Saturday, June 20, 2009

GOP Misses Great Opportunity

 


  • You probably missed this, but last Thursday the U.S. Senate voted to formally apologize for slavery.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090618/pl_afp/uscongressslaverypolitics

    There are a few things very wrong with this apology Bill and Republicans missed a great opportunity here. This also highlights the gutlessness of the GOP leadership in Congress on the issue of race. Republicans should have refused to sign onto this Bill unless language was inserted making clear that in the 211 years between 1854 and 1965 the Republican Party fought the Democrats tooth and nail for emancipation and against Jim Crow.