Texas Republican Ted Poe was just giving a good ol’ speech on the House floor Monday when he decided it was time to quote “successful Confederate general” Nathan Bedford Forrest without mentioning that Forrest was also a founding Grand Supreme Lizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Also, didn’t the Confederates lose? There were no successful Confederate generals — other than the General Lee, we mean!
Also, since when did it become cool to lovingly quote anti-American insurgent leaders who went to war with America to protect their right to own Negroes?
Also, Poe misquoted the KKK guy.
Republican quotes KKK founder on House floor [Carpetbagger Report]
Rep. Poe Quotes Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard On House Floor [Think Progress]