Bush: ‘The Problem With The Confederate Flag Isn’t The Confederacy’
Jeb Bush is trying to have it both ways, not turning off those who see the Confederate flag as part of Southern heritage and those who are downright offended by it.
Bush…ventured into what he called “dicey subjects” on Wednesday as he dealt with a supporter who said he saw no racism in the Confederate flag,Talking Points Memo reported.
“Look, the Confederacy is a part of our heritage, and it should be respected like other parts,” Bush said during a campaign appearance. “It doesn’t have to define who we are either. The problem with the Confederate flag isn’t the Confederacy, the problem with the Confederate flag is what it began to represent later. And that’s what we have to avoid to heal those wounds.”