Can everybody stop pretending that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is regretting causing a firestorm about his proclamation celebrating Confederate history that didn't mention slavery? The firestorm is exactly his desired effect. He's not stupid; he's dog-whistling to that not-insignificant part of the Republican party that, even if they don't think slavery was such a hot idea, think the blacks just jump down someone's throat for no good reason ("Can't you say anything without being called a racist?") - and are now feeling sympathy for McDonnell.
Reason #445 why, even when Nancy Pelosi tempts me, I could never be a Republican.
And as someone who lives right near the border of Virginia, and goes to Virginia regularly, I would like to ask: do they really need any more damn Confederate memorializing? The place is absolutely lousy with signs, parks, designated picnic ares, etc. When directions to the mall tell you to take Jefferson Davis Highway (you know, that guy who led an armed rebellion against the U.S. government in order to protect local determination of the ability to own humans), one gets the sense the the Confederacy is honored quite enough.
Even Rush - Rush says Trump is caving on his border wall.
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