Don’t Know Much About History

Charlie Rangel is being quoted as saying, “Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over, and they think they won the Civil War!” He was referring to Republicans.

The last time I checked, the Union, led by Republican President Abraham Lincoln, did win the Civil War. The Confederacy, led by Democrat Jefferson Davis, lost that war. Also, Republicans in Congress and the state legislatures passed the Thirteenth Amendment banning slavery with little support from Democrats.

UPDATE—Glenn Reynolds suggests that Rangel, being a politician, isn’t ignorant of the the facts; he’s simply lying.