Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You Know What, West Virginia? No One Asked You

Seriously, you can have your little primary and vote for the non-black person. Hilary will tout her landslide win thanks to the support of "hard working Americans, white Americans" who probably don't use toilet paper and think Obama's a Muslim. Super. Great job West Virginia.



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.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy caaaatfish! I just wet myself laughing. Good thing I don't need to use any toilet paper for clean up. DAng.

JT

sk said...

The thought that the D's are the party for minorities is completely ludicrous.

Dropping a little more history on the racism that is really manefasted on the left side of the aisle - (I won't mention the fact that Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Alberto Gonzalez, Condi Rice were all nominated to top positions by R's, whereas the D's nominations have been primarily a pale color palete...oops just mentioned it)

Surely the D's were enlightened enough to elect the first Black to the US Senate, right ?

1870 - Hiram Revels (R - Miss.) MISSISSIPPI for heaven's sake.

Ok, anomoly, the D's *must* have had the 2nd...

1875 - Blanche Bruce (R - Miss.)

Hmmm - the third ?
1967 - Edward Brooke (R - Mass.)

THe first D in the senate was in 1993 !!!! 120+ yrs after the R's elected the first black senator.

What about Asians ?
1959 - Hiram Fong (R - HI)

Hispanics ?
1928 - Octaviano Larrazolo (R - NM)

American Indian ?
1907 - Charles Curtis (R - KS)
1907 - Robert Owen (D - OK)
YAY A TIE !!

1st Black in the House of Representatives ?
1870 - Joseph Rainey (R - SC)

sk said...

The thought that the D's are the party for minorities is completely ludicrous.

Dropping a little more history on the racism that is really manefasted on the left side of the aisle - (I won't mention the fact that Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Alberto Gonzalez, Condi Rice were all nominated to top positions by R's, whereas the D's nominations have been primarily a pale color palete...oops just mentioned it)

Surely the D's were enlightened enough to elect the first Black to the US Senate, right ?

1870 - Hiram Revels (R - Miss.) MISSISSIPPI for heaven's sake.

Ok, anomoly, the D's *must* have had the 2nd...

1875 - Blanche Bruce (R - Miss.)

Hmmm - the third ?
1967 - Edward Brooke (R - Mass.)

THe first D in the senate was in 1993 !!!! 120+ yrs after the R's elected the first black senator.

What about Asians ?
1959 - Hiram Fong (R - HI)

Hispanics ?
1928 - Octaviano Larrazolo (R - NM)

American Indian ?
1907 - Charles Curtis (R - KS)
1907 - Robert Owen (D - OK)
YAY A TIE !!

1st Black in the House of Representatives ?
1870 - Joseph Rainey (R - SC)

gk said...

Ummm... yeah, the Democrats were in favor of slavery too. Don't forget that one.

And this is apropos of exactly what now?