In Charlotte, NC, there are three candidates running for mayor. One, Kimberly Paige Barnette, took to
FaceBook to tell people why they should vote for her. I have to be honest, I've NEVER
seen anyone give a list like this. I don't know if it's just desperation from running a distant third place or sheer stupidity or a combination of the two.
Now, before I go any farther, Charlotte is a fairly progressive place for being in the South. It has several universities, is the home of Wachovia, the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, etc, and has a fairly diverse population. The city has had Republican mayors in the past, like Pat McCrory, but he was completely reasonable and moderate in Charlotte. You can't survive there as a hard core, #ReichWingFlyingMonkey.
So, back to the
post. She gave four reasons for people to vote for her. It said (it's since been deleted, although screen shots exist), and I quote:
Vote for me!
Kimberly Paige Barnette
Mayor of Charlotte 2017
REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL
Seriously? Seriously?!?! You couldn't have left it at just "Republican & Smart, Traditional" or "Republican & Traditional" or "Smart & Traditional Republican"? But NOOO!
You had to go say VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE I'M WHITE!!!!
I'd normally say that just being #RepubliCon, by definition, rules out being smart. This case, it proves the point beyond all shadow of a doubt. Only a complete, total and utter dumbfuck of a #ReichWingDouchbag could make a statement so blatantly racist in a city that has had several popular black mayors. I mean, that's weapons grade, cave dwelling, knuckle dragger-level stupid.