Note from Dan: This comes from Saintbridge, who posted it on the Friday drive-time tune.
“While driving the I-295 beltway north of Richmond recently I passed a pickup truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker.
His license plate was a Sons of Confederate Veterans issue that read ‘PICKET.’
Another sticker read ‘APRIL 14, 1865 [line break] Happy John Wilkes Booth Day.’
And he also had — wait for it … — a Cuccinelli for Governor sticker.
These are the kinds of people the Republican party tolerates (welcome?) in their midst.
It is a shame that this sort of racism has a voice in America. But at least he is proud to remind us all that while our past was imperfect, that the majority of us have moved on to more enlightened views of race and intelligence.
And the few progress-challenged participants in this blog should know that they will be called out for their base ugliness every time they utter their bile-filled verbiage, no matter how they try to dress it up. So stop whimpering about being called what you are.
The racists lost in 1865, they lost with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They will continue lose every time, whether they try to restrict voting rights in legislatures or merely lament the failure of someone with an Anglo-sounding name winning the National Spelling Bee on a blog.
Being racist is a choice. Tolerating racism is not. I will join with all people of civility and conscience in opposing you at every turn.