WV Dems Not Thrilled About Anti-US Energy Obama, Voted for Felon Instead

President Obama had an opponent in the West Virginia Democrat Primary and the fella did pretty well, too. Democrat Keith Judd was Obama’s primary opponent for the Democrat nomination for President on Tuesday and he garnered 40% of the cote, too. I’d say that’s pretty good for a convicted felon that is still serving time in a Texas jail, wouldn’t you?

Oh, I am not pulling your leg, dear reader. Make all the jokes you want (the first one that comes to mid is that all Democrats are criminals) but it really happened. Mr. Judd ran against Obama and got 40% of the vote.

Judd, who is serving a 210-month sentence in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999, ran his campaign from jail. Amusingly, since he got over 15% of the vote, he qualifies to get a delegate to the Democrat National Convention — though no one has filed to be a Judd delegate.

So, what happened here? For one, President Obama has spent the last 6 years campaigning against one of West Virginia’s largest industries: coal. Not only did he make anti-coal energy a pillar of his 2008 run, but since his ascendance to the the White House he and his administration have done all they can to destroy not only coal but the whole of America’s energy industry.

West Virginians have not been too fond of President Obama over his desire to destroy their livelihood, for sure. Only days before the primary, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, said that Obama has yet to earn his vote. Tomblin citied Obama’s failed energy policy as one of his reasons for knocking the President. On primary night, Democrat Senator and former Governor Joe Manchin refused to tell the media for whom he voted.

It is also interesting to note that West Virginia has a closed primary. Only Democrats can vote in the WV Democrat primary.

Finally, further cementing the fact that the Judd vote was a pro-coal vote, the counties that voted the heaviest for Judd were West Virginia’s coal counties.

Of course, it wasn’t that West Virginians would rather have voted for an incarcerated criminal than vote for Obama. This was a protest vote against Obama and his destruction of the American energy industry, not a vote for Mr. Judd. In fact, it isn’t likely that many even knew who Judd was, only that he was the “other option,” the anti-Obama choice.

In the end, West Virginia Democrats understand that Obama doesn’t have their interests in his heart, they know he is out to destroy their jobs. He doesn’t represent them and they know it.

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Posted by on May 9, 2012.
Filed under 2012 Presidential Race, Barack Obama, Big government, Democrats, Economics, Elections, Energy, Global Warming.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • jim_m

    What’s the difference between obama and a convicted felon?  The felon isn’t trying to destroy your livelihood.

  • MichaelLaprarie

    And a reminder, Obama only garnered 57% of the primary vote here in Oklahoma, which also has closed primaries for party-registered voters only.  Randall Terry won 15% of the OK primary vote, so he too is eligible for a delegate at the convention this summer.

    It’s pretty clear to me that the upper ranks of the party made sure that Obama faced no serious primary challenger this year.  It would be incredibly embarrassing (and possibly political suicide) if we had a repeat of the 1980 Democratic primary season, when Jimmy Carter won only 51% of the vote during the primary elections. 

    Don’t be fooled by election hype and the fawning mainstream news media.  The Democrat leadership has already read the tea leaves, and they are scared.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      It’s kind of bad when ABO hits the Dems…

      • Evil Otto

         This must be a new definition of the word “bad” I wasn’t previously aware of. ;-)

  • ackwired

    LOL…And you though Obama would do anything to get a vote.  He will probably be pointing to WV as proof that he is willing to sacrifice for his principles.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      “He will probably be pointing to WV as proof that he is willing to sacrifice – US –  for his principles.”

      FIFY.  HE isn’t sacrificing anything.

      He shoulda dated a philosopher. ;-)

  • GarandFan

    Too bad they wouldn’t let  Keith Judd out to campaign, his vote tally probably would have been even higher.  Perhaps he could have borrowed a bus from Barry; after all, wouldn’t that be “fair”?

    • Jim Raper

      Given the dems’ constant whining about voter ID (“It’s the same as Jim Crow!”) and their support for letting felons vote, one would think that they’d be fully in support of releasing a convict to campaign.

      Guess not…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7YIUZMXOD5JGZZTCYMVA75KFU Shadow

        There are many felons campaigning all the time.  They use aliases like Democrat, Congressman, lobbyist, and currently POTUS. They just haven’t been convicted…..yet.

    • Conservachef

       Personally, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near Barry and a bus- just look at the number of people under his!

  • jim_m

    The dems are blaming the vote on racism. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/09/Dems-Blame-WV-On-Racist-Dems

     Of course, in doing so they are admitting that dem voters are racist, something the rest of us already knew.

    • Conservachef

       Really, it’s a double-whammy from a political standpoint. Dems are either pro-felons or racists, if you judge by their closed-primary vote.

      • iwogisdead

        40 percent are pro-felons or racists. 60 percent are just morons.

  • Guest

    Perhaps you are wondering why WTH only reported the percentages and not the number of votes received by Judd.

    Then again, some of you don’t bother to think, so many of you could care less.

    Well, look the other way, cause here come some facts.

    There are 640,000 registered democrats in W VA.

    Judd received 72,000 votes.

    So 11% of W VA’s Democrats voted for Judd. Total turnout was under 25%

    Now you know why WTH didn’t report the numbers. Because this voter protest is meaningless when you look at the facts — meaningless, except to small minded people.

    Oh, I forgot, That’s the target audience around here…

    Oh, and that 72,000 votes? It amounts to about 3% of W VA’s registered voters.

    • jim_m

       No it is not meaningless.  People are turning out and voting in protest against obama’s policies.  West Virginians are rightfully upset about obama’s anti-coal agenda.  Calling them racist or asserting that “turn out was low so this doesn’t mean anything” is just BS.  Primaries always get lower turnout than the general election and restricted one’s like in WV even more so.

      dem turnout is down.  obama has demoralized them.  Even Scott Walker running unopposed got more votes in the recall primary than his two top challengers combined.

      • Guest

         Yeah, a small minority in one of 50 states.

        It’s meaningless. Trivial. Inconsequential.

        So of course you think its important.

        • LiberalNightmare

           It really is a shame that from your vantage point you cant appreciate just how stupid you are.

    • iwogisdead

      Fascinating. Now go figure out pi to 100,000 decimal places.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doc-Musgrove/100000620620015 Doc Musgrove

      and the last time there was 100% turnout by registered voters of either party was…?
      A vote only counts if it is cast you tool.  The percentage stands.  Those votes by registered voters not cast were meaningless, trivial, inconsequential and unimportant – sort of like you. 

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  • LiberalNightmare

    Actually, I think this is a good move.

    Vote for the democrat while he’s already in prison, that way you don’t have to wait for the investigation and time consuming trial.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. 
    Of course, it wasn’t that West Virginians would rather have voted for an incarcerated criminal than vote for merely a marijuana-mumbling, mobbed-up, Mussolini-modeled modified-Marxist, mother’s-milquetoast UNincarcerated criminal …. 

    Yair. 

    Course not. 

  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    The counter spin to our senile buffoon of a troll goes like this.

    In WV only 14% of the Registered Democrats voted for 0bama in the primary.  The other 86% either stayed home (75%) or voted for a convicted felon still imprisoned [11%] over the incumbent [P]resident.

    WV may be a lot less blue than previously expected.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Well, you get kicked in the yarbles enough and you tend to get a bit leery of someone who tells you that they’re your friend – while they’re getting ready to kick you again and steal your wallet.

      I’m thinking a lot of them have had about all they can take of the ‘help’ the government’s given the energy sector.