Dean’s Ironic Sense of History

Howard Dean went to Georgetown to speak about Black History month. He said the Republican slate of candidates for the presidency “looks like the 1950s and talks like the 1850s.” He intended it as an insult. He seems to have forgotten that in the 1850s the Republican party was advocating abolition of slavery–it was founded on abolition to slavery–while the Democratic party was defending it. So I would suggest that the Republicans should tell Howard, “Thanks for the compliment.”