Kennedy has a column in todays FWST about the “Texas Two Step”, the precinct meetings that happen after Tuesday night’s election. The whole of his column has to do with the Tea Party movement and he has to throw in this line:
Republicans will debate how much Texas can legally defy the federal government through a legal technique called “nullification.”
(That’s not new. In 1956, Texas used an informal nullification to defy a federal court order and bar African-American children from the Mansfield schools.)
It’s his way of equating Republicans and Tea Party activists with racist separatists from our past. Bud fails to mention that in 1956, those using nullification in Texas were his beloved Democrats.