Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today’s GOP is the party of Jefferson Davis, not of Lincoln

From the Washington Post opinion section:

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.

More here.

When liberals call the GOP "The Confederate Party," it is simply assumed by conservatives to be slamming them for perceived racism. But it's actually a more nuanced and sophisticated argument than that, and also, on the facts, approaching the status of undeniable.