by David Safier
This story is so satirically rich, it could have been made up by The Onion, but it's not. The report comes from the Ohio Plain Dealer.
Not their support, exactly. They showed up because their boss said it was mandatory. Then they had their pay docked for the day.
The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.
To be honest, they were told they didn't have to attend the event, even though it was mandatory, whatever that means. No pressure, guys.
To sum up: To show how much workers love him, Romney had coal miners coerced into showing their "support" for him at a rally and lose a day's pay for their troubles. And that, according to Republicans, is the American way.
(h/t to Mother Jones for the link and the photo)