Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sam Brownback doesn't feel like doing well in the GOP primaries

Brownback to pitch proposal apologizing for slavery

Of course, an official "apology" by Congress will simply infuse the dying reparations crowd with new life. However, there doesn't seem to be a point in apologizing for something that has been over for 140 years. We fought a Civil War over the issue. Obviously, no one supports slavery now. What's the point of bringing this up, other than as some part of a blame America first argument and reignite racial tensions? There is none.

Plus, as a campaign strategy, it's even worse. What Republican primary voters are are going to think this is a good idea? Let's face it, very few of them are black.

UPDATE: Apparently, John McCain doesn't feel like doing well, either. But at least he's willing to pander to race baiters.