First, "The coal story was first made public by Newsbusters on November 2, 2008, and reported immediately on FR." I remember that.
If it wasn't made public until 11/2/08, how were "WE" supposed to find it earlier? With spies inside the SF Chronicle?
Second, we knew all kinds of negative things about obama long before the election and NONE of that made any difference in the outcome. Black people were hypnotized by him and touchy-feely white people wanted to get the 'black president' thing done so they didn't have to feel guilty any more.
"Killing coal" would have been a drop in the bucket back then. Now, with things even worse, people are starting to realize what they got with their obama vote. Now all those little hints from the past are starting to make sense to people who weren't listening.