I recently blogged that you don’t see conservatives disrupting progressive events, it seems I was mistaken. Well, to be honest it was a minor disturbance and I'm not so sure these people are conservatives.
This kerfuffle happened when Bill Clinton attended a rally in Logan, West Virginia. Citizens of that town weren’t too happy about it. As a matter of fact, city officials warned that his appearance wouldn’t be a good idea. Here is an excerpt from the Free Beacon:
Prior to Clinton’s appearance in Logan, city officials emailed Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) attempting to prevent his visit, according to WVNS-TV.
“Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town,” their email stated. “Mrs. Clinton’s anti-coal messages are the last thing our suffering town needs at this point. The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.”
At the same rally, Clinton was confronted about his wife’s March pledge to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
“When’s she going to lay us all off … and wipe us all out?” the protester said, interrupting Clinton’s remarks.
Clinton, hard of hearing, asked Manchin what the man said as the room filled with angry murmurs.
“He’s getting laid off and wiped out, what we gonna do about that,” Manchin said.
“Well, that’s good, that’s a fair question,” Clinton said.
In a letter to Manchin days after her promise to destroy coal jobs, Hillary Clinton admitted that she was “mistaken” and reiterated her commitment to “bringing jobs to Appalachia.”
And what kind of jobs does she promise to bring? Clean energy such as windmills and solar panels. Yeah, that’s going to go over real well.