No one knows why the Democrats keep talking about reparations, but Trump surely wants them to keep it up.
To say opposing reparation is a winning political message, simply look at Barack Obama, who was against them.
Kamala Harris got egg on her face when it turns out her family owned slaves, one can only guess as to how many other die-hard liberals also have slave owners as relatives.
Point is we can’t go back in time, all we can do is go forward, with honesty and integrity. Something the Dems better learn because they are about to get crushed in 2020 if they don’t wake up.
From The Daily Wire: NBC spent a great amount of time digging through century-old census records to trace McConnell’s history and find the slave owners.
“The two great-great-grandfathers, James McConnell and Richard Daley, owned a total of at least 14 slaves in Limestone County, Alabama — all but two of them female, according to the county ‘Slave Schedules’ in the 1850 and 1860 censuses,” NBC reported.
At Tuesday afternoon’s Senate leadership press conference, McConnell was predictably asked about the report.
“You know, I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama,” McConnell said. “We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.”
Back in 2007, The Guardian reported that amateur genealogical researcher William Reitwiesner found Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves in Kentucky. Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned two slaves. Duvall was a descendent of Maureen Duvall, “whose estate owned at least 18 slaves in the 17th century,” the Guardian reported.
In 2004, Obama said reparations “would be an excuse for some to say we’ve paid our debt” and stop efforts to heal, USA Today reported. Obama did not call for reparations or pursue the issue during his two presidential terms.
In the past, McConnell (R-KY) has said he opposed reparations because “no one currently alive was responsible for that.”
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years [ago] — for whom none of us currently living are responsible — is a good idea,” McConnell said previously.
“We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, by electing an African American president.”
"You know, I found myself once again in the same position as President Obama. We both oppose reparations. And we both are the descendants of slave holders."
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 9, 2019