I guess this is the McCain camp’s last desperate, sleazeball attempt to steal Pennsylvania. They’re basically just making things up. In an interview with the SF Chronicle nearly a year ago, Obama was talking about the need to transition to clean coal technologies, and his cap and trade policy on coal. One particular audio clip has been snipped and sent to Drudge and other righty-sphere outlets:
The headline on Drudge and other sites is blatantly misrepresenting Obama as saying he would “bankrupt the coal industry,” when he never said or even implied any such thing. The kind of policies he’s talking about would actually HELP the coal mining industry, and are mostly futuristic theory in any case.
The McCain camp has its attack tard, Palin, out there working this on the stump and lying about it in an attempt scare people in PA, OH and VA into thinking Obama is going to shut down the coal industry.
It’s a truly vile, bottom of the barrel, patently dishonest tactic, and hypocritical as well, since McCain has said he wants to transition away from coal all together, while Obama just wants to change the rechnology for how to use it.
I expect this garbage from Drudge, et al, but McCain continues to stun me with just how low he’s willing to sink. Has this election really corrupted him that much, or or we now finding out that his (self-touted) reputation for integrity and decency has never been anything but a sham?
I always assume the very worst, so now I am convinced that this will work, and that McCain, with the help of his media minions (Fox will spend all of monday pounding this like it’s Jessica Alba in a cheerleader outfit) will manage to scare and trick enough people in those vital battlegrounds to thwart God’s will and steal another election for the forces of scum and death.
I should have known they would never let a brother into the White House. They will do absolutely anything it takes.