Recently a regrettable controversy erupted when Blogger Y was accused of having compared Blogger J to Hitler.
Below our neo-Confederate friends show us how we can make our points vividly without using the Hitler comparison. At issue is an attempt to erect the first statue of Lincoln anywhere in the solid Republican South. This led to a split in the Virginia Republican Party, many of whom think of Lincoln as a hated Northern Liberal. Opposition was led by U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode (R., VA.) and Virginia Legislature Delegate Richard Black (R., Loudon), with some help from The Washington Times.
Comments from the first three pages of a 3600-signature petition:
“Absolutely Not ! I’ll accept a statue of Ape Lingum in Richmond when Karl Marx and Vlad Lenin are placed in Washington, D.C. along with a statue of Bin Laden in New York City…..
Why not put up a statue of Osama bin Laden at Ground Zero?….
The only way that I would support a statue of Lincoln in Richmond would be to have him depicted in CHAINS in a kneeling position!….
Put up a Lincoln statue in Richmond ONLY after you put up a John Wilkes Booth statue at Ford’s theatre….
A statue of Lincoln the war criminal doesn’t deserve to be anywhere in the state of Virginia, much less in Richmond…..”