|The Height of Hypocrisy:|
Democrats Decrying Voter Suppression
“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....
Read more at: https://nsjonline.com/article/2021/08/hill-waving-the-bloody-shirt-of-voter-suppression/