FLOTSAM & JETSAM: The part of the civil war that continues
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The part of the civil war that continues

Sam Smith - As I've argued before, Donald Trump's politics are remarkably similar to that of the southen Dixiecrats in the era before the civil right movement. Just as in the old South, he is trying to convince lower income whites their real problem is blacks and immigrants rather than the new plantation owners aka corporate executives.

Further, Trump won every formerly confederate state except for Virignia when he ran for president and our regular accounting of objective rankings of states finds every confederate state other than Virginia and Florida to be among the lowest 15 ranked states.

As noted here before, the Civil War ended slavery and secession but not an awful lot else.