Category Archives: Lost Cause mythology

Morning Awful: Grandiose Old Patriarchy

The Republican Party has decided to double-down on its burgeoning war with women. Darrell Issa (R-Crazyland) held a hearing on “President Obama’s” contraception mandate (it was theirs before it was his) yesterday, refusing to admit any witnesses with anything good … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: There is Always Money for the Lost Cause

Helen Keller is on Alabama’s quarter, but preserving her documents is less important than the “heritage-not-hate” of flapping Confederate flags. (As I keep saying, Southern apologetics is about a very selective “heritage-not-hate.”) I watched the new Republican regime in Montgomery … Continue reading

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On Last Stands and Lost Causes

Slowly but surely, the urgency of the moment is becoming clear. The “new” Republican Party is prepared to sink to any low necessary to enact as much of its agenda as possible. With nearly one thousand abortion bills in the … Continue reading

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Culture of War

A new CNN poll finds that half the tea party and Republicans think slavery was not the main cause of the Civil War. That is revisionist fringe history. There isn’t a particle of truth to it, as Jefferson Davis himself … Continue reading

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Kulturkampf And Rand Paul

Kudos to Rachel Maddow for recognizing that tea party extremism is essentially leftover reaction to the Sixties. The word she’s looking for — the noun that describes this kind of regressive politics in which history is re-fought, from Texas schoolbook … Continue reading

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Lost Cause Mythology

John Meacham offers a very perceptive take on the confederate history flap in Virginia as the latest episode in conservative “Lost Cause” mythology: They would like what Lincoln called our “fiery trial” to be seen in a political, not a … Continue reading

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Defeat Strategy

Senate Republicans are turning their desperate ire on the Senate Parliamentarian, a man seldom seen and rarely even photographed. Politico’s Manu Raju writes: “I think most people don’t trust him,” said a senior GOP official who regularly works with the … Continue reading

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Lost Cause and Betrayal Mythology

Taking a page from southern apologists for slavery and Jim Crow, the conservative movement has succeeded in creating a “lost cause” and betrayal narrative for its electoral losses in 2008. Public Policy Polling has found that a majority of Republicans … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s Lost Cause

Sarah Palin was all over the cable news channels today inaugurating a new Lost Cause mythology to explain November’s electoral defeat: What do I mean by “Lost Cause?” Well, in America the best example is the southern mythology popularized in … Continue reading

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Last Stand of the Culture Warriors

Politico.com covered House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) giving a speech about bipartisanship at a Georgetown University forum today. Hoyer said that if Republicans could write half of every bill that would be “the kind of bipartisanship that would make … Continue reading

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