Republicans Are Terrified a Racist Will Win West Virginia Primary - They Only Care Because He'd Lose the Senate Seat



There is growing concern among Republicans that Don Blankenship, a bombastic coal baron who has spent time in prison, is surging ahead of Tuesday’s West Virginia Senate primary — and a last-minute campaign is underway to stop him.

To be sure, Don Blankenship is a racist slob (whose business decisions led to the deaths of 29 coal miners in 2010), but this sudden concern from Republicans, who have studiously ignored Donald Trump’s racism, bigotry, moral and ethical lapses, along with his probably illegal actions, is beyond laughable. 

Oh, but wait, Republicans aren’t concerned because Blankenship is a racist and a criminal, it’s because:

Many are convinced that a Blankenship win, coming just months after the disastrous Alabama Senate race, would destroy the party’s prospects of defeating Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in November.

Of course. Screw what’s right, it’s only about hanging on to power.

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