Representative Paul Broun Denounces ObamaCare, “Great War Of Yankee Aggression”


You rarely see this kind of open and unambiguous advocacy for slavery coming from a prominent elected official like Georgia Representative Paul Broun:

BROUN: If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States — the Great War of Yankee Aggression.

Matt Finkelstein sensibly wonders what “free insurance card” is Broun talking about.

I guess the insinuation here is that Obama’s budget-busting policies will lead to hyperinflation or something, since in ConservaLand the mere fact that the health care bill will reduce the deficit doesn’t mean it should be given credit as a deficit-reduction measure. But of course the problem with the value of the Confederate dollar after the “Great War of Yankee Aggression” was that the Confederates lost the war which naturally made their currency of treason and slavery worthless.