From Claire Bernish at ANTIMEDIA:
Hillary Clinton already has an issue with being truthful, but her latest waffling on coal — and, specifically, coal miners’ livelihoods — has most of the country crying foul.
“Instead of dividing people the way Donald Trump does, let’s reunite around policies that will bring jobs and opportunities to all these undeserved poor communities,” Clinton boasted at a town hall meeting in March — immediately, hypocritically, and even jovially following up with this zinger:
“So, for example, I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.“
Granted, the chameleon presidential candidate elucidated, however vaguely, that “we don’t want to forget those people”— and she did ultimately apologize for the original remark. But the damage from such a powerful dismissal of the…