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June 19, 2015 9:00 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com

The nauseating insult on top of the catastrophic injury wrought by the racist terror attack that killed nine black parishioners in Charleston has been the continued presence of the Confederate flag flying on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds. Even as they tearfully mourn the tragic victims of that mass shootings, South Carolina Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham and Governor Nikki Haley have shown no sign of backing off of their support for the flag.

In case you missed it, Haley dismissed the issue just a few months ago because she’s Indian-American, and CEOs don’t seem to mind:

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

“… we really kind of fixed all that when you elected the first Indian-American female governor, when we appointed the first African-American U.S. senator, that sent a huge message.”

On Thursday, Sen.¬†Graham chalked the killings up to everything but race, and…READ MORE

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.

36 responses to The ‘Heritage’ Of The Confederate Flag Is HATE

  1. Anomaly 100 June 19th, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    A republican is sponsoring a bill to take that flag down.

    • Suzanne McFly June 19th, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      And it is on record, no backing out now.

    • whatthe46 June 19th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      i didn’t go on to the read more… which repuke?

    • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      lets hope they finally follow through….(not holding my breath)

    • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Should have been taken down 150+ years ago…:)

  2. Chris June 19th, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Time to show your manly credentials, Lindsey.

    Lindsey?

    • dave-dr-gonzo June 19th, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      My stars – is he clutching his pearls and stumbling toward the fainting couch again?

    • ExPFCWintergreen June 19th, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Mizz Lindzey’s a’doin’ some modelin’ over thar in her spare tahm

  3. Cathy Hart Conrad June 19th, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    To Mr. Colmes, your remarks against the Confederate flag will not get you far. Liberals are so emphatic about “Freedom of Speech”. The Supreme Court has ruled that the anyone who displays the Confederate Flag has the right to based on Freedom of Speech. Personally, as an Independent, I don’t like the Confederate Flag either because it’s a reminder of a dark period of our Nation’s history. But I also have to be reminded it is symbols like the Confederate Flag that should be a reminder that we should never allow what happened 150 yrs ago to happen again. It is a part of our Nation’s history that some prefer to ignore, but it actually can make a better Nation if some people would be willing to put down their own hatred within their hearts and begin to have more love for our fellow Americans.

    • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Any time I see a stooge with an Eagle and flag avatar makes me sigh….
      Cause Eagles and Flags are also symbols of this…
      http://i.imgur.com/2Z9aCPL.png
      And this http://www.totls.com/STATE_SERVICE_FLAG_EAGLE_NEW.jpg
      http://www.loeser.us/flags/images/nadap/german_air_force/de%5Eart-reg.gif
      Come on Cathy
      Give us a White Power salute, for old times sake,.

      • Cathy Hart Conrad June 19th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

        I do not believe in White Power as you think all white Americans do. I hate the Nazi flag because they murdered millions for their Arian Race. I am an American and a veteran who is proud of my country and I picked an avatar that has both symbols of the United States.

        • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:16 pm

          I’ll Take your word for it….
          For now.

        • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:28 pm

          I see now you group yourself into the “all white American” category…
          I have to ask, what color, or mix of color/race/ethnicity do you imagine me to be.?

          Since you self identify yourself as “all white American”..
          What does that mean?

          What is an all white American?

          • Kick Frenzy June 19th, 2015 at 11:50 pm

            All boobs, no legs?

            (Sorry, I just had to… it was right there…)

        • jasperjava June 19th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

          “I do not believe in White Power as you think all white Americans do.”

          Nobody said that all white Americans were racist.

          Only those who are right-wing conservatives.

          If you don’t believe me, look at the comments on any conservative website when the subject of race comes up.

        • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:57 pm

          You picked an avatar that is a nationalist symbol..
          Not me..

        • fahvel June 20th, 2015 at 3:14 am

          and americans did not annihilate millions of indigenous people in order to plant fking corn? dim wit!

        • William June 20th, 2015 at 10:15 am

          “I do not believe in White Power as you think all white Americans do”
          I’m pretty familiar with Stoneys posts. Could you please point out the one where he wrote that he thought all white Americans believing in white power?
          I can’t seem to find it.
          Thanx in advance.

    • ExPFCWintergreen June 19th, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      I keep telling Germans the same thing. They should fly that swastika with pride. I mean, it’s part of their nation’s history. News flash: we don’t need the Stars and Bars to remind us that we should never allow Southern governments full of racists, gun fanatics, and Christian white nationalists to gain power in this country again. We’ve got FOX News to remind us of that every single day.

      • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:20 pm

        Can I get a High Five~!

    • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      Alan Colmes didn’t write this article…

      • Anomaly 100 June 20th, 2015 at 9:42 am

        But trolling Alan is a thing. Ever read his Twitter timeline?

        • Hirightnow June 20th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

          Some of us value what sanity we have left…

          • Anomaly 100 June 20th, 2015 at 5:31 pm

            I hear you. My Twitter timeline is a steaming pile of murky sh*t on any day of the week. Or as I call it, fun times.

    • jasperjava June 19th, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Stupid right-wing goose-stepper: “the Confederate Flag that should be a reminder that we should never allow what happened 150 yrs ago to happen again.”

      Do you really think that all the racist rednecks who proudly display the confederate flag do so as a reminder that we shouldn’t have another civil war?

      Quite the contrary. They do so because they’re dead-enders who believe “the South will rise again”, and they do it to intimidate African-Americans and proclaim their support for white supremacy.

      You talk of love for your fellow Americans, but defend expressions of ignorance, slavery and hate. You’re nothing but a fascist hatemonger.

    • Anomaly 100 June 20th, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Alan didn’t write this post. Reading is hard.

    • William June 20th, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Actually that is not the Confederate flag.
      Sorry you get your history lessons from Glenn Beck.
      Your analogy is stupid. People don’t fly the Nazi party flag to remind the world of the holocaust.

  4. ExPFCWintergreen June 19th, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Maurice’s Piggie Park BBQ, pride of South Carolina. What the discriminating barbecue aficionado dips his meat in.

    • StoneyCurtisll June 19th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      The flags give it away….
      (the taste is going to be bitter)

      • Hirightnow June 20th, 2015 at 1:45 pm

        They can claim it’s BBQ all they want.
        It’s no more BBQ than I was Superman when I ran around in a cape at the age of 3.

  5. labman57 June 19th, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Graham defends the modern display of the Confederate flag, stating that the flag “still works” because it’s “part of who he and his fellow Southerners are”.

    Yeah, the flag “works fine” in the South and it’s part of “who you are” … for those residents who are white racists who yearn longingly for the days of yesteryear, before slavery was abolished.

    The Confederate flag has as much socially-redeeming value as the Nazi swastika, and it is therefore fittingly symbolic of the values of those who still cherish it.

    • dave-dr-gonzo June 19th, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      It sure “work[ed] fine” on Dylan Roof’s license plate.

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  7. Kick Frenzy June 19th, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Haley is so freakin clueless.
    Someone get (vote) her out of there!

    But, I can’t believe how much of an asshole Sen. Graham is.
    I mean, I knew I didn’t like him and all, but this is just… it’s completely damning.

    Good job, Senator… you may now exit the presidential race.

    • fahvel June 20th, 2015 at 3:01 am

      exit the human race!!!