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The Wisdom Of Sarah Palin On The Civil War!

If there has ever been a better example of someone being given a national platform who has no business being in the role, it is Sarah Palin. Watch this clip, if you can, or read the transcript courtesy of Steve M. at Booman’s Tribune.

“SARAH PALIN: … He is bringing us back, Sean, to days that — you can hearken back to days before the Civil War, when, unfortunately, too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal, and it was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth that here in America, yes, we are equal and we all have equal opportunities, not based on the color of your skin. You have equal opportunity to work hard and to succeed and to embrace the opportunities, God-given opportunities, to develop resources and work extremely hard and, as I say, to succeed. Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that gravity, that mistake, that took place before the Civil War, and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days, when we were in different classes, based on income, based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward with that understanding that, as our charters of liberty spell out for us, we are all created equal?”

Cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles

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March 9, 2012 - Posted by | Republican Party, Tea Party, Teabaggers | ,

10 Comments

  1. That person is a paragon of ignorance.

    Comment by Jerry Critter | March 9, 2012

  2. Palin wasn’t paying attention when she took U,S. History and civics in high school, and it shows. “Game Change” reveals the depth of this woman’s ignorance in not only these areas but in a host of others, so much so that Steve Schmidt later apologized to John McCain for suggesting her as a running mate. David Frum seems to be the only conservative who is willing to highlight the acceptance of anti-intellectualism in today’s Republican Party and some of its other faults, and he was rewarded for it by having the AEI turn its back on him.

    Comment by majii | March 9, 2012

  3. Of course the U.S. Constitution (which the teabaggers claim they love and respect) counted black persons as 3/5 of a human being until the 13th Amendment in 1865! She is so full of crap! She shows more ignorance every time she opens her trap. There was no equality in the South until the mid-60′s. When I was in high school in the 1950′s, our family was on vacation and visited Rock City on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With a line of people waiting at the “whites only” water fountain, I moved over to the fountain with the “blacks only” sign, since there were no black people at the tourist attraction at the time. My father was upset, not that I drank from the fountain as growing up near Chicago, we didn’t have such segregation in the city. He was upset that some locals might make trouble for us, my Dad saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do!” As late as 1966, working at Continental-Emsco as a welder in their Houston factory, we had “black” water fountains, even a “blacks only” locker room/restroom. I had worked for their parent company, Youngstown Sheet & Tube steel mill back in Chicago and shocked going from an integrated UNION plant up North to a segregated NON-union factory in Texas.

    Comment by grantinhouston | March 9, 2012

  4. It took five damn colleges for her to come up with this? This is why the Teabags want to get rid of education – why read when you can just make stuff up.

    Comment by Dolores V. Sisco | March 9, 2012

  5. Sarah is an idiot, but she is partially right–I am sure this is merely accidental. In the Reconstruction-era South, blacks had an appreciable amount of freedom until about 1876, give or take.

    For example, Louisiana had a black governor during Reconstruction. However, blacks never dominated or controlled political events during Reconstruction. African-Americans were a majority in only two out of ten state constitutional writing conventions (transplanted northerners were a majority in one). In the state legislatures, only in the lower house in South Carolina did blacks ever constitute a majority. Sixteen African-Americans won seats in Congress before Reconstruction was over, only one was elected governor. Eighteen served in a high state office, such as lieutenant governor, treasurer, superintendent of education, or secretary of state. In all, some four hundred blacks served in political office during the Reconstruction era. Also, the, seldom enforced, Civil Rights Act of 1875 guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in public accommodations.

    However, Andrew Johnson–he vetoed almost every bill that assisted blacks and allowed states to rejoin the Union without guaranteeing equal rights to blacks–and the Compromise of 1877 assured white southerners political autonomy and non-intervention in matters of race policy. The North acquiesced on race because they wanted to procure Southern resources. It was an age of coal and power, and the South had both. So, they allowed the South to pursue whatever racial policy they desired. By 1900, all southern states had laws of segregation. While the Compromise of 1877 and the 1883 Supreme Court decision, that nullified the Civil Rights Act of 1875, had not officially created segregation all that remained was making it state law–which the South did, rapidly. So, for about 10 to 15 years, after the Civil War, African Americans were relatively free, but then came Jim Crow segregation, which subdued, subjugated, and discriminated against blacks, for another 85 years, on the basis of race, exclusively.

    Sarah’s implication that all African Americans were unconditionally free and adjudged equal from the culmination of the Civil War until the present-day is the most imbecilic notion ever uttered. Despite the fact, that there was a Lilliputian phase after the Civil War where blacks possessed an appreciable allocation of freedom and equality. It was not what one would call unshackled disentrallment nor was it successful and, in fact, it was a prodigious failure not to capitalize on an opportunity to construct the societal structure that Sarah, fallaciously, weens has prevailed, like her god, for the last 147 years.

    Comment by Persto | March 12, 2012

    • I grew up in Indiana only miles from the Michigan state line and we still had “Jim Crow” into the 60′s. There were no posted signs like in the Old South but restaurants and hotels only a few miles outside of Chicago had signs…”We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” and for many business establishments that meant “blacks stay out”. Black bands like Armstrong, Basie, Ellington would play Midwestern summer resorts, but could not eat or rent a room in the resort hotels, having to pack up their instruments at 2 a.m. and drive an hour or two to a city where they could stay in black neighborhood hotels. My first civil rights demonstration was protesting white barbers who refused to cut black students hair (they said they didn’t know “HOW” to cut black hair!) and soon after I joined a group of college students who protested at a Gov. George Wallace for President rally. And our march was not partisan as I walked alongside fellow YAF and Young Democrat students. BTW, in the 1964 presidential primary, Wallace got 1/3 of the Democratic vote against Lyndon Johnson in Indiana.

      Comment by grantinhouston | March 12, 2012

  6. I think Sarah Palin is yearning for a time when white people didn’t have to worry about what people of color thought or felt (or, for that matter, gays and women). I think she’s mad that because of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have had to think about these things in a way we haven’t had to since the 60s and it’s uncomfortable, so she’s mad at Obama and wants to ‘move forward’ to a time when white people can relax and just think about themselves again.

    Comment by maryl1 | March 12, 2012

  7. Can you believe sassy Miss Sarah wants to debate the President?

    “I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s ‘enemy of the week’ if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about.”

    Palin wrote her challenge in a note on her Facebook page, posted late Monday. Palin was responding to a Web video fundraising for Obama that uses recent footage of Palin criticizing the president. Yes, President Obama, DROP EVERYTHING and do your duty to debate the woman whose ego (and ignorance) is as big as the State of Alaska.

    Comment by grantinhouston | March 14, 2012

  8. “…based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward with that understanding that, as our charters of liberty spell out for us, we are all created equal?”

    She actually says at the end of the interview “…we are all created EQUALLY.” She does not quote the DoI accurately. We are all created equally what? The entire answer to Hannity is made up of her usual syntactic gibberish, like this:

    “Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that gravity, that mistake, that took place before the Civil War, and why the Civil War had to really start changing America.”

    She’s learned nothing since her days as McCain’s running mate. Her mind is still a jumble of disconnected talking points and tired old platitudes. But the MSM continues to give her the attention she so desperately craves.

    Comment by Shaw Kenawe | March 14, 2012

  9. Because I can’t stand listening to that nit-wit’s voice, I read the transcript. And then I read it again….and then a third time. I still don’t know what the hell that idiot is trying to say. I’m not sure she knows what she’s trying to say. Luckily for her, she has a band of followers even dumber than her that hang on her every word and adore her.

    Comment by Super PAC | March 22, 2012


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