Romney's Coal Mine Speech Is Questioned

Romney's Coal Mine Speech Is Questioned

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Black Lung

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2012
We've all heard of campaigns paying people to come to their rallies but this is a new one.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local...

A Murray company official told the same radio station on Monday that managers “communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend”

You be the judge.

man·da·to·ry   /[man-duh-tawr-ee,- tohr-ee] Show IPA adjective, noun, plural man·da·to·ries.
adjective
1. authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory: It is mandatory that all students take two years of math.
2. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.
3. Law . permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified: a mandatory clause.

Since: Nov 11

Mokena, IL

#2 Aug 29, 2012
There isn't a shortage of people who are disgusted by this current administration. No need for some conspiracy like this. I can't even begin to find it valid.
Neighbor

Atlanta, IL

#3 Aug 29, 2012
Could be because Obama has screwed the Coal Miners & famlies. You do know, their union refuses to support Obama?
Four More Years

United States

#4 Aug 29, 2012
New Lenox Parents wrote:
There isn't a shortage of people who are disgusted by this current administration. No need for some conspiracy like this. I can't even begin to find it valid.
Then you don't know Bob Murray.
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#5 Aug 29, 2012
I saw he was in Blackface for the speech, nice touch.

Since: Nov 11

Mokena, IL

#6 Aug 30, 2012
Four More Years wrote:
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Then you don't know Bob Murray.
You're right. I didn't know Bob Murray or too much about this story. I am glad I looked into it. It is just another example of how the media tries to prey on the stupid people who choose to believe crap.

From cleveland.com on an interview with Murray.

"What you people are suggesting is that I pay somebody to attend a political function that they attended voluntarily. You don’t pay somebody to attend a political function, and that is what you are advocating by making an issue out of this.
"I had 3,000 coal miners there – wives, children. They enjoyed it very much. It was a great day. And you people in the media are trying to make something negative out of it because some radio personality tried to make an issue out of it. Would you rather I paid people to attend a political event, because that is what you are saying. The answer is you don’t.
"My people have their own minds. They have their own desires. Nobody was ordered to attend. Nobody knows who attended and who didn’t. But I can tell you this: We had 3,000 people there, it was a great day, our people enjoyed it. Barack Obama is destroying their lives, their livelihoods. These people ae scared, and they came out in droves to see Mitt Romney and that’s what it was all about. A great day."
Asked about the closing of the mine that day, he said,“We had to close it for security reasons. The Secret Service would not allow us to be conducting a mining operation underground when we had people there. Now what is so newsworthy about that that? The Plain Dealer has to make a news issue about it? It’s a security issue. Yes, we closed the mine for one shift. We did not have the mine closed for more than the one shift that Gov. Romney was there.”
Asked if the Secret Service had ordered the mine closed, Murray said, "We discussed it together and knew we had to close the mine. We could not have men working underground at the same time we had all this security going on outside. It was a security issue.”
Four More Years

Wauconda, IL

#7 Aug 30, 2012
Spend an hour with King Coal and you might believe the crap.Could the King be dumping crap on you with his explanation.I know the guy and he is a good guy but ruthless.Remember the Utah mine or the many other infractions that have occurred at King Coal's mines.
Four More Years

Wauconda, IL

#8 Aug 30, 2012
Four More Years wrote:
Spend an hour with King Coal and you might believe the crap.Could the King be dumping crap on you with his explanation.I know the guy and he is a good guy but ruthless.Remember the Utah mine or the many other infractions that have occurred at King Coal's mines.
But Chris Maloney, a Romney campaign spokesman, said in an email,“It was Murray Energy’s decision to close the Century Mine, not the campaign’s or the Secret Service.”

The controversy surrounding Romney’s visit to the mine stems from a group of coal miners telling a West Virginia radio station that they would not be paid the day of Romney’s visit and that attendance would be mandatory. A Murray company official told the same radio station on Monday that managers “communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend”

Where is the crap.You have Romney's campaign manager stating it was Murray's decision to close the mine and a company official "communicated that attendance was mandatory" The quotations means that the spoken word was directly from that person's mouth.Doesn't seem to say more than that.I guess it is the liberal mainstream media picking on Romney.
Professor

United States

#9 Aug 30, 2012
Four More Years wrote:
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But Chris Maloney, a Romney campaign spokesman, said in an email,“It was Murray Energy’s decision to close the Century Mine, not the campaign’s or the Secret Service.”
The controversy surrounding Romney’s visit to the mine stems from a group of coal miners telling a West Virginia radio station that they would not be paid the day of Romney’s visit and that attendance would be mandatory. A Murray company official told the same radio station on Monday that managers “communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend”
Where is the crap.You have Romney's campaign manager stating it was Murray's decision to close the mine and a company official "communicated that attendance was mandatory" The quotations means that the spoken word was directly from that person's mouth.Doesn't seem to say more than that.I guess it is the liberal mainstream media picking on Romney.
would you get a job and quit looking for handouts. create your own wealth and keep your eyes off everyone elses. sorry, we are too old and, wise to drink kool-aid.
Four More Years

Wauconda, IL

#10 Aug 30, 2012
Professor wrote:
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would you get a job and quit looking for handouts. create your own wealth and keep your eyes off everyone elses. sorry, we are too old and, wise to drink kool-aid.
Never took a handout in my life.I have plenty of money.I am trying not to drink the Republican kool-aid.I'm 50 and considered somewhat intelligent.Your writing don't show much in terms of wisdom as evidenced by your precious screen name.

Did you ever take unemployment?
Four More Years

Wauconda, IL

#11 Aug 30, 2012
Professor wrote:
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would you get a job and quit looking for handouts. create your own wealth and keep your eyes off everyone elses. sorry, we are too old and, wise to drink kool-aid.
When Rob Moore, chief financial officer of Pepper Pike-based Murray Energy, discussed this with WWVA, he said that managers "communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend."

The words from the horses mouth. How can you say something is mandatory and it not be?

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