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    Well, You would think the locals would be armed with pitchforks and torches by now, The most inhospitable places a democrat could arrive.
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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With West Virginia’s economy battered by a coal industry [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is hoping that a strong showing in this state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday will keep him a force in the party’s politics by showing that his message still resonates, even though his rival, Hillary Clinton, has an almost insurmountable lead in delegates.

    As Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders have campaigned here in recent weeks, they have found frustrated voters who express the kinds of anxieties heard all across the country – only with a far greater degree of urgency and pain, as they see their communities wither before their eyes.

    “We just don’t want to be forgotten,” said Betty Dolin, who co-owns a restaurant in Danville
    She pointed out the empty tables that would once have been filled.
    “We can’t have coal? Bring us something else,” she said. “And I don’t mean job training. A lot of these men are too old to train for another job.”

    “These communities need help,” Mr. Sanders said last week at a food bank in McDowell County.
    “It is not the coal miners’ fault in terms of what’s happening in this world.”In some ways, Mr. Sanders is not a natural candidate to be courting the votes of coal miners: He is outspoken on climate change and advocates moving away from fossil fuels. But his message of economic fairness has been embraced by white, working-class voters.


    Mr. Sanders has proposed legislation that would [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to help coal and other fossil fuel workers and their communities, offering support like financial assistance and job training.
    Mrs. Clinton has her own [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to help coal miners and their communities, including a program to provide funding to local school districts to help make up for lost revenue.



    I guess there are still some Americans there.

    But what people here bring up is a comment she made about coal workers in March, when she said during a televised forum,
    “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
    She was talking about providing opportunity through clean energy, and she emphasized that coal miners must not be left behind, but the sound bite was a damning one.
    When Mrs. Clinton [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] last week, she was met with chants of “Go home!” from protesters.
    At a round-table event, Bo Copley, a 39-year-old father who had lost his job in the coal industry, told her, “I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend.”
    Mrs. Clinton called her comment a “misstatement” and expressed regret. But it offended voters in struggling coal communities, and a candidate for West Virginia’s Supreme Court even used it [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
    “A lot of people that I know are laid off, and you know that had to hurt the people,” said Janet White, 80, a librarian whose husband was a coal miner.

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    Hillary will say anything, be anything it takes to get the President job. Then she will extract vengeance on all who have defied her. She is not referred to as an "Evil Witch" for comedic effect.

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    Having to even be in the presence of working class voters is a "sour campaign formality" for Hillary.

    To really top this and other "lay-off" attitude examples. she and her ilk - Our Politicians - always mouth the response, "We'll provide job-retraining or training for new jobs."

    Really. Training for WHAT jobs, you %@#$& MOOKS!

    It amazes me the transformation that takes place with Career Politicians in that once they leave cover of the magical dome over Washington D.C., they venture out across America and have become "Aliens".
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    Mr. Sanders has proposed legislation that would provide $41 billion to help coal and other fossil fuel workers and their communities, offering support like financial assistance and job training.

    Mrs. Clinton has her own $30 billion plan to help coal miners and their communities, including a program to provide funding to local school districts to help make up for lost revenue.
    Here's a better plan.

    Stop the O-Hole's war on coal. Reopen the mines. Reopen the processing plants. They make money that is taxed. They do not steal taxpayer's money to ease the effects of the O-Hole's evil war on coal.
    The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.

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