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Confederacy rises again; Obama gets a warning label; O'Donnell goes 'unfactual'

And you thought the Tea Party was conservative?

In South Carolina, they're taking far-right partying to a whole new level. The South Carolina Federation of Republican Women last week hosted political activists from across the country in Charleston for an event called "A Southern Experience." And quite an experience it was: Glenn McConnell, the state Senate's president pro tempore, dressed up as a Confederate general and posed for photos with African Americans wearing slavery-era dress.

After photos of the event showed up at Fitsnews.com, McConnell, a historical re-enactor, defended the event as "a smorgasbord of Southern culture."

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Now President Obama comes with a parental warning label.

In advance of Obama's annual speech to American students on Tuesday, the Leander School District in Texas sent home permission slips warning parents that their impressionable children were at risk of hearing a speech by the president. "If you would like your child to watch the presidential address, please complete the form below," the school district directed. "If your child does not have a signed form, he/she will not view the presidential address."

Unclear whether protective eyewear was offered to those who did attend.

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Christine O'Donnell, the surprise winner of Delaware's GOP primary, says Karl Rove's dim assessment of her talents is "unfactual." Grammarians: pls refudiate.

By Dana Milbank  | September 15, 2010; 8:51 PM ET
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Comments

The better phrase for "unfactual" would be "lie".

She definitly should have said "Karl Rove deliberately said something that he knew for a fact to be untrue in order to slander me".

That would be far more accurate.

Oh yeah, and just in case you didn't know Rove had possession of the official documents from the IRS itself proving that it was a computer mistake, yet he said the "lie" that it was tax evasion, even though he was literally in possession of the conclusive documentary evidence to the contrary.

Posted by: gorak | September 16, 2010 4:25 AM | Report abuse

Stay classy republicans, stay classy.

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions1 | September 16, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

You don't see German pols having an event called the "Nazi Experience" with folks dressed up in concentration camp PJ's.

Posted by: MerrillFrank | September 16, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

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