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Gasp! Author Of “Raghead” Slur Making Chicken Bog For Donald Trump

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NATIONAL MEDIA GOES APOPLECTIC OVER LIBERAL EX-SENATOR’S “ENDORSEMENT” 

This website is no fan of fiscally liberal former S.C. Senator Jakie Knotts … in fact over the years we devoted plenty of ink to seeing him defeated (which he was).

We also slammed Knotts six years ago when he infamously referred to then-S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley as a “raghead” (which he did).

Here’s the thing, though: Knotts simply isn’t relevant on the Palmetto political scene anymore.  And hasn’t been for some time.  He lost … and thankfully we’ve heard next-to-nothing from him since.

Why is it, then, that Knotts’ “endorsement” in the 2016 South Carolina GOP presidential primary is suddenly generating national headlines?  Why, in fact, is it a leading story on the website of The Washington Post this week?

Because it’s silly season, that’s why.

For those of you unhip to the term, “silly season” refers to the final, contentious few weeks of a political election cycle.  Specifically, the term encompasses all the ridiculous tactics employed by political campaigns which are either desperate to establish (or recapture) their relevance at the expense of better-performing rivals.

These irrelevant campaigns leak all manner of otherwise inconsequential “dirt” on the more successful campaigns, hoping to produce process stories that drag the frontrunners down to their level.

“Silly season” isn’t a reference to negative advertising – which often serves an educational purpose – it’s just, well, stupid political process nonsense.  And it invariably produces stories where you have to take two to three leaps (and then turn around and jump backward) in order to land on anything resembling momentary significance.

Which leads us to Knotts’ “endorsement” of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump – which will be ostensibly be offered at a Lexington County, S.C. event the rotund ex-RINO is allegedly “organizing” – and at which he and Trump “will appear together,” reportedly.

First things first: Knotts isn’t “formally endorsing” Trump – as reporter Philip Rucker of The Washington Post erroneously suggested.  Nor has he been invited to appear onstage at Trump’s Lexington, S.C. event.  Nor are there any plans for anyone speaking at the event to recognize – or even reference him.  Let alone “The Donald.”

Knotts is attending the Trump event in a purely domestic capacity – cooking chicken bog.  And he is no more organizing this Trump event than the actual rag-headed father of Haley – the state’s popular second-term governor who has made it her mission in life to defeat Trump in the 2016 “First in the South” primary (an effort she’s failing at miserably, incidentally).

Haley’s motivation for taking Trump out?  She wants to be vice-president on an establishment “Republican” ticket.

Anyway, Rucker’s story leads the reader to believe Trump is heralding the backing of this bellicose brawler far and wide – rolling his support out like a royal engagement announcement or something.

Rolling being the operative word …

Seriously, this is not a “formal endorsement.”  This is some guy … cooking chicken bog … standing in the back of a crowd … who happens to like Trump.

But thanks to some lingering butt-hurt on Haley’s part – and the mainstream media’s eagerness to re-polish its badly tarnished politically correct brand – we have a national “news” story (albeit a factually-challenged one).

Ah, silly season … we’ve missed you.  Welcome back …

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