After years of playing cozy with the West Virginia coal mine companies, the local democrats are facing the hard truth of their long overdue complacency. I draw your attention to an interesting article in the 4/19 edition of The Washington Post titled, “Mine blast means new realities for West Virginia Democrats in Congress”. Specifically, the item looks at Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, and Rep. Nick J. Rahall II. The three men have a combined 115 years in Congress.
Take a few minutes to read the article at:
Tragically, this is another clear example of politicians running for cover after the fact. Where were these three long-term West Virginia politicians on mine safety before 29 brave hardworking constituents paid the ultimate price for political compromises and complacency?
Do you suppose Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, and Sen. Robert C. Byrd can look into their mirrors without a reflection of shame? Your Commander suggests that it will take a heavy dose of soap to wash the blood off their hands as a result of failing to protect their fellow West Virginians. This time the environmentalist and mining special interests cannot save their re-election, because the people may just rise up and toss them out of office because they neglected to protect the 29 victims.