Monday, April 12, 2010

We actually lost the Civil War

My husband often exclaims.

Proof... Governor Haley Barbour riding in to save Governor Bob McDonnell from his omission about slavery in his 'feel good remember when' Confederacy proclamation. Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly:

Barbour is currently the head of the Republican Governors Association, and a possible 2012 presidential candidate. He also described himself last week as a "fat redneck."

Josh Marshall noted this morning, "The Dems must be pretty bummed the Republicans have finally managed to put the Civil War, slavery and segregation behind them. Oh, right. Never mind."

And for the record, as Newsweek editor Jon Meacham explained over the weekend, the issue means a lot more than diddly: "Efforts to rehabilitate the Southern rebellion frequently come at moments of racial and social stress, and it is revealing that Virginia's neo-Confederates are refighting the Civil War in 2010. Whitewashing the war is one way for the right -- alienated, anxious and angry about the president, health care reform and all manner of threats, mostly imaginary -- to express its unease with the Age of Obama, disguising hate as heritage."

And a teabagger who is ignoring the kinder and less racist message tweaking. Josh Marshall of TPM:
A bunch of his emails have just surfaced with racist appeals, porn and even some good old bestiality thrown in for good measure. One email features video of an African tribal dance, entitled "Obama Inauguration Rehearsal."
And JJ of Unrepentant Old Hippie has an interesting discussion going on who actually Palin appeals to and why.

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