I pray the united mine workers unions boil Obama. When jobs are being cut, this group is the worse enemy,Obama would ever want. He is destroying lives and homes,wrecking the economy of WV, which is very dependable on it.This will kill thousands of other jobs,that depend on coal. Obama does not give a shit about this. He has to spread the wealth,and coal mines are not in his vision.
The United Mine Workers of America has already announced that they are sitting out this election and not supporting Obama. The union itself is not actively supporting Romney, but many of the miners are. They are also wearing "Fire Obama" stickers on their helmets. This is going to hurt Obama in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Western Maryland. It won't be enough to flip Maryland, but it might be enough to flip the others. The only thing Obama is going to have in PA is the Philadelphia-Allentown-Scranton corridor. Pittsburgh is going to be Romney country, I think.
I used to work in a coal mine in Alberta as a Mechanic.
United Mine Workers of America, strictly a coal mining union.
I seem to remember the name "Richard Trumka", I believe he was the President of the UMWA when I was in that Union back in the 80's.
If that's a FACT, why is he now so supportive of a regime desiring to shut down his old Employer's EMPLOYER?
Oddly enough, I've been in one or another union in the last 40 years and most of the people I've worked with vote Conservative. The "unions" were all lefties.
A lot of us "ants" were quite tuned in to the price of metalurgical coal and figuring out how to do things more efficiently, we WERE competing with other like minded individuals in the same union at other mines after all was said and done. 'plaints about working conditions and atrocious weather were usually met with amusement initially, and outright scorn if that sort of behaviour persisted.
I'm in some sort of a gypsy union now, there's about 6 of us in our "Local", we all vote conservative and our "union" donates money to moonbats,,,, go figure.
I'm not exactly sure how supportive Trumka really is. For example, the AFL-CIO had a financial boycott of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. They said they are tired of being the "ATM machine" of the DNC. Industrial unions are getting plenty upset with the Democrats for favoring government unions over private sector industrial unions. Obama's stimulus program wasn't popular with them because it landed in the pockets of government workers and did nothing to stimulate private industry. There isn't a lot of love between the AFL-CIO and the Obama administration, at least not like there is with the SEIU.
There was a story earlier this year about the Building and Construction Trades Department of AFL-CIO PAC giving more to Republican House members than to Democrats. So the tide might be starting to change.
Before the last election, Odinga said he was going to bankrupt the coal industry. West Virginia voted for him anyway. What part of his statement did they not get?
I like both ads but the second one is more powerful. Emotional is good. Having people worry about how they will support their family drives home the message that everyone is feeling in this economy.
I think the people who live in the mining areas of OH, VA, and PA know Obama and his administration (via the EPA) are killing the coal industry. A company in WV is laying off 1600 workers due over regulation of the industry. I think this needs to be highlighted (along with a couple of other examples) in another ad with Obama's words about the coal industry and close with Romney promising to lift Regulations and expedited the permit process so the coal industry can be rejuveniated and people can get back to work.
We can't use it because we need to find an alternative energy so we aren't dependent on coal and oil. Ok, libs, why don't we find that alternative energy before you chop people off at the legs thinking it will force us to go to an alternative energy that doesn't exist? Morons.
just plug your electric car into that plastic box on the wall..................
..........................WHAT!!???!!?? .......... Electricity comes from WHAT???!???!!????
From coal? WHAT???!???
He lied to me about "green" energy????
Liberalism is a mental disease and built on lies
It actually pollutes more to use an electric car exactly because you have to plug it in. I agree with you that the irony is so thick with liberals.
But... but... I thought the electricity from those toy cars came from the magic electric pixies that live in the WH basement? You mean, it comes form coal? Oh WOW!!! Do the Libtards know??? /sarc.
The miners were required to attend and participate and were not paid by Murray Energy OR Romney's campaign. Which also means they will pay less in taxes (and then they'll be dependent on the government, and it will all go downhill from there due to Romney and Murray Energy.) The union is filing a complaint.
No. The miners were not required to attend. What happened was that so many miners WANTED to attend that there were not enough left to run a safe operation. The operator of the mine told them they could take the day off without pay as there was no way they could operate the mine otherwise. They had the choice of all staying and working or all taking the shift off. They decided to take the shift off. The miners were not required to go to the Romney rally but they could not be in the mine.
A mine is not like an office building. Certain jobs are vital to safety and require specific training. If those people are at a rally, the mine can't run. Period. The only safe thing to do was to shut down the mine. They were not given pay because it was their decision to go to the rally, not the company's.
Huh, they missed an hour or so of work and will be dependent on the gov't? NOT.
Ever heard of the Cloward-Piven strategy? Obama believes in it....destroy the economy, make it easier for folks to get on welfare and then bankrupt the system. That is Odingdong's goal.
Here is who the coal miners should sue:
Ohio and Virginia baby... Obama can't attack if he's too busy defending especially as Mitt will have a 2 to 1 cash advantage
Close out Ohio, Virginia and Florida and its curtains for Obama
Good ad, but why not tie it into Obama's overall destruction of the domestic energy industry? Under Obama, not only is the EPA shutting down coal mines, but they are preventing oil companies from drilling off our own shores. At the same time, Obama is giving money to countries like Brazil to develop their own energy resources. Show that and hit Obama over the head with that again and again. Why are we sending oil jobs overseas when we could be employing Americans off our own shores? This shows how liberal ideology is keeping Americans unemployed.
He's speaking to Muslims ABOUT Muslims. He saying "keep up the good work Islamists".
You have to understand his double speak.
Excellent Ads! I heard yesterday that a company in Virginia is going to be laying off hundreds of workers. What a sad day in America! I can't imagine why any coal-miner could consider aligning themselves with a party that is h$ll bent on destroying their very livelihood. All in the name of green energy that has made little in-roads in being a viable energy sourcde. Just amazing!
Glad to see Romney going after this!
I really wish the Romney campaign would make a major push into the price of gas, food and utilities, which has more than doubled under Obama.
Again I like this second ad....the father explaining his worries to provide for his family...EXCELLENT make is personal...that is what you do. We all sit around that kitchen table and the number one concern is our families and providing for them. Excellent and he talks about Obama's policies, closing plants, wanting to attack them and when Romney says we have 250 years of coal, utilities bills and worrying about making it to the next day! HOME RUN!! This is what ordinary people think about!! GREAT CONJUNCTION!!
This is a great ad, It has real people saying how this President is taking away the livlihood that has been in their families for generations. I can't believe Ohio voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Ok, Ohio and Pennsylvania, wake-up!
I see again the whiners are out that this ad is not enough. Talk for 30 sec Brainiacs and see how much information you can spew out! Try it?? And when others criticize you for something you left out then talk again!
Again good ad Mitt....the Coal Industry is directed in Ohio, VA, PA and other areas. I like using an actual coal worker in his own words talking about his family and HE DID MENTIONE OBAMA's OWN WORDS....which obviously some here missed!
When ads are taken the most effective are PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN WORDS...like this man talking..not a screen with numbers....I would like to see Romney pair this ad with Obama talking in his words about coal and then this man talking about the effect of those words. That would be nice pairing and effective....
But glad to see Romney bringing out ads on Coal and Energy....Would love to see one Highlighting the benefits of the Keystone Pipe Line and cost of gas!! But keep it up Mitt!
I like the idea, but the ad seems soft. It appeal to the emotion, and doesn't back it up with facts. Still jabbing, and not punching. C'mon Romney, start channeling "Howard Beale" and get mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore!*
This is a weak ad. It would have been nice if the campaign inserted a few facts to back up what they are saying...there's plenty to chose from, hello????? Most of us here know Obama is imcompetent at best, but these ads have to target the undecided voters and the message has to be crystal clear.
They should have played Obama's comments from 08, I think, where he basically said the idea was to make coal so expensive the coal companies would go bankrupt and that electricity prices would skyrocket. He should have played that clip for a bunch of coal workers and then showed their reaction. Using Obama's own words against him is the best weapon in my opinion.
How many liberals does it take to power an electric car?
Twenty. One to hold the coat hanger, and nineteen to rub their heads in the carpet.
Ha, I've been saying the same thing. Those volts aren't electric powered cars, they are coal powered cars. The left is so dumb.
I think the support of Romney is greatly underestimated. obama is going to get a surprise on Nov. 6th.
But voter fraud was not as rampant during Carver v Reagan as today and Reagan is partially to blame for the mess we have today with his millions in amnesty that are life-long Democrat voters and who smuggled in millions more illegals who will also pull the lever for O'Bambi because he granted them amnesty.
Maybe you are right. But we must not rest on our laurels, we must continue to fight. (Even after Romney is elected, we must continue to fight!)
Let's also DEMAND new Republican leadership in the House & Senate. Boehner & McConnell are about as useful as two flat tires.
the fight to save our Replublic will have only begun. We the People will have to go after our employees in Congress and hold them responsible to cut federal regulations, and to repeal "Obama-care". Romney must lead and direct, but congress must act
When Romney was elected Gov of Mass he held a meeting of his advisory committee (cabinet) to review his campaign promises. The review process entailed white boarding the individual promises and then assigning responsibilities to make sure they were done. This man knows what he is doing and I really hope he does the same when he's President.
I agree. Romney must be held accountable for his actions in office (if he wins). We must hold his administration's feet to the fire. I hope he understands this and plans for it. He will not be allowed to do the same old things just because it's a Republican doing it instead of a Democrat.
I invite all to hold a get together w family and friends on election night and say a prayer for Romney to win for the sake of our country.
Why wait till election night? Join GBTV for 40 days of fasting and prayer for America. We can't wait until election day to be on our knees for our nation! Pray NOW like you've never prayed before. Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things that you do not know." God is waiting for America to call out to Him!
Let's begin this fight today!
It's designed by the media and the socialist-democrats to make Romney "appear" insignificant in order to suppress Romney support on election day. By reviewing the obama campaign from the last 12 months, their campaign is not running on 'a track of confidence', even though that is what they are trying to portray. Their actions do not match their words.