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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 03:58 PM

6. Oh, FFS. I am sick to death of "coal country." Coal employs fewer people than Wendy's restaurants.

We aren't going to get "coal country." "Coal country" does not define the Virginia vote. We cannot and should not be bending ourselves into knots to appeal to "coal country."

And PS. "Coal country" is a euphemism. It means a small geographic area full of poor white people who aren't pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. It's OK in "coal country" for them not to do pull themselves up by their bootstraps, because they are white. But according to the people in "coal country" poor people everywhere else, and poor people of every other color, have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

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