A few selected numbers as I leave you to ponder the televised conversation of Mike Hucksterbe and Bill Not’Really when the former governor of Arkansas stated Obama did not grow up “going to Boy Scout meetings and playing Little League baseball in a small town.” and Bill concurred, saying that Obama is “not a traditional guy,” and that he’s had a “different experience” from the “mom and apple pie” upbringing of most Americans.
28 The number states that supported the Union
11 The number of states forming the Confederacy
28% The percentage of the US States committing treason 150 years ago
150 The number of years ago Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the CSA
1 The ranking of slavery as the cause for the Civil War
<20 % The percentage of Southerners owning slaves (my biased note: perhaps these young white men were convinced to die for a cause seemingly against their own self-interest as many Republican voters are now being similarly manipulated by wealthy conservatives to support tax cuts for the wealthy, and fight health care for all)
4 The number of state flags continue to reference the Confederacy on their state flag (I am sure this delights African Americans living in Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama)
40,000,000 The number African-American citizens of the USA
51% The percentage of Republican primary voters believe President Obama not born in USA
21% The percentage of Republican primary voters “not sure” President Obama born in USA
6 The number of state rallies being held by the Sons of Confederate Veterans celebrating the “War for Southern Independence”
68% The percentage of electoral votes won by President Obama
27% percentage of Confederate States Won by President Obama
Current average ratings.