No one could ever say this and get away with it except a liberal democrat, because the liberal media would crucify them. This is one of the more ridiculous comments from a member of the Obama Administration. Two others come to mind.... "We have to pass the bill to see what's in it" and "What does it matter?" Three examples of the Obama Administration at its finest!
There are many African Americans that are educated and in the public eye that knows that President Lincoln was a Republican just like Martin Luther King and may other African Americas. The Democrats like old Senator Bird, Al Gore's father and many more Democrats were big in the KKK. They voted against integration and it has been the Republicans who have helped the African Americans. Please check it out.