Obama aide to Chuck Todd: With the way Washington is, there’d still be slavery today

Not only are Democrats and Republicans having trouble finding common ground on solving the fiscal crisis, a top Obama aide said they are too polarized to even agree to abolish slavery.

During an MSNBC interview on Monday morning, NBC‘s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd revealed a conversation he’d had with a “very smart” top White House aide.

Todd had posed what he called “the Lincoln analogy” to the individual, who responded by saying, “You know, with this Republican — with the way politics of Washington are today, there’d still be slavery. Lincoln wouldn’t have been able to navigate the polarization between the media, between this —” according to Todd.

The NBC correspondent called it “an interesting and depressing observation.”

It’s also an observation that might be entirely unfounded. Lincoln himself was a Republican, so it is ridiculous to imply that he would not be able to work with the Republicans in Washington right now. On top of that, both sides have expressed their desire to solve the fiscal crisis, even though they are currently caught in a stalemate.

Besides, we are at a point in history where, no matter the partisan politics, we can all agree that slavery was wrong. That’s at least one area in which both sides would be happy to reach across the aisle.

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  1. Mark says:

    LOL. Barrak Obama is the new slave master. He is creating huge debt which Benjamin Franklin equated to slavery. He is violating our constitutional rights.

    The only difference between the old slave masters of the south and the new slave master of Washington, D.C. is simple. Barak Obama is an equal opportunity slave master, he will enslave us all.

  2. jonolan says:

    The Democrats are only against overt slavery. They still work as hard as they can to keep the Blacks on their “Plantation” by keeping them dependent upon the government for food, shelter, clothing, and purpose.

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