By: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus
May 17, 2012
“Vice President Biden is in Ohio coal country today.
“Coal country isn’t Obama country and for good reason. If Obama and Biden get a second term, anti-coal Cap-and-Trade will be at the top of their 2013 agenda.
“So why would the veep venture to a community whose jobs he’d destroy?
“Federal Inmate No. 11593-051. Last week in West Virginia, President Obama lost 41 percent of the vote (and 10 counties) in the Democrat primary to Keith Judd, a convicted felon.
“‘A lot of folks here have real frustration with this administration’s stance on coal and energy,’ the Chairman of West Virginia’s state Democrat Party explained. ‘They are frustrated and they are upset, and they wanted to send Obama a message’…
“Team Obama is scrambling to hide their anti-coal agenda. The campaign website’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan now includes clean coal, which was conspicuously absent until last week. How convenient…
“America needs an ‘all of the above’ energy policy. But that’s not what President Obama is offering, no matter how his website has been edited.
“As Gov. Romney says, President Obama isn’t for all of the above, he’s for ‘all the sources of energy that come from above the ground…. He just doesn’t like the things that come from below the ground.’
“But more than just coal comes from below the ground. Coal brings with it jobs and paychecks and families’ livelihoods…”