Slavery Is a Mere “Nit” to Republicans


    Here is a revealing interview of Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, defending Governor Bob McDonnell’s declaring “Confederate History Month” without ever mentioning slavery. Slavery is a “nit,” says Barbour, as in “stop picking at nits.”

    Governor Haley Barbour and Governor Bob McDonnell are two birds of a feather in the same flock. Guess “R” for Republican stands for “Racist.” Must be in the Republican DNA.

    • notlowellfeld

      Teddy, you logic is severely flawed, the Republican party was founded to end slavery, hence Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas and others were Republicans.

      As, a matter of fact a current democrat senator, called Robert Byrd, was a member of the KKK (he was the West Virginia state recruiter) and voted against the Civil Rights Act and filibustered it. Also, Al Gore’s dad voted against the Civil Rights Act.

      The KKK was a militant arm of the democrat party until, it was weakened by the civil rights act in the 60’s. This was so admitted by the KKK’s founder Nathan Bedford Forrest, in 1928. The KKK went around the south killing both black and white Republicans, so I do not know who taught you history, but the democrat party, is the party of racism, segregation and hate.

      All of the above facts are documented in a book by Dr. Eric Foner, the renown liberal historian who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University called A Short History of Reconstruction, (Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1990).  

    • Every time Bob McDonnell’s supporters try to defend him, they just make it worse. Here’s a letter to the editor in today’s Roanoke Times:

      Like it or not, the Civil War and the Confederacy are integral parts of Virginia’s history, and you cannot rewrite history no matter how loud your voice or large your platform might be.

      I don’t recall this media feeding frenzy during anything to do with Black History Month.

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