Foxnews.com reports that
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was confronted Monday at a campaign stop in West Virginia by a laid-off coal worker over previous comments she made that “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Clinton was attending a panel discussion with residents and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in Williamson, W. Va. when she was asked a question by Bo Copley, who told her he was a laid off worker in the coal industry.
“I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of, out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend,” Copley said, sometimes breaking into tears, as the chants of the protesters were heard outside.
Clinton however said her comments in March were a “misstatement,” and that she has been talking about helping out coal country “for a very long time.”
“What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs,” Clinton said Monday. “That’s what I meant to say, and I think that that seems to be supported by the facts. I didn’t mean that we were going to do it, what I said was, that is going to happen unless we take action to try to and help and prevent it.”
Clinton released a $30 billion plan last fall aimed at aiding communities dependent on coal production and she’s promised that her husband would focus on revitalizing the region.
Manchin came to Clinton’s defense on Monday.
“If I thought that was in her heart, if I thought she wanted to eliminate one job in West Virginia I wouldn’t be sitting here,” he said. “I think Hillary knows that. She wouldn’t be here if she felt that way. There is no way you could come into this type of a setting and the way that people are hurting so bad unless you want to help them.”
Copley however told Manchin he didn’t believe that his endorsement of Clinton was a good move.
Gee, DiNozzo. Ya think?
The intellectual hubris required for Hillary Clinton to campaign in an area that her and the rest of the Democrat Party has laid barren, through the over-regulation and basically, shutting down of an industry, which provides the overwhelming majority of jobs in that region, is unfathomable.
A FOX News poll from two weeks ago shows Republican Donald Trump leading Ted Cruz by 18 points, while Democrat Hillary Clinton now only has a two-point lead over Bernie Sanders.
Voters polled believe Donald Trump has the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton this fall, but they don’t think he’s the right person to negotiate with Russian President Vladamir Putin, Clinton fits that bill instead.
65% of Republicans think Trump has the knowledge to effectively serve as President, while only 12% of Democrats do.
So why do you suppose, that Trump was picked by the Americans participating in this poll, to have the best chance of beating Clinton?
As I have related before, the answer is simple.
It’s the economy, stupid.
In that same poll, those responding said that the economy is the single most important issue in the upcoming presidential election. Donald J Trump is a self-made billionaire. He knows how to create jobs. He understands Capitalism, the engine that runs America and her economy, don’t want a trumpet some self made billionaire. He knows how to create jobs.
Hilary, just like her former boss, Barack Hussein Obama, believes in “sharing the wealth”. She is just as big a socialist as Bernie Sanders.
Americans understand that fact.
When the only jobs that an economy is adding every month are government jobs, that country is moving in the wrong direction.
Too many Americans have been out of work for too long a period of time.
As we journey through this Quixotic Quest, known as our everyday lives, we come across windmills, which we must tilt with daily, known as “priorities”.
Priorities are unique, perplexing things, as they vary from individual to individual.
For those Americans between employment, it is finding a meaningful, well-paying job, so that we may provide for our families. For other Americans, it could be the care of their elderly loved ones. For others, their priority may be to climb the Corporate Ladder at their place of employment.
For the parents of 30-year-old Liberals and “puff puff” “l”ibertarians, it may be that their priority is to get their slacker of a “kid” to move out of the basement.
But, I digress…
The anger of average Americans, which I have spoken of in past posts, is a direct result of the failed Foreign and DOMESTIC Policies, of the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, which have affected Americans’ daily lives, including our Household Incomes. These policies have been exacerbated by the Republican Elite, who, in their desire to “reach across the aisle” and “go along to get along”, have distanced themselves from the Middle Class Average Americans, like you and me, who elected them to Congress in the first place.
Those whom we have sent to serve us up on Capitol Hill, seem to be more intent on expanding government and feathering their own nests, then they are about creating a robust economy, and keeping the Engine of Capitalism, which has been responsible for our country’s growth, free from restrictive and burdensome taxes and Government Regulations, designed to keep American Businesses “under the thumb” of “Big Government”.
Meanwhile, these same average Americans, (i.e., you and me), remain mired up to our necks in an abysmal swamp of bills and taxes, living paycheck-to-paycheck, afraid to make a move, for fear of drowning in an ocean of debt.
Americans are tired of the empty promises that they have heard since 2009, made by professional politicians on both sides of the political aisle.
Seemingly forgotten, in all of these forgotten promises, made by Barack Hussein Obama, and Establishment Democrats and Republicans, alike, are the 94 million Americans, who are no longer, largely through no fault of their own, participating in our Workforce.
…like the Coal Miners of West Virginia, whose ability to provide for their families has been sacrificed to the gods of Environmental Activism and Political Correctness, by the “Smartest People in the Room”, the Far Left Radicals, who infest the Modern Democrat Party, including the Presumptive Democrat Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton.
That is why Donald J. Trump is still continuing to enjoy a commanding lead in the Republican Primary Elections
The majority of Americans have had their fill of Professional Politicians, who promise the Moon, but deliver dust.
It is time to replace those Professional Politicians, like Hillary Clinton, who value Government Regulations and Bureaucracy more than the American citizens, whom they have taken an oath to serve.
Until He Comes,