January 22, 2012

The candidate America doesn't need, but definitely deserves

Amy Davidson asks if when Gingrich was talking about his admiration for Andrew Jackson killing America's enemies, he meant the 4,000 dead Cherokee on the Trail of Tears.

It would be remiss of me not to mention Jackson's and Tennessee's brutal war against the Creek Indians in 1813-14, which is what I immediately thought of. Three thousand estimated dead in that one. Or maybe the 1817-18 First Seminole War, back when the U.S. Army fought to defend the institution of black slavery (the Seminoles tolerated and intermarried with slave runaways, you see).

The corporate body that would vote for a Newt Gingrich (or a Santorum, or a Romney, or a Bachmann, or a Perry) is the America the rest of the world fears for all the vileness it could potentially do. And we know those Newt-voters think that's a feature, not a bug, right there.

Posted by BruceR at 11:09 PM