Do. Not. Mess. With. Georgia.

Wapo Insultability Map

If you click the link to the Washington Post story about the above map, you will see that Georgia is not merely top-10 “do not insult.” We are tied for the state candidates should be most careful to avoid insulting at all costs.

This “highly scientific” </sarcasm> study by the Post’s Philip Bump ranked each state according to a formula that accounts for how early its primary is, how many electoral votes it has, how large its population is (that seems a bit redundant with the last one, but we’ll take it), and how partisan it is. That combination put Georgia atop the list, tied with Florida — where, I can say since insults to Georgia are now officially discouraged, Gators wear jean shorts.

Just imagine if Georgia were the big-time ethanol-producing state with an early presidential primary or caucus.*

The good news: Alabama jokes are still permitted. Same goes for Mississippi.

Insults of Kentucky are apparently consequence-free. Ditto West Virginia.

From now on, though, candidates better watch their mouths about everything from Snowpocalypse to the Dukes of Hazzard.

Don’t like REM or OutKast or Julia Roberts or Tyler Perry? Don’t tell us about it.

Can’t stand grits? Actually like Pepsi? Bless your heart — but zip your lips.

Heck, even jokes about the North Avenue Trade School may now be off-limits …

Nahhhhhh.

*The inspiration for Bump’s post was the kerfuffle over Scott Walker’s hiring, and subsequent firing, of a consultant whose Twitter history included some not-so-nice statements about Iowa.

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MrSnarky
MrSnarky

Be afraid GOP candidates...be afraid.  No throwin' off on the Dawgs, and ya gotta be nice to Ol' Shady.

On the other hand, Hillary doesn't really have to much to worry about since she has no competition.

MarkVV
MarkVV

Why stop there? Somebody might develop a highly scientific mathematical formula, which will show which Republican presidential candidate is to get the nomination without debates and primaries. But I hope nobody does that, it would deprive us of so much fun - remember Governor Perry last time? We have already seen Governor Walker comparing ISIS to trade unions …

Bumper15
Bumper15

"Insults of Kentucky are apparently consequence-free."

I dunno about that. I lived in KY for a few years, there are people especially in the eastern part of the state you definitely don't want to insult. Watch a few episodes of Justified.

Jefferson1776
Jefferson1776

.... or the Clark Co Cow college, a women's school by the numbers. (which is good for the sausage parties)

LilBarryBailout
LilBarryBailout

Somebody at the Washington Post doesn't have enough to do.

Which is understandable, since the regime writes all their stories for them.

LogicalDude
LogicalDude

Don't joke about Georgia or Deal will get ya! (Tell your kids scary stories at night about the people who made jokes and got a bad "deal".) 

MANGLER
MANGLER

The propensity to get into a heated political discussion where I end up questioning the concealed carry permit rules is much more prevalent here than in other State's I've had a few at a bar and started chatting of such things.

notagain
notagain

@MANGLER Today at the grocery store,police going through door in front of me,once inside I asked what's the problem.See ambulance arrive.Clerk tells me persons gun discharged in his pocket,shooting self in leg.Need more guns......

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

So, does this inability to insult make it OK to be for ethanol subsidies while campaigning in Iowa, even though you are on record as saying the subsidies cost a great deal of tax revenue, inflate gas prices, food and meat prices, cause tremendous use of ground water, and are bad for the environment.


Squishy principles are sacrificed all to pander for votes.  What is good for the country is exchanged for what is good for your election chances.  No wonder America is floundering. 

LilBarryBailout
LilBarryBailout

@RafeHollister

Those who might be inclined to become politicians and grab for all that power would be less so inclined if there were less of it to grab.  The tragedy that America is becoming is due almost entirely to the insidious entanglement of do-gooders and busybodies into things that used to be none of their business.

straker
straker

Many see our Georgia's current political system as nothing more than a cruel joke.