Friday, September 21, 2012

Dems Criticize, Running Away from Obama

The Hill: Dem slams Obama on EPA rules, coal. Rep. Rahall joined a GOP-led effort to roll back or end EPA rules they call detrimental to the coal industry. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) said the Obama administration’s policies present the toughest uphill battle for the coal industry in his 36-year congressional career. That would mean Rahall, who has long advocated for the coal industry, ranks Obama below former Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in his handling of the coal industry. ...Obama’s treatment of coal has put some coal-state Democrats in a tough spot. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) would not say Thursday whether he would support Obama for a second term. And the United Mine Workers of America, historically Democratic and a backer of Obama in 2008, has decided not to endorse a presidential candidate this election.

The Hill Sen. Manchin mum on Obama support."Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) declined to say on Thursday whether he’s supporting President Obama’s reelection bid. ‘I’m not talking about people’s election, I’m talking about West Virginia, the economy, staying here and getting our job done. You should be worried about what we are doing here,’ the West Virginia Democrat said in the Capitol when asked whether he’s supporting Obama.

CNS News: Hoyer: ‘I Don't Know That Any Democrat Believes Redistribution of Wealth is the End of Gov't.' "Do you personally believe that the goal of the federal government is to redistribute wealth, [that] that's an end of the federal government?" Hoyer said,"I don’t know that any Democrat believes redistribution of wealth is the end of government--it is not."

Democrats Run Faster From Obama Than He Runs From Changing Washington

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