Republicans on Slavery and Patrimony

Today, the Republican National Committee attacked Barack Obama for a speech he gave in 2001 in which he said that the Constitution’s acceptance of slavery was a fundamental flaw in that document. The RNC attack came in a tweet that was timed to coincide with Obama’s national security speech at the National Archives:

as he prepares to deliver remarks in hall that holds the constitution, flashback obama: “constitution flawed” http://bit.ly/tFL7O #RNC

Also today, Rick Santorum told Greta van Susteren that conservatives “believe in the stewardship of patrimony,” and that Pres. Obama is trying to destroy it. In the same interview, Santorum “praised the 75 percent of Californians who did not vote in yesterday’s special election, ‘because they knew enough that they didn’t know enough to vote.’ “

Why would anyone want to associate themselves with this kind of thinking? Ooops, I forgot — only 18% of Americans do, anymore.

3 Responses to “Republicans on Slavery and Patrimony”

  1. Chief says:

    Snicker, snicker.

  2. Jack Jodell says:

    Patrimony? Slavery? Santorum should take his club and crawl back into his cave with the rest of the far-right and their Taliban cousins. What a total moron!

  3. tas says:

    If the media is so liberally biased, one wonders why Rick Santorum still gets quoted in it so much. The guy lost his Senate position in 2006. Why does the press continue talking with him?

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