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(Fox News)   Apparently, there is such a thing as too racist for Trump's GOP   (foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, candidate Don Blankenship, Mitch McConnell, Leader Mitch McConnell, captain Mitch McConnell, Trump Jr., West Virginia, Virginia Republican Senate, United States Senate  
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2018-05-04 02:22:10 AM  
well...uh...ok then.  I mean, if that's what you guys wanna go with, I mean...who am I to stop you?
 
2018-05-04 02:41:50 AM  
I'll believe that when Two Scoops himself starts insulting him. Half Scoop's Twitter rantings mean nothing.
 
2018-05-04 02:46:32 AM  
If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.
 
2018-05-04 02:54:38 AM  
His wiki's 2nd paragraph alone merits revulsion by voters come this November. But then again, this is West Virginia:

"As a result of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster (in which 29 miners were killed), he faced up to 30 years in prison on several charges including felony conspiracy. On December 3, 2015, Blankenship was found guilty of one misdemeanor charge of conspiring to willfully violate mine safety and health standards. In April 2016, he was sentenced to 1 year in jail and fined $250,000 and reported to FCI Taft the next month. In January 2017, his appeal of his conviction was rejected by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was released from prison on May 10, 2017."

This is what happens to people who can afford their own lawyers, especially rich people. The charges get knocked down to the BARE MINIMUM.

At least he DID do jail time.

The fact that he thinks WV voters will overlook his criminal past, which literally included allowing for negligent working conditions that lead to the deaths of nearly 30 miners, astonishes me.

The fact that he's actually NOT trying to appeal to Trump's base or the Republican Party in his election campaign astonishes me even more. "China man"?! Wow.
 
2018-05-04 02:57:05 AM  

Wretschko: The fact that he thinks WV voters will overlook his criminal past, which literally included allowing for negligent working conditions that lead to the deaths of nearly 30 miners, astonishes me.


this is what the GOP has to work with tho.  this is all they've got left.  the best of the best.

And they all FIRMLY believe that the Republicans are going to ROAR back into power again in 2020.
 
2018-05-04 03:04:19 AM  
He's actually trying to be gender inclusive by saying 'China people' instead of 'Chinamen'.  Baby steps, people
 
2018-05-04 03:35:14 AM  
No Unlikely tag?
 
2018-05-04 05:59:20 AM  
This guy is a shiat bag and Mitch profitted off of Chinese drug trade.
 
2018-05-04 06:02:07 AM  
Fake news. He like China. He make joke.
 
2018-05-04 06:03:49 AM  
If Blankenship was getting a larger voter share, the GOP would have zero problem with his racism.  Just see their support of Trump.
 
2018-05-04 06:04:47 AM  
Donald Trump Jr.@DonaldJTrumpJr
Ha, now I'm establishment? No, I'm realistic & I know the first thing Manchin will do is run ads featuring the families of those 29 miners killed due to actions that sent you to prison. Can't win the general... you should know that & if others in the GOP won't say it, I will.


It looks like half scoop might actually have learned one thing about politics. And his brain grew three sizes that day.
 
2018-05-04 06:05:07 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.


Mitch = Kentucky
Blankendouche = West Virginia
 
2018-05-04 06:10:20 AM  
That's what Xi said!
 
2018-05-04 06:10:31 AM  

stoli n coke: Fake news. He like China. He make joke.


Me make poo poo in his Coke.

/I am Chinese so I am allowed to do this
//I know it's supposed to be "pee pee" but this visual is more suitable
 
2018-05-04 06:15:11 AM  
Jackie Chan
 
2018-05-04 06:17:04 AM  
Remember Alfonse M. D'Amato doing a spot-on impersonation of the Japanese, in this case, Judge Ito?  Good times...
 
2018-05-04 06:17:29 AM  

mr_fulano: stoli n coke: Fake news. He like China. He make joke.

Me make poo poo in his Coke.

/I am Chinese so I am allowed to do this
//I know it's supposed to be "pee pee" but this visual is more suitable


I don't know why but that made me laugh.
 
2018-05-04 06:20:44 AM  
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/ Somebody had to do it
 
2018-05-04 06:24:38 AM  
He just angry that no one love him long time

To me it is still utterly amazing that anyone can run for a party (not as an independent)
Over here, the party votes among themselves who should be their representative. The people get no say in the matter. They bring out their best (in their opinion) and that's it. And if you think that you don't want that person representing you/your state, then you don't vote for that party.
 
2018-05-04 06:33:11 AM  
No.
 
2018-05-04 06:34:26 AM  
east bound and down, racism
Youtube JqETyU9k0lM
 
2018-05-04 06:44:39 AM  
I can't believe he wins the primary, but... coal.

A significant number of people here think he was framed and MSHA caused the disaster and set him up. Srsly.
 
2018-05-04 06:51:06 AM  

Tomahawk513: Farking Clown Shoes: If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.

Mitch = Kentucky
Blankendouche = West Virginia


Whoops. Didn't realize why he was attacking Miatch. I can't tell these fascists clowns apart any more.
 
2018-05-04 07:04:00 AM  
Republicans were cheering for a child molester right up until he lost. Nothing is too low for these slimebags;

/Even if the evidence against Moore is somehow all false, Republicans openly indicated that they'd vote for him if he WAS a child molester, and were making excuses as to why child molestation was OK.
 
2018-05-04 07:04:02 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Donald Trump Jr.✔@DonaldJTrumpJr
Ha, now I'm establishment? No, I'm realistic & I know the first thing Manchin will do is run ads featuring the families of those 29 miners killed due to actions that sent you to prison. Can't win the general... you should know that & if others in the GOP won't say it, I will.

It looks like half scoop might actually have learned one thing about politics. And his brain grew three sizes that day.


I like that the GOP folks aren't bright enough to make the obvious ads, though.
 
2018-05-04 07:09:49 AM  

LordJiro: /Even if the evidence against Moore is somehow all false, Republicans openly indicated that they'd vote for him if he WAS a child molester, and were making excuses as to why child molestation was OK


and the rest of the party is finding out the hard way just why that was such an incredibly BAD thing for them to do.

ah well, live and learn.
 
2018-05-04 07:11:38 AM  
It's not the racism. It's not even the criminal negligence for killing 29 of his own employees. It's only because he doesn't have the poll numbers to win. That's their reasoning for turning on him. How can anyone support these people?
 
2018-05-04 07:16:26 AM  
No relation I suppose.
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2018-05-04 07:16:40 AM  

Usernate: It's not the racism. It's not even the criminal negligence for killing 29 of his own employees. It's only because he doesn't have the poll numbers to win. That's their reasoning for turning on him. How can anyone support these people?


'Cuz evil libruls murder babbies!!!!!
 
2018-05-04 07:23:22 AM  
That's the thing though, it IS Trump's GOP.  He represents exactly their dark, soulless desires, and we must never let them disassociate themselves from him.  That's the guy you wanted, 60 million of you farking idiots voted for him, and you're all going down with him.  Good thing we didn't elect that mean lady with the emails and the pants suits though, right?
 
2018-05-04 07:26:36 AM  
Josh Holmes in the article is McConnell's Chied of Staff: I was going to post that tweet otherwise.

Reporters asked Blankenship about his use of China person and about the racism inherent in it, and he basically responded that he meant it to be a reference to their nationality being Chinese but not their race, because he had made no comments in regards to race. Well that is what he meant to say, but it came out like this:

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If you are a white dude and still use "negro" in polite company, I'm going to assume you use a different word in private.
 
2018-05-04 07:30:03 AM  

Grungehamster: Josh Holmes in the article is McConnell's Chied of Staff: I was going to post that tweet otherwise.

Reporters asked Blankenship about his use of China person and about the racism inherent in it, and he basically responded that he meant it to be a reference to their nationality being Chinese but not their race, because he had made no comments in regards to race. Well that is what he meant to say, but it came out like this:

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If you are a white dude and still use "negro" in polite company, I'm going to assume you use a different word in private.


jfc

Is he stupid or a terrible person or both? don't tell me, I know the answer...
 
2018-05-04 07:37:56 AM  

BalugaJoe: Jackie Chan


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2018-05-04 07:40:41 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Remember Alfonse M. D'Amato doing a spot-on impersonation of the Japanese, in this case, Judge Ito?  Good times...


IIRC it stopped his career in it's tracks
 
2018-05-04 07:44:55 AM  
They had no problem when W was doing the same to McCain.
 
2018-05-04 08:00:03 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Donald Trump Jr.✔@DonaldJTrumpJr
Ha, now I'm establishment? No, I'm realistic & I know the first thing Manchin will do is run ads featuring the families of those 29 miners killed due to actions that sent you to prison. Can't win the general... you should know that & if others in the GOP won't say it, I will.

It looks like half scoop might actually have learned one thing about politics. And his brain grew three sizes that day.


The way that thought is structured is unsettling.  Not "you're a terrible choice because your mismanagement literally killed people" but "having killed people looks bad so you would have a hard time getting elected."
 
2018-05-04 08:06:26 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Donald Trump Jr.✔@DonaldJTrumpJr
Ha, now I'm establishment? No, I'm realistic & I know the first thing Manchin will do is run ads featuring the families of those 29 miners killed due to actions that sent you to prison. Can't win the general... you should know that & if others in the GOP won't say it, I will.

It looks like half scoop might actually have learned one thing about politics. And his brain grew three sizes that day.


Now all he needs to do is realize that his father and Blankenship are essentially the same person.
 
2018-05-04 08:44:50 AM  

Tomahawk513: Farking Clown Shoes: If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.

Mitch = Kentucky
Blankendouche = West Virginia


That's what makes the attacks so farking weird. Blankenship isn't even running against McConnell and yet he's decided to run against McConnell.
 
2018-05-04 08:48:21 AM  
Too racist for Trump? No. This is about Blankenship attacking the guy in the Senate (Cocaine Mitch) who can run interference for Trump and his troubles. As someone pointed out upthread, if Blankenship gets the nom, Donny will rally for him. Hell, Mitch will do nothing more than be silent if Blankenship gets the nom. Mitch needs Republicans in seats if Mitch wants to keep his position as Senate Majority Leader.
 
2018-05-04 08:59:35 AM  

Ambivalence: Tomahawk513: Farking Clown Shoes: If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.

Mitch = Kentucky
Blankendouche = West Virginia

That's what makes the attacks so farking weird. Blankenship isn't even running against McConnell and yet he's decided to run against McConnell.


He was told a turtle sent him to prison, so he's taking it out on the only turtle he knows.
 
2018-05-04 09:10:49 AM  
I'm sure the GOP and WV voters will outright condemn him if he wins the primary and choose to not fund his campaign and they surely won't issue any mealy-mouthed, sort-of rebukes.

Oh wait, I'm serious, please laugh even harder.

Party over everything for Republicans, every single goddamn day.
 
2018-05-04 09:26:43 AM  

mr_fulano: stoli n coke: Fake news. He like China. He make joke.

Me make poo poo in his Coke.

/I am Chinese so I am allowed to do this
//I know it's supposed to be "pee pee" but this visual is more suitable


It's not funny if you have to explain it.
- Sarah Silverman.
 
2018-05-04 09:40:27 AM  

Ambivalence: Tomahawk513: Farking Clown Shoes: If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.

Mitch = Kentucky
Blankendouche = West Virginia

That's what makes the attacks so farking weird. Blankenship isn't even running against McConnell and yet he's decided to run against McConnell.


The Republicans will be running against Hillary and Obama this fall so might as well do it in the primary too.
 
2018-05-04 09:42:26 AM  

mcmnky: They had no problem when W was doing the same to McCain.


Ah but see you're not suppose to do it directly.  That's what push-polls are for.
 
2018-05-04 09:53:53 AM  

12349876: Ambivalence: Tomahawk513: Farking Clown Shoes: If Blankenship beats Miatch in the primary, D2S will endorse him in a New York minute.

Mitch = Kentucky
Blankendouche = West Virginia

That's what makes the attacks so farking weird. Blankenship isn't even running against McConnell and yet he's decided to run against McConnell.

The Republicans will be running against Hillary and Obama this fall so might as well do it in the primary too.

Don't forget about Nancy "insert Trump racism" Pelosi.

My hope is she's willing to fall on her sword and announce she will not seek leadership, giving Republicans zero platform.
 
2018-05-04 09:59:52 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: I can't believe he wins the primary, but... coal.

A significant number of people here think he was framed and MSHA caused the disaster and set him up. Srsly.


You have to watch Blood on the Mountain to understand how farked up West Virginia is.  Blankenship et al have the miners' heads so screwed up, half of them are kissing the coal magnates' asses as they cut their wages and steal their pensions, and are fighting their fellow miners to defend their own demise.  It should still be on Netflix.
 
2018-05-04 10:10:18 AM  

FarkaDark: No relation I suppose.
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So much better when it was "Takeshi's Castle" and in Japanese, and not shiattily dubbed for American audiences. :(
 
2018-05-04 10:34:32 AM  
With the primary two weeks away, the survey shows Blankenship, who spent a year in jail following the deadly 2010 explosion at his Upper Big Branch Mine, falling far behind his more mainstream rivals, GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The poll found Morrisey leading with 24 percent, followed by Jenkins with 20 percent, and Blankenship trailing with 12 percent. Thirty-nine percent were undecided.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/0​4​/23/don-blankenship-west-virginia-sena​te-primary-546410

Spare me the "insane racist shiatbag? well he's obviously going to win in a red state" bullshiat
 
2018-05-04 10:55:33 AM  
Don "Beware the Chinaperson!" Blankenship's fiancee was born in China.

"China, as it happens, is a topic of personal interest to Mr. Blankenship. His fiancée, Farrah Meiling Hobbs, was born there. The two met on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas about eight years ago, Mr. Blankenship said. According to the website of an international trading company Ms. Hobbs founded, she is "a former Chinese professional basketball player and part-time model" who moved to the United States in 1996."


Mitch McConnell's PAC is running ads against Blankenship, accusing Blankenship's mines of poisoning local water supplies.  An interesting approach, since this administration has gleefully reversed regulations that were specifically designed to protect drinking water from toxic coal waste dumping.

"In a highly unusual move, a super PAC linked to Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky senator and Republican leader, began saturating the West Virginia airwaves last week with an ad attacking Mr. Blankenship for poisoning local drinking water from his former coal mines."

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/us​/​politics/don-blankenship-china-west-vi​rginia.html
 
2018-05-04 11:12:32 AM  

ElwoodCuse: With the primary two weeks away, the survey shows Blankenship, who spent a year in jail following the deadly 2010 explosion at his Upper Big Branch Mine, falling far behind his more mainstream rivals, GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The poll found Morrisey leading with 24 percent, followed by Jenkins with 20 percent, and Blankenship trailing with 12 percent. Thirty-nine percent were undecided.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04​/23/don-blankenship-west-virginia-sena​te-primary-546410

Spare me the "insane racist shiatbag? well he's obviously going to win in a red state" bullshiat


The problem is more him being a convicted criminal than an insane racist.  Convicted criminal Arpaio is also trailing in Arizona.  They're both currently trying to get their convictions vacated though, you know, since voters will just forget.
 
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