The state already has a Republican Party that made Barack Obama's ethnicity an issue during the campaign, trained on his Islamic middle name, and personally attacked the First Lady's love of country.
We already have the dubious distinction of being the place where an assassination plot against Obama was hatched and planned (and ultimately foiled).
And our backwater legacy in U.S. Naval history seems secured with the establishment of a Klan troupe on the U.S.S. Tennessee in 1923 in honor of "beautiful small towns which make up Tennessee."
Did I mention that the state revoked the charter of the Highlander Folk School in 1961 because it trained people to civilly disobey segregation laws?
What a disgrace this place must seem to the rest of the country. Outside of a handful of blue counties, there is little chance that progressive ideas would ever take root here.