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|Subject: Re: Freedom Of Speech Blossoms In 2012 Election||Date: 10/27/2012 1:18 PM|
|Author: SeattlePioneer||Number: 45988 of 68737|
It will be interesting to see if the war on the working class waged by Democrats, liberals and environmentalists once again provides the margin of victory for Republicans in November.
When Jay Swiney emerges from the night shift in the coal mines to assume his duties as mayor of Appalachia, Va., it is hard for him to miss the partisan forces rocking the heavily unionized Democratic hamlets in the mountains along the Tennessee border.
Mitt Romney held a rally in Abingdon, Va,; he campaigns heavily in the coal region. More Photos »
Billboards proclaim “America or Obama — You Can’t Have Them Both!” and “Yes, Coal; No-bama.” Out-of-work miners are sporting baseball caps that say “Coal=Jobs” and T-shirts with the sarcastic message: “Make Coal Legal.” Yard signs and TV ads for Mitt Romney are everywhere.
Mr. Romney’s campaign is aggressively tapping into anger at President Obama’s environmental policies throughout the Appalachian counties where the state’s coal miners live, hoping that huge margins there will offset Mr. Obama’s equally aggressive campaign to woo female voters in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, just outside Washington.
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