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Should Democrats rein in their president regarding his misguided war on coal?

  1. Yes, coal means jobs
  2. No, coal is a health threat
  3. I don't know
 
 
 
 
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73Hockey

Jul-02-13 8:11 AM

Yeah, SOLYNDRA made so much sense. Solar is too far away to even be in the conversation, tree huggers hate wind turbines killing their birds and just HOW MANY dams would you like every 100feet?

All three of these are not even viable yet and cannot compare to coal generated. Besides, shut down coal and try and build your wind, hydro and solar.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 8:13 AM

Mark Bush is not President. Obama is. No matter how you frame it Obama is responsible for the economy. A good President would have fixed it after 4 1/2 years. Obama just packs his bags and flies away. He then spends more US money on all these foreign countries well killing as many jobs as he can in America.

Obama is a Jobs Killer!@!!

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keyzgirl62

Jul-02-13 8:28 AM

Last time I checked, Obama is everyone's president... He's not a wild horse that's out of control. He's also not the first president, Democratic or Republican, to try to regulate pollution.

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animal

Jul-02-13 8:46 AM

The dirty little o is NOT my president! And if you fools think you can have the life style you are accustom to without coal and fossil fuels you'd better pull your heads out of your butts and try actually thinking for a change!

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animal

Jul-02-13 8:48 AM

Also he is out of control, but he is not a wild horse, a close relative of the horse, YES!

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kingdom

Jul-02-13 9:12 AM

Really believe this ridiculous question deserves a response. There is no "misguided war on coal". Also, remember any of you, that the GOP legislature in this pollution loving state lowered the air standards to meet the lowered requirements of GWB administration? The coal plants weren't having any problem meeting the EPA standards at that time. If you don't remember, look it up!

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muleskinner

Jul-02-13 9:21 AM

The Burlington Northern Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad haul thousands of carloads of coal every week to coal-fired power plants.

Go to the BNSF web site and you can read the pdf on weekly hauls.

The railroads won't be silent on this issue and I suspect that they will not be willing to bend if it is going to break them.

Obama is a dumb as a post, which should be no surprise to anyone who can think.

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Legend

Jul-02-13 10:07 AM

Bill: Jobskiller? Why Won't they pass his jobs bill? You must mean Romney and the Chinese girls who live in the factory. Just think what we could have done with the money wasted on Iraq.

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LOLMinot

Jul-02-13 10:12 AM

Hey MDN. President is spelled with a capital "P" regardless if you agree with his policies or not.

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muleskinner

Jul-02-13 10:21 AM

When you refer to the president as President Obama, you use a capital 'P'. When you say the president or their president, you use the lower case.

The Village Idiot in the White House is/was a cigarette smoker, so he knows about smoke belching from a smokestack.

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LOLMinot

Jul-02-13 10:28 AM

True, but they capitalized Democrat. I should cut the minimum-wager who comes up with these polls some slack though.

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LOLMinot

Jul-02-13 10:34 AM

Kingdom- couldn't hit agree enough. Well said.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 12:19 PM

Obama is not my President.. You Dems can have him.. I sure as heck would not ever admit I was connected to him in any way..

Stupid is as Stupid does.. Obama is stupid to put it mildly..

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Missy1

Jul-02-13 4:19 PM

Liberals have said worse things about President Bush, and you still are. You haven't been kick off yet.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 4:44 PM

Garr Tell me why Obama is trying to destroy America?

Tell me why he didn't pass a jobs bill in the 1st 2 years when he had control?

Tell me why he spent 2 years on Obama care and turned his back on AMERICANS AND JOBS?? Tell us all Garr... Why did Obama shun America and spend two years on the golf course..on billion dollar vacations as folks lost their jobs and went hungry.. Oh thats right he threw food stamps at them Crowning himself the Food Stamp King of the world..

Obama is a FAILURE!!!

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 4:46 PM

How come Obama failed to pass a jobs Bill the 1st two years in office???

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animal

Jul-02-13 5:59 PM

Willyboy I'm fully aware of who your president is, your the one who seems to be totally unaware of who he really is!!

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 7:18 PM

garr How come Obama failed to pass a jobs Bill the 1st two years in office???

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 7:19 PM

from all the comments about how bad Bush did running America I thought he was still in charge.. Things are getting worse not better, we are much much much deeper in debt and I see Bush pop up in just about every blog..

How come Obama didn't pass a jobs bill the 1st two years he had control????

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Peeweepeterson

Jul-02-13 8:08 PM

What a question. Misguided? Republican paper are we?

Facts - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 12,000 coal miners died from black lung disease between 1992 and 2002.

- Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of human-generated mercury pollution in the U.S.

Those are only a couple. Very easy to look up. When the paper says "Misguided" which part is misguided?

People complaining about the economy. Look at history. No matter who is in the presidency (dems or repubs) it takes at least 8-10 years to turn around the economy. So blaming Obama is a mooo point.

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Peeweepeterson

Jul-02-13 8:13 PM

Call me crazy, but without a clean environment we'd wouldn't be here.

You know the environment- clean air to breath, fresh water to drink and food to eat.

Why does money have to always trump health? You think republicans would want a cleaner environmental bill so less money is spent on the affordable health care act (Obamacare)

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rajiihammr

Jul-02-13 8:29 PM

"The dirty little o is NOT my president!"

How does that look Analma!? You like that?

The dirty little o is NOT my president!

The dirty little o is NOT my president!

What are you Canadian? Russian? Cuban?

The dirty little o is NOT my president!

Real nice.

How very American of you, Happy 4th.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 10:10 PM

Newsflash"""""

Obama has been in charge for the last 5 years..

Unemployment has now been high for 5 years.. Obama has done nothing to fix it.

Food Stamps are at an all time high... Obama is Food Stamp King..

Welfare baby knows how to milk the Government for everything it can.Obama grew up with the "screw the working class mentality" Taught to him by his hippie mother and missing in action father or fathers or whatever those folks were who came and went in the middle of the night.. Now his Obamacare is in trouble.. Poor stupid lil creature.. doesnt have a clue one how to lead.

Give him his golf clubs and the Air Force One and he has fulfilled all his dreams and all he knows how to do..

Obama is definately out of his pay grade.. He has no clue how to lead..

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-02-13 10:12 PM

I wonder how many of you would be dead if it hadn't been for the coal that heated the homes in North Dakota for MANY MANY years..

Bite the hand that feeds you..

Dems and libs are Sorely afflicted with Obamadumb..

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 9:14 AM

"Newsflash"""""

Obama has been in charge for the last 5 years.."

According to some liberal posters, that's not really so, because they're still blaming former President Bush for any and all ills of the country. Nice to have a convenient scapegoat.

As far as Democrats reining in "their" president--c'mon, guys, he's "our" president--President Obama is his own person and how. Why would he condescend to be reined in by anyone now? He won re-election with a stinky economy - first time that's happened.

This thing on coal - if it is to be phased out as a contributor to our energy needs, I do hope there's a viable alternative that can take up the slack. Coal has been a major energy player for decades. Where does everyone think their electricity currently comes from? Little green power elves?

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