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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nikki Haley Supports Confederate Flag Because CEOs Support The Flag.

Yet a conservative governor
locksteps GOP ideology during
a gubernatorial debate. 

"Tea Party" Politics is in full bloom as we move towards the November mid-term elections. The second most conservative state in the United States is the nascent battleground via a gubernatorial debate that included South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

Wouldn't you know in the Great State of South Carolina the Confederate Flag would become a front and center debate item. While the flag continues to have prominence in states like Virginia and Mississippi, there is no equal to the level of scrutiny and legal entanglements regarding the Confederate Flag than in South Carolina.

South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, captured the essence of the GOP and most of conservative America in her debate stage defense of continuing South Carolina devotion tot he Confederate Flag. The debate comment was in respond to the perfect setup by her Democrat Party opponent. However, there isn't a rational person alive who could have anticipated Haley's response. It was archetypal GOP.

Crooks and Liars
During a South Carolina gubernatorial debate, Democratic candidate Sen. Vincent Sheheen called on the flag to be retired to a museum. 
"I think the people of South Carolina are tired of having an image across America that's not truly who we are," Sheheen explained, adding that everyone should "rally together under a flag that unites us all, the American flag, that looks toward the future, and not the past." 
Haley responded that the Confederate flag was a "sensitive issue." 
"What I can tell you is over the last three and a half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phones with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state," the governor noted. "I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag."



Haley exemplified that which is critical to the GOP: The CEO and corporate America. She didn't even have common decency to incorporate any aspects of her opponents use of the words: "I think the people of South Carolina....." Instead she went to where the GP butters its toast and wins elections. She went to the only place that matters to the GOP. She went directly to big business and dollars for the state vs common decency.

Haley and her party care nothing about what follows and that is a sad state for America.




The Confederate Flag as moniker for white supremacist, white nationalist and bottom dwelling racists.




General Robert E. Lee, “Furl the Flag Boys,”

General Robert E. Lee's advice to his men as he left the battlefield for the last time. 


SPLC
St. Louis, Mo.

Proudly billing itself as "The True Voice of the American Right," the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) is the reincarnation of the White Citizens Councils that sprang up in the South of the 1950s and 1960s to oppose desegregation. 
The CCC, which counts some 40 state legislators and other officials in its ranks, is a white supremacist group that focuses on issues like support for the Confederate battle flag and opposition to non-white immigration, school busing and affirmative action. 
The 15,000-member group's CEO, Gordon Baum, has supported former Klansman David Duke in his bid to be governor of Louisiana. The council's main publication,Citizens Informer, is now edited by columnist Sam Francis and Chris Temple, who earlier worked for an anti-Semitic publication called The Jubilee. 
The CCC shares many views with the League of the South — some of them detailed on a section of its Web site devoted to the "Fight for the Confederacy" — but not the League's desire that the South should again secede. The problem with secession, according to the CCC, is that it could lead to black domination.
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The Edgefield Journal 
Edgefield, S.C.
The "only true Southern nationalist newspaper" serves as a forum for the ideas of neo-Confederate groups such as the League of the South, many of whose members pen articles for the monthly publication. The Edgefield Journal was first published in 1999 by nonagenarian William Walton Mims and was edited by Virgil Huston, former head of the South Carolina chapter of the League of the South.
Another former leader in the League's South Carolina branch, Lake E. High, helps edit the paper and writes many of its articles. Recent stories have defended Bob Jones University (which until this year had a ban on interracial dating) and John Rocker (a baseball player who derided minorities and others publicly).
Another article concludes that "many slaves were willing to be slaves. ... It is fact that many slaves led fairly comfortable lives, probably many more in number than those that did not."
Writing about the Confederate battle flag, neo-Confederate ideologue Thomas Fleming warned: "The attacks are increasing because the New World Order of George Bush, Sr., requires that all historic nations [like the South] be destroyed." He adds: "They will murder us if they can. They already have, at Waco."
The nation's number two conservative state's governor placed GOP elected officials in perspective.  

CEO's don't mind the flag.

Talking Points Memo.....the full story.

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