cotton-picking mindlessness

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The phrase "you're out of your cotton-picking mind" made an interesting appearance on Fox. Here's the background from Slate:

A heated discussion on Fox News took a turn into the surreal Sunday morning when Donald Trump's former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, used a racial insult to deny that there was racism in the White House. The already heated exchange with Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who is black, reached an apex when he accused the administration and its allies of using coded racism to appeal to a certain segment of the population.

As Slate notes, "Bossie then went on to note how former CIA director Michael Hayden compared the child detention centers for migrant children to Auschwitz:"

"Yeah, that liberal Michael Hayden," Payne responded sarcastically. "You are out of your cotton-picking mind!" Bossie went on to say for some reason. Payne immediately reacted. "Cotton-picking mind?" Payne said, seemingly shocked at what he just heard. "Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something, I got some relatives who picked cotton, okay?"

This incident dovetails nicely with Huckleberry's questionable tweet about Pelosi supporters and the Salvadoran MS-13 gang:

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