Democrats Memory Hole Jefferson and Jackson

It started as a bit of a Twitter joke in the wake of the Charleston shooting – if Democrats wanted to get rid of the (Democrat) Confederate battle flag, then they’d better stop having their Jefferson-Jackson dinners because Jefferson and Jackson both owned slaves. Well, nothing is too silly for our Democrats:

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.

There is some discussion out there in the left about how to re-name the event, one suggestion being the FDR-JFK dinner.

Our Democrats in 2015 cannot even pretend to honor the United States of America. It is just impossible – there are too many people in America’s past who don’t live up to whatever is the latest notion of the Progressives. The complexities of human life just don’t matter – unless you are a true-blue Progressive on board with 100% of whatever the latest Progressive Twitter hashtag is about, you are out. And if you were born 200 years before Twitter, that is just too darned bad. Trust me on this, flaws will be found in FDR and JFK – heck, the mere fact that they were white males will eventually doom them in the Progressive pantheon. Just wait for an official demand from some Progressive group to have our capital re-named because Washington also owned slaves…and calling it the District of Columbia will also have to go.

The key for us is to just highlight this sort of nonsense. Point it out. Let the LIV know.

7 thoughts on “Democrats Memory Hole Jefferson and Jackson

  1. Amazona July 24, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    “There is some discussion out there in the left about how to re-name the event, one suggestion being the FDR-JFK dinner.”

    Oh, come on! Why waste time in such incremental baby steps? Why not just take the inevitable leap and call it the Lenin-Stalin dinner? After a few gasps of faux outrage, the apologists could go to work in earnest, instead of having to couch their support of the Left in slightly less contentious terms, and the Left’s herds of compliant voters would soon be bleating in contented agreement while the leaders were screeching “MCCARTHYISM!!!!!” at every objection.

    • M. Noonan July 25, 2015 / 12:07 am

      I was going to suggest an Abortion-Welfare Day dinner, because that is what our Progs are really all about….but your choice is pretty good, too.

    • Cluster July 26, 2015 / 10:05 am

      How about Mao’s Meal?

      Going back to what Mark posted a few days ago about unplugging for a while. I have been in the mountains of Idaho with my family for the last week with very little “access” to the real world and it has been fantastic. It’s good for the soul to unplug every now and then, connect with those close to you, and just forget about the noise of the real world. There is a deeper meaning and a larger purpose to our lives.

  2. Retired Spook July 24, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    OT, but one can only hope that the full impact of the latest revelation about ObamaCare occurs before the 2016 election.

    Hey, employers, don’t even think about reimbursing your workers’ health-insurance premiums.

    Beginning this month, the IRS can levy fines amounting to $100 per worker per day or $36,500 per worker per year, with a maximum of $500,000 per firm.

    This Internal Revenue Service penalty is not written into the Obamacare law. The amount is over 12 times the statutory amount in the Affordable Care Act of $3,000 per worker per year. That is what an employer is charged when one of its employees gets subsidized care on one of the health-care exchanges. It’s 18 times the $2,000 penalty for not offering adequate health insurance.

    The $100 fine is applicable not only to large firms, but also those with fewer than 50 workers that are exempt from the $2,000 and $3,000 employer penalties. Firms with one worker are exempt. The penalty for S-corporations will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The new rule is broad, sweeping and overly punitive

    • Cluster July 26, 2015 / 10:06 am

      “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it” – Esteemed Democrat Nancy Pelosi

  3. Retired Spook July 25, 2015 / 10:09 am

    There doesn’t seem to be a lot of interest in what the Donkeys call their annual dinner. I agree with Amazona that the Lenin-Stalin dinner is apropos. Or perhaps they could call it the Karma dinner, or dinner of unintended consequences, since that how most, if not all of their ideas and policies end up.

    A Seattle nonprofit observed some workers recently asking for reduced hours, as they feared that their higher wages now put them at risk of losing housing subsidies.

    Nora Gibson is the executive director of Full Life Care, a nonprofit that serves elderly people in various homes and nursing facilities. She is also on the board of the Seattle Housing Authority.
    Gibson told KIRO 7 she saw a sudden reaction from workers when Seattle’s phased minimum-wage ordinance took effect in April, bringing minimum wage to $11 an hour. She said anecdotally, some people feared they would lose their subsidized units but still not be able to afford market-rate rents.


    • M. Noonan July 27, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Math – the enemy of all Progressives.

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