Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Nikki Haley Flubs Civil War Question


At a recent New Hampshire town hall, an audience member asked Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley what caused the Civil War. Haley replied that it "was basically how government was going to run the freedoms of what people could and couldn’t do” before mentioning liberty, individual rights, and government. The questioner, astounded, then responded: "In the year 2023, it's astonishing to me that you answered that question without mentioning the word 'slavery.’” This, in turn, led Haley to say: "What do you want me to say about slavery?"

Gee, I don’t know, Nikki…maybe that it was the proximate cause of the war that saw more than 600,000 Americans perish.

Later, an obviously chagrinned Haley stated that she believed the questioner was a "Democrat plant." That’s as may be, but it doesn’t excuse her answer.

Here are some other questions I believe Haley should be asked in the run up to the election, whether they be posed by Democratic operatives, normally spineless Republicans, or self-proclaimed independents.

1)           *Why was the Revolutionary War fought? (And a follow-up: against whom was it fought?)

2)           *How many branches of government are there? (Careful, Nikki, AOC blew it.)

3)           *When was the War of 1812 fought?

          And a couple post-Civil War queries:  

4)           *Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?

5)           *Who was shot in Ford’s Theater in 1865? (Hint: it wasn’t Ford.)




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