Tuesday, March 16, 2010
From the Political Party that Brought you the Southern Strategy
Taking a break from the narrative of my time in Haiti to bring you a stunning piece of ridiculousness. Now, it may be true that, at one time, the GOP was the party of abolitionists, but that was a long long long time ago, and the intervening years have brought us the Southern Strategy, Strom Thurmond, Katrina, and the 1980s. Republicans laying claim to Frederick Douglass is sort of akin to a pack of lions claiming that one of their greatest historical leaders was a gazelle. But hey, what do we expect from a party with such a creative relationship with fact?