From the Connecticut Post – my home state.
“ … In Connecticut, the revisionist sentiment has extended in some quarters to non-Confederate figures. The state Democratic Party will decide this month whether to strip the names of two slave-owning U.S. presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, from the moniker of its 67-year-old annual fundraising dinner. The party’s chairman, Nick Balletto, said the shooting made him think about how the party has changed and “history has not been kind” to Jefferson and Jackson. … “
This is rich. It’s hard to make this stuff up.
Now the Democratic Party … the party of slavery … the party of the KKK … the party of segregation … the party of Bull Conner … the party of George Wallace … the party of the slave holding Confederacy … the party of the attack dogs and the fire hoses … the party of the lynch mobs … the party that blocked all meaningful civil rights legislation sponsored by Republicans from the end of the Civil Was up to Lyndon Baines Johnson … the party that created todays welfare system that has devastated the black American family by driving out fathers from the family … and there’s more … .
Now they want to dump Thomas Jefferson — they would dump George Washington as well, but Washington was not a party man:
“ … However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. … “GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796
And of course they would also dump Abraham Lincoln, except that they had already done that when they went to a treasonous war of succession to defend slavery (racism) at the minor expense of 600,000 + young lives.
So that gets us to Lyndon Baines Johnson as the earliest potential for the Connecticut Democrats to replace Jefferson and Jackson as their figure head … except:
“Now, like any of us, he was not a perfect man,” Obama said in his April 10, 2014, speech at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library. “His experiences in rural Texas may have stretched his moral imagination. But he was ambitious, very ambitious, a young man in a hurry to plot his own escape from poverty and to chart his own political career. And in the Jim Crow South, that meant not challenging convention.
“During his first 20 years in Congress,” Obama said, “he opposed every civil rights bill that came up for a vote, once calling the push for federal legislation a farce and a shame.”
And now we have Timothy Egan , a disingenuous Democratic Party mouthpiece … did I say disingenuous … I meant to say liar … calling Republicans racist. Disgusting !!
So here’s a bit of advice for the Democratic party …
Keep Jefferson — dump Jackson … dump Obama … dump all Clintons!
Clean house Democrats … and oh by the way, apologize for the slavery and the lynch mobs you were so fond of.
Don Johnson – July 2015