May 9, 2012

We need to talk about Keith Judd.



He's the prisoner who won 41% of the vote in the West Virginia Democratic primary.

ADDED: "Why felon Keith Judd did so well against Obama in West Virginia."
The president angered voters with new Environmental Protection Agency policies, which some see as a “war on coal” and have stalled mining permits for the state’s coal mining industry...

Race likely plays some role here. In the 2008 primary, 2 in 10 white West Virginia voters said race was an important factor in their votes, second only to Mississippi. Those voters went for Clinton 8 in 10 times....

Potentially more interesting are the results from North Carolina, where 20 percent of Democratic primary voters chose “no preference” over the president.

61 comments:

John Stodder said...

Forty-one percent!

bagoh20 said...

Biden says he's not clean and articulate, and that's good enough for me.

chickenlittle said...

Appalachia is still blessed by coal. End of story.

BarrySanders20 said...

Wait a minute--jail? I saw Grapes of Wrath and grandpappy said "You can't keep no Judd in jail! You just can't keep no Judd in jail!"

Or was that Joad.

Either way, a formidable candidate, that Judd. But this is GOOD NEWS! For OBAMA! Garage will tell you why.

dreams said...

I can hardly wait for Nov. The liberal scumbags have had their fun.

Quayle said...

ABO.

41% ABO.

But the ruse of Obama's invincibility will be maintained as long as possible.

traditionalguy said...

why is he wearing a tail?

mtrobertsattorney said...

I understand he is facing a lot of pressure from the White House to come out and endorse Obama now, before the convention.

BarrySanders20 said...

That ain't no tail. That's the whole critter, and it's sneakin' up his back!

ALH said...

41%? More like 10% in front, 90% in back.

dreams said...

I wonder if he is related to the Judds, he's from their part of the country.

ALH said...

The old "high-low"

Freeman Hunt said...

I hope Obama takes this as a sign that he should emulate that hairstyle.

ALH said...

All business in the front, but a party going on in back.

rick said...

If he won, he could pardon himself.

Blue@9 said...

They should really force inmates to get haircuts. The guy could be hiding a dozen shivs in that thing.

bagoh20 said...

The un-silky pony.

edutcher said...

You love it, right?

And I'll bet Barry and Joe thought the hillbillies would just roll over when they said they wanted to destroy coal.

PS FWIW and not as OT as some might think:

I mentioned seeing this a couple of times, but there was only a reference.

American Thinker has an in-depth breakdown of a piece by a Swedish magazine that Dictator Zero was Photoshopped into the Situation Room photo of the "gutsy call".

YMMV, of course, but, if you think the narrative that the bin Laden hit was all Panetta's doing and happened in spite of Zero and not because of him, it's a little more ammo for your bandolier.

Paddy O said...

Well, he couldn't be worse than Jerry Brown. And I bet Jerry Brown would love to be able to pull off that hair.

Ipso Fatso said...

I repeat: If Obama had a son, he would look like Federal Inmate No. 11593-051.

bagoh20 said...

Keith Judd /Alvin Green for 2016

It even rhymes.

bagoh20 said...

Many Obama voters mistook him for a unicorn, which is their natural preference.

ndspinelli said...

It's not a tail, it's a mullet from the 70's that has never been trimmed..Geez!

Amartel said...

Well, at least he can't complain that the rent's too damn high.

[Goes off to look at his platform and how the f*ck a prisoner gets on the ballot.]

Petunia said...

That is the best mullet I have ever seen.

One of my liberal friends posted on FB that this election result proves that 40% of the voters in WV are just as stupid as 60% of the voters in NC. She didn't like it when I added, "or as stupid as the 53% of the electorate who voted for Obama in 2008".

Lem said...

"We need to talk about Keith Judd."

Get'm off the stage right now!

What might Obama say about Traivon's mother and Keith Judd.

X said...

Unprecedented. I'm betting the spin is that West Virginia is racist. West Virginia.

Robin said...

This is hilarious.

Freeman Hunt said...

That is the best mullet I have ever seen.

It really is the best. Total commitment. It's not subtle and, therefore, deniable. It's not of the sort that one could say, "I was just trying this out for a while."

This one says, "I love the mullet, this one is mine, and if you don't like it, I hope watching my backhead mane rippling in the breeze sets you off into apoplexy."

It's like a two and half foot long middle finger to popular style.

Amartel said...

Business in the front, party in the back. Democratic party, that is.

Keith is a federal inmate in Texas doing 210 months for extortion. He was convicted in 1999 of mailing threatening communications. He is scheduled for release in 2013. Just in time.

He has been running for elected office, whether in or out of prison, since the 1990s.

Could not find a platform online.

Lists himself as "Rastafarian-Christian," so there goes the Crack vote.

From http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/a-con-for-america/Content?oid=936202:

"He has apparently held mainly music-oriented jobs including playing bass in the Norman Frasier Band, sound engineer at a night club and salesman at a music store."

"His other employment history includes time spent as a quality assurance inspector for the General Electric Aircraft Engine Group, and a contractor for the New York Society of Reproductive Medicine."

"The many group affiliations he lists in his profile include the National Rifle Association, Rehabilitation of Homeless Association, Musicians-Entertainment Union and, our favorite, the Federation of Super Heroes."

From the linked article: "He is even qualified to have a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, because he won at least 15 percent of vote. However, no one has stepped forward to fill that role."

Hey, someone needs to step forward. Occupiers, Assemble.

Freeman Hunt said...

Oh, he's a musician. There's a musician's exception to hair making a statement. Any hairstyle is normative on a musician.

Amartel said...

Was it racism or the war on coal? Maybe some of both but I would think that the war on coal has a more immediate impact these days.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/2012/05/how-the-felon-won-122930.html

chickenlittle said...

My Collier's Yearbook from 1968 did back-to-back feature articles on poverty--one focused on urban blacks and the other focused on white Appalachians.

Depressingly sad that nothing has really changed since then except perceptions and opinions.

Dr Weevil said...

Precisely what work did he do as "a contractor for the New York Society of Reproductive Medicine"? I'm guessing that mean sperm donor.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Democratic Presidential candidate Keith Judd has the qualities that Democrat voters seem to admire in their presidential candidates.

Democratic President Bill Clinton is a proven liar and adulterer. The Senate chose not to prosecute him for the crimes for which he was impeached by the House.

Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards, like Clinton, is a proven liar and adulterer. Unlike Clinton, however, Edwards is being prosecuted in a civilian court for allegedly violating election laws. If convicted, perhaps Edwards can share a jail cell with Democratic Presidential candidate Keith Judd.

Democratic Presidential candidate Al Sharpton is noted for anti-semitic hate speech, inciting riots in Harlem and Crown Heights, and currently owes the IRS and state tax authorities a few million bucks in back taxes.

So you see, Democratic Presidential candidate Keith Judd has much in common with former Democratic Presidents and Democratic Presidential candidates. It's probably a big selling point with Democrat voters that he's already in jail.

bagoh20 said...

Thanks for that Amartel.

It turns out the truth is funnier than anything else you can say about this. He is a most beautiful enigma, and an inspiration to all of us in pursuit of zeitgeistial serendipity.

ndspinelli said...

Maybe this mullet is what killed Vidal.

bagoh20 said...

"I'm guessing that mean sperm donor."

I hope they put that picture in the catalog.

Big Mike said...

... new Environmental Protection Agency policies, which some see as a “war on coal” and have stalled mining permits for the state’s coal mining industry ...

"Some see"? How much more open could Obama be about his antipathy towards the coal industry? He has never hidden his attitude towards coal, and if Obama has ever cared about the impact of his beloved cap and trade on poor coal miners in Appalachia, that would be news to me.

ALH said...

I had like 50 mullet related jokes/terms that have gotten filtered out by blogger for some reason.

The 10/90 (10% on top, 90% in back), the "business/party", the "high/low", the "achy brachey big mistakey".

Good quality stuff.

Anyway, I think Obama has an evolving view on mullets and now thinks they are OK, as long as the states say so.

chickenlittle said...

Big Mike wrote: He has never hidden his attitude towards coal, and if Obama has ever cared about the impact of his beloved cap and trade on poor coal miners in Appalachia, that would be news to me.

While he was Senator from Illinois of coal-producing Illinois, he seemed less combative. But his attitudes may have "evolved" over time regarding coal, depending on his backers and donors.

edutcher said...

The War on Coal (can we have a tag or something because I don't think this is going to be the end of it?) may well cost him WV and VA, both of which he needs.

Halo Joe bragged about it last time out, but everybody was drinking the Kool-Aid. Now, it's becoming a reality, as the UMWA is finding out.

chickenlittle said...

@Big Mike: Sorry about the garbled English--I'd delete and repost but figured all the words were there.

dreams said...

"While he was Senator from Illinois of coal-producing Illinois, he seemed less combative. But his attitudes may have "evolved" over time regarding coal, depending on his backers and donors."

I'm looking forward to the day when we can say he has "evolved" into a private citizen even though he will probably once again be an anti-American citizen.

ricpic said...

Four out of ten West Virginian Democrats voted for Judd because they saw the other choice as their enemy at the deepest existential level and calling them racisss cuts no mustard against that awareness. Short version: it was visceral. The superior shits that support Hussein have no clue what's coming in November.

madAsHell said...

a contractor for the New York Society of Reproductive Medicine

He's a sperm donor??

Phil 3:14 said...

Listened to the NPR piece on this on the way home. Reporter interviewed an AP reporter familiar with WV. He said it was coal and the economy. NPR reporter was desperate for something else.

-racism ?
- open primary ?

NOPE ; coal and the economy.

EDH said...

In the words of Joe Dirt: "DANG!"

Paul said...

Hope he runs in Texas. If so, I'll cross over to the Dem primary and vote for him!

At least Judd admits he is a crook.

Erika said...

Pardon me if this is a stupid question.

But does West Virginia have an open primary where any registered voter can get up to monkeyshines, or were these only registered Democrats?

Google has failed me, and you people are knowledgeable; thanks.

Ralph L said...

He's a sperm donor??
Or he snarls to induce labor.

wv - verty penes edivac

Shanna said...

Sadly, he is not on the ballot in Arkansas. He would probably get a lot of votes now, just for the hilarity factor (I so want to see his delegates!).

Someone named 'John Wolfe' is apparently on the ballot though. Apparently he doesn't like banks. That's all I got from his website (that and the awesome howling wolfe picture!)

Muns said...

Maybe they just don't support Obama's policies...

bagoh20 said...

If jobs is a key issue in this election, isn't this guy more qualified. He's had quite few more than the President.

Another bonus is that he tends to not get away with extortion, which would give confidence to investors like the bond holders of GM, or the owners of Gibson Guitars.

Methadras said...

For fucks sake, it's Democrat primary. Not Democratic primary. Why is this so hard for you to understand? They are the Democrat party, there is nothing democratic about them.

Saint Croix said...

That is one hell of a rat tail right there.

RecChief said...

typically, the race card has been thrown out there. from halfway across the country, I think that it has more to do with statements about coal plants, EPA policies and the like in a place where coal puts food on the tables of quite a few people, and in a time of economic hardship as well.

EMD said...

Man, I love the United States of America.

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Steve Koch said...

Funny stuff. Why are the conservatives so much funnier than the lefties on this blog? Is it just that the conservatives have more material to work with or is it something else?

I think this guy's long hair would be a problem in a hard ass state prison filled with violent offenders.

Saint Croix said...

It's not just the rat tail, it's flipping it over his shoulder for the photograph.

It's the rat tail pride.