Parody, yet not parody: Saving South Carolina from itself

The Onion
The Onion opines on saving South Carolina from itself.

Things aren't sounding so great in South Carolina in the past week. We're coming off (thankfully inaccurate) comments from Governor Nikki Haley that our workforce is drug-addicted and ignorant, and a once-again unemployment rate over 11 percent.

Such a scenario is all the motivation that The Onion needed to do a brief with headline, "Obama Visits South-Carolina-Ravaged South Carolina."

That parody article read, in part, "Calling the devastation 'heartbreaking and appalling,' President Barack Obama toured South-Carolina-ravaged South Carolina Tuesday, vowing never to turn his back on the 4.6 million residents whose lives have been turned upside down by the horrors of South Carolina. 'For decades, citizens from Columbia to Walterboro have suffered a kind of pain and anguish that most Americans could never fathom,' said Obama."

Read it all over here.

South Carolina isn't letting on that we're in a bad spot. A recent poll by Winthrop University of residents found that while 63% of Republicans and Republican leaners said the American economy was "very bad" (the overall U.S. has a better unemployment rate than S.C.), 48.2% of the same group said South Carolina's economy was better than the national economy.

For some lampooning on that angle, I'll point you to the Charleston City Paper.

At this rate we'll have to change the state motto to "ignorance is bliss."


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