It has become so easy to catch Hillary Clinton in a lie or another flip-flop, even mainstream media pundits pull it off, but it doesn’t fit their liberal narrative so they don’t even bother to try. Rand Paul’s now viral tweet should serve as a great reminder of Hillary’s poor understanding of what real job creation looks like.
“I am going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” is exactly what Hillary Clinton said during a primary stump speech in Ohio, where good-paying coal jobs allow miners to put food on the table for their families.
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 27, 2016
Clinton would like you to forget she said she was going to shut down coal companies—much like she wants We the People to erase from their minds her her claims she has always been for gay marriage and the TPP deal as well as her lies about not sending or receiving classified emails.
Hillary has consistently tried to walk back her comments about the coal industry, but the fervor in which she uttered the words has not been lost on the tens of thousands of American coal miners or the local businesses they support in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Even Democrats in coal country are completely unwilling to cut her any slack or accept her apology for promising to kill a vital piece of the economy.
“It’s an uphill battle for Hillary in this state both in the primary and certainly a much steeper uphill battle in the general election,” said former West Virginia Representative Nick Rahall, a Clinton supporter.
In 2008, 67 percent of West Virginia voters supported Hillary.
The bulk of those votes, if not all, are likely to go to Donald Trump in November.
“Nobody likes Hillary around here,” 77-year-old retired coal miner Darrell Bower told West Virginia Metro News. “Everybody in my family and everyone I know is going to vote for Trump.”
Coal mines have struggled under the senseless mountain of regulations Obama has put on the industry, causing lay-offs and stagnant wages.
We need a president who respects American workers and knows how to create and sustain jobs.