Wednesday, April 09, 2014

On This 149th Anniversary Of Appomattox

"So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves." 
-- Jim DeMint, former Republican Senator, current head of the odious Heritage Foundation, and committed lifetime hateful deranged bastard.
Here is your gentle reminder that a staggering number of American Conservatives have still not gotten the fuck over the "War of Northern Aggression" and that the entire modern Republican Party has been built on a strategy of pandering to people like Jim DeMint so relentlessly that they long ago turned the Party of Lincoln into the Party of Jefferson Davis.

Somewhere in a very deep circle of Hell, Lee Awtater is watching his GOP willing to eat itself alive rather than admit that Barack Obama is the legitimate leader of their country -- willing to nuke the economy and nominate outright, batshit lunatics rather that cooperate one iota with the black man in their White House -- and laughing:


Grung_e_Gene said...

Not only are they "Not over it" but they are advancing towards reversing it.

Kathleen said...

Yes, but Jonathan Chait says liberals must always assume these people are operating in good faith, so there's that.

Anonymous said...

I'm still disappointed and a bit surprised by Chait's weak apologia. For a guy who consistently hammers the GOP on their bullshit, I would never have guessed he would fall into the "both sides" pungee pit (in long form, no less).

Redhand said...

I always considered Jim DeMint a total A-Hole. Even so, it is depressing to see that a former U.S. senator could be so profoundly ignorant of U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution. I mean, he was a "lawmaker." But of course it's more than that. I agree, "still not over it."

mellowjohn said...

"The only thing that ever changed the conservative mind was the Union army." –Driftglass

Monster from the Id said...

The persistence of the USAmerican Civil War grudges should surprise no one.

To name only one historic grudge, Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims are still fighting over something that happened over 1300 years ago.

Many other such grudges exist in the world, some older than the Sunni-Shi'ite feud.

149 years? The blink of an eye.

The big brains of us talking apes give us plenty of mental storage space for grudges. That is one of the drawbacks of our big brains.

Comrade Rutherford said...

The Conservatives are still angry that their side lost the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and WWII.

But, I say, The Conservatives DID win the Civil War, it just took 150 years.