Seriously?? What about minorities with the same last names?
From the CTpost.
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut.
Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly-named events to follow suit.
Translation: Other DemProg assclowns will follow suit.
“I see it as the right thing to do,” Nick Balletto, the party’s first-year chairman, told Hearst Connecticut Media Wednesday night. “I wasn’t looking to be a trailblazer or set off a trend that’s going to affect the rest of the country. Hopefully, they’ll follow suit when they see it’s the right thing to do.”
No. The right think to do is use common sense and stop kissing the asses of militant PC leftwingnuts and minorities who think removing a historical American name or battle flag will revise history to their liking.
Democrats cited Jefferson and Jackson’s ownership of slaves as a key factor in the decision, as well as Jackson’s role in the removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S. in what was known as the Trail of Tears.
……Scot X. Esdaile, the head of Connecticut’s NAACP, said it was high time for Democrats to rebrand the event.
“I would applaud the current leaders in Connecticut in making the symbolic first step and striving to right the wrongs of the past,” Esdaile said. “You can’t right all the wrongs, but I think it’s a symbolic gesture of our support for their party.”
“Right the wrongs”; real or imagined.
The decision immediately drew criticism from some historians as a politically correct overstep, including Robert Turner, a law professor at the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson.
“It is a sad and short-sighted decision based upon tragic ignorance,” said Turner, who has written extensively about Jefferson’s legacy.
This December will mark the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which abolished slavery.
“The authors of that amendment purposely chose language drafted by Jefferson in an unsuccessful effort to outlaw slavery in the Northwest Territories as a means of honoring Jefferson’s struggle against slavery,” Turner said. “If (Democrats) understood Jefferson’s lifelong opposition to slavery, they would have reached a different conclusion.”
Are you kidding? Never let facts get in the way of a good LeftProg meme.
A new name for the event, which marked its 67th year in June with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as its headliner, will be chosen in the fall.
Elizabeth Warren? “Fauxcahontas” Elizabeth Warren, who claimed to be 1/32 Cherokee and was touted as a “woman of color” at Fordham?? Balletto’s credibility just hit the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
……Balletto said blacks and Native Americans are a major constituency of the Democratic Party.
Color me shocked.
“When something offends someone, it’s beyond being politically correct,” Balletto said. “It just causes a need for change.”
“Beyond politically correct”, yep, it’s beyond asinine. Hey, I’m offended by the logos used by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the Boston Celtics. If I scream like a banshee, do you think they’ll get rid of them?
Balletto said Jefferson was a great founding father, but “had some issues.”
“You can’t change history, but you don’t have to honor it,” Balletto said.
You can’t erase or rewrite history by removing a flag or a name. It may make you feel better but it doesn’t change the facts. It will not improve race relations or stop the divisive racial politics practiced by B. Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson.
And it’s not going to stop some deranged nutjob like Dylann Roof.
The whole Confederate flag flap is an opportunity for liberal cultural fascists to rid public consciousness of anything that doesn’t fit their New World Order. They’ve extended their oppression to freedom of speech, thought, and personal decisions.
The perpetually offended nutbags in the world will always find something to throw down the memory hole. The rest of us won’t forget.
3 thoughts on “Dems Drop the ‘Offensive’ Names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson From Their Annual Fundraising Diner”
It’s time to let go of this ridiculous slavery bullshit. It happened 200 years ago and not one black person living today was there. If we were all to demand special treatment because our ancestors were once slaves where would we be? Let’s seek compensation and demand apologies from Italy ( Ancient Rome) for enslaving AND murdering countless Christians. Maybe Jewish people can make demands on Egypt for enslaving them before Moses led them out of bondage. Maybe Africans can be made to “pay-up” for warring against each other and selling their black brothers to slavers for gold or trinkets. I’ll wager we could all spend the next 1000 years pointing our fingers at one another and demanding something in return for the misdeeds against us.
Please don’t get me wrong, slavery was and still is repulsive but it’s dead here in the USA. Stop the whining and crying just to receive another hand out or for political points or to be seen as a caring and compassionate human being. As horrible as slavery was in the America of the past ,let’s stop and think a moment. If our people had not been brought over from their native Africa, the millions of blacks living here today would be living in the poverty and war and sickness that abounds in Africa right now. American Blacks(not African Americans) have an opportunity and an obligation to help out those unfortunate ones still fighting for survival on the African continent. Yes, the slaves suffered horrible times here but their descendants are better off than Most African natives will ever be. They also have the opportunities to make of themselves what they will,if they want to, and many have. Blacks privileged enough to be here in the United States should be holding up a beacon of hope for their less fortunate brothers and sisters, not crying about how bad it was or is. If you want bad try being a Native American for a year.
I know the media and a few self serving individuals like to focus on the negative but I don’t believe they speak for the majority of black people.
I am an American, not African American or Irish American or German American or any other nationality you want to inject.If you were born here you ARE AN AMERICAN,PERIOD! If you were a citizen of another country and were granted citizenship here then okay, call yourself a whatever American but if you were born here appreciate being an American.
It shames me to see American citizens crying for special treatment and handouts while seeing immigrants from around the world still coming here and succeeding due to hard work and personal pride. Your black ancestors had it tough but because of them you have an opportunity that many around the world will never have. Suck it up, shut up and move on!
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So when do they begin to tear down the White House? 😃