Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Waving the bloody shirt of voter suppression

The Height of Hypocrisy:
Democrats Decrying Voter Suppression
President Joe Biden is waving the bloody shirt about legislative attempts in Texas and Georgia to clean up the voting process by saying they represent “the worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War”. 

“Waving the bloody shirt” was a tactic used by Radical Republicans in post-Civil War elections to arouse the passions of their followers by invoking the “blood” of the mostly Republican Northern veterans that was shed to free the slaves and keep the Union intact.  

Any Democrat in the South should be careful about waving such a bloody shirt, since the worst impediment to our democratic republic since the Civil War was Southern Democratic Party domination of politics for over a century after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox....

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