Move them back to the cemetery and fire Alan Wade.
"Speaking of prominent Democrats, Nathan Forrest was a democrat like many supporters of Slavery and Jim Crow.."
Excellent point! Makes one wonder why so many southern Republicans today defend those southern Democrats of yore.
Hmmm. The Forrest statue is a memorial to a man, not a war. Therefore, it doesn't qualify as a war memorial, as it commemorates no battle, or even an entire war. Just a man who happens to have been a general. How does that make it a war memorial?
@LoveBC - I had my picture taken with the train. Very convenient.
Y'all had fun today.
I am surprised no one railed the civil war wasn't about slavery and that Forrest was a noble individual to be held up as a hero for our youth
Bad Dog from Rock 103 fame opined how the most conservative people, anti-abortion, religious people he had ever met were old black people that always voted for democrats.
I know I am a little off the subject, but whenever I hear of talk of moving the Forrest statue and graves, I think of the people of Jackson, TN that moved Casey Jones home close to the Interstate to make it easier for the tourists.
LBJ was upfront about that sort of thing. As for rhetorical questions, why, your the king!
Nah, I like the racists who are up front about it, speak plainly and don't dance around with a lot of rhetorical questions.
Racists of Yesteryear? Like LBJ? Didn't he do that GS thingy y'all were talking about earlier and then say "we will have those (explicative deleted) voting democrat forever"! Racists like that CL?
Don't you mean white people. I sure miss the racists of yesteryear. Not nearly so mealymouthed.
"As time goes by, the influence of the Religious Right will fade. They are dying off."
Yep, that tends to happen when you flood the country with illegal immigrants and refugees. After Republicans are gone it will be Christians next...
@Thoughtful - See?
@BL - You could be right. It will be interesting to see what happens to the GOP after this election cycle. I personally don't think there's any going back after the Thiel speech though. The Rubicon has been crossed. In any event, we won't have to wait long to find out.
Donald Trump is an aberration. My world view discounts what I presently regard as a transient response to a demagogue.
I has a little slave once. He threatened to run away if I afforded him an education and decent housing. So I kept him. That's a fact!
Oak and Thoughtful,
You two are special. It shows. Congratulations.
Yeah he does that periodically. Like a little spring pops loose, then SPROING!
@BL - "..Secularism.. ..has nothing to do with the Republican platform, except as it operates as a mechanism to motivate religious conservatives..."
I can't agree. If this were true, Trump wouldn't be the GOP candidate. He is the most secular, liberal, and demonstrably sinful worshipper of Mammon whom the Republicans have ever fielded. The rise of secular politics in the GOP is the only explanation for his success. Otherwise Cruz would have taken the nomination.
Please explain how Trump inviting Peter Thiel to the podium in his acceptance speech was driven by his need to kowtow to the Religious Right.
Your world view about conservatism doesn't jibe with the facts, Brunetto.
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