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Long History Short - History, in short form!
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Long History Short // Episode 15 // Race, American Political Parties, and "Realignment Elections"
3 days ago
(Alternate title: In which the World Renowned Historian takes a stupid political meme behind the woodshed)
Say, have you guys ever heard some dumb right wing bobblehead point out that ZOMG DEMOCRATS OWNED SLAVES BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR or DEMOCRATS WERE IN THE KKK ZOMGWTFBBQ!!!1! Prime offenders include Rush Limbaugh, Dinesh D'Souza, and the most recent offender which came across the World Renowned Historian's computer screen, conservative it-girl Tomi Lahren.
Now, it should be immediately obvious why the bobbleheads do this. It's essentially an "I know you are but what am I" to deflect away from what some people perceive as racial problems within the modern conservative movement. Your World Renowned Historian, dear heathen, doesn't give the first crap about the political implications. What bothers your humble narrator is the misuse and perversion of history to score simplistic political points.
Thus, this show. Your World Renowned Historian explains the significance of several realignment elections in the United States, which demonstrate on their face why the media bobbleheads are either pretending to simpletons, or actually are simpletons. Enjoy it, kiddos!