Breaking news! Tea Party doesn’t know Union won Civil War!
From the same party who had a member proclaim that our country is 400 years old, now, Charlie Rangel says that Tea Partiers are unaware that the Union won the Civil War. Wow, just wow. You can’t make this stuff up (unless you’re a Democrat)
“We have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.” Sheila Jackson Lee (D) TX
“[In] some parts of the United States of America they don’t believe that the Union won. The reason I come to that conclusion is that … I have never seen so many Confederate flags that represent groups that are proud of the fact that they call themselves the Tea Party” Charles Rangel (D) NY
Well, let’s have a quick history lesson…shall we? I think it stands without argument that “Tea Partiers” are conservatives. Conservatives align themselves more closely with the (what USED to be conservative) Republican party while Liberals, oops, “Progressives” align more closely with the Democrat party or Democratic Socialist Party (of which Obama was a member; look it up).
Abraham Lincoln: Republican party (for you public-schoolers, Lincoln freed the slaves)
13th Amendment which abolished slavery: 100% Republican support Democrat 23%
14th Amendment which granted citizenship to free slaves: 94% Republican support Democrat 0%
15th Amendment which gave the right to vote for all: 100% Republican support Democrat 0%
And by the way Sheila, our nation was founded in 1776, so you’re just a few years off.
For Rangel’s rant, see the video below: