Well, I guess I need to address the Keith Judd issue, since I live in West Virginia.
First, in the interest of full disclosure, let me say that I am a lifelong registered Democrat, which is really not unusual in this state. I voted for Barack Obama in the last presidential election, but I also have questioned some of his decisions. Nevertheless, since I have far less confidence in those who would run against him, I will vote for him again. For the purposes of this discussion, I guess I should also state that, being a redhead of Scots-Irish descent, I am one of the whitest-looking people you are ever going to meet. That said….
When I was voting in the primary, expecting no one to be running against Barack Obama for President, I noticed that there was an opposing name on the presidential ballot which I had never heard before in my entire life: Keith Judd.
Of course I did not vote for someone I had never heard of before in my entire life. He could be anything. He could be a criminal, or an insane person, or a convicted felon, or even a prisoner. As it turns out, he is all those things.
Unfortunately, lots of people in West Virginia did vote for someone they had never heard of before in their entire life. In fact, 4 out of 10 cast their vote for federal inmate Keith Judd. They all said they did it because it was a vote against Obama, though of course they also had the option of not voting for that office.
I make no excuses for those people, because frankly, there is no excuse. What kind of idiot votes for someone they have never even heard of, for what is arguably the most powerful position in the world? I guess now we know the answer to that question.
I do know some of those people, and a few were rightfully concerned when I pointed out the truth about Keith Judd. Most, however, thought it was funny that a prisoner got almost as many votes as the President of the United States.
Those people are brain dead. Sorry, but I just cannot be nice about that, because their actions made a mockery of our election system. A federal prisoner and known crazy person is now entitled to a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, thanks to those brain dead morons who voted for him despite having no idea who he was, or anything else about him.
Look, people can vote for whomever they want, and it is none of my business who they vote for …. that is to say, it is none of my business until they make me look like an idiot in front of the entire world, just because I live in this state. Then, it becomes my business.
So let me explain what is really going on in West Virginia.
The people who voted for Keith Judd are not voting against the policies of Barack Obama like they claimed. They do not even understand most of the policies and issues, if I am being completely honest, and I know this because I spend entirely too much time explaining those issues and policies to ever believe otherwise.
The real truth is, they are racists, and that is the real reason they voted for a man they have never even heard of before in their entire life, and the real reason Obama lost West Virginia in the last presidential election.
There, I said it.
The problem is not only racism, though. The real problem is that the vast majority of people in this state do not even realize that they are racists. They think that because they cheer on black athletes, it means they cannot be racists. They think that because they were fans of Michael Jackson when they were kids, it means they cannot be racists. They think that because they know someone who is black and they are not cruel to them, it means they cannot be racists.
See, the racism here is usually hidden beneath the surface. You see it when people talk about the drug problem, and blame African-Americans for it though the vast majority of the drug problem in West Virginia involves whites. You see it in the way they look at mothers with mixed-race children, and assume they are on welfare. You see it in the way they laugh at ethnic-sounding names, including that of the President of the United States. You see it in the way they claim Obama got to where he is today due to affirmative action. You see it in the way they claim that a member of Congress who happens to be African-American – but who also happens to be a Harvard-educated attorney and longtime Professor of Constitutional Law – is not qualified to be President of the United States.
You see it most clearly, however, when they give their vote for President of the United States to an insane federal prisoner with a white-sounding name, who they have never even heard of before in their entire life, when his opponent just happens to be African-American and has one of those ethnic-sounding names.
I am just not sure how to correct that problem, unfortunately.