June 19, 2015 3:30 pm -

This is exactly the kind of signal the state should not be sending now.

Back during the campaign for governor of South Carolina in 2014, Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen called for removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the statehouse. But the soon-to-be GOP governor Nikki Haley blew off his comments as coming from a sinking candidate who had run out of talking points.

“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,” Haley said. “I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag.”

Fast forward to 2015, a white man holding a gun walks into an iconic black church and kills 9 people – including a prominent black state senator – and the Confederate flag still flies proudly over the statehouse the day after.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Confederate Flag Only One Not At Half Mast At SC Capitol

  1. Jerry Brown June 19th, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    What is Nikki Haley?

    • rg9rts June 19th, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      What you see is what you get

  2. Jerry Brown June 19th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Why does Nikki Haley fly the Confederate Flag?

    • Larry Schmitt June 19th, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      To hell with what’s right, she does what CEO’s tell her what to do, because that’s where the money is.

  3. Jerry Brown June 19th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Nikki Haley is a gun nut

  4. tracey marie June 19th, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    It was a show of support for their white brother

  5. Chinese Democracy June 19th, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    President Obama Believes South Carolina Capitol’s Confederate Flag Belongs In A Museum

    I believe Nikki Haley should wear it as a hijab

    “The Confederate flag’s defenders often claim it represents ‘heritage not hate.’ I agree—the heritage of White Supremacy was not so much birthed by hate as by the impulse toward plunder.”

  6. robert June 19th, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    where is lindsey graham when you need him ?

    • Larry Schmitt June 19th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      You mean her.

      • robert June 19th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

        lindsey would leap from the building and hang from that flag until it tears off that flag pole

        wait and see

        • Larry Schmitt June 19th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

          No, I mean in these parts it’s Miss Lindsey, the Belle of the South.

          • robert June 19th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

            so he’s wearing a dress. its common in that part of the country

  7. Larry Schmitt June 19th, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I’m not sure the families would want it at half mast, they’d probably prefer it was all the way down. For good.

    • rg9rts June 19th, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Aint been down there in awhile

  8. Red Eye Robot June 19th, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    In 2000 SC passed a law making it illegal to remove the Confederate flag from the state capital. it was signed into law by Gov. James Hodges, DEMOCRAT. The law that put the confredrerate flag op in the first place was signed by Gov. Fritz Hollings DEMOCRAT, who later went on to be the DREMOCRAT senator of SC from 1966 till 2005

    • robert June 19th, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      and what did the republicans in SC do ?

      agree and support the law to this day

    • Carla Akins June 19th, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Haley could send up a maintenance crew to remove it for a week out of respect, but the racist bitch won’t, she’s afraid it will cost her votes.

    • rg9rts June 19th, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Hey Gary!!!!!!! How’s it hangin????

      • Talibandrew Breitbot June 20th, 2015 at 10:36 am

        I don’t think there’s much of anything to hang, if you catch my drift.

        • rg9rts June 20th, 2015 at 12:19 pm

          I think it pisses him off that someone know who he is

    • Obewon June 19th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      WTF is wrong with you? A RWNJ racist gun nut executes 9 people of color in their church! And you’re too stupid to agree with lowering conservatives dixie Swastika to half staff! Instead you prey for egging on more racist Tea Klux Klan executioners!

  9. No way out June 19th, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Not a real flag, just the symbol of a loser

  10. Snick1946 June 19th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    You know, I’d be happy for now if they would just show some respect and fly it at half staff like the other flags. Continuing to fly it as usual sends a message to the nation and the world that says something vile about their state.

    People need to send the governor an email- tell her politely this is making her state look like a racist sinkhole..

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak June 19th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      According to Nimrata, it’s against the law to lower it.

      Apparently it’s been declared to be Too Holy To Touch or something on that order.

      Sick sick sick.

      • rg9rts June 19th, 2015 at 7:48 pm

        But that isn’t the flag of the confederacy …that is the battle flag

    • jasperjava June 19th, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Lowering it at half-staff makes no sense. The shooting was a victory for the Confederacy .

      Rip the damn thing down, tear it to shreds, and burn it. That’s the only appropriate response.

  11. rg9rts June 19th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    And their senator Miss Lindsey wants to be POTUS

  12. Warman1138 June 19th, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    More pride in ” The Stars and Bars ” at the statehouse than sympathy for the murdered…..despicable.

  13. allison1050 June 20th, 2015 at 6:49 am

    There’s something written into their state laws that says it’s to never be down.