“It was the same type of rhetoric that was used in the 1850s before the Civil War,” Locke said Thursday. “It’s so 1861-ish.”There's just one problem: if you read the quote and click through and read the article it was drawn from you find that no where did Locke talk about slavery. Locke's remarks were limited to a discussion how recent Republican rhetoric mirrors the kind of nullification rhetoric used by Southerner to support secession and assert states' rights.
Where does Brian Kirwin get that Mamie Locke said anything about slavery? Mamie Locke is, of course, African American. Is that how Kirwin made the leap? Did Kirwin respond to the dog whistle in his own head?