Liberal columnist upset because Republicans ended slavery

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    Tell me again that liberals are inherently more intelligent than conservatives and I will laugh my ass off.


    The myth of American exceptionalism - The Washington Post
     
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    I'm not so sure that the columnist was upset over Republicans ending slavery as much as claiming that American exceptionalism exists and that all men are created equally.
     
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    What makes you think the Republicans who ended slavery were conservatives? They were liberals. Just like the liberals who are fighting for equal rights for Gay folks.
     
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    your link has nothing to do with your thread title

    WTF are you babbling about? Republicans and conservatives were not the same thing back then
     
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    I thought thousands of men dying on the battlefield brought about the end of slavery.
     
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    Hey genius, can you point to anywhere I made any claim about the Republicans that ended slavery being anything other than Republicans? Have you always had the ability to see things that are not there, or is it something that happened after you became a liberal? Do you think the Republicans should have compromised on slavery? Should the people who are fighting for gay rights compromise?
     
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    Sad thing is they could have saved all those lives and all that money by merely exercising eminent domain and freeing the slaves. But unfortunately it cost us the blood of good (and bad) men to free the slaves instead of just money.
     
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    He is upset that Republicans did not compromise and let the issue slavery work itself out.
     
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    Yeah I thought it was kind of dumb.

    Oh, and there is no way those Republicans would have supported gay marriage. Their platform was two fold: End slavery. Keep marriage between a man and a woman.
     
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    Where the fuck did I say that they were conservative? The idiot liberal is upset because Republicans refuse to compromise, and the issue he chose to illustrate his point is slavery.
     

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