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Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), joining a parade of Republican Senators angry that a minority of Senators can no longer obstruct President Obama's judicial and executive nominees, took to the Senate floor Friday to compare his caucus' plight to that of abolitionists in the 1800s.
"[T]he larger the number of slaves in his or her county of residence in 1860, the greater the probability that a white Southerner today will identify as a Republican, express opposition to race-coded policies such as aﬃrmative action, and express greater racial resentment towards African Americans."
In a debate with the Log Cabin Republicans, a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage attempts to use a comparison to slavery to justify campaigns against marriage equality and same-sex adoption.