SC GOP Sen. Jake Knotts apologised Tued but refused to resign for calling the Republican Gubernatorial front-runner a "raghead". Sen. Knotts is proud of his "redneck' label and stated "the Republican Party should embrace the redneck term and its origin." The true meaning of a "redneck" he said, is a hardworking farmer who works dusk to dawn to support his family and got the redneck from working in the sun."
Nice try Sen. Knotts. Though there have been many suggestions for the origin of the term "redneck," the true origin came from the fact that during the non-union vs union coal mining wars post Matewan. The union workers and sympathisers donned red bandanas to distinguish themselves from the non-union workers in various skirmishes. They were soon known as "rednecks"...the historical origin of the term.
Sen. Knotts stupidity and lack of historical knowedge would seem to put him in the camp of coal miner union workers and sympathisers.
Stupidity and ignorance within the GOP seems to be without end.
PS: I am very greatful for your work.