Hey! Elections have consequences, Oregonians:
Hundreds of miners gathered Thursday on the steps of the Oregon Capitol Building to speak out against a plethora of bills that would restrict their livelihood. Through drizzling rain and cloudy skies, these working men and women held simple signs asking for a ‘no’ vote on the bills that would virtually destroy mining in the state of Oregon. One man held a sign that said “You’re taking my job away.”
…And there are going to be consequences to handing over control of the Oregon legislature to a political party that hates mining. If I seem unforgiving about this, I am. It’s well past time that people understood this: the Democratic party that once saw use or beauty in a mine or a dam is now DEAD. It was murdered by a bunch of unemployable crypto-Marxists in the 1960s, and their descendents aren’t about to give up power any time soon.
I know that it’s weird to hear this from a Republican, but my dad was a railroad union man, so I feel personally comfortable saying it: vote your freaking class interests, you… people.
— jeffery reynolds (@ChargerJeff) March 4, 2013