You most certainly AREN’T excused, since we’re checking writing skills.
Seems you used a comma in your original post where you should have used a semicolon, or perhaps started a new sentence.
Nevertheless, this “retard” will take the high road and avoid name calling and taking a chance on offending like-minded individuals who come to this forum. It’s called “class”.
I’ll admit, lots of West Virginians are stupid. But so is making a gross generalization like that.
“Ill admit, lots of West Virginians are stupid. But so is making a gross generalization like that.”
You are a man of great restraint. I admire that. I will retract my assertion that all of WVA is retarded. I will gladly note that the fishing in WVA is splendid. Should WVA surprise me and elect a Republican Governor, I will happily state to any and all that WVA is fine by me. Lets see what happens. You guys flunked the first test in 1860, lets see how you score in 2010?
As someone who was born and raised in South Western Virginia before moving to West Virginia, I believe I know why WV votes the way it does.
The people, by and large, are socially conservative and fairly devout Christians but have bought into the idea that the Democratic Party is the party of the working man. I suspect there are various factors at work to produce this idea, but not the least of which is the massive amount of people who are employed in the mining industry.
Those who have any experience with this industry will understand that, while most mines are not unionized, they are also inherantly dangerous and the idea that “a non-unionized mine is a dangerous mine” becomes subconciously attached to the idea that the Democrats, who support the Unions, are “for the working man” because they support Unionized mines, a.k.a. “safe mines”.
The far South Western portions of Virginia as well as the Eastern portions of Kentucky are much the same in terms of social and religious backgrounds and have a fairly common history of electing Republicans to the White House but also voting for Democrats at other levels of government, including Congress. The major thing that they all have in common is a massive reliance upon the mining industry.