'The GOP Is the Party of Jefferson Davis'

This week’s insane Leftist rant comes from the reliably ridiculous Harold Meyerson in the pages of the Washington Post. Remember, with lefties up is always down, in is always out, and black is always white.


One hundred and fifty years ago Thursday, after Union infantry effectively encircled the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee sent a note to Ulysses S. Grant proposing a meeting to discuss terms of surrender. With that, the Civil War began to end. And at some point in the future, it may yet.

The Civil War, you may recall from the history books before they are completely rewritten by the followers of Howard Zinn, was a fight between the Republican-led Union and the Democrat-led Confederacy. The party of Lincoln vs. the party of slavery, segregation, secularlism and sedition. In other words, the same fight we have going on in America today. So Meyerson is, in one sense, correct: the war is not yet over. But he, of course, is still rooting for the other side:

The Southernization of the Republican Party and the increasing domination of Wall Street’s brand of shareholder capitalism over the nation’s economic life have combined to erode both the income and the power of U.S. workers. Unions are anathema to Wall Street and the GOP. Federal regulations empowering consumers and employees are opposed by both.

Fueled by the mega-donations of the mega-rich, today’s Republican Party is not just far from being the party of Lincoln: It’s really the party of Jefferson Davis. It suppresses black voting; it opposes federal efforts to mitigate poverty; it objects to federal investment in infrastructure and education just as the antebellum South opposed internal improvements and rejected public education; it scorns compromise. It is nearly all white. It is the lineal descendant of Lee’s army, and the descendants of Grant’s have yet to subdue it.


Zzzzz. Dragging the discredited canard that the two parties miraculously switched sides during the civil rights era is pretty much par for the course for the Left. Even though it is a vile lie, it’s just about all they have. That, and insults.



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