As a Democrat, Barack Obama is a member of the same political party as Jefferson Davis. Prior to heading the Confederate rebellion, Jefferson Davis was a proud Democrat senator from Mississippi.
Here is what Obama's fellow Democrat had to say about slavery:
"Slavery is the corner-stone of our Confederacy."
"African slavery, as it exists in the United States, is a moral, a social, and a political blessing."
"The Negro is inferior, fitted by Almighty God expressly for servitude."
-- Jefferson Davis (D-MS)
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