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South Carolina Senator is a Fat, Racist Tool

Sen. Knotts (R-SC) calls Haley a “Fucking Raghead” and then apologizes for saying “fuck”:

Knotts says he believed Haley has been set up by a network of Sikhs and was programmed to run for governor of South Carolina by outside influences in foreign countries. He claims she is hiding her religion and he wants the voters to know about it.

“We got a raghead in Washington; we don’t need one in South Carolina,” Knotts said more than once. “She’s a raghead that’s ashamed of her religion trying to hide it behind being Methodist for political reasons.”

Holy fucking crazy, batman. How the fuck did somebody like this get elected? Oh, because he’s “not racist,” huh:

Knotts, a former boxer and cop from West Columbia, said he wasn’t worried about being called a racist for the remarks he made. He says he was elected to the Senate to represent his constituents which he says he does well. He says many of his supporters are black.

“This is Jakie Knotts trying to let the people know,” he said about his motivations for leveling the inflammatory charges against a minority Republican frontrunner for governor just days before the June 8 primary elections. He says he’s called her a raghead before.

Oh, so he’s pulling the old “I have black friends,” card. But because she’s not Asian or black, it’s okay to be racist. Just the same way it was fine to bully German-Americans during WWII. Or imprison Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor.

Knotts later apologized for his comments, which showed up in the morning papers.

“My ‘raghead’ comments about Obama and Haley were intended in jest,” Knotts said in a statement. “Bear in mind that this is a freewheeling, anything-goes Internet radio show that is broadcast from a pub. It’s like local political version of Saturday Night Live.”

Aaaand… “it was a joke” card played handily after the real media  caught wind of it.

Knotts said that South Carolina is a religious community.

“We need a good Christian to be our governor,” he said. “She’s hiding her religion. She ought to be proud of it. I’m proud of my god.”

I am confounded and befuddled by this statement. I’m not sure what he means with this string of weasel words or that it even constitutes a coherent thought.

Okay, South Carolina, please secede again. I won’t mind using my passport to cross the river for beer on Sundays (provided your religious community continues to allow that). I’m not even sure voting this guy out of office and Haley into office would be enough. Just get the fuck out, and take Utah with you.

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