EPA Chief: ‘Hicks in flyover country too stupid that we were doing them a favor killing their jobs

Well, the title is not exactly correct, but we bible thumping, gun clingers get it.

mccarthy2Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret Is Not Connecting With Rural Voters

Actually we probably owe the EPA our Trump win in good measure to her. Giving us the rural coal miner vote in Ohio and Pennsylvania probably tipped the vote Red. But their arrogance lingers leaving that bad taste.

As Zip says over at Weasel Zippers

“The hicks in flyover country were too stupid to understand that we were doing them a favor by killing their jobs”.

Not being able to sell rural voters on the importance of switching from fossil fuels to solar and wind power is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy’s biggest regret, she said Friday.

“We tried to change the outreach and messaging in rural America in a number of ways, but … has it changed the rhetoric that people hear? It hasn’t,” McCarthy said in an interview at EPA headquarters. “We couldn’t get it, but I wish we had.”

President Barack Obama nominated McCarthy to lead the agency in 2013. Her tenure has been riddled with controversies and marred by heavy-handed regulatory maneuvers.

She implement controversial environmental regulations such as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) — which are viewed as job-killers in coal country — and told reporters earlier this year that she gave up talking to “climate deniers.”

“I don’t check out flat Earth society and I’m not talking to climate deniers,” she said in October. “That’s it. Sorry, I know I’m supposed to be for everybody, but my patience has worn thin over eight years.”

Republican lawmakers even demanded she resign after the EPA-caused Gold King Mine spill in 2015, a disaster that dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxic mine wastewater ran into a Colorado river, contaminating the drinking water for thousands of people.

McCarthy’s hard-nosed regulatory scheme eventually paved the way for then-presidential nominee Donald Trump to successfully campaign in coal states like Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Trump campaigned throughout the election season on resuscitating the beleaguered coal industry.

More at Daily Caller


15 Responses to “EPA Chief: ‘Hicks in flyover country too stupid that we were doing them a favor killing their jobs”

  1. By the Mighty Mumford Says:

    […] via EPA Chief: ‘Hicks in flyover country too stupid that we were doing them a favor killing their jobs… […]


  2. teelee2013 Says:

    The EPA should just go away. Each state should control their own environmental issues. Done. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:


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  3. Sparky Says:

    This is why it’s essential that President Trump defund the EPA. It’s not needed and they have evolved into something evil. I hope he can / will do this.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Very well said Sparky. Evil indeed.


  4. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.


      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


  5. Just Simply Linda Says:

    Like I have been saying, Trump is inheriting one big mess…don’t even get me going on us folks who live in the “burbs”–far, far, far away from the cesspool of NYC–and for us folks who live in farmland/coal country where there are no jobs…Oh, I did say don’t get me going, right? {{grinning}}

    Sigh…counting the days…and I am rooting for Sessions and Mattis today. Not that those crybabies snowflakes going to allow either one to be confirmed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Well if the GOPers hang together they will pass.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        I hope so, Bunk…something tells me they wont.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Always On Watch Says:

    The EPA’s tentacles are everywhere! Those with elitist incomes don’t feel the bite, but the rest of us do.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      As they sit toasty warm with a dozen shower heads beating on them giving them a decent shower or a high powered crapper that costs a thousands bucks to get their crap down the sewer without a plunger,

      Liked by 2 people

  7. petermac3 Says:

    What leads one to scratch one’s head is what really lead to coal country voters who voted for Cairbama in 2008 and 2012, despite his promises to kill their livelihoods, to vote with their heads instead of their assholes in 2016? The DEMS have four years to figure out how to tailor their message to convince these voters it is in their best interest to vote against their best interest as they have done in the past.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      I know as far a Pennsylvania goes, the import of the so called “refugees’ that are destroying the rural schools, and bankrupting them as well will linger on. They have intentionally placed most in rural areas, especially in NE PA

      Liked by 2 people

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