I always believed that pigs would fly before I would completely agree with anything said by journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Well, . . .
From The Hill: “A Twitter thread by author Ta-Nehisi Coates in response to White House chief of staff John Kelly’s comments that the Civil War started from a “lack of ability to compromise” is gaining traction.”
In his Twitter thread, Coates thoroughly explains why John Kelly is wrong. Writes Coates, “Notion that Civil War resulted from a lack of compromise is belied by all the compromises made on enslavement from America’s founding.”
Indeed, Kelly is wrong. The U.S. Civil War was the result of politically-powerful Southern slave owners wanting to perpetuate a great evil. What Confederacy apologists refuse to admit is the fact that the Confederacy was the villain of the U.S. Civil War. That is why statues of Confederates shouldn’t be in places of honor. Instead, such statues should be located where children can be educated about the evil of the Confederacy.
Anyway, Kelly isn’t the only person on the political Right to recently engage in lunacy. From the Daily Beast: “Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore issued a Monday night statement calling for the removal of a judge who struck down President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military.”
According to a story published by The Hill, Moore accused that federal judge of judicial activism. If Moore indeed made that accusation, then he is the poster child for hypocrisy, since twice he was removed from the Alabama judicial bench for his constitution-violating judicial activism.
If Moore did not accuse that federal judge of judicial activism, then he is still wrong for to imply that the judicial branch of the U.S. government can’t force the POTUS to comply with the U.S. Constitution.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns that federal judge’s decision, then so be it. That is what the SCOTUS is for.
What Kelly and Moore have in common is that they are trying to appeal to elements within the Republican Party that are cancerous to the GOP.
I wish that the Republican Party would purge itself of Confederacy apologists and theocrats, but I don’t expect that to happen. The GOP needs them the same way that the Democratic Party needs people who support and promote identity politics. Each party has to appeal to the true deplorables within it in order to stay in operation.