The racist legacy of the DemocRAT Party has been successfully transferred onto the Republican Party simply because “leaders” in the Republican Party are too intimidated to stand up and set the record straight.
Rush was raised in a Yellow Dog Democrat area of Missouri known as Little Dixie. To consider the Confederate flag to be the legacy of Democrats would be natural to him, not spin.
However, the biggest issue to fight back against these Leftist witch hunts, is that it should be the decision of each individual state (or team), not this national pressure from the nazis' of the Left.
Since South Carolina democRATs put the flag up in 1962 as a symbol of protest against the civil rights movement, it may be fine to take it down there but leave it in Mississippi, where a majority of citizens ... both black and white, voted to keep it on their state flag ... (the Confederate battle flag was put on their state flag shortly after the Civil War ...)
Flags are symbols—that is their essence.
I believe in free speech and the right to display whatever flag one chooses.
But I also believe in the right of others to exercise their free speech in condemning what they believe to be the symbolism of a flag.
And I support those who don’t believe the Confederate flag is an appropriate state symbol in 2015.
It means “We are going to continue to send government agents to kill and imprison your sons and daughters but don’t worry, we took care of that flag”.
Wimpety, wimpity, wimp wimp wimp.
Nobody have any balls anymore??
............I guess not.
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.
Has Hillary condemned the use of the Confederate flag by her husband's campaign? (If not, we'll just assume she was in favor of it.)
It’s a Democrat flag. Let the Dems burn their own flag.
The cof c wins again as always. How come unless we are on their side we never win? They don’t need us again sine we helped lower their taxes. Maybe it is time to raise them.
Too many whites kowtow to the race industry. Is there a line to be crossed or will they just keep backing up?
The Marxist will and are demonizing the founders and history of this nation. It is only the whites who concede that white history is evil and are the oppressors of the world that for the time being are left alone. It doesn’t take much imagination to see where it all leads. Once they are through with all things Confederate do the quislings honestly think they will stop there?
My school mascot and school team were known as the “Rebels.” Every one of our school yearbooks incorporated the imagery Confederate flag onto their covers. The mascot at games was a mustachioed, old Confederate soldier. During the first family vacation we ever had, to Six Flags Under Texas, one of the only things I got was a small Confederate battle flag, which I displayed in my room.
I was well into adulthood before I ever even encountered the notion that the flag somehow represented “racism,” which I viewed as an idiotic contention. It represented regional pride, and a certain ornery rebelliousness towards faraway masters. Whatever the case, I never actually flew the Confederate flag, nor put a bumper-sticker on my car or anything like that.
Seeing this media-fueled ‘wilding’ by the Left, and as usual, the GOP’s toadying surrender, fills me with so much unspeakable anger and disgust. The darned Confederate flag hasn’t even been a big fixture in my life for years. But right now, I see it as a more valid symbol of my life and my existence than the American flag, as America itself has come to squander everything that once made it so honorable. An America that votes for marxists like Obama, and embraces sick degeneracy like homo-marriage is no longer a country I can look up to or want to regard myself a part of. I haven’t flown the American flag for two years now, and I truthfully don’t ever expect to again. It’s time I should re-adopt the Confederate flag.
The real history of the nation will be transmitted orally as it has been in all totalitarian nations. Unfortunately, few Americans know history, thanks to our Leftist bias in education. It will be up to the grandparents to tell it to their grandchildren before they die.
This is a political issue. The Republican candidates are always asked about the Confederate flag. Clinton and Gore both come from states that celebrate the Confederacy. Tennessee has a Nathan Bedford Forrest Day.
They were never asked any questions about this.
Who called for the US flag to come down in Colorado after Columbine? Its nothing more than the latest anti Southern hatred by the left and their media allies.
Of course! No backbone and it’s the flag that caused the little nut to go crazy! We all know that! /s
“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”
Wow, with friends like you, who needs enemies. Nice of you to reinforce one of the Left’s favorite characterization of Conservatives as racists. I myself prefer the rise of the GOP in the South being a result of the movement of business to the Sun Belt due to air conditioning and Northern Liberal economics. A creation of a large managerial class in the South. Take Deliverance as an example. Jon Voigt and his companions represented the new GOP future, while the mountain men were the racist Democrat past. The new GOP South is dressed in khakis and golf shirts, it is not the overalls of the old racist South.
Strom Thurmond and Lester Maddox were the two racist democrats who became Republican. The other 8,000 racist demmocrat officeholders in the South stayed Democrat.
Not so. Then a Republican got the governorship and the flag was moved to a Confederate Memorial.
It's totally a Democrat racist flag--to be flying on the capitol grounds.
There is no reason for a Republican to waste one bit of effort trying to keep the flag on the capitol grounds. But I do fault the GOP for behaving as if it is a conservative issue!