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Fox News History WTF?!

History-Challenged Kayleigh McEnany Claims The Founding Fathers Were ‘Against’ Slavery

According to former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, liberals are “haters” and have incorrectly painted the Founding Fathers as being pro-slavery. Instead, she insists, the men who founded the United States were “against” slavery.

McEnany made her moronic comments on Fox News, where she appeared as part of a panel, remarking:

“The haters never take a day off from  hating, that’s clear, and they never take a day off from getting the facts wrong.

“We know most of our forefathers, all of our main founding fathers were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.

“They’re so wrong on so much, where to begin.”

Where to begin? Let’s start with fact-checking that load of fetid bullshit that just poured out of Kayleigh’s mouth, courtesy of USA Today:

“Some of the signers are world famous – among them Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams – and some are obscure. The majority owned slaves – 41 of the 56, according to one study – though there were also ardent abolitionists among their number.”

41 of 56 owned slaves, but they were “against” slavery? Is that why the founders agreed to count slaves as 3/5ths of a white man when it came time to conduct a census count? If someone is opposed to something, why would they codify it into the document meant to govern the nation?

McEnany also got taken to task on Twitter:

Is Kayleigh McEnany really this stupid? Yes, and willfully so, which is the worst ignorance of all.

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Congress Racism WTF?!

GOP Senator Tom Cotton Introduces Legislation To Punish Schools That Teach About Slavery

Proving yet again that Republicans are utterly clueless when it comes to matters of American history and racism, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a piece of legislation that withhold federal education funds to any schools that dare to teach about how African-Americans were brought to this country in chains and forced to work.


CNN reports that Cotton is specifically targeting public schools that use the recent New York Times series entitled the “1619 Project”:

“A statement from the senator’s office announcing the bill introduction states that the legislation will be titled the Saving American History Act of 2020 and ‘would prohibit the use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project by K-12 schools or school districts. Schools that teach the 1619 Project would also be ineligible for federal professional-development grants.'”


Cotton even touted his legislation with great pride:

How is learning about the history of this country and of the ugly stain of slavery Marxist propaganda? And if it is, wouldn’t that make any legislation to deny the teaching of it be an attempt to impose intellectual fascism on the educational system, which is supposed to encourage debate instead of preventing it before it ever begins?


Like so many of his colleagues in the GOP, Cotton thinks the issue of slavery is in the past and has no relevance to today’s world. Some Republicans have even suggested that the election of Barack Obama in 2012 proves the United States isn’t racist. If that were true, then George Floyd and so many other black men would still be alive.

Granted, Cotton’s has no chance of passing the full Senate, but his legislation is a slap in the face of legitimate inquiry into the more troubling aspects of American history. And God knows there’s plenty of those to take a closer look at.

Tom Cotton and his ilk need to be voted out of office. They don’t have the sense that God promised a billy goat.