VA Gov. McDonnell Longs for the Confederacy, Slavery Not ‘Significant’

April 7, 2010


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28 Responses to “VA Gov. McDonnell Longs for the Confederacy, Slavery Not ‘Significant’”

  1. Robert on April 7th, 2010 1:18 pm

    Wow, this is a real nice left-wing hate site you have here.

  2. Dobson Gunner on April 7th, 2010 1:27 pm

    So I take it “shots fired”. So begins the movement of this animal, rising slowly into war. Where are the heroes, the bold men of just cause that once held true to this nation? Dead, forgotten, their efforts meaningless and cause fell silent upon deaf ears and wild minds.

  3. RioRico on April 7th, 2010 1:51 pm

    The Confederate rebellion was treason. Its leaders were mainly former US officials and officers who had sworn solemn oaths to defend the US and its Constitution — and who then broke those oaths, showing themselves to be without honor, without honesty. Those who fly Confederate colors now, show their true selves: traitors.

  4. Old Man Dotes on April 7th, 2010 2:05 pm

    Congratulations, McDonnell. I have just excluded Virginia from my list of possible destinations for the next 4 years of 3-week Summer vacations, and I will be directing my travel agent to make sure all my business trips avoid even brief stopovers in Virginia.

    And, Robert: Please take your Nazi jingoism to Argentina, where it’s welcomed. As a retired US Army non-commissioned officer, I can say with certainty that your kind is not representative of Americans.

  5. jonathan on April 7th, 2010 2:06 pm

    Screw the South.

  6. Joan Kelly on April 7th, 2010 2:14 pm

    I knew when he ran that McDonnell was a snake. He’s proving that more and more with each day.

    The Civil War is over. The North won. Slavery is over! It’s time that idiots like this shut up and enter the 21st Century. The world has greater issues to face than died in the wool ego and fear driven attempts to segragate what can not be segrated. We Are All ONE!

    I don’t know of a single person in NJ that will come to VA this summer.

  7. Renee d on April 7th, 2010 2:16 pm

    What a stupid move. MCDonnell is going to mess around and get put out of office. Another in-bred freak just like Palin; what a way to bankrupt your own state in the midst of a recession, Barney Fife.

  8. Michael on April 7th, 2010 2:33 pm

    Given the racism of so many on the right, I am sure they long for the old south. Blacks “knew their place” back then.

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  10. Kate on April 7th, 2010 2:42 pm

    The History of the Confederacy:

    Once there was a band of racist ignoramuses who didn’t like civilization, so they whined and cried. No one paid attention. So, then they got their guns and started killing people who didn’t agree with them. They got their butts kicked.

    The end.

    Are you listening, Conservatives?

  11. Kate on April 7th, 2010 2:43 pm

    The History of the Confederacy:

    Once there was a band of racist ignoramuses who didn’t like civilization, so they whined and cried. No one paid attention. So, then they got their guns and started killing people who didn’t agree with them. They got their butts kicked.

    The end.

    Are you listening, Conservatives?

    What is past is prologue.

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  13. BigTexPatriot on April 7th, 2010 3:01 pm

    Thank you Governor McDonnell, you are the best thing to happen to the Democrats since Micheal Steele.

  14. Brian on April 7th, 2010 3:22 pm

    In related news. NY is proposing April 26th be ‘Day we finished kicking the South’s A#@ day’ !!!.

  15. albert fagerberg on April 7th, 2010 4:09 pm

    stupid comments by stupid liberals with no common sense

  16. III on April 7th, 2010 5:19 pm

    So what I hear McDonell saying is that I should avoid VA from now on, what with Virginians acknowledging their “proud” history… A history that would have someone like me strung up.

    Well I guess I know where I’ll be on the The 26th of April!!! Good times!

    Honestly, Conservatives, please get you $h!t together. You can call yourself “patriot” and “real americans” and think this type of behavior is ok. It’s one thing to acknowledge VA’s part in the rebellion for what it was, a defense of the slavery. It’s another thing to romantisize it like it was the Golden Era of VA history. There is no liberal hate, Robert How’s this, We’ll stop b!tchin when the ring stops ignoring reality.

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  19. seth on April 7th, 2010 7:53 pm

    the problem with the left (progressives) is that we’ve been afraid to acknowledge the truth… but as i speak, we are beginning to wake up to the fact that right wingers are evil spirited people…

    for so long as white conservatives held the plurality in the country they were happy with democracy, but now that the demographics in the county have sufficiently shifted away from them, they no longer like it… obama’s administration, elected with 55% of the vote is, for them, a tyrannical regime…

    this will only get worse as the demographics continue to shift… and shift they will… slowly or quickly, they will continue to shift… and the right wingers don’t like it — and what’s more important — they will show their treasonous traitorous stripes, and won’t accept it…

    in other words, for them, democracy is a great thing when they have the power, when they don’t, they will take their marble and go home…

    sadly, they have it within their power to spill a lot of blood, but they will NEVER stop this country’s inexorable march forward on the road of progress…

    but again, THE legacy of the civil war is that the South was not punished… like a spoiled child who gets off the hook when they do wrong… after the civil war, the south should have been truly stomped into the dirt — but they weren’t — reconstruction was halted almost as soon as it began… and THIS is why we have the current problem we still have…

    i mean, FOR GOODNESS SAKE, even the freakin’ germans learned their lesson… what has the south learned?? the majority of them have learned nothing… just a lingering sense that somehow THEY were wronged…

    and for as much as we have “come to terms” with slavery on the whole as a country — we really haven’t even scratched the surface… i think most white americans have not yet truly come to grips with the horror and banality that slavery was… slave owning white men raping their black female slaves is one thing — evil to be sure — but have you all contemplated the level of evil represented by these men’s practice of selling their OWN FLESH AND BLOOD mulatto daughter’s to their friends down the road for use and abuse in sexual bondage??

    THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY REPRESENTS ONE OF THE PUREST EVILS THAT HAS EVER MANIFESTED ITSELF IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. PERIOD.

  20. WarriorWoman on April 8th, 2010 2:29 am

    Spend your vacation dollars wisely. Don’t invest in the Confeder-Idiocy. Boycott Virginia tourism.

  21. Mike Vanderboegh on April 8th, 2010 3:07 pm

    Careful, if your conflation disease gets any more acute, your hair will catch on fire and your brain will explode, all of its own accord.

  22. Airam on April 9th, 2010 8:20 am

    4/9/10 6:25AM

    Virginia governor, McDonnell typifies the right wing, racist, Republican, retrograde, reprobate, backwoods, backward thinking red-neck mentality and philosophy that continues to divide our country and promote ignorance. He cannot be blamed solely for this nosedive into the mud. After all, he was elected to office, so the sentiment is held by enough Virginians or he came into this election by “hook or crook”.

    It is incredible that in the 21st century, a century that saw the election of a Black president by most of the country, a woman Speaker of the House and a former First Lady become secretary of State, we are seeing an explosive rise of populist, Neo-Nazi rhetoric and coded hate speech under guise of sub-intelligent life forms like Sarah Palin and Governor McDonnell. Neither of them make sense, but have mastered the art of slight of hand, omission of facts of history (like failing to mention the existence of slavery in connection with the Confederacy), and understanding of the English language through reading. Governor McDonnell is pandering to a handful of ignorant people such as the tea party crowd , the militiamen and other narrow-minded hate groups, and through his elevation of the Confederacy, carries the banner for coded speech veiled in racist symbols and an unapologetic rhetoric that incites hate activities and an intolerance for people with different opinions, skin colors, backgrounds and philosophies. When he quits his position as Governor, he will join Sarah Palin as a crusty talking-head for the Fox network.

    McDonnell is typical of the breed of gun-toting, State’s rights, white men who want to turn back the clock on civil rights, women’s rights, who don’t want the “government, of which they are a part, to have the power to regulate them, who are enamored with the idea of slavery as a normal part of white supremacy and entitlement therefore he sought not to mention it in his love affair with the confederacy, and who are rallying the militia groups, Glen Becks, Sarah Palin s, David Dukes’ and “Tea Badgers”/Carpetbaggers through distortion of the Constitution, and a longing for “the good olde days of the Confederacy” to incite hate and intolerance against anyone who objects to their agenda of exclusion. He is only a governor for some of the people.

    “The right to bear arms”, using language like “tyranny” and “UN-patriotic”, “UN-Christian” for anyone who is “not like them” i.e. white and male, is the smoke and mirror diatribe that degrades the rest of the country and puts Virginia on par with the stereotypical back-water-one-toothed- hillbilly and the rise of neo-nazi-ism. (If you can kill a moose, or a coon, or the health care bill, you can lynch a Black/ Hispanic /Asian/Jewish man; Tea-Party equals Lynch Party.)

    The elements that McDonnell seeks to draw to Virginia for “tourism” in celebrating the confederacy, is racist by design. Any reasonable person who has a knowledge of history, knows that the Confederacy should not be celebrated; it stands for divisiveness, hatred, succession from the Union (as unpatriotic as you can get), bloodshed and Civil War, black people in chains with no rights, taking abuse and laboring in the fields to build the southern economy, the view of black people as chattel and as 3/5ths of a person, the worst elements of ignorance and white supremacy, and profound intolerance and obstruction of “liberty and justice for all”.

    The April as celebration of the Confederacy Month to promote tourism is certainly sending the wrong message. There are many kinds of tourism. Sex tourism to third world countries gives foreign men the opportunity to abuse children in a way that they cannot be prosecuted with the sanction of those in power.
    McDonnell’s desire to promote, Virginia “Race-Bait” tourism is in the same league ad tourism of the ugliest kind. Who is the audience? Confederacy tourists will not only be comprised of those interested in civil war history, but will attract the kind of tourists that are in close proximity to Washington, DC and the President, who carry loaded guns within a short distance from the President’s and the Democratic Congress’s back yard, who pretend to protest health care as their white-hooded, rallying cry while harboring a far more sinister agenda and who brand anyone who does not look or sound like them as “UN-patriotic, un-American and tyrannical. It is an insult to all Americans including Southerners.

    This is not about the Constitution or the Confederacy per se but a larger part of disgruntled-sore-losers who unfortunately are setting the tone for assembly and recruitment of right wing crazies. The April 17 anniversary of Virginia’s succession from the Union is also close to April 20, the birthday of the most heinous Adolph Hitler. Hitler’s birthday and crimes against humanity are often celebrated by the fringe elements, the same “tourists” who will attend a Confederate enclave. Governor McDonnell knows exactly what he is doing.
    He is kin to the Republican senators and congressmen who sought to obstruct the Health Care Reform bill and undermine Obama’s administration; he is kin to the Birthers.

    I hope that no one will celebrate the Confederacy/Nazi-ocracy that McDonnell is proposing. It is shameful that this country has a governor who feels emboldened enough to take off his hood and burn crosses in plain sight.

    The good people of Virginia and the country deserve bet

  23. Airam on April 9th, 2010 8:31 am

    4/9/10 6:25AM

    Virginia governor, McDonnell typifies the right wing, racist, Republican, retrograde, reprobate, backwoods, backward thinking red-neck mentality and philosophy that continues to divide our country and promote ignorance. He cannot be blamed solely for this nosedive into the mud. After all, he was elected to office, so the sentiment is held by enough Virginians or he came into this election by “hook or crook”.

    It is incredible that in the 21st century, a century that saw the election of a Black president by most of the country, a woman Speaker of the House and a former First Lady become secretary of State, we are seeing an explosive rise of populist, Neo-Nazi rhetoric and coded hate speech under guise of sub-intelligent life forms like Sarah Palin and Governor McDonnell. Neither of them make sense, but have mastered the art of slight of hand, omission of facts of history (like failing to mention the existence of slavery in connection with the Confederacy), and understanding of the English language through reading. Governor McDonnell is pandering to a handful of ignorant people such as the tea party crowd , the militiamen and other narrow-minded hate groups, and through his elevation of the Confederacy, carries the banner for coded speech veiled in racist symbols and an unapologetic rhetoric that incites hate activities and an intolerance for people with different opinions, skin colors, backgrounds and philosophies. When he quits his position as Governor, he will join Sarah Palin as a crusty talking-head for the Fox network.

    McDonnell is typical of the breed of gun-toting, State’s rights, white men who want to turn back the clock on civil rights, women’s rights, who don’t want the “government, of which they are a part, to have the power to regulate them, who are enamored with the idea of slavery as a normal part of white supremacy and entitlement therefore he sought not to mention it in his love affair with the confederacy, and who are rallying the militia groups, Glen Becks, Sarah Palin s, David Dukes’ and “Tea Badgers”/Carpetbaggers through distortion of the Constitution, and a longing for “the good olde days of the Confederacy” to incite hate and intolerance against anyone who objects to their agenda of exclusion. He is only a governor for some of the people.

    “The right to bear arms”, using language like “tyranny” and “UN-patriotic”, “UN-Christian” for anyone who is “not like them” i.e. white and male, is the smoke and mirror diatribe that degrades the rest of the country and puts Virginia on par with the stereotypical back-water-one-toothed- hillbilly and the rise of neo-nazi-ism. (If you can kill a moose, or a coon, or the health care bill, you can lynch a Black/ Hispanic /Asian/Jewish man; Tea-Party equals Lynch Party.)

    The elements that McDonnell seeks to draw to Virginia for “tourism” in celebrating the confederacy, is racist by design. Any reasonable person who has a knowledge of history, knows that the Confederacy should not be celebrated; it stands for divisiveness, hatred, succession from the Union (as unpatriotic as you can get), bloodshed and Civil War, black people in chains with no rights, taking abuse and laboring in the fields to build the southern economy, the view of black people as chattel and as 3/5ths of a person, the worst elements of ignorance and white supremacy, and profound intolerance and obstruction of “liberty and justice for all”.

    The April as celebration of the Confederacy Month to promote tourism is certainly sending the wrong message. There are many kinds of tourism. Sex tourism to third world countries gives foreign men the opportunity to abuse children in a way that they cannot be prosecuted with the sanction of those in power.
    McDonnell’s desire to promote, Virginia “Race-Bait” tourism is in the same league ad tourism of the ugliest kind. Who is the audience? Confederacy tourists will not only be comprised of those interested in civil war history, but will attract the kind of tourists that are in close proximity to Washington, DC and the President, who carry loaded guns within a short distance from the President’s and the Democratic Congress’s back yard, who pretend to protest health care as their white-hooded, rallying cry while harboring a far more sinister agenda and who brand anyone who does not look or sound like them as “UN-patriotic, un-American and tyrannical. It is an insult to all Americans including Southerners.

    This is not about the Constitution or the Confederacy per se but a larger part of disgruntled-sore-losers who unfortunately are setting the tone for assembly and recruitment of right wing crazies. The April 17 anniversary of Virginia’s succession from the Union is also close to April 20, the birthday of the most heinous Adolph Hitler. Hitler’s birthday and crimes against humanity are often celebrated by the fringe elements, the same “tourists” who will attend a Confederate enclave. Governor McDonnell knows exactly what he is doing.
    He is kin to the Republican senators and congressmen who sought to obstruct the Health Care Reform bill and undermine Obama’s administration; he is kin to the Birthers.

    I hope that no one will celebrate the Confederacy/Nazi-ocracy that McDonnell is proposing. It is shameful that this country has a governor who feels emboldened enough to take off his hood and burn crosses in plain sight.

    The good people of Virginia and the country deserve better,

  24. Mike Vanderboegh on April 10th, 2010 8:37 am

    Well, as my friend Billy Beck says, “All politics now is just dress rehearsal for civil war.” We have an irreconcilable divide on the answer to the question, “Which is to be the master? The Federal government? Or the people?” This question cannot be negotiated. It cannot be finessed. This question was settled by the Founders with firearms.

    Now you wish to force “health care” down our throats by federal diktat backed up by taxpayer-funded firearms in the hands of IRS raiding parties.

    Note: Our side has firearms already.

    Perhaps you should arm yourselves as well? Civil wars tend to spill over a bit. That’s why it is best not to start one.

    Mike Vanderboegh
    The guy who called for the breaking of Democrat party HQ windows and who is speaking at the Restore the Constitution armed rally on 19 April.

  25. Malcolm X on April 10th, 2010 9:06 am

    Mike Vanderboegh
    The guy who called for the breaking of Democrat party HQ windows and who is speaking at the Restore the Constitution armed rally on 19 April.

    Shouldn’t that read Mike Vanderboegh
    The guy who rages at the very people who he collects government disability checks from?

  26. Mike Vanderboegh on April 10th, 2010 3:36 pm

    Funny. What is it that you object to? That I’m getting back my own money that I paid in for 40 years when the likelihood is that the system will be broke when you get around to collecting your pennies? Ergo, you are jealous. Or, is it that true welfare queens who have never worked a day in their lives but show up at ACORN demonstrations cannot have political opinions? Surely not, you would say. Thus you are a hypocrite. To characterize me as “anti-government” is a bald faced lie. I am pro-government if it is small, safe and limited as the Founders intended. Only anarchists are “anti-government.” What you object to is that I am a heretic to your religion of big government worship. To that I plead guilty. I called on folks to break windows because I wanted all sides to wake up and smell the civil war brewing.

    You may call me all the names in the world if it makes you feel better, but it will not save the country, or you, from the unintended consequences of your folly.

    Mike Vanderboegh

  27. LOST IN VA on April 10th, 2010 5:34 pm

    “VIRGINIA IS NOT LOVERS” BUT LOVERS OF RACISM,HATE,SEGREGATION, WHITE SUPREMANCY, AND NOT THE CHRISTIAN VALUES THEY CLAIM TO HAVE
    SO CLOSE TO THEIR HEARTS. iF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU WILL SEE A LUMP OF COAL AND SEE THE EYES OF SATAN PEERING BACK AT YOU.

  28. forrest on July 9th, 2010 6:27 pm

    Virginia governor, McDonnell, is honoring patriots of Virginia. The war was not over slavery but big government. Sound familiar? Many will come to Virginia to see the history and possibly hear the real history. Know your history…the North had 5 slave states during the war and yes NJ had over 350 slaves for life during the war. Only the 13th amendment changed that. The Confederate president, President Jefferson Davis, had slavery ended in the South in January of 1865. Months later the US government ended slavery. It was legal until then. I applaud Governor McDonnell for honoring the brave men that protected their family and homes from the invaders. Slavery was and is still not right but it happened. Ask the Irish, they were the first in these colonies. The US had slaves from 1783-1865 only. Before then the English are to blame so get over it. It’s been 150 years of crying about something that’s done with. The Confederacy is not joined with Nazis or KKK. The KKK flag was always the US flag. Now they incorporate the Confederate Battle Flag, Christian Flag, Nazi Flag, and US Flag. Soon you will see the Confederate flag will not be able to be used with these nutcases. This is a flag of honor not hate. 90,000 Blacks also fought for the South and as soldiers. Native Americans, Chinese, Mexicans and many Northerners also fought for the South.The records prove the facts. 180,000 Blacks fought for the North most Native Americans fought against the US. They knew what the US felt about them, history shows they were right.
    Go to Virginia and learn about the beginning of our great nation at Jamestown and the struggle to keep it free in Richmond.

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