Thursday, April 21, 2011

Obama: Constitutional Law Professor?

I found the following post from Instapundit to be rather revealing:
DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: Obama: “Texas has always been a pretty Republican state, for, you know, historic reasons.”

Apparently, when Obama taught Constitutional Law he never got around to teaching the Texas White (Democratic) Primary cases. Or talking about which side was which in the Civil War . . . .

Updated to make clear to people who don’t click the link that it was the Texas Democrats who excluded black voters (and Mexican-Americans) from their primaries (and then dodged further with the Jaybird Democratic Association when the courts struck down the White Primaries). This is a major set of cases under state action, and I’m surprised that Obama is unfamiliar with this history. I wonder what he covered in his Constitutional Law classes?

1 comment:

Van Harvey said...

I did a double take when he said that, then shrugged it off to his lack of knowledge of all things American.

Texas has always pretty much always gone Democrat, including with the Civil War when it tried to get permanently gone with the Confederacy.

The Republican leaning of Texas is a new thing, begun when "W" won an upset election for governor... and that pretty much taxes the limits of Obamao's grasp of history - it's Bush's fault.