When the usual predictable messaging on environmental regulations fails to resonate with voters, what’s a Republican Congressman to do?
Use harsher and nuttier words to make the same point:
“You talk about terrorism — you can do it in a lot of different ways,” he said. “But you terrorize the people who supply everything this country needs to be great — and you keep them on the sidelines — my goodness, what have we become?”
When asked to clarify what he meant by that, Kelly said he used the word “terrorism” broadly, E&E News reports.
“When a government can level on you taxes and regulations that makes it impossible for you to compete, then you’re going to stay on the sidelines,” he said.
Note that Teh Terrorism that Kelly thinks the Obama administration is doing is making it prohibitively expensive for coal companies to build new coal-fired plants.