Is Western Pennsylvania Racist?
Just sitting here on a beautiful October day in Western Pennsylvania, I was just thinking about all the signs I have seen for McCain / Palin. What is shocking, most of the yards are people I know are registered democrats, and have always voted party line for ever. Then on the other hand, this is farm country and these people don’t forget. They remember what Bill Clinton did to them by signing the NAFTA bill. Then some of the farmers worked in the steel mills that also were affected. Also those farmers are hunters that cling to their guns, and also church goers that cling to their bibles.
Other signs I have seen are “DEMOCRATS FOR MCCAIN”, and the one I get the biggest chuckle out of is, Palin / McCain. Yes those are actual signs. I was trying to keep track of who had the most signs and I would say in Washington County it would be McCain, by a little bit.
The old adage that go something like this, “Democrats seem too always find a way to shoot themselves in the foot.” Hell, it is no wonder, when you have people like, Democrats Rep. Joe Murtha and Governor Ed Rendell calling their own constituents, “Racist”.
Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Monday some of his constituents in western Pennsylvania are “rednecks” and the entire region just five to 10 years ago was “really redneck.”
The comments come one week after he called his own constituents “racist” in an interview with his local newspaper.
“What I said, that indicted everybody, that’s not what I meant at all. What I mean is there’s still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black,” Murtha said.
Murtha said the history of southwestern Pennsylvania is teeming with racism. “This whole area, years ago, was really redneck,” he told WTAE-TV Pittsburgh.
Rendell said this spring some white Pennsylvanians may not be ready to vote for a black presidential candidate.
U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-12th District, recently called western Pennsylvania a racist area.
“Are some people gonna vote on race? Sure,” Rendell said.
Rendell referenced a New York Daily News report that one of Republican John McCain’s aides said his campaign will lose if he talks about the nation’s economic problems.
It is almost a given, Obama will take the White House, but with bone head remarks like these they might piss some people off. There is another thing, if too many voters get complacent and stay home, well things could get close real quick. If any slip allows the race to get tight, well there are many things that could happen, remember “2000” and “2004”?