This is a reasonable description of the group of Southen political leaders popularly known as the fire-eaters.
"Politically abolitionist were these mens best friend's."
In 1860 a Unionist newspaper in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa Monitor, published an editorial along these lines. He wrote that abolitionists and secessionists were opposite sides of the same coin. The editor and writer, William C. Fowler, organized the first company in Confederate service from Tuscaloosa.