“He told me a year and a half ago or so, a year ago, that, you know, he thought he could have done a deal to have averted the war.”
After being called out for his poor grasp of history, Trump just made matters much worse.
"People don't ask that question. But why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
Stewart says "Nothing is worse than a Yankee telling a Southerner that his monuments don't matter," but he's wrong. Defending them is worse
"Inspired by Trump, his former Virginia chair runs the 'most openly Confederate-friendly campaign in recent memory'"
"When is he [President Obama] going away? My goodness gracious. This is just unbelievable, but you know, he’s never gotten over his racism."
Apparently, if African-Americans had a Bible-based moral education, they wouldn't mind being gunned down by the police for no reason whatsoever
Jeff Cooper’s newsletter was unabashadly pro-black slavery but the NRA's Frank Winn says racial slurs are "erudite" and support for the institution of slavery "timely"
Denial of reality is alive and well in Republican ranks. We have already seen how right-wing talking heads exploded at Michelle Obama’s words about the White House being built by slaves:
“That is the story of this country. The story that has brought me to the stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, who kept on striving, and hoping, and doing what needed to be done. So that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters — two beautiful intelligent black young women — play with the dog on the White House lawn.”
Thanksgiving's origins lie in ancient, pre-Christian harvest festivals which are religious in nature, and have nothing to do with genocide
Conservative bigots love the idea of shredding the Constitution's 13th and 14th Amendments in place of actual immigration reform
Lincoln said "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong" while the Bible says, "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling"
The anniversary of the end of slavery was remembered by a tea party leader by admonishing African Americans to stop complaining their ancestors were indentured servants.
One hundred fifty years later, President Lincoln's Great Task remains uncompleted.
Republicans can talk about things that never happened as though they did, but Democrats cannot talk about things that DID actually happen
American capitalism supported white indentured servitude before and alongside black slavery and relinquished it only reluctantly.
Ralph Reed, mistaking the Bible for the US Constitution, believes his holy book should govern US immigration policy
Justice was decisive as she struck down the three GOP 'stooges' in Arkansas, best known for hating immigrants, loving slavery and advocating the death penalty for rebellious children.
Ted Nugent believes we'd be better off if the South had won the Civil War, completely ignoring that states rights was all about slavery
It has been 150 years since the Confederacy of Southern States seceded from the United States of America starting the deadliest war in American history. It should be a time to reflect on the disastrous turn of events that ripped America apart with a view toward never taking that terrible path again, but instead, some southern states are celebrating secession with balls and celebrations. As if celebrating America's darkest times wasn't bad enough, new talk of secession and nullification signals a long standing hatred of the United States of America by racists in the South, and the hate is spreading across the country.