I dont care how good Lott is supposed to be at the backroom dealing of the Senate (which is his reputed strength); he has to go.
His blooper only makes evident what Chris Caldwell warned out about in a terrific article several years ago in the Atlantic Monthly called "The Southern Captivity of the GOP." I am not sure if it available online anywhere, but it is worth tracking down.
The trouble here is that the Party of Lincoln can only deal with issues of race and identity politics by being the Party of Lincolns Principles. Lott (and many other Republican) are oblivious to this. Not only did Lott say this recent outrage, but in the 1980s, according to NY Post columnist Robert George, he said that the platform of Jefferson Davis was in the Republican Platform of 1984.
This is unacceptable. The time has come to have it out with the Lincoln bashers who find their convenient home in the GOP. It should be made less convenient for them.