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Hundreds of Coal Miners Attend Romney Rally in Ohio

mayalibre Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 8:29 PM
Nice. The mine owner illegally requires the miners to show up to the event on their own time, without pay, threatening to fire them if they don't... and the GOP has the balls to claim it's a party of liberty and justice working for the common man. Those miners were treated like slaves.

Over the weekend, hundreds of Ohio coal miners stood in line to get into a rally hosted by not pro-union President Obama, but by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. After all, you can't unionize if you don't have a job.

 Mitt Romney today stood in front of eastern Ohioans seemingly straight out of the mine — hard hats, smudged faces, and blue and gray uniforms — as he accused President Obama of “waging war” on coal.

On the outskirts of Beallsville, there’s no doubt that coal is king. Signs dot the rural roads: “Stop the...