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TICKED: Dem Senator Rails Against Obama’s Ridiculous War on Coal

One prominent Democratic senator isn’t happy with President Obama‘s new climate change proposal. West Virginia senator Joe Manchin appeared on Fox News shortly after Obama’s announcement and told Bret Baier that the president’s proposals sound “irresponsible” and made the unfortunate comparison to running a marathon after attempting to seriously cripple yourself, months after the bombing at the Boston marathon.

Manchin acknowledged the importance of an energy policy that makes the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy, “but we have to use everything we have.” He mocked people who believe the United States should stop burning coal, saying “they believe the world’s still flat.”

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