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Posted on 06/23/2015 4:41:29 AM PDT by Nextrush

"The Confederate Flag Is The Legacy Of Democrats, Not Republicans" was the word put out by Rush Limbaugh just hours before Republican Governor Nikki Haley appeared with Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to call for removal of the Confederate Flag from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia, SC.

Atlanta talk show host Erick Erickson of also came out for flag removal.

Posters here on FR have amplified their views. Much of the spin again associates Democrats with the Confederate Flag to justify the latest cave in to Leftist pressure.

But I remember one such Democrat from South Carolina, Strom Thurmond, who switched to Republican in 1964 and was a supporter of RIchard NixOn for President in 1968.

The switch of the white southern voter who once supported segregation from Democrat to Republican meant a Southern sweep for Nixon in 1972 and Reagan in 1984 and more sweeps for the GOP beyond that in congressional races.

Its led to GOP control of southern state legislatures as well.

Some Republican legislators in South Carolina have stepped up to the plate to oppose the Leftist campaign against the Confederate Flag.

Just because an insane mass murderer who attacked a church used a Confederate flag we have to suddenly put the flag into hiding.

An insane mass murderer famous in my childhood named Charles Manson used to display a poster of Jesus Christ.

This 21st Century hi tech witch hunt has a life of its own with attempts to spin the Republican leaders decision as a positive one and associate the Confederate flag with Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Bill Clinton.

Just like we had with the furor that caused Republican leaders to cave in two states (Indiana and Arkansas) this spring over First Amendment Religious Freedom protection for gay marriage objectors, corporate America has weighed in again.

Fortune 500 leader Wal-Mart is pulling Confederate flag merchandise from its stores.

I think people should be able to display the flags of their choice from Confederate to Gadsen to Rainbow without being demonized in an emotional frenzy.

What will be put on the chopping block next by the witch hunters?

I still remember how a Republican Senator, Pat Toomey, of my state (PA) caved in to Bloomberg and Schumer and the other gun grabbers over the mass murder at the Connecticut school a few years ago. Toomey came out in support of anti-Second Amendment legislation.

When I see Republican politicians and those media that support Republican politicians caving into the Left and giving us talking points about Democrats and the flag, it reminds me of the notion that there is no real difference between these two major parties.

One is 100 percent anti-Conservative, the other 95 percent anti-Conservative......Our Uniparty system bends to Leftists and Corporate elites and media figures associated with Conservatives also march in lockstep as we have seen in the last 24 hours.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: belongsinchat; confederateflag; dixie; nikkihaley; rushlimbaugh; secondamendment; thirdparty; vanity
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I’m afraid you’re preaching Republican manure.

In NC Jesse Helms led thousands of Democrats into the GOP fold starting with his television commentaries that led him to be the successful GOP candidate for Senate in 1972.

41 posted on 06/23/2015 10:41:38 AM PDT by Nextrush ( FREEDOM IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS, DON'T BE PASTOR NIEMOLLER)
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To: Nextrush

1964 was the peak year for the civil rights movement... You’re talking 8 years later... By that time (72) reasons for switching became muddled with other political realities like the vietnam war...

42 posted on 06/23/2015 10:53:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Ask about the 'Kremlin-backed bank that paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a single speech in Moscow'..)
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To: Nextrush; wideawake
I'm not for outlawing the Confederate Battle Flag by any means and certainly don't associate it with the swastika (G-d forbid!), but opposition to symbols of the Confederacy is not in and of itself left wing.

The Confederacy consisted entirely of members of the Democrat party, and the Republican party (originally a single issue coalition that united proto-leftist "free love" advocates with moralistic Bible-thumpers) is the party that defeated the Confederacy and won the Civil War, which was a war against the United States and the Old Flag.

And no, opposition to the Confederacy does not mean one rejects the "right of revolution" in all times and places . . . just that particular time and place.

43 posted on 06/23/2015 12:39:35 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The "end of history" will be Worldwide Judaic Theocracy.)
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To: Tupelo

“I am sure the Republican party establishment set down and had a long reasoned discussion before they decided, they no longer needed Southern Sympathizers like me.
I am sure that after this long reasoned discussion, they came to the conclusion that by alienating an unknown percentage of these hated southerners, they could convince at least another two or three percent of the sainted black voters to pull the lever for them. Hell, even one percent of that thirteen percent of the population should carry them right in to the presidency, and a huge majority in congress. Then Happy Daze will be here again.”

The GOP knows they have an unbreakable lock on the south.
This just takes another “Culture War” issue off the table and is one less issue for them to be hit over the head with.

44 posted on 06/23/2015 12:47:50 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: Nextrush

Let’s let it go. Sometimes change is good.

45 posted on 06/23/2015 12:51:38 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Nextrush; MinuteGal

The “confederate flag “ is not the prize, the prize is the US flag.

Once the liberals have everyone accepting of demonizing a long standing flag, they will immediate go after the US flag.

We have freepers here that think the Nikki did the right thing. Right, MinuteGal?

46 posted on 06/23/2015 1:19:25 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam should be outlawed and treated as a criminal enterprise!)
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To: CodeToad
The “confederate flag “ is not the prize, the prize is the US flag. Once the liberals have everyone accepting of demonizing a long standing flag, they will immediate go after the US flag.

My thoughts exactly. The people who started agitating against the Confederate Flag have no more admiration for the Founders of this Country (nor for the Union) than they have for the Confederacy. The Confederate Battle Flag just happens to be an easy target, because they can even get a lot of "conservatives" to sign on to the deal and make this look like a mainstream project rather than one of radical subversion.

You don't have to be a Neo-Confederate or even a sympathizer of the Confederacy to see how rotten this all is. Leftist radicals and professional race agitators have been campaigning against the Confederate flag, and know that they can get moderates or even "conservatives" to go along for the ride on the issue. Such "conservatives" have either been cowed into submission by cries of racism, or they've been deluded into thinking that this is about Union vs. Confederacy or loyalty vs. secession. That isn't what this is all about - the people who want to take down the Confederate Flag would be even happier to see the American flag or any symbol of dreaded "dead white males" torn down. Do Republicans who support taking the flag down really think that Reverends Al and Jesse are doing this to honor the memory of Union soldiers?

47 posted on 06/23/2015 2:01:21 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Nextrush

Once guns are successfully labeled as racist by the liberals, the second amendment will fall as fast as the Confederate flag did.

48 posted on 06/23/2015 2:12:53 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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Jesse spent his early media years as a Democrat promoting segregationist Democrats and opposing Civil Rights. Jesse changed over the years on race but not enough for the Left-Democrat was never about race with them to begin with.

49 posted on 06/23/2015 2:27:47 PM PDT by Nextrush ( FREEDOM IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS, DON'T BE PASTOR NIEMOLLER)
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