Roy Moore: America Was Last Great During Slavery

Newsweek reports:

Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, apparently believes America was a better place at a time when slavery was still legal.

At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was “great.” Moore responded: “I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

The individual who asked the question was among the few African-Americans in attendance at the rally, according to the Los Angeles Times. In stating this, Moore seemingly implied he’d be able to overlook the enslavement of other human beings as long as families are “united,” an interesting perspective from a man accused of repeatedly preying on young girls.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Slavemasters had no problem at all “dating” 13-year-olds. None of them pesky mall police back in the good ole days.

    • JCF

      You could “date” a 13 year old slave, and thereby make more slaves!

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  • HZ81

    Gosh, there are dog whistles and there are dog trumpets.

  • Dramphooey

    But our families were united … well, except for the slaves’ families, which were parted out like an ’79 Monte Carlo.

    • Rich families were united. Poor families were even more broken than is typical now. One of my ancestors was an orphan. He went to work for a family that fed him and paid him a little and were fairly good to him it seems, but the siblings were parceled out. They all died in poverty. At least back then there was land being given away but the government so they kept moving further west but one bad season (or drought or swarm of locusts) and you were fucked.

      People need to learn their history. Not just what famous people were doing or the rose colored glasses of novelists describing the 1% of their time but how most people lived. It sucked. That’s what libertarians view as an ideal society. Well it was awful which is why we decided to do things differently.

      • Lux

        Great point, Houndentenor! People’s ignorance of history is appalling.

    • jerry

      In 1860, VA had a population of 1.5 million, with 500,000 slaves, mostly in the Tidewater area. Was their principle product tobacco or cotton? No, the main product that VA raised and sold were the slaves themselves. Most children were taken to auction by a certain age, being distributed throughout the southern states.

  • netxtown

    ….and the money keeps rolling in from the NRA and RNC…..

    • DreadPikathulhu

      Party over country.

      • Galvestonian

        NO ! Money over country.

        • Nowhereman

          Well, party over country, and money uber alles.

  • Xaca

    Families were literally “united” in the same genepool sense, but only because white slaveowners were fuckin’ the human merchandise.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    My friends. He will win. The fact that we have a man that can say something like this in our country and STILL be in dead heat come the election. It’s not about hope or half glass full. It’s a painful and blaringly sad state of affairs . That a man like this has a platform to sway people that he has the answer. Ashamed to be American sometimes .. really and truly.

    • The good part: I’d like to think that Alabama is one of the few states that would elect him to Senate.

      The bad part: There are still many people in every state who agree with him.

      • justmeeeee

        One of maybe ten–which is 20% of the total…the country is headed towards becoming a third-rate power–maybe not while we are alive, but it will get there.

      • Before Trump I would have agreed with you. Now I know better. He’d win in any red state and half the purple ones. The exception is probably Utah where they’d have gotten rid of him. (Utah actually shifted blue in 2016. Not enough for Hillary to win but enough for me to say that the state party there would have gotten rid of someone like Moore before the election.)

      • CJAS

        I stopped to give this some thought. And I have to disagree.
        I easily see almost one-third of the states (AR, GA, ID, IA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, WY) electing him, based on their current senators. That, I think, is a problem: we continue to casually assume that we’re good despite the evidence that suggests otherwise.

        • Oof. Yeah, I see your point. I live in Georgia, however, and I’m wavering on whether or not Georgia would be that bad. Some of the others you’ve listed, yeah, definitely.

          It’s a shame we have to live out this thought experiment.

    • Bluto

      I have no doubt he’ll win. Someone will pull shit out of the bibble by noon today that supports the glory of slavery & teabagistan will cheer. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16929b47d839d72bb0e4bf15b5accef876857d782a6738cc285e9cb0593ff23a.png

    • GayOldLady

      “It ain’t over til the fat lady sings”.

      • Achilles Tsakiridis

        Pandora did manage to lock that box up just in time … we shall see

      • Reality.Bites

        If Jones wins, if Jones wins with 70% of the vote we will still remain with the knowledge that to 30% Moore is an acceptable choice – and to 100% of the Republican Party, because at this point Romney and the Bushes really are Republicans in Name Only because they’re not Nazis.

        • Buford

          That’s because, for themselves, the GOP draws the line to determine if behavior is appropriate/not at ‘criminal conviction’. Unless their guy actually committed a crime and is convicted of it, his behavior is completely appropriate and acceptable. That’s why you hear all these shrieks of ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ and ‘There’s no crime against that’. When it comes to non-GOP folks, however, allegations alone are enough to demand their resignations, recusals, etc.

          Once you realize this, watch for it… it’s pervasive.

          • It’s not just Republicans though. I’m hearing a lot of Franken supporters use the same arguments. (I know it’s not an exact equivalency, but if we had a pic of a Republican senator grabbing a sleeping woman’s breasts, we’d be demanding his resignation and we all know it.)

          • Buford

            You’re an idiot if you think that picture shows Franken grabbing a sleeping woman’s breasts. Seriously. That pic, and its hypothetical equivalent involving a Republican senator, show nothing more than the tired, lame, old ‘hon honk’ fake boob grab gag… through a heavy flak jacket, no less.

            It’s a lame old gag that warranted an apology and nothing else, whether done by Franken or a GOP senator. Farenthold’s pajama pic is more offensive.

          • JCF

            Thank you.

      • Uncle Mark

        Sarah MooMoo Huckabeast sings too….or does she “sing” like she “bakes pies?”

    • Aella Diamantopoulos

      Ellinas…..above all (opa!)

      • Achilles Tsakiridis

        Asta…. lol

    • justmeeeee

      Yes, he’ll win, and it won’t be close. Many of the deplorables who will vote for him are not admitting it to the pollsters, because, as even they in their almost unbelievable stupidity know, to vote for him is deplorable. So they will do it; they just won’t admit that they will do it.

  • Disgusting, but not surprising.

  • netxtown

    a scorched earth bulldozed path is not exactly a high or low road….they just don’t give a fuck.

  • GayOldLady

    Moore wants to return to “The good old days”. Moore has this etching in his wallet.
    http://scholar.library.miami.edu/slaves/san_domingo_revolution/David_Images/L_whip.gif

    • You can tell this image is just a liberal LIE
      A real gentleman removes his jacket before wielding the whip
      /s

  • DaddyRay
    • Mark Cross

      I’m just speechless.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Surely this just makes him more appealing to those planning to vote for him. Like this woman. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e797bdfa298eb8fc3d279ba054802fe8711d1071a4e439e7805b0f6cd6cafc1.jpg

    • GayOldLady

      One of his first victims?

    • netxtown

      Damn. That is at least a 3 hour configuration.

    • greenmanTN

      Oh Lordy, she looks like a real charmer, doesn’t she? I’ve seen better heads on a pimple.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        Is that some Republican side-eye, or what?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      It is obviously she is 50% hairspray and would be deadly anywhere near a lighter or open cooking flame.

      • Al

        Let’s test that theory.

        • Reality.Bites

          And even if not true, restaurants should still make her eat in the kitchen.

    • olandp

      I can remember seeing women who look like this when I was a child. Three packs a day will do that to you. Now I imagine I am older than her (but I hope I look a lot better.)

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        I grew up with them too, but none so mean looking.

      • Reality.Bites

        I wouldn’t want you to compromise your privacy by posting a face pic, but if you’ll just post a neck pic we can all decide.

        Here’s me, 59.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c48cfa769b48e8cae505a5009c4585760e2e1ad894c79af5ec5cd383b3a380a6.jpg

        • olandp

          Those are my eyes, with just a touch of make-up.

          In the past year a 10 year old girl described me as “an old man with white hair and a little dog.” It is supposed to be blond!

          Love the off the shoulder btw, faboo!

          • Reality.Bites

            It took me a few seconds to realize you mean those were your eyes in your avatar. I initially thought you mean your eyes looked like hers would look with a touch of make-up.

          • vorpal

            Despite what I might have led you all to believe, that is not really me in my avatar.

          • ColdCountry

            What? What???

    • Phil in Colorado
      • Palmer

        It’s “dramatic prairie dog,” not chipmunk.

        • Phil in Colorado

          Oh, I know… We have millions of them here. But it always gets advertised as a chipmunk, so I go with the flow. And hey, marijuana is legal in CO, so most everyone here is too stoned to know the difference… 😉

          • Palmer

            That’s funny! 🤣

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      “Playing for the Alabama Tide, wearing the Football Helmet Hairdo, number 69, ANNNNA FRUMP!”

    • Christopher

      There are CENTURIES of hate on that face.

  • ceeenbee

    O, I wish I was in the land of cotton
    Old times there are not forgotten
    Look away! Look away!
    Look away! Dixie Land.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      You know whenever I hear that song, I think about a movie from the 1940’s when there was a dance at West Point. Somewhere during the night, when everyone was having a perfectly nice time, someone started singing “Dixie.” and dance quickly split to opposite sides of the room, with even the northern girls splitting from their southern dates…very “Casablanca.” Does anyone remember the name of that movie?

      Because I see the whole country at that dance now.

  • OdieDenCO

    American was last great when during slavery only if you were a white supremacist and an idiot.

  • leastyebejudged

    Well, he’s gonna get elected now for sure.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Roy Moore is why I have been loathing all these kumbaya articles and the Trumpeteer panels where they make a too-do about their hurt fee-fees. A lot of GOPers may be more circumspect about what’s in their heart but the content is pretty similar.

    Anybody who thinks like Roy Moore should not be coddled or have people wring their hands over. They’re people who refuse to do their job then wonder why they’re facing criticism. They complain about minorities mooching & taking but are grifting themselves. They’d gladly sell out our country to a hostile power and turn our country into a Mad Max hellscape as long as they got to be told by their new Immortan Joe that they were special, not like the other riffraff.

    They eagerly beat the drum of “protect da childwen” for decades only to say about their fellow tribe member, “His molesting is just like Mary & Joseph!” They accused Democrats of being communists who’d bend over for Russia for DECADES only to yell that Putin, an KGB chief who pines for the USSR days, is their bosom buddy.

  • Dagoril

    So one of his big bankrollers, the NRA, has gone on from being pro-child molestation to being pro-slavery. Good to know.

    • clay

      The only time the NRA has favored gun control?
      When the Black Panthers started practicing open-carry.

      • MaryJOGrady

        Truth.

  • Buford

    I’ll state the obvious… what Moore revealed in that statement is that he believes that black people aren’t Americans and that they may not even be be people. He clearly drew a line that distinguished between ‘OUR families’ and slaves.

    What the hell is wrong with America today…?? Why isn’t this guy a nuisance, fringe-radical candidate instead of the frontrunner for the US Senate..?

    • Dave B

      Yes you are spot on. just look at what and how he responded………..“I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though WE had slavery—they cared for one another…OUR families were strong, OUR country had a direction.”

      • Todd20036

        Because when someone hates one minority group, it is very rarely just the one group. If you hate LBGTs, you most likely also hate women, blacks, Latinos, etc.

        • Reality.Bites

          There’s that rule, which isn’t always true, but there’s another, more important rule:

          When you believe in slavery it doesn’t matter what the fuck you think about anything else.

    • MaryJOGrady

      I think it started with Nixon’s Southern Strategy and festered through hundreds of dog whistles, including Reagan’s immortal “Welfare queens.”
      I remember when there were sane, decent Republicans. Chuck Percy, George Romney, Harold Stassen…

      • Buford

        It’s not even THAT complicated. Moore could have pointed to the post-WW2 economic boom in the 1950’s whereby the US middle class standard of living was the envy of all the world, and when the anti-commie religious conservatives were strong and actively influencing national policy (In God We Trust… One Nation Under God), and while racial inequality was still the law of the land.

        But he didn’t. He pointed back to slavery. THAT’s when he thinks things were really good, per Moore.

        • Right. The 1950s were horrible for a lot of people, especially people of color, but they have a nostalgic hue that works up racists while allowing moderate whites to pretend they didn’t hear that dog whistle.

          But there’s absolutely no subtly with harkening back to SLAVERY.

  • Boy Elvis

    According to Wikipedia, in the 19th century “…the age of consent was set at 10 or 12 in most states, with the exception of Delaware where it was 7.”

    Yep, that’s a Roy Moore paradise for sure right there.

  • Ninja0980

    Remember when Michelle Bachmann said the same thing?
    This theory isn’t a new one among Republicans.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Is there ANYthing about this fuck that isn’t totally backward & pathetic ?

    • Christopher

      It looks like his skinsuit was put on correctly. Though it is starting to look a little saggy.

  • greenmanTN

    Maybe it’s gutless of me, but I can’t dwell on shit like this too much or it’s…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/xQz492gZVUoms/giphy.gif

    Obviously I think he should be kicked to the curb but otherwise it’s “stupid fuck says stupid fucking thing,” not exactly a surprise.

  • clay

    Similarly, Trent Franks said Africans were better off under Slavery, because they weren’t getting as many abortions.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Awww, he should include that in his xmas cards.

    • MaryJOGrady

      Actually, enslaved women were sometimes known to abort themselves, or kill their newborns, to save them from the hell of slavery they themselves endured.

  • JDS

    And will probably still get elected.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Was David Duke this blatantly racist when he ran for governor?

    • olandp

      He tried to hide it, but it didn’t work… then.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Right. Moroe isn’t even trying to hide it

    • Al

      Almost. These buttholes all understand each other just fine with or without specific words.

    • MaryJOGrady

      Duke’s long history, including strutting around the LSU campus in full Nazi uniform as an undergrad, was well known. (His opponent was the ethically challenged Edwin Edwards. The bumper stickers were priceless: “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.”)

  • gaycuckhubby

    All is not lost yet! Jones still has a fairly good shot at pulling this off..
    Donate. Volunteer. Do what we can to help.

    https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/939124145677328384

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    This is just the start of it, after he wins next Tuesday (and who among us seriously believes that he won’t?), he will be impossible to keep off FAUX, where he will single handedly generate every commercial needed by the Democratic party for 2018 and beyond.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I really think it’s about a 50-50 race

      • thatotherjean

        I hope you’re right. I’d like to think that there are that many un-deluded voters in Alabama, but I doubt it.

  • Uncle Mark

    Yes, by all means, let’s return to those “good ol’ days of slavery”…starting with Roy Moore’s family. What’s my bid for Moore’s son…an oft-convicted alcoholic & thief? I can almost feel the family unity already.

  • Clive Johnson

    Moore is a test case for just how vile and low a conservative can go and still get elected. He’s a barometer of Republican depravity, of power of any other standard.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I thought that was Drumpf and Moore is enjoying the ride.

      • Clive Johnson

        There are so many I lose track…

    • Nowhereman

      I was just thinking about how there has been little mention of him being removed from the bench twice for defying the rule of law and our constitution. As soon as he takes the oath he will be breaking it. He has NO plans to uphold and defend our constitution. He wants his interpretation of the buybull to replace the rule of law. So do Gorsuch and Pence for that matter.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I know a guy like this. He actively farms, raises organic meat for a nat’l supplier ( to fuck the libtards $$ ha ha ). Born right & Inherited Million dollar land.
    Says the best days were in the past – pre Civil rights era.
    He has every single thing that white privilege can buy and just absolutely can NOT STFU about walls, NFL kneelers, Chicago, ….displays a confederate flag…on and on and on….. I just don’t get it.
    There are many more of him, they are just more out and vocal now…for a ” certain reason “.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think it’s a mixture of having a narcissistic personality where you’re a bottomless pit of demands & wants but the problem is this society tells him that he’s right to feel deprived even though he’s not. He’s just like Richard Spencer.

      As a farmer, who does he hire to raise his meat? It wouldn’t surprise me if he also hires undocumented workers because he’s a cheap hypocritical bastard. This is a huge reason why I don’t automatically like or respect farmers. They know GOP likes to make their workers an election issue and won’t vote in support of leaving them alone.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        He is small scale, so no additional labor is needed.

        Most of ” farm labor ” is hired by large vegetable farms and by humongous dairies. ( The milk price is driving the remaining true family farmers out right now )
        Robotics, in dairy, have eliminated many jobs as well.

        But, you are right about farmers in general. I grew up with these people and they didnt use to be like this. They are now.

    • Christopher

      Those people of which you speak are in abundance here in Misery.

      When people ask us why we moved from Cousinfuckerville (Hermann) to St. Louis, we always tell them “Way too many white people out there. We need diversity.” (This really was a defining reason why we moved back here.)

      The looks we get are priceless!

      Whenever we go back to visit the parental units, who are still running the bookstore, some people ask us if we ever plan to move back, we tell them “HELL NO! If it weren’t for ‘The Units’ we’d never set foot in this godawful town again.”

      Yet again, the looks are priceless.

      There’s something very freeing about being brutally honest.

      • Bj Lincoln

        I am the exact same way about why I love Baltimore and only step foot in my hometown in rural Ohio. I really should have a camera ready to catch the looks I get.

      • vorpal

        One of the things that I miss most about living here in Chile is diversity. I loved Ottawa and Toronto in Canada for the wide range of people, cultures, cuisine, and ideas that you could find all around you.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I’m still pissed about Scott DesJarlais, a man who claimed to be forced birther but a phone conversation recorded when he demanded his mistress abort then promptly got re-elected. Seriously fuck the GOP base.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    And that, Ladies and Gentleman, is exactly what they mean when they say, “Make America Great Again. “

    • JCF

      “Make (Confederate States of)…”

  • JTC

    Revisionist history at its worst. My college professor who teaches in Montgomery had a student claim that the Three-Fifths Compromise actually GAVE slaves the right to vote. I’m willing to bet the farm Moore calls The Civil War “The War of Northern Aggression”.

    • MaryJOGrady

      He is backed by the League of the South, an openly white supremacist neo-Confederate organization.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Look at Steve King. He’s a freaking loon and for sure, they could find someone who’d push the farming agenda just as hard with 50% less crazy but they re-elect him.

  • Harveyrabbit

    I assume he’d re-issue old US runaway slave warrants. That money that their families will now owe will help Alabama’s deficit. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ed45330bf85016b54cc12f89cd782bf3fe18bf3b70299af438a11b4c7e130c9.jpg

  • marshlc

    “Slave owners ripped families apart, selling children to plantations far away from their parents, never to see each other again”

    Silly, he didn’t mean THOSE families. He meant real families, families like his.

    Seriously, though, what does “families were united” even mean? I mean, I could come up with a dozen examples of my quite large family helping and supporting and working together, just this week – and I’m a godless socialist. So are most of my family.

  • TJay229

    Summary y’all White people…. Chile! 😠

  • Renfield

    Blacks are about 25% of Alabama. Do they vote in anything near that number?

    • Bj Lincoln

      When they can. Voter suppression is strong in states like AL.

      • Renfield

        Then they need to overcome that somehow. I don’t mean to be glib but if they are residents of AL and can’t vote they need to scream out in large numbers.

  • Clive Johnson
  • ceeenbee

    “I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…“

    Michael David Smith
    @MichaelDavSmith
    Roy Moore longs for the good old days when “families were united–even though we had slavery.” Families were united? Slave owners ripped families apart, selling children to plantations far away from their parents, never to see each other again.

    See Michael, that’s where you get it all wrong. Those were dark skinned families who slave owners tore apart, not lily white families like moore’s. They don’t matter to moore any more than the truth matters.

  • Charles Nelson

    It has taken 150 years but the South is now close to victory over the Yankees. The Roman Empire fell from internal rot not from barbarians outside the Wall.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not victory, no. They are not imposing their disgusting way of life on the North.

      They are merely more openly being what they have ALWAYS been. The South has never and will never need “freedom of religion” laws to oppress minorities.

      The South will die again. They can control their pathetic turf, but they can’t make the world turn its back on education and business.

    • Palmer

      Roman, Mongol, Moghul, Sassanid, Russian, Byzantine, British, Holy Roman, French, Egyptian, Austro-Hungarian, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

      Empires fall, that’s what they do.

      • Bj Lincoln

        History does teach that most Empires fall or change dramatically after 200 years. Maybe it’s our turn? I never thought ours would go in such a horrible direction.

        • Palmer

          The stench of corruption in our government is overwhelming. It began with Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”, gained steam with Ford pardoning Nixon, became acceptable during Reagan, and became a steamroller with “Citizens United.”

          I fear another Civil War is close to erupting.

    • Taylor Bixler

      There has been a coordinated effort to literally and figuratively whitewash civil war history.

      And this was no mistake from Moore. neo-Confederate whitewashing of history is a core aspect of the Republican Party’s appeal in the deep red South.

      • MaryJOGrady

        That is true. When Reconstruction was ended, the mythologizing of the “Lost Cause” began.

        • Taylor Bixler

          Yup. Although some historians might argue that the seeds of the lost cause narrative began almost immediately after Lee surrendered.

          But the revisionist idea that slavery was this gentile institution good for both masters and slaves, and the idea that freed slaves could not actually handle their freedom, was the foundation of pretty much all Jim Crow laws that followed.

          Moore is simply echoing this racial ideology.

  • Taylor Bixler

    These guys think so too. It’s why they worship civil war 2nd place finisher Lee.
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/05/14/06/404B1E2B00000578-4503906-image-a-44_1494740637604.jpg

    • johncAtl

      The glorious South came in 2nd in the war. The North came in next to last.

      That was actually used in Pravda (or another Soviet publication) in the Soviet Union days describing a sports competition between the USSR and the US that the US won.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    How exactly does one respond to such filth and it is filth. To think, let alone utter, such a disdainful attitude is just beyond the pale. Slavery, in all it’s forms, is an affront to dignity and life. The African slave trade being among the worst in human history, to even cite it as being “a good time” and then to imply it was so even for the slaves…sweet fake Jesus….

  • normadesmond

    Might we ask Alabama to secede? I’ll print the invites.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Roy Moore is a perfect Poster-Child for the Christ-O-Fascists, the Missionary of Hate and the Holy Republican Cannibal Cults of Jeebus Inc all rolled into one gilded feces floating to the top of the pedophile’s septic tank of Alabama. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a8000d843a244d37dcca933010c752461e5b01b20b20b69193cb67284c18c609.png

    • Bj Lincoln

      THIS!

  • MaryJOGrady

    Come on, Alabama! It’s rare for a modern US State to get a chance to vote to express disapproval of slavery!

  • jmax

    I think he misspoke when he said “I think it was great at the time…even though we had slavery.” What he meant was “especially since we had slavery…”

    • CB

      Who cares what you “think?” What matters is what he SAID.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    So, a period when a small group of people outright owned a larger group of people was when America was great? Methinks Reconstruction needed to go on for at least another hundred years or so.

  • metrored

    All those randos who are like ‘we’re sick of those backward stereotypes. This is the New South…’ need to put their votes where their mouths are.

  • Why didn’t the DNC make this a campaign ad??

    • thatotherjean

      Because they’re too damn polite. Either that, or they’re wrongly convinced that they can win over some Moore voters, somehow.

  • Stubenville

    Big misstep; I’ve read elsewhere that this election is going to hinge on the African-American vote. If that’s true, Moore just shot himself in the foot.

    • Reality.Bites

      They know how he feels about them. It’s never been remotely hidden.

    • thatotherjean

      That assumes that African-Americans aren’t intimidated, terribly inconvenienced, or otherwise prevented from voting. I wouldn’t bet on it.

  • Hank
  • The right wants to turn American into a third world country. Listen to them. His ideal society was one where a few rich landowners did whatever they wanted and the 99% lived on the scraps tossed to them. (And that’s just the white people. It was even worse for everyone else.) No fucking thank you. I know my family’s history and they were poor, not rich. Everyone is better off today, even the 1%. They are just too stupid to realize that.

  • ColdCountry

    I’d be interested in his DNA test results.

  • eyefidelity

    I never understood Stephen Foster’s lyric, “All de darkeys am a weeping —
    Massa’s in de cold, cold ground,” until I came to realize that upon the death of the master the slaves would typically be put up for sale, thus breaking up the families that had existed.

    So much for Republican Family Values.

  • The really pathetic part of it is that his supporters think that’s OK.

  • Richard

    Is this the New GOP…or is it just the same old GOP being a little more up front with their racism ? I’m guessing it’s the same old GOP revealing its true self……..

  • William

    Back in those days, immigrants were coming to the US by the boatload.

  • Galvestonian

    .. and there are so many Southerners that not ony believe this but want a return to the good ‘ol’ days – A land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South… Here in that pretty world Gallantry took its last bow… Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave… Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind… and TOTALLY bogus.

  • A. J. Aguilera

    Le’s make lynching fun again!

  • thatotherjean

    Gee, I thought we looked pretty good during/after WWII. At least the rest of the world thought so, which is a lot better than the way they think of us now–largely due to people like Roy Moore and Donald Trump.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Pig really said that????
    I. JUST. CAN’T.
    [Insert jaw-dropping gif here – too lazy to find one]

  • EyeJelly

    This guy makes more overtly racist statements than David Duke, and, somehow in this country he gets away with it. I can’t believe how bad things have gotten. Not sure what the F is happening to this country. The American Century is certainly over, that’s for sure.

  • Trump’s win has quite literally restarted the Civil War. That’s what this is: the Confederacy back on the march. And there can only be one outcome.

    • ECarpenter

      Well, no, it hasn’t restarted the Civil War. That’s literally not true.

  • andrew

    The bible that all those fundamentalist say they believe is the word of God approves of slavery. Check out Leviticus 25 v. 44 “Slaves, male and female, you may indeed possess, provided you buy them from among the neighboring nations. . . . Such slaves you may own as chattels, and leave to your sons as their hereditary property, making them perpetual slaves.” In case you wonder where these fundamentalists get most of their bat shit crazy ideas, look no further than that primitive tome called the Bible.

    • Gianni

      In fact, those biblical quotes were the ones used by loving Christians to defend slavery. The Bible is a wonderful book. You can find and twist passages to support any attitude – good, bad, indifferent, disgusting, murderous, etc. Just ask the preachers who wholeheartedly support Roy Moore.

  • Lane

    What can you say? The man knows his base.

  • Gianni

    Boy, that comment speaks volumes about where that petrified brain is at. How did that man ever, EVER become a judge? Does his career success say something about Alabama as a whole? Seems it does.