A minor buzzword on the right wing of the blogosphere has been “Jacksonian”, used to describe populists who support the occupation of Iraq.

But anyone who is familiar with Andrew Jackson will know how bitterly he resented the British occupation of his native South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. Jackson blamed the rigors of the occupation for the deaths of his family. For the final 62 years of his life, he carried the scars he received from the sabre of a British officer whose boots he refused to clean, and his hatred of Great Britain never died.

Do the people who call themselves Jacksonians see the possibility that the American occupation of Iraq will prove as lastingly counter-productive as the British occupation of the nascent United States?

One Response to ““Jacksonians””

  1. Dave Says:

    Didn’t Jackson also say something to the effect of “the only good Injun is a dead Injun?” Though, that might say something about people who idolize him.

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