Just do me a solid, ok? After you vote for Clinton 80-20 (thanks all you non-educated white "working" class, does taxidermy count as "working"), just go ahead and sink into the Earth. And take R.K. Horton, 71 with you. I've found a lot of just super-duper bigoted quotes from West Virginia this week (and I haven't been looking), but Mr. Horton's takes the cake:
"They won't go for a black man, that's just it," R.K. Horton, a retired heating and air conditioning business owner, said of his neighbors. "I don't think it's being racist necessarily, they just don't like black people that well."
Let me repeat that for you, in case you didn't catch it the first time (it's subtle, I know). "I don't think it's being racist necessarily, they just don't like black people that well."
Hold on, hold on, hold on. Let's look at that one more time, but in CAPITAL LETTERS.
"I DON'T THINK IT'S BEING RACIST NECESSARILY, THEY JUST DON'T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE THAT WELL."
R. K. Horton you are a modern master.
And just when you think he's done, Horton drops some more knowledge on us.
"The arrogance and all that bothers me more than black, but black is a close second," he said.
Well, say what you will about R.K Horton, at least he's honest. Dreadfully honest. And I'm glad he stipulated that it was a "close" second.
You know what, John McCain? You can have this dismal place. You can take the electoral votes from soothsayers like R. K. Obama will assuredly have to make it up elsewhere, Colorado perhaps?
(ed note: We'd like to say we're sorry for all of the truly decent, caring people of West Virginia. Not because of any of the content of this post, but because they have to live in West Virginia.)