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The fact that this sorry individual has not been condemned by the Republican officeholders in the state of Alabama should tell the world what kind of people we are down here.

We are a bunch of right wing, pretend Christians. We want to control the lives of everyone else without practicing the slightest bit of self control.

We are a gun loving, animal abusing, group of hypocrites who have no conscience except when it comes to telling a woman whether to maintain a pregnancy. We are men who impregnate women and then take off, never to be seen or heard from again.

We are mainly white and frequently suck [leech] off the federal government pretending to be disabled while leveling criticism at people of color for needing financial help.

In short, we are a shameful part of the United States and I think that any corporate entity considering doing business here should rethink its decision.

And the corporate entities who are already here should speak out and condemn this man and every rotten sick thing he stands for.

An anonymous Alabama Democratic activist, commenting on the news that Goodloe Sutton has resigned as editor and publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden after publishing an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to ride again. Sutton’s decision came to step down was sudden and unexpected. Initially, he defended his racist, hate-filled editorial, telling the Montgomery Advertiser:

“If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all been better off… We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them.”

However, he has now turned his paper over to his clerk… a black woman.