Skip to comments.Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret Is Not Connecting With Rural Voters
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 McCarthys 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 hasnt, McCarthy said in an interview at EPA headquarters. We couldnt 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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Yeah, pretty sad. Wonder why the EPA couldn’t connect?
Ah contraire! He connected more than they ever wanted.
The common theme, they think we didn’t get the message. We did.........................
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.
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.
Dictators don’t connect very well.
gina, you criminal fool: You “connected” with people and they want you in prison for your crimes.
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.
Sorry Gina but most heartland & rural American voters don’t accept anti-American actions meant, essentially, to weaken & destroy America.
Farmers ain’t that STOOOOPID.
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.
“Connect” to them means dictate and strong arm.
I seriously doubt it would have made any difference in the out come....rural folk are anything but stupid!
I seriously doubt it would have made any difference in the out come....rural folk are anything but stupid!
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?
And a nice river turned into a toxic cesspool!
You man the rural voters who worked in mines and factories that were shut down by the EPA??
Gee, I wonder why....
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.
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
Is this woman out 1/20/2017?
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.
Oh yea, they connected alright, but we weren’t buying it.
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.
There in lies the problem with the manner in which EPA operates.
Like the way they connected with the Bundy brothers and Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum in Oregon?
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Does this mean I can sweep the “wetland” off my driveway when it rains again?
Maybe it has something to do with them thinking they own the water coming out of you downspout.
Good Lord. These people are so out of touch and delusional it is nearly unbelievable.
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.
Maybe they didn't try the right approach?
People in flyover who have dealt with the EPA hate them.
Trump will “connect.”
It always comes down to some variant of: “We regret that you are too stupid to believe our lies.” :)
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.
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).
I think the EPA connected with them very well. They almost unanimously hate the EPA and all the liberal clap trap it stands for.
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.
If you call kicking them in the teeth connecting, I think the EPA did just fine.
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.
The EPA did connect with rural voters. But not in a good way.
I hear Trudeau is going on an Obama style Connecting Tour , LOL
Kind of like someone who robs your home saying their biggest regret is that they didn’t connect with you...
Oh she connected, alright ! She destroyed their jobs, spit on them, and treated them like lepers.
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!
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!
Oh I think they connected and it was all negative.
Buh-bye gina you asshole.
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.
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