Politico has a story attributing Keith Judd`s success in the West Virgina primary to Obama`s war on coal, which is to say his Administration`s war on their jobs and livelihoods.
For starters, Keith Judd was either clever or lucky enough to have filed for the ballot in the heart of Appalachia’s anti-Obama belt.
West Virginia`s county-by-county numbers tell an interesting story: Judd defeated the incumbent president in 9 counties across the state, and held him under 60 percent in 30 of West Virginia’s 55 counties.
Whatever other forces may be at work in the Appalachian opposition to Obama — the role of race has been debated since his 2008 run — it`s clear the administration`s energy policies played a big role in the president`s lackluster performance.
Locally, it`s referred to as "the war on coal."
Keith Judd: How the felon won - POLITICO.com
One of the commenters has this:
Alan Karns · Top Commenter · Works at Mercyhurst University Education Department
COME ON.... bigotry is bigotry, let`s be honest here. I have always wondered what percent of the unfavorability rating of the President goes back to his race. I know there are many who have other reasons, but again, let`s be honest it is at play here. You know, as I read this article I could actually hear banjo music playing in the background.
Yes, "bigotry is bigotry"—apparently it doesn`t occur to Mr. Karns that what feels towards white West Virginians who dare to vote against a man who is trying to ruin them might constitute "bigotry."
Here, by the way, are the banjos Mr. Karnes is talking about: