Democrats dropped coal, now hug trees
You asked why West Virginia has gone from a blue state to a red state. The answer is simple.
At one time the Democratic Party represented the coal miners of West Virginia. Today the Democratic Party is the representative of the tree-hugging environmentalists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is shutting down our coal industries.
It also means that eventually we will be paying twice as much for electric power and have fewer jobs.
The Obama administration and the EPA take our jobs and double the cost of lighting and heating our houses. When they finish devouring our coal industry they will start on the natural gas industry.
Lawrence B. Lyon Jr.