I wish Bartlett wouldn’t use the phrase “reparations.” I have a much better idea, and that is a full-scale class action multi-billion $$ lawsuit brought by Blacks against the Democrat party for its role in promoting slavery and racial oppression after its abolition. Payable to every Black American who can trace an ancestor to or has been here since before the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Sue the party into oblivion.
I’m 100% dead set against reparations against individuals. Thousands of individuals died during the Civil War to end slavery in this country. Their blood should not be ignored, neither should it be ignored that thousands more never had slaves of any kind.
In the years since slavery was abolished, there have also been types of reparations made through various “entitlement” programs.
All I see happening if there would be any kind of reparations is a worsening between the ethnic relationships, and would be based on newly created animosities as a result of this.
I know you are being sarcastic....I wouldn’t mind suit against the Rat party, however, for its past (and present) wrong deeds against all Americans and America.
Before 2005, Republicans were making some effort to appeal to blacks, and Bush made a few inroads with them in 2004. There were some blacks, particularly younger ones, who were open to voting Republican in some elections. But Hurricane Katrina destroyed that.