Background: Sean Hannity is talking to Sarah Palin about Professor Derrick Bell (a former law professor of mine). Bell, who died last year, is in the news because of a video that surfaced showing Obama speaking highly of him. Conservatives are trying to now paint Bell as some sort of — I don't know — marxist Black Panther boogeyman.
Anyway, so Sarah was talking about this, and used the occasion to attack President Obama, apparently suggesting America’s first black president wants to return to the days “before the Civil War”:
Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that that gravity, that mistake, took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.
She says that Obama wants to take us to pre-civil war days when people were in "different income classes".
Yeah…. we called that "slavery" back then.