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  •  Yeah, the Civil War was fought (0+ / 0-)

    by a handful of mint julep-sipping plantation owners and their sons, with everyone else championing the cause of oppressed black slaves and freedmen. Uhuh.

    Obviously I was referring to the racist and bogoted element in and originally from the south, which completely dominates today's GOP and right. We even have a few in our party, e.g. Webb, Pryor and Lincoln. I realize that there are and always were and will be southern liberals (going back to John Laurens and in some ways Jefferson). But the most regressive and reactionary bigotry in the US today continues to derive from a certain element of southern culture that simply refuses to give up and die.

    And Yankee? Are you serious?

    "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...Mankind are forever destined to be the dupes of bold & cunning imposture" --Alexander Hamilton

    by kovie on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 05:06:07 AM PDT

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