muss es sein? ES MUSS SEIN!
The study cites eastern Ohio. Not Cleveland, or Cinci, or Columbus...where diverse populations and (one would hope) more tolerance for those diverse populations exist. We're talking areas like Muskingum Co., Guernsey Co., etc. For anyone who hasn't been out that way, "racist" is probably one of the nicer words one could use as a descriptor.
I don't need a graduate student or a Harvard study to tell me that nearly half of this state would prefer to time-warp back to the 1890's. Talking to the people who live there does a far better job at making the point.
And the "white voters who elected Obama" didn't come from that area, as anyone who can perform a Google search for an electoral map will clearly see. They were largely "white voters" from urban areas and college towns. You know...smart people.
I think it's pretty amusing though, that some people actually showed up to passively DEFEND Ohio's racism by incorrectly framing a false equivalency with the African American community's support of an African American candidate. Shocking!
Perhaps Black voters voted for Obama because they felt a Black Democratic candidate from Chicago who worked as a community organizer would have more appreciation for the struggles of the Black community more so than some 80-year-old white guy from Arizona and some crazy b*%$! from Alaska??? Nah, that can't be it. I'm sure 97% of them would have voted for Herman Cain hypothetically then, too, right? Because apparently African American voters are incapable of voting out of a deeper understanding of anything outside of just skin color...ufb.
Way to dispel that whole "racist" thing there, fellas...
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