“West Virginia had other things on their mind tonight” – Terry McAuliffe
The above quote came from a member of the Clinton camp as they tout their latest victory in a state filled with the Clinton demographic; uneducated white Americans. How this became the group that supports Clinton is beyond me, other than she is the only white person running in the Democratic primary.
This is of course a big victory for Hillary Clinton, even though she touts how she can win the “big” states and W.V. is clearly a small state. But she looks at it as a symbolic victory. The truth is the math still doesn’t work. She could every remaining state, which she won’t, by this margin and still lose the race. Her fate was sealed back in February.
It seems that some of the more political cautious don’t want to call this particular primary rigged by racism, but I think we all get that feeling. Let’s take a look at the facts:
There has been no real news since North Carolina or Indiana. Between those two states Obama easily won by a double digit lead.
Over 7% of voters voted for John Edwards. I guess we can look at it as the people in West Virginia are too stupid to know that John Edwards dropped from this race month’s ago. But more likely it’s just some rednecks trying to make a point that they only want to vote for a white male.
Over 20% of voters admitted to pollers that race weighed heavily on their voting decisions, and those voters went heavily for Clinton.
Over 50% believed that Barack Obama shared the same views as Rev. Wright. Yet in another poll over 60% believed he was a muslim. There is a little cross over there that can only be explained in that they think that Rev. Wright is a muslim as well. Idiots.
The fact is that West Virginia showed us tonight that racism is alive and well in our country. These are the people that couldn’t really speak to any issues or policies. Their only concern is that a black man is coming close to being president.
I have a quick message for the people of West Virginia. No one cares what you sister marrying mountain dwellers think. There is no educated person in this country that thinks your vote is anything more than the faint echo of a time gone by. When it comes to the general election, go ahead and vote for John McCain and wonder why your sons and daughters are being shipped off to a war no one understands. Keep shopping at Wal-Mart and asking why your jobs are being off-shored. Keep driving gas guzzling trucks and wonder why we need a war for oil, or why weather conditions are getting weird in the world. Keep living in ignorance, the rest of us will take care of things.
For an extra peak into the brilliant minds of West Virginians, check out this Gawker post:
I particulary like this comment from the Financial Times:
“I heard that Obama is a Muslim and his wife’s an atheist,” said Mr Simpson, drawing on a cigarette outside the fire station in Williamson, a coalmining town of 3,400 people surrounded by lush wooded hillsides.”
So, just to get Mr. Simpson’s thinking (if we can call it that) straight, a muslim married an atheist. Doh’!