I wish Joe Biden would bring up the fact that Trump promised to bring back coal yet coal plants are closing down faster than ever. Biden needs to hammer Trump on this. Tell people its a perfect example of why America needs a transition path off of reliance on fossil fuels because they are sunsetting whether we like it or not and no amount of legislation or wishful thinking is going to change that.
Instead of being on the defense, attack Trump for setting those working in the coal industry backwards for 4 years. They could have been setting up a transition plan this whole time. Instead nothing was done to help retrain and the coal plants closed anyway!
From a NYT article in October this year (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/05/us/politics/trump-coal-industry.html)
Despite Mr. Trumps stocking his administration with coal-industry executives and lobbyists, taking big donations from the industry, rolling back environmental regulations and intervening directly in cases like the Arizona power plant and mine, coals decline has only accelerated in recent years.
A Republican lawmaker from Arizona sought to force one of the states largest utilities to continue to buy power from the plant. Peabody, the worlds largest coal company, offered to discount the price of the coal it was selling the power plant from the Kayenta mine.
None of it proved to be enough. By late last year, both the Kayenta mine and the Navajo Generating Station had gone offline, a high-profile example of the industrys broader collapse and the resulting economic and political aftershocks.
Alvin Long, 61, who spent nearly three decades maintaining the earth-moving machines at the Kayenta mine before it closed and remains unemployed, said the past several years have led him to reassess his political allegiance. After backing Republicans since the 1970s and voting for Mr. Trump in 2016, he said he was leaving the party.
We really thought we had a chance to keep it going, when we voted for Trump, he said. But I dont care to listen to him anymore. All of his promises went down the drain.
Looking at just how far the GOP has fallen, its given me even greater respect for John McCain. Both he and Obama seem to be enjoying themselves. I long for decency again.
This was so moving and powerful. Apologies if its already been posted on DU...
Sorry if someone posted this already. Someone looked closely at the pdf the NY Post posted as an alleged email on Hunter Bidens alleged laptop. An obvious forgery:
Love this guy... Great come back to a gotcha Fox News question pre-debate.
The Gen-Zs are running circles around Trump supporters with their unique uses of TikTok to mess with Trump rallies, messing with online Trump merchandise stores, etc.
One tip my daughter gave me which seems to be working is how to respond to what about isms. For example when someone says police shoot more white people than black, my gut reaction is to point out that whites make up a far greater percentage of the population and its the ratio that matters. But my daughter said to just respond with So you agree that Police use deadly force far too often and reforms, such as defunding the police, are necessary. Or, recently, a Trumper was trying to deflect from Trumps taxes by asking how Joe Biden made so much money on a salary of $200,000. Instead of arguing that Biden made legit money from speeches and pointing out that Bidens taxes are all online, I just responded with So you must be INCENSED about Trump paying zero-$750 in taxes.
Last example was recently. A FB Trumpee was trying to defend Trumps Proud Boy remarks by saying Well, I dont know much about the Proud Boys but I do know Antifa is burning down and looting cities.. I forwarded a video of the Proud Boy founderon videodemanding violence and even for Proud Boys to kill people. I never engaged about Antifa not really being a thing, I just stated Since violence disturbs you then Im sure you are enraged by what the Proud Boys founder is calling for. Crickets in all the above examples.
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