WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate candidate for Indiana Richard Mourdock is again comparing slavery to modern politics, this time likening it to President Obama’s Chrysler bailout.
The Republican state treasurer argued during his primary contest against Sen. Richard Lugar that the climate now is like that before the Civil War, with Obama and Democrats in the roll of slave owners.
Late last week, Mourdock made the comparison even more direct, telling a crowd in Dallas that Obama’s Chrysler bailout showed the same principle that Abraham Lincoln decried in his famous debates with Stephen Douglas.
Mourdock, speaking to a PAC convention organized by the Tea Party group FreedomWorks on July 26, said that Lincoln’s argument was about the principles of right and wrong. What was wrong was the “divine right of kings … that would give power to someone so that they might say to someone else, ‘you work, you sweat, you toil, you earn bread — and I shall eat it.’”