What else do you call this?:
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell has declared April to be Confederate History Month in Virginia. He will thus issue a proclamation honoring soldiers who fought for the South in the Civil War. . . . McDonnell decided to remove anti-slavery language from the proclamation. . . . [F]ormer Gov. Douglas Wilder, an African-American who has been supportive of McDonnell and who declined to endorse his opponent last year, has expressed his dismay over McDonnell’s failure to mention slavery in the proclamation.
Get it? The Republican Governor of Virginia thinks it’s good politics to express nostalgia for the Confederacy even as he displays indifference to its context. It makes you wonder: why is a party boastful of its “Christian” character so hell-bent on promoting the callousness of the heart?