Republicans say Kentucky miners losing 'war on coal'

May 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Daily Caller

Kentucky coal miners have been hit hard by job losses. Coal employment has declined 30 percent across the state since last year, and some counties have seen coal jobs plummet by nearly 70 percent.

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redwhiteandblue

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maybe if they would pull their heads out of their asses and start seeing the working class in this country is all losing the war
they might see that their big fat paychecks is part of the problem
i wonder if there is one damn politician in this country republican or democrat or indian chief who really cares about the american worker and the future of this country
redwhiteandblue

Pikeville, KY

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oh and i forgot, funny how this subject only comes up when they are running for office, huh mitch
Kuda

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May 2, 2013
 
Now isn’t it just like Kentucky Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to feel deeply concerned about their fellow human beings and coal miner constituents? Just a couple of swell fellows, feeling their pain and doing everything they can to bring some relief.

Yes, Mitch and Rand, our “dear leaders” in congress are making me feel warm and goose-bumpy all over. Let’s hear it for the GOP!
stand out

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mitch McConnell has never done anything for the people of eastern ky.now he is listed as one who could be defeated next election.he is coming to east ky.talking coal mining jobs.please don't fall for this.anyone can see he is just doing this to keep his job.
Kuda

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mitch McConnell has never done anything for the people of eastern ky.now he is listed as one who could be defeated next election.he is coming to east ky.talking coal mining jobs.please don't fall for this.anyone can see he is just doing this to keep his job.
Why would the people in Kentucky keep electing Mitch McConnell if he never does anything for his constituents in need?
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Kuda wrote:
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Why would the people in Kentucky keep electing Mitch McConnell if he never does anything for his constituents in need?
that's what i'm saying.but McConnell always loses pike county.let's keep it that way.
redwhiteandblue

Pikeville, KY

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i loved the pic wymt put up of him having a beer with his jacket off in hazard
wow, mitch i didnt know you were so down to earth
the regular man
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he makes me wanna hurl...that mug of beer at his head
Kuda

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stand out wrote:
<quoted text>that's what i'm saying.but McConnell always loses pike county.let's keep it that way.
So, the problem is that people outside Pike County elect him. Do they ever elect any Democrats in Kentucky? How about Pike County?
betty

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It really isn't republicans or democrats , it politicians in general. They don't seem to understand its the the working class that pays all their salaries and all the bills to run the country. If you want the country to make a turn around we have to have a working man/woman elected
Kuda

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betty wrote:
It really isn't republicans or democrats , it politicians in general. They don't seem to understand its the the working class that pays all their salaries and all the bills to run the country. If you want the country to make a turn around we have to have a working man/woman elected
The problem with political hacks like Mitch McConnell is that even though we are paying their “official” salaries, their “real” income is bribe money to betray their constituents by voting in the interests of big money, aka big corporations — industries like rifle manufacturers (NRA). Guess who dislikes unions, which give some negotiating power to workers, and champions legislation to prevent workers from having any power?

I’ll not demonize the GOP and can’t stop it from demonizing itself. Nor will I pretend that there are not corrupt Democrats who behave just as badly. However, these two parties are fundamentally opposed when it comes to equal power for workers and opportunities for the middle class. Workers who vote for Republicans are almost always voting against their own best interest, while those who with out for their own interests vote for Democrats who have demonstrated their dedication in that regard. Here in Ohio, just one state up, we’re fortunate to have Sen. Sharrod Brown, for example.

I remain curious if Kentucky voters ever elect Democrats. It sounds like the status quo in Eastern Kentucky is pretty hopeless and that change is urgently needed.
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So, the problem is that people outside Pike County elect him. Do they ever elect any Democrats in Kentucky? How about Pike County?
you don't know much about pike county do you?the primary is the real election.in alot of elections no republicans even run.in 2008 McCain won pike county.he was the first republican presidential candidate to win pike county since Nixon.fletcher was the first republican governor in many years.the people wanted a recall election.but ky.does'nt have that.
Kuda

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<quoted text>you don't know much about pike county do you?the primary is the real election.in alot of elections no republicans even run.in 2008 McCain won pike county.he was the first republican presidential candidate to win pike county since Nixon.fletcher was the first republican governor in many years.the people wanted a recall election.but ky.does'nt have that.
It sounds like maybe Pike County needs to secede from Kentucky. Is there no hope?
betty

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<quoted text>you don't know much about pike county do you?the primary is the real election.in alot of elections no republicans even run.in 2008 McCain won pike county.he was the first republican presidential candidate to win pike county since Nixon.fletcher was the first republican governor in many years.the people wanted a recall election.but ky.does'nt have that.
Thank you. Nicely put! Probably people in Ohio need to tend to their own politics.
Kuda

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Actually betty, I agree with you completely about everything you have said, but possibly not with what I sense about your political party preference.

At the sole “people in Ohio” posting here, I do need to “tend to” my own politics, which of course includes having to deal with whomever Kentucky elects to congress (yes, Mitch and Rand, unfortunately) even though I haven direct say about their election. I’m embarrassed, again speaking as the sole “people in Ohio” posting here, that we elected orange-sprayed crybaby John Boehner.

If you still feel I’m intruding, it’s probably because I’m not xenophobic and feel comfortable talking with people of Pike County about the raw deal they’re getting from politicians like Mitch McConnell. The fact of the matter is that he’s giving almost everyone a raw deal, even the sole “people in Ohio” posting here.

You’re welcome, betty. Thank you too!
betty

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Kuda wrote:
Actually betty, I agree with you completely about everything you have said, but possibly not with what I sense about your political party preference.

At the sole “people in Ohio” posting here, I do need to “tend to” my own politics, which of course includes having to deal with whomever Kentucky elects to congress (yes, Mitch and Rand, unfortunately) even though I haven direct say about their election. I’m embarrassed, again speaking as the sole “people in Ohio” posting here, that we elected orange-sprayed crybaby John Boehner.

If you still feel I’m intruding, it’s probably because I’m not xenophobic and feel comfortable talking with people of Pike County about the raw deal they’re getting from politicians like Mitch McConnell. The fact of the matter is that he’s giving almost everyone a raw deal, even the sole “people in Ohio” posting here.

YouÂ’re welcome, betty. Thank you too!
And thank you
stand out

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pike county has been a democrat county from the times of fdr.the coal mines were union.republicans are against unions.pike county was a booming area when jimmy carter was president.but when Reagan was elected that ended.nearly all the mines closed.the population dropped from around 90,000 to 65,000.i don't know why any middle or lower class working person would vote republican.
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stand out wrote:
pike county has been a democrat county from the times of fdr.the coal mines were union.republicans are against unions.pike county was a booming area when jimmy carter was president.but when Reagan was elected that ended.nearly all the mines closed.the population dropped from around 90,000 to 65,000.i don't know why any middle or lower class working person would vote republican.
Thank you for your useful information about the plight of the people of Pike County, whose needs and interests go unfulfilled despite their pattern of voting for candidates who would improve their situation.

What recourse does Pike County have if the always get outvoted and hence overlooked by the larger population of Kentucky?
stand out

Knoxville, TN

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the last time I was home.there are still ditch mitch signs up.
Kuda

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the last time I was home.there are still ditch mitch signs up.
If they would post them all over Kentucky, maybe it would help. He probably has big money backing him, as usual.
Rem223

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You`all forget it was the scum obammy who in 2008 stated that he was going to shut down Americas coal industry. And YOU morons voted for him and his Marxist administration.

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