah, the energy from his bic lighter ignites the Choom in his joint, and la la la, he can understand the laws of thermo dynamics!

    Give me a break.

  • Ghost


    Okay, so vote for Obozo and die.

    Remember, Election Day is November 7th- remember, November 7th.

  • Ghost


    Okay, so vote for Ron Pauly WalNUTS and die.

    Remember, Election day is November 7th- remember November 7th

  • Jim

    High School Teacher just outed himself as a lib atheist….that didn’t take long.

  • #60 highschool teacher…you may not be able to destroy energy but you can destroy the energy industry which it what the myth has been doing from the day he was elected.

    i think you should go back to read the textbook, it is the SUM of energy and matter that is constant. energy is being created and turned into matter all the time. matter is being used to create energy all the time.

  • marco cordova
  • lizzy84

    Right back at ya, moron.

  • Hugh

    #51: “Energy cannot be created, nor can it be destroyed.”

    But the jobs that harness it have sure been destroyed.

  • Ghost

    Stop molesting our children you, you…
    Hey! your real name isn’t Sandusky, is it?

  • Jim

    Notice how chippy the libtards get when they’re outed? Taxpayers paying #80 to pour their progressive ideas into their children. So much venom, I wonder how they make it through the day.

  • marco cordova

    Where did the liberal go? He owes me a $1000.

  • Ron tell

    I am so proud of these miners. My grandpa had several bars in Scranton Pa and fed the miners during the bad times before they went into the mines and never asked for a penny. Obozo wants to destroy the mine industry, military, Nasa and other industries.

    These miners have been the backbone of our country for a hundred years, heating our homes, lets hope other Ohio residents follow their lead and get rid of this cancer in office

  • Spider

    Let’s have a debate about Obummer’s world class intellect!

    Oh yeah, let’s have that debate.

    Did he pass high school science?

    He wouldn’t let them open the doors of the choom-mobile until all the smoke was inhaled! It was the science of total absorption – I think that’s the 5th law of thermo dynamics.

  • #80…more of the famous liberality civility.

  • #80…more of the famous liberal civility.

  • Ghost

    #88 – ?

  • #88…that not me thats more liberal civility.

  • marco cordova

    Obummer outsourced NASA to the Russians.

    Outsourced some of the oil industry to Brazil.

    GM outsourced their production (70%) to China.

    Doing a great job OBUMMER!

  • marco cordova

    The liberal owes everyone on this thread a $1000.

    Pay your fair share liberal.

  • Kathteach

    Awesome post Jim. That picture just made me so proud – and I kind of don’t think it will be on the evening primtime time lamestream media news or any cable news besides FOX and CNN….

    Probably won’t be seeing it on any dead tree newspaper covers either but then again …..none of us buy those anymore.

    Thanks a million for this inspirational story and photo. Let’s get behind these folks 100% from now to November.

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  • Ghost

    and anyone else to whom this applies:

    read SOME of the previous comments before repeating something for 19th time
    at least a few, y’know whut I mean?

  • Theeere baaack… the lib imposter trolls are impersonating, ‘they’ cannot win on ACTUAL FACTS and INTELLIGENCE, so, they attack like rabid dogs.

  • Hy Feiber

    Yea, I guess if an economic genius like Obama can’t create jobs, there’s nothing anyone can do!!! Hahaha

  • At #103 … hey SICK LIB DOG, your cannot impersonate ME … don’t have my GRAVATAR and you put in the wrong URL link. hahahahaha TOOL.

  • Stephen Caputo

    Note to Fact Checker …..
    When did Obama say he wanted to bankrupt the coal industry?
    go to this link and then lets hear you deny this …

  • StChuckMom
  • David

    This is great but those latest Rasmussen poll numbers look horrible for the GOP. ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER NEEDS TO BE SACKED ASAP. Advertisements and rhetoric need to be a lot tougher

  • Stephen Caputo

    Right-Wing fact checker …..
    You can send me the $1000.00
    or is this video a fake too?

  • valerie

    #4 August 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Leatherhelmet commented:

    Exactly. That’s why they aren’t voting for Obama.

    As for the drivel from the falsely-labeled “fact-checker” – I refer you to # 107 and invite you to get your own links.

  • lizzy84

    ” The issue of coal..” at 0:26

    It’s not hard to figure out..they have it in for coal.

    oBama wanted to bleed and hobble the Country with a trillion dollar synthetic cap n’ trade market, but for the time being, he’ll settle for just hobbling it through regulation.

  • bg
  • marco cordova

    Think of those long lines as VOTING lines!!!

  • Kathteach

    Note to Administrator – We’ve been hijacked here again by those Axelrod interns (or interns at Wonkette – even funnier 🙂 –

    Our names have been taken over by impersonators.

    Again. But we can handle it because we feel so sorry for these….you know…..folks who do this work for no pay.

    Internships are crazy – work for no money?

  • lizzy84

    #112 just had to go and post that clip, didn’t ya?
    Tearing up again..what a wus I’ve become.


  • marco cordova

    To Kathteach: We can get a tcp/ip address and trace the computer.

  • Coasta

    Thank you Miners for the dangerous,hard,dirty work you do so I can sit here with my lights on sending you a thank you note!

    What great pics.

  • Kathteach

    I think we’ll be seeing this iconic image broadcasted tomorrow on many sites and media outlets thanks to you – Jim.

    No one understands the importance of throwing the Obama bum and his very small (oddly dysfunctional and small in number) loyalists out this November than coal miners.

    This image – them all wearing their hats as if they got off a shift and headed to the Romney rally – truly inspiring.

    You rock Gateway Pundit – as always.

  • these people are all union workers, their dues money may be supporting obama but their votes won’t.

  • James Wolfe

    Good job “fact checker”. Another fact, Obama does lead in one poll, among people who don’t intend to vote:

  • Rmoney Voter

    #53 August 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    thenabrd commented:

    “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” BHO

    BHO’s policy is clear.

    Right-Wing Fact Checker has an interesting argument – BHO failed to fully implement his policy – so you should vote for him for another go at it. Genius.

  • James Wolfe

    Ah yes, the tired old throw back that Republicans are all idiots and so closed minded:

  • wtd

    When the coal mines are shuttered and refineries shut down forcing energy costs to soar . . . just who do you think is going to pay for the increase in energy costs for folks (elderly/disabled) on fixed incomes? What about all the folks relying on public assistance?

    Don’t folks voting for Obama and his suicidal plans realize these policies are going to hurt them directly, for their own needs in addition to the needs of those who rely on our taxes to cover their benefits? How can they be so blind?

  • Darrell G

    Hey Right-Wing-Fact -Checker.

    You asked where Obama said he wanted to bankrupt coal ?

    Here you go.

  • JJ


  • Kathteach

    Coal Miners Union Rejects Obama – They’ll be “sitting out this election”

    As they must since Obama and his EPA have declared war at every level on their industry……and their jobs and…..therefore…..their families and futures.

  • befuddled

    If Romney wants to turn America around and away from the fall of Europe, it will have to begin with Energy. Look at those states that are energy rich and willing to use it. Obama would rather see coal go the way of steel industry. Obama is a menace to our society.

  • Monkey Wrench

    I’m a little surprised at the romanticised view everyone has of coal miners. These guys are all hard core union members. I used to live in eastern Ohio and knew a few miners. They used to have this saying, “A union mine is a safer mine.” Something like that.

    It’s one of the few remaining industries where low skilled manual labor can earn a great salary with good health and retirement benefits. Unfortunately there aren’t that many jobs in coal mining. There are less than 200K in the entire country.

    I’m sure these guys will all vote for Romney. Their union backed Obama in 2008, but they aren’t backing either candidate this election. Obama has been quite clear that he wants America to move more quickly towards clean and renewable energy. Coal is neither clean nor renewable. Coal miners would be crazy to vote for Obama.

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  • bg


    via: Kathteach #106 August 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    August 19, 2012

    Insider Report

    1. Coal Miners Won’t Back Obama This Time
    2. 35% of Americans Receiving Government Welfare
    3. Jewish Donors Pump Up Obama’s Campaign
    4. Venezuela Training ‘Guerrilla Army’ Against U.S.
    5. Boxers — Not Tiger — Now Top-Earning Athletes
    6. ADL Urges Ban Ki-Moon to Shun Tehran Conference

    thank you..



  • James Smith

    Great job keeping the… *ahem*… “garbage” out, Andrea. Hat’s off to you.

  • Chundog

    #29 Right Wing Fact Checker – First of all, if you want people to think that you actually know what you are talking about, a few lessons.

    First, this is 2012 NOT 2006. Your “Sourcewatch” facts are totally outdated. The statistics on there are from 2006 not 2012. But I understand your confusion. Considering Obama, during his English vacation last year, thought it was 2008.

    Do any of you Obamidiots know the actual year?

    Mining subcategories and job locations – Not all mining jobs are alike. You have various mining jobs such as gold, coal diamond and even natural gas.

    I’ll go real slow, so pay attention – the reason “mining” employment rose last year was due to the increase in “Fracking”, in places like North Dakota, and other places in the mid-west

    The “coal miners” in places like Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, etc. still lost their jobs. Get it? They would have to take a chance, uproot and move their entire families across the country in hopes of obtaining a job when the actual unemployment rate is around 15%. (that’s pre-fudged numbers)

    If you did some actual research, instead of hitting the “I’m feeling lucky” button on Google, you would find that unemployment for “coal miners” has risen and is still on the rise, as of July 2012.

    If you only knew how foolish and idiotic you sound, you would never post in any forum.

    The Obama people are using you and you don’t even realize it.

    Remember, the only thing worse than a moron, is a moron being led around by another moron.

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  • Jpmn

    Right now coal has two problems, the first being idiot liberals like Obama who want it destroyed with or without a replacement, the second problem is that the price of Natural gas is falling due in great part to a process that Obama and the other idiot libs want to ban, fracking.

    If coal mining is to go the way of making oil from whales blubber, let it go away because we have better technology, not because some Poindexter in DC needs the environmentalists to win in November.

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  • Earl P. Holt III

    This is gonna be a realignment year, if Romney ignores the Establishment cowards in the Republican Party, and those to whom Margaret Thatcher applied the term “wets.”

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  • Arch

    The United Mine Workers have been a democrat base for decades, but like many others, Obama will sacrifice their jobs to appease his green technology cronies.

    The UMW are a significant block of voters in IL, MT, VA, WV, PA, OH, IN, and KY., but Obama has declared war on coal even though coal accounts for half our electrical power generation capacity. Although natural gas is likely to replace coal when it comes on line, we should not give up mining it.

    If I were Romney, I would tell the miners that my administration would be for modernizing mining and exporting coal to new industrial powers such as China and India. It would help offset out trade imbalance with the Middle Kingdom and give us leverage to control their abusive trade practices.

  • Arch

    Another idea. Romney should recruit pairs of these guys as poll watchers in Philadelphia.

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  • Patty

    And pray that Romney will stand by them.


  • well now

    Love those coal miners. Union heads are commies, but not the rank and file, you think we could get these guys to watch the OWS’ers and New Black panthers at the convention next week? Something tells me both groups would scuttle away like the cockroaches they are.

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  • sandy

    United Mine Workers should see this and realize that they better join the parade before it passes them by.

  • another john galt

    stolen from a book – and I parpaphrase:
    “You can be (a) Liberal, you can be (b) factual, or you can be (c) truthful. A liberal cannot be all three.”

  • bg


    #128 August 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    another john galt


    “one can lead a prog-dem-lib to knowledge; but
    one cannot force a prog-dem-lib to think” – bg

    wonder if any of my “quotes” will ever be noted.. 😀


  • CA-WG

    I’m questioning the validity of this:
    1) another news agency reported that these miners were told to get on a bus by their boss to drive them out there, which biases whether they actually support Romney or whether they were allowed to show of their own volition.
    2) I don’t see any Romney t-shirts, signs, etc. and they are in their work clothes; that makes me think these poor guys actually thought about coming to this rally on their own.

    While some may like Romney…I think it’s questionable how many and/or what reason they are actually there. Notice Fox left out the part about the boss hiring a bus transport to the site for the employees.

  • Look, boys-n-gurlz! Look, Mr. Obama! A REAL teaching moment is happening here. People who DO NOT LISTEN… and people who listen only to what they WANT to hear, only to what FEELS GOOD, only to what the UNION says, will end up losing EVERYTHING. YeaH, Pulling one’s head OUT into the light of day CAN BE a HUGE and DIFFICULT step, but many of you I-don’t-know-why-I’m-a-liberal liberals CAN still do it.

    Coal miners…RAH!

  • Simsalabim

    Richard Trumpka, president of the AFL-CIO and former United Mine Workers president is not going to be pleased seeing his own turn their backs on 0bamao.

    Trumpka was quoted by a unnamed Harry Reid spokesman as saying:
    “0bamao may shut down the coal mines and leave us without jobs but by golly we’re gonna support him anyway.”

  • Take back your Country America!

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  • Fu#k Obama

    Send him back to Kenya where he can be king……

  • RussVet

    40% of the electrical power in the United States comes from coal …. Obozo and the EPA idiots have already shut down >160 coal fired power plants. EPA Regulation without representation … Some coal does burn dirty but it is relatively cheap and American has enough for hundreds of years…. Under Obozo get ready for rolling power blackouts and setting the dark

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  • Lefty

    Germany now gets 30% of its power from wind. German industrial production is strong and thriving.

    Doesn’t anyone here have enough imagination to envision how many jobs could be created if the US were to boldly step in a cleaner ‘greener’ direction?

    BHO…is not a ‘green’ candidate.

  • RussVet

    Germany is one of the largest consumers of energy in the world. It consumes energy from the following sources:

    Oil 34.6%
    Bituminous coal 11.1%
    Lignite 11.4%
    Natural gas 21.7%
    Nuclear power 11.0%
    Hydro- and wind power 1.5%
    Others 9.0%

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  • Lefty

    My bad….It’s Japan that gets 30% of its power from wind.

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  • Lefty


    I must apologize. Upon further research, I have discovered Japan’s wind generation is nowhere near 30% now, since the gov’t there cut funding.

    Gomen-o-sai !


    FINALLY someone with some sense! If we get rid of coal thousands of families will be without food. THANK YOU MITT for supporting coal and my family! and thank you for saying you are going to drill! now keep those promises! Will be voting for Mr. Romney when the time comes.

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  • Paul R. Millette
  • Paul R. Millette

    They were forced to go meet Romney or lose their jobs, they were not paid for the day

  • SteveInChicago

    You probably should read the other side of this story. Do coal miners, by and large, support Republicans? Probably. But a lot of the workers here were told that attending the rally was mandatory by their supervisors.

  • Shocker.

    Today we learn the miners were forced to attend the rally by their employer, who docked their pay for the time lost:

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  • Will

    Too bad these people were FORCED to be there. Only thye idiotic would take that as support. Also the people there that are dirty IS STAGED. The mine was closed and ALL WORKERS were forced to attend the event.

  • me

    you spelled “because they were forced to” incorrectly

  • Commie Pinko Liberal

    “The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.”

  • Bart

    Now we know why they all stood in line. They were FORCED TO by management. Way to go, Mittie.

  • Jon

    Damn, I feel so great for these guys… Losing their pay and being forced to attend?

    I bet you republicans love this!

  • Liberal because I’m Educated

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You right wing fools get fooled again by your corporate masters. Keep bleating as you vote for sending yourselves to slaughter. Y’all are just too stupid to see the light of day.

  • Jeff

    “Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend.”
    – Rob Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Energy Company

  • Sephora

    Isn’t this great? These workers were mandated to spend a “day without pay” to attend this event! This kind of “Corporate Fascism” should send a chill down your spine!

  • larry rice

    Non-union mine workers always come out to rallies when their employers tell them it’s mandatory. They’ll even do it for free. What a wonderful world where people are happy to be screwed by their employers! Sound like Ayn Rand’s personal paradise! I know that’s how I want to live.

  • K

    @144: Uh, doesn’t drilling for oil reduce the need for coal too? Hum.

  • Looks like those miners were forced to attend and they were not paid.

  • joe from Lowell

    The old comments on this thread are beyond awesome.

    #2 August 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    Ghost commented:

    the demon hordes just crapped their pants- thus they are, demoncraps

    #3 August 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Noovuss commented:

    Oh sh!t, even the miners are throwing Obommie under the bus?
    Things are starting to look bleak, it’s going to take some serious voter fraud to overcome this.


  • Tyro

    My understanding is that in the event of workers being legitimately forced to go to a rally, their bodies would shut down and prevent attendance.

  • dave
  • Republicans are so effing dumb

    They were all forced to skip work without pay to attend. Duh. Look at the guy standing with his arms crossed. Look real happy to be there “supporting Romney,” don’t they??

    You’re a bunch of idiots.

  • Jeremiah Meyer-O’Day

    As a second to #165, I’ll just add this:

    You republican types in this comment list are indeed a bunch of naive dupes.

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  • anon

    also left out of this story is the huge fines the owners of the mines have paid in the past for flagrant violations of safety regulations and the fact that six miners died a few years back at one of their mines. An organization that breaks the law to maximize profit to the very top and intimidates people with threats is not the type of business model that will encourage long term sable economic growth.

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