quote:Originally posted by MBM:
I think the point that she was trying to make is just that the Republiocan leadership runs roughshod over anything and anyone that does not explicitly support Republican objecitves. For ecxample, seeing the extraordinary difference in how Republicans went after her husband because he lied about consensual sex versus how they turn their eyes from criminal behavior in the current Whitehouse that has contradicted the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as law.
There is no watering over her analogy, there is nothing she can say or for that matter you can say that can juxtapose rich folk and bureaucracy with the way Plantations were run. While Plantation reality contradicted parts of the constitution, local and state law were in accordance with Plantation life. Plantation realities were far more than violations of parts of the constitution and I do not believe her analogy makes sense and lessens the impact of the role of Plantation in our enslavement and disrespects our ancestors all at the same time. If she wanted to find a system where heavy handiness is used she could have said the HOR is a dictatorship versus comparing it to something it could not get further from, unless she is saying the congress is acting as "Masters" and the men and women in America are the slaves. Beyond that, the bureaucratic nonsense that goes on in the congress does not make it equal to a Plantation.