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Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret Is Not Connecting With Rural Voters
dailycaller.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Chris White

Posted on 01/09/2017 7:57:44 AM PST by ColdOne

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.

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KEYWORDS: climatechange; epa; epaoutofcontrol; globalwarming
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1 posted on 01/09/2017 7:57:44 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, pretty sad. Wonder why the EPA couldn’t connect?


2 posted on 01/09/2017 7:58:47 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: ColdOne

Ah contraire! He connected more than they ever wanted.


3 posted on 01/09/2017 7:59:34 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: ColdOne

The common theme, they think we didn’t get the message. We did.........................


4 posted on 01/09/2017 8:02:50 AM PST by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: pepsionice
Maybe it's because they suspect that the EPA's environmental agenda is window-dressing for cultural Marxism?

Maybe it's because they understand that in industry, every unit of energy consumed corresponds to a unit of production, and therefore curtailing energy impedes production?

Maybe it's because they see care for the environment as one of many concerns on the path toward the top of Maslow's hierarchy, rather than a dominating over-arching concern?

Or maybe it's just because they are chiefly concerned with putting food on the table and keeping shoes on the kids, and don't have any time for Washington bull$h!t.

5 posted on 01/09/2017 8:04:23 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: ColdOne

Because as a government bureaucrat SHE KNOWS WHATS BEST and deciding on what the 300 million people in the country should use is up to her.


6 posted on 01/09/2017 8:05:24 AM PST by Mr. K ( Trump kicked her ass 2-to-1 if you remove all the voter fraud.)
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To: ColdOne

Dictators don’t connect very well.


7 posted on 01/09/2017 8:05:36 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

gina, you criminal fool: You “connected” with people and they want you in prison for your crimes.


8 posted on 01/09/2017 8:05:45 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Secondary common theme: we are too stupid to understand the message. Third (etc): we are racist, selfish, rich, greedy, lack morals, lack compassion, don’t want to pay our fair share, don’t care about globalization, don’t care about “fairness”... and so on.

They will never acknowledge that what they are pushing is not in our best interests.


9 posted on 01/09/2017 8:06:47 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: ColdOne

Sorry Gina but most heartland & rural American voters don’t accept anti-American actions meant, essentially, to weaken & destroy America.


10 posted on 01/09/2017 8:08:12 AM PST by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.cept, hopefully, with)
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To: ColdOne
What these sh*theads don't tell people is that north above a certain geographical line, solar power is not economically feasible for individual households. Ask any knowledgeable engineer.It would take years and years to recover the cost outlay for these systems. That's why people don't do it! But these gubbermint azzholes keep that part hidden as much as they can. IDIOTS!!!
11 posted on 01/09/2017 8:12:04 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: ColdOne

Farmers ain’t that STOOOOPID.


12 posted on 01/09/2017 8:12:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

Here’s one way to connect (not that it matters now):
When you get confused about the differences between a puddle and “navigable waters”, ask the rural voters rather than telling them there is no difference. They can answer lots of other “difficult” questions if you can pretend to respect them long enough to hear the answer.


13 posted on 01/09/2017 8:13:46 AM PST by LostPassword
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To: ColdOne

“Connect” to them means dictate and strong arm.


14 posted on 01/09/2017 8:14:35 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: ColdOne

I seriously doubt it would have made any difference in the out come....rural folk are anything but stupid!


15 posted on 01/09/2017 8:14:44 AM PST by yoe (USA do not let BHO further divide this nation as he "hangs around.....")
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To: ColdOne

I seriously doubt it would have made any difference in the out come....rural folk are anything but stupid!


16 posted on 01/09/2017 8:14:45 AM PST by yoe (USA do not let BHO further divide this nation as he "hangs around.....")
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To: pepsionice

Yeah, tell your bedmark supporters, like the coal miners in WVA and the truck drivers all over the country, that you plan on doing everything in your power to destroy them.

What could ever go wrong?


17 posted on 01/09/2017 8:17:17 AM PST by Darnright (If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. Anatole France)
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To: ColdOne

And a nice river turned into a toxic cesspool!


18 posted on 01/09/2017 8:19:39 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (The last suit you wear has no pockets!)
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To: ColdOne

You man the rural voters who worked in mines and factories that were shut down by the EPA??

Gee, I wonder why....


19 posted on 01/09/2017 8:23:20 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ColdOne

Oh.... the EPA connected alright. They connected by calling water standing in plowed rows waterways. They connected by literally calling rainpuddles wetlands.

They connected quite well.


20 posted on 01/09/2017 8:24:55 AM PST by DesertRhino
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, it is a shame. I can’t imagine why you couldn’t connect with rural America. Maybe it had something to do with you telling them what they can and can not do?

Someday solar will be a valuable addition, but that’s all it is....an addition

Have you seen wind farm? They are a blight upon the earth. Ugly, noisy, violently killing the birds that fly into them. Maybe liberals can concentrate on re-education schools for birds.

Solar? Again have you seen miles and miles of solar panels? Destroying the desert and and the weird and wonderful creatures that live there. I had a stupid liberal say well it provides shade for them. If they wanted shade they would live in an Ohio forest. I’d have no problem accepting this if they provided enough electricity to power LA but it doesn’t. And have you seen the scorched and burnt birds?

These people don’t care about the earth. They care about their pockets and have the nerve to point their fingers at us! Hypocrites


21 posted on 01/09/2017 8:25:55 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: ColdOne

Is this woman out 1/20/2017?


22 posted on 01/09/2017 8:28:31 AM PST by funfan
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To: ColdOne

One dollar gas and low cost ways of heating and air conditioning homes means a few thousand dollars more to spend or save for the average family. THAT is trivial to the EPA but vital to average folks.

If the US maxed out energy production it would be a boon to the US and world economy. It would fake money from the trouble makers in Russia and the Middle East.


23 posted on 01/09/2017 8:33:05 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: ColdOne

Oh yea, they connected alright, but we weren’t buying it.


24 posted on 01/09/2017 8:37:43 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: LostPassword

One of the more difficult questions these environmental idiots can’t seem to answer is “Where does electricity come from?” Their answer of “a plug in the wall” leaves a lot to be desired.


25 posted on 01/09/2017 8:40:04 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: ColdOne
Landowners don't like to be treated as serfs.

There in lies the problem with the manner in which EPA operates.

26 posted on 01/09/2017 8:44:35 AM PST by TYVets
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To: ColdOne

Like the way they connected with the Bundy brothers and Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum in Oregon?

/s

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/26/us/oregon-wildlife-refuge-siege-arrests/


27 posted on 01/09/2017 8:46:34 AM PST by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Rebublican 50 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: ColdOne; All
While the EPA is arguably a good idea, it remains that the states have never expressly constitutionally delegated to the feds the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for environmental issues.

Remember in November ’18 !

Since Trump entered the ’16 presidential too late for patriots to make sure that there were state sovereignty-respecting candidates on the primary ballots, patriots need make sure that such candidates are on the ’18 primary ballots so that they can be elected to support Trump in draining the unconstitutionally big federal government swamp.

Noting that the primaries start in Iowa and New Hampshire in February ‘18, patriots need to challenge candidates for federal office in the following way.

Patriots need to ask candidates why the Founding States made the Constitution’s Section 8 of Article I; to limit (cripple) the federal government’s powers.

Patriots also need to find candidates that are knowledgeable of the following Supreme Court clarifications of the federal government’s limited powers.

Note that such a Congress will also be able to finish draining the swamp with respect to getting the remaining state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices off of the bench.

28 posted on 01/09/2017 8:48:27 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: ColdOne

Does this mean I can sweep the “wetland” off my driveway when it rains again?


29 posted on 01/09/2017 8:49:31 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: McGavin999

Maybe it has something to do with them thinking they own the water coming out of you downspout.


30 posted on 01/09/2017 8:50:02 AM PST by taterjay
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To: ColdOne

Good Lord. These people are so out of touch and delusional it is nearly unbelievable.

Nearly.

When they go to their rich liberal acquaintances and less-rich useful idiots who buy into their crap, they are all on board with the the comically useless liberal schemes to get windpower and solar to be the main source of energy, as long as they don’t have to pay for it or be inconvenienced by it, like the Kennedy’s who mouth platitudes about it, but when there is a possibility they will see them on their pastoral seascape, it is a different thing.

The less wealthy ones are good as long as they don’t shell it out of their pockets.


31 posted on 01/09/2017 8:56:32 AM PST by rlmorel (Orwell described Liberals when he wrote of those who "repudiate morality while laying claim to it.")
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To: ColdOne
They connected alright, but not in a good way.
Most of the EPA regs are just ridiculous.

32 posted on 01/09/2017 8:59:07 AM PST by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: ColdOne
Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret Is Not Connecting With Rural Voters

Maybe they didn't try the right approach?


33 posted on 01/09/2017 9:02:45 AM PST by Navy Patriot (America, a Rule of Mob nation)
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To: ColdOne

People in flyover who have dealt with the EPA hate them.


34 posted on 01/09/2017 9:02:56 AM PST by GOPJ (ObamaCare Motto: "If You Like Your Doctor, Maybe You'll Like Your New Doctor" - Dave Barry)
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To: ColdOne

Trump will “connect.”


35 posted on 01/09/2017 9:04:02 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: ColdOne

It always comes down to some variant of: “We regret that you are too stupid to believe our lies.” :)


36 posted on 01/09/2017 9:06:09 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: ColdOne

It is tough to connect with folks, when you militarize a white-collar agency, kill a river by ripping open a mining pond, and sue the pants off of landowners for having rain-collection ponds on their private property.


37 posted on 01/09/2017 9:09:06 AM PST by lurk (TEat)
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To: ColdOne

They may be rural voters, but they didn’t just fall from the turnip truck. They would not easily fall in line with a mere EPA ‘Outreach Program’ (i.e. Propoganda).


38 posted on 01/09/2017 9:10:43 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: ColdOne

I think the EPA connected with them very well. They almost unanimously hate the EPA and all the liberal clap trap it stands for.


39 posted on 01/09/2017 9:13:08 AM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: ColdOne

The trouble with rural folk is that they are too dumb to realize that embracing fuels that won’t work or are too pricey in their meager family budgets is important to protect folks in other countries that still use fires to burn out areas to plant and dirty coal to run their factories.

A city slicker might have a problem selling that to my grandpa and daddy.


40 posted on 01/09/2017 9:13:48 AM PST by wildbill (If you check behind the shower curtain for a slasher, and find one.... what's your plan?)
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To: ColdOne

If you call kicking them in the teeth connecting, I think the EPA did just fine.


41 posted on 01/09/2017 9:44:43 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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problem is, we “rural” voters live in climates that can be REALLY cold in winter, REALLY hot in summer, and have to travel REALLY long distances to shop and work. Therefore we require copious, affordable, and reliable energy supplies to survive and prosper.

D.C.-dweller McCarthy probably doesn’t understand details like that about fly-over America, what with being chauffeured to and from air-conditioned buildings in air-conditioned limousines, and having a subway and taxi system for the rest of her transportation needs.


42 posted on 01/09/2017 9:47:17 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ColdOne

The EPA did connect with rural voters. But not in a good way.


43 posted on 01/09/2017 9:54:43 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ColdOne

I hear Trudeau is going on an Obama style Connecting Tour , LOL


44 posted on 01/09/2017 9:55:00 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: ColdOne

Kind of like someone who robs your home saying their biggest regret is that they didn’t connect with you...


45 posted on 01/09/2017 9:58:26 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Oh she connected, alright ! She destroyed their jobs, spit on them, and treated them like lepers.


46 posted on 01/09/2017 9:59:09 AM PST by aquila48
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To: ColdOne

Suggest for the next time you are in a leadshiper position, try selling the benefits of a program. Discussion of the changes and fine tuning after the discussion is also important. That normally works better then ramming your program up people’s back side!


47 posted on 01/09/2017 10:04:53 AM PST by Lockbox
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How can covering beautiful rolling hills with ugly bird killing monster mills be environmentally healthy?
And acres and acres of land covered with critter killing panels???

City folks are so stupid!


48 posted on 01/09/2017 10:06:45 AM PST by weston (SO HERE'S THE STORY: As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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Oh I think they connected and it was all negative.

Buh-bye gina you asshole.


49 posted on 01/09/2017 10:25:37 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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Can this Dingbat identify just one major city that is powered entirely by renewable energy?

Her problem is that she was not able to hoodwink folks who are actually closer to nature and who understand how ridiculous liberals are with their anti-fossil fuels arguments.


50 posted on 01/09/2017 10:28:45 AM PST by Gumdrop
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