Tim Kaine Invokes the Confederate Lost Cause

After blubbering about how poor li’l Hillary didn’t get her precious, which all enlightened persons know she deserved, Tim Kaine tried to enoble her loss by comparing it to the South’s valiant battle for independence. In his concession speech, Kaine referred to the William Faulkner short story “Wash”:

When a character comes home from the Civil War in William Faulkner’s 1934 short story “Wash,” the poor white Southerner who lives on his property greets him with optimism. “Well, Kernel,” he says, “they kilt us but they ain’t whupped us yit, air they?” The reader knows in fact it’s hopeless, but in his concession speech on Wednesday morning, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine employed the quote as a message of hope. Although he and his running mate Hillary Clinton had lost, he said, Democrats aren’t done fighting for what they believe in.

The “Kernel” in this passage refers to Colonel Thomas Sutpen, who was decorated by none other than Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Sorry, Tim. It’s a little late to start admiring Southern heroes. Instead, when the campaign was hot, you stoked racial tensions by telling Black leaders that Whites need to feel what it’s like to be in the minority. Mr. Kaine, I know a great deal about Southern heroes. Robert E. Lee is a hero of mine. Mr. Kaine, you’re no Southern hero.

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