In a stunning reversal, and in solidarity with Princeton’s Black Justice League (PBJL), vile progs have tossed President Woodrow Wilson under the bus. PBJL took a page from Occupy’s playbook and Black Lives Matter’s playbook (hmmmmm) and occupied the president of Princeton’s office yesterday, vowing to stay until all of their demands were met. So vile prog fanboys will know the script, our pallid friend, Dylan Matthews has the Voxplanation.
…let’s be clear on one thing: Woodrow Wilson was, in fact, a racist pig. He was a racist by current standards, and he was a racist by the standards of the 1910s…
Easily the worst part of Wilson’s record as president was his overseeing of the resegregation of multiple agencies of the federal government, which had been surprisingly integrated as a result of Reconstruction decades earlier. At an April 11, 1913, Cabinet meeting, Postmaster General Albert Burleson argued for segregating the Railway Mail Service. He took exception to the fact that workers shared glasses, towels, and washrooms. Wilson offered no objection to Burleson’s plan for segregation, saying that he “wished the matter adjusted in a way to make the least friction.”
Both Burleson and Treasury Secretary William McAdoo took Wilson’s comments as authorization to segregate.
Yep. You read that right. Wilson dodged an issue and other people did stuff. Wilson looked the other way. And that’s exactly like if he himself had ordered and oversaw it.
Wilson also had the unmitigated gall to be from the south and a descendant of confederates. DUH. Racist!
Wilson was governor of New Jersey when he became president in 1913, but he had been born in Virginia and raised in Georgia and South Carolina.
Wilson himself was the descendant of Confederate soldiers..
He also had a book quote featured in Birth of a Nation! Nail, meet coffin.
Then, of course there’s Wilson’s book from which the quote was taken. It was, btw, written with a co-author, and is just as racist as the day is long. There are three cherry-picked quotes to prove it! The book was copyrighted in 1902, btw, with no date for when the material was written. But you knows these vile progs today. It’s only okay if Obama evolves.
This is all a change of tune for progressives overall. Wilson has been a Great Progressive Hero, up there with FDR & JFK & LBJ. The only difference is the lack of acronym. And for the most part, they’ve been busy drawing comparisons between Woodrow Wilson and President Obama.
- Here’s the WaPo in 2009 saying that Obama is Wilson’s heir.
- Here’s the Daily Beast, also in 2009, talking up Obama’s Wilsonian Moment as he prepared for his Nobel Prize, a feat he shares in common with Wilson.
- Here’s Politico in 2012 talking about Wilson being the model for Obama’s 2nd term.
- Here’s a Georgetown University professor crowing about how awesome Wilson, and how he should be in the constellation of Democratic Presidents, and affixing Obama to Wilson along with it. Also 2013.
- Here’s The Week in 2013 taking pains to make sure you associate Obama with Wilson–and not G. W. Bush–when it comes to Syria.
- And here’s my personal favorite, a September 11, 2013 blog post by “The Progressive Professor” making the case that Obama is as awesome as Wilson, AND Teddy Roosevelt, AND Dwight D. Eisenhower, AND JFK. 11venty!!!!!1!!1!
These are a dime a dozen. You can find a ton on Google going back to Obama’s pre-election days. Wilson has always been a progressive superstar, until there was this recent need for him to be under the bus. Now you can forget about it, because it has been Voxplained to you that
Obama Wilson is directly accountable for the actions of others, his heritage is questionable, and via the use of a very foggy lens in construing quotes from his co-authored book written well before he became president.
Never forget that the 28th POTUS is a racist pig scumbag lying sack of shit. The GD Overton Window has become a roving parasite on the left, one that seeks to latch on to any political ideology, even its own, and suck the blood right of it.
Obama and Wilson are exactly alike. Except they aren’t, because only one of them signed a constitutional amendment that expanded voting rights to 51% of the population, without any qualifiers or exceptions. I’m just sayin’.