June 20, 2015 1:00 pm -


 (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

(AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Take note as Republicans running for president defend the Confederate flag flying over the South Carolina Capitol.

Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina came to the defense of the South Carolina Confederate flag display yesterday, describing it as an integral “part of who we are”

While Graham did admit to CNN that the flag has been “used in a racist way” in the past, he argued that “the problems we have in south Carolina and the world are not because of a movie or a symbol, it’s about what’s in people’s heart.”…

Mike Huckabee

Hoping to mobilize white evangelical voters against Republican “establishment” candidates in 2008, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee demanded his fellow candidates stop asking for the removal of the Confederate flag from government offices.

Huckabee had this to say: “You don’t like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag…if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what to do with the pole. That’s what we’d do.”…

Rick Perry

During his last presidential campaign, Rick Perry came under scrutiny for his efforts to oppose the removal of the Confederate flag from display at the statehouse when he was lieutenant governor of Texas. In a March, 2000 letter to the Sons of Confederate Veterans obtained by the Associated Press, Perry wrote, “Although this is an emotional issue, I want you to know that I oppose efforts to remove Confederate monuments, plaques and memorials from public property.




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.

16 responses to Here Are The Republican Candidates Defending The Confederate Flag

  1. NW10 June 20th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    And Mitt Romney is against it. That rules out any chances that he enters the 2016 GOP clown bus:

    • mdram June 20th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Poor Romney. Probably one of the least out of touch Republicans right now, and that’s not saying much…

    • jasperjava June 20th, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Wow. I agree with Romney. That doesn’t happen very often.

      • Suzanne McFly June 20th, 2015 at 5:35 pm

        That broken clock thing is very true.

  2. ExPFCWintergreen June 20th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    “You don’t like people from outside telling you what to do with your flag.” Said every Nazi sympathizer and escaped war criminal in Argentina.

    • rg9rts June 21st, 2015 at 6:03 am

      Don’t forget those we brought here to work for us

  3. labman57 June 20th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    What can be more patriotic than the proud display of the Confederate flag, symbolizing those most revered Southern achievements — slavery, secession, and segregation — on all government buildings among Bible Belt states?

    • Bill Lockhart June 21st, 2015 at 2:39 am

      What would Jesus do, y’all?

  4. Suzanne McFly June 20th, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    integral “part of who we are”…………Loser? Cause you know that side lost right? Or did you use Texas History books for your classes?

    • Dwendt44 June 20th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Don’t forget treason.

    • rg9rts June 21st, 2015 at 6:02 am

      They don’t call it the war of Northern aggression for nothing

  5. Dwendt44 June 20th, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    the flag(s) in question is NOT the Confederate Flag. It’s the battle flag of the Confederate Army.
    Easy to imply that the ‘battle isn’t over’.

    • dave-dr-gonzo June 20th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Or, as thinking Americans call it, the “Dixie Swastika.” It’s a useful term, guaranteed to jack up the blood pressure of slaver apologists.

  6. BigDumbWhiteGuy June 20th, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    So the Confederacy is part of you who you are? The last time that I checked, the Confederacy was not part of the United States. You’ve got two choices: Be part of the United States, or part of the Confederacy. In the latter case, I’ll be happy to show you the door.

  7. rg9rts June 21st, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Only these klowns have an opinion?

  8. jybarz June 21st, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Obviously a white flag, which would be more appropriate, would be more shameful.
    Just another example of pride and prejudice?
    Or just purely proud to be racists?