Cognitive Dissonance

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Poll: Tea Partiers Still Aren't Over The Civil War

Raise your hand if you’re shocked!

According to the poll, nearly one in four Americans sympathize with the Confederacy more than with the Union. That number grows to nearly four-in-ten among white Southerners. Among Tea Party members, 26 percent sympathize with the Confederacy more than the Union, and that number grows to 28 percent among Republicans.

The poll comes at a time when Republicans and Tea Partiers are rehashing the battles that both led to and came out of the Civil War. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and others have come out in support of nullification laws. In both Texas and Tennessee, lawmakers have floated the possibility of secession. And across the country, Republicans have attempted to revoke the 14th Amendment guarantee of birthright citizenship. And, of course, there was Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-GA) reference to the “Great War of Yankee Aggression" on the House floor.

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    I was just strewing (it’s an unschooling thing) with my kids, today. So difficult to understand.
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    NPR’s coverage Original poll data from CNN lol.
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    Oh for fuck’s sake.
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