Another gem from newly-elected state senator Nels Swandal (R-Gallatin, Sweetgrass and Park Counties). Swandal posted on his Facebook page a quotation and a picture from convicted felon and racist filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, which compares the Democratic Party to slave owners.
Republicans have been eager lately to say everything they oppose these days is as bad or worse than slavery–except perhaps slavery itself. After all, many in Swandal’s party support nullification and secession – nullification is enshrined in the MTGOP platform.
As TIME reported, “nullification also has a controversial history. It was invoked by South Carolina lawmakers seething over tariff laws in the antebellum South, and again during the civil-rights era, when states opposed to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 used the idea of interposition, nullification’s kissing cousin, as a mechanism to resist integration.”