Monday, November 03, 2008

Obama's Coal Comment

With just hours until the election, Drudge has fired up conservatives about some comments Barack Obama made about the coal industry back in an interview in January.
Here's the comment that has coal advocates upset: "If somebody wants to build a coal power plant they can, it's just that, it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all those greenhouse gases that's being emitted."
Obama is speaking about a cap-and-trade plan that would tax companies for emissions. The irony is that John McCain supports a similar plan.
Obama went on to also say the following: "This notion of no coal, I think is an illusion . . . For us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to pursue coal in a clean way, we should pursue it, that I think is the right approach."


Paul Seale said...


You are, as your usual biased self, leaving large lumps of the story out - which includes Obama's admission of sky rocketing energy costs.

It should be noted, if you were being honest about what you posted, that there are significant differences in the McCain and Obama cap and trade policies. Especially in how fast and how hard the two want to go to "100%."

The reporting as posted, in my view, is extremely irreponsible given the nature and seriousness of the policy which is being discussed, especially with the second quote.

The only positive I can say about this particular post is that you link to one of the questions at hand which shows the video in its entirety

American Patriot said...

Amen, Paul. The left wing media- even locally - want to keep the spotlight off the real Obama so he can sneak into the White House.

How can a candidate claim to be for the middle class when bankrupting coal, throwing thousands out of work and giving us sky rocketing energy bills be the change we can believe in?

This guy is one dangerous man.