What does a loyal Bush Republican do to continue supporting the President and the Iraq War when every possible justification has been exhausted? Quote the founder of the KKK on the House floor of course.
"Roll Call reports today that a House Republican delivered a foreign policy speech yesterday in which he quoted Nathan Bedford Forrest, founder of the KKK.
On Monday, Rep. Ted Poe took to the House floor to discuss foreign policy matters. To make a point, the Texas Republican invoked the words of Civil War Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest: “Git thar fustest with the mostest.”
The quotation got some floor watchers’ attention pretty quickly. Forrest is a controversial figure who was one of the Klan’s first grand wizards. Although the Civil War hero (if you were a Confederate, that is) ultimately abandoned the Klan for its violent tactics, he continues to kick up dust.
“Controversial figure” doesn’t quite cut it. Most lists of the worst Americans in U.S. history include Nathan Bedford Forrest near the top. That’s what happens when someone creates the KKK to terrorize freed slaves and their allies, after taking up arms against the United States. What on earth would possess a GOP lawmaker to quote Forrest on the House floor?
We can talk until our faces are blue about how Republican legislators and the Preseident have been criminals, liars and hypocrites for the last 8 years. The list of offenses could fill a volume.
What is even more astounding is the number of blunders, mistakes and imcompetencies they have shown over the same amount of time. This is just the latest example of Conservative "tin ear" itis.
Want another example?
At the White House yesterday President Bush had to stop just short of telling Queen Elizabeth that she visited in 1776 and then followed it up with a wink. A wink.