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Haley Barbour says the poor Ku Klux Klan is a just a misunderstood group of good old boys who got together from time to to time to do good things for the community.
Of course, the activities of this civic action group including bombing black churches, hanging black men, raping black girls and castrating black men.
But wait. Haley says he remembers the Klan as a “Citizens Council” as a group that tried to do good things for his hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Barbour provided his nostalgic memories in a recent profile for the Weekly Standard magazine. As expected,his overt racism sparked outcries from one end of the country to the other. Even aging racists in Mississippi wondered what the hell he was up to.
So someone with an IQ of an average plant got to Barbour and said “hey, Haley, we’ know you’re dumb as a rug but this is too stupid even for you and it’s time for some damage control.”
When you’re Haley Barbour and you’ve said things that eve makes the Klan blush it’s hard to come up with damage control, but he’s trying, now claiming the Citizen’s Council is “totally indefensible” along with the the “segregation” it supports.
The right-wing propaganda machine has gone into overtime, saying Barbour’s remarks wer “innocent nostalgia” and calling the uproar over the blatant racism just “a left-wing smear campaign.”
Hot Air‘s Allah Pundit (a perfect name for a right-wing propagandist) said Barbour’s rant was “simply naive about the Citizens Councils’ purpose..
Speaking of propagandists, Fox News claims Barbour “fends off left-wing racial smears with ease.”
With ease? The only thing that has been easy for Haley Barbour is just how easy it is for him to slide back into the outright racist hatred that has always been part of his real political background.