The Motive for Haley’s Civil War Question: To Prove That Republicans Are Bigots


By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American)

Courtesy of an obvious plant for the Democrats or a GOP rival who appeared at Nikki Haley’s recent town hall in Berlin, New Hampshire, the new gotcha question for GOP political candidates is this: “What caused the Civil War?”

And as Haley just learned, any answer but “slavery” will blow up like a plugged Confederate Howitzer at Vicksburg. And so the former South Carolina governor revised her remarks at another town hall. Why, yes, she said, “of course the Civil War was about slavery.”

Well no, it wasn’t, but no other answer is possible in post-Floyd Hoax America. And the point of such a question is for GOP candidates to prove they are sufficiently “anti-racist.” 

An incorrect answer proves quite the opposite.

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