Obama's "War on Coal" has hit its "evolution" point, with Obama's campaign quietly editing its position on energy overnight. We're sure it had nothing to do with the fact that a prisoner, Keith Judd, took 41% of the Democrat primary vote in West Virginia against Obama last week, a state where Obama's policies have devastated the coal industry.
Reports The Washington Examiner:
Gay marriage isn't the only issue President Obama "evolved" on this week. This Tuesday we reported that while Obama was traveling around the country touting his "all of the above" energy plan, his website conspicuously left out a fuel source responsible for almost half of all domestic electricity generation: coal.
On the left is an Examiner screenshot from Tuesday. On the right, an Examiner screenshot from today.
Notice how "fuel efficiency" suddenly becomes "clean coal"?
Maybe Obama’s campaign thought by quietly adding clean coal back into their rhetorical position on energy, they could somehow sweep their “war on coal” under the rug.
Unlike the manufactured "war on women" the "war on coal" is real and demonstrably so. The Obama administration's new rules for coal plants effectively kill them by setting emission standards for new plants that are impossible to meet.
The head of the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil Roberts, recently said:
"The Navy SEALs shot Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and [EPA Administrator] Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington…This rule is an all-out, in my opinion, decision by the EPA that we’re never going to have another coal-fired facility in the United States that’s constructed.”
Obama's graphic change is only a rhetorical change, he's still not backing off his policy plan to kill the coal industry. Just like Obama's stance on gay marriage, where he won't be pushing any policy, only changing his rhetoric, Obama's coal move is pure politics.
But the American people are smart enough to figure out when words change, but actions don't.