Hey guys, remember the other day after a white supremacist killed nine black people in Charleston South Carolina’s historic Emanuel AME Church and pretty much the entire nation told The Confederacy to get over it after 150 years and take down the flag of traitors, seditionists, and well, sore losers? Remember when Y’all Qaeda replied to us, N’uh-uh, and not one single manly-man in the 2016 Goat Rodeo said a word in favor of removing the flag?
Even 2012 Goat Rodeo flip-flopping impresario Willard Romney had enough of a spine to tweet out:
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 20, 2015
Guess what? It took a woman to say the obvious to the oblivious! Said SC Gov. Nikki Haley,
“Today, we are here in a moment of unity in our state, without ill will, to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds,” Haley said. “One hundred fifty years after the end of the Civil War … the time has come.”
Things are a little slow in the South.
And speaking of being a little slow, Senatorette Lindsey Graham is suddenly right by Haley’s side after a weekend of humiliating kicks to his crotch for saying that flying the flag of traitors, seditionists, and losers worked for South Carolina:
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a candidate for president who just last week defended his home state’s use of the Confederate flag, also will call for it to be removed, according to a source familiar with his decision.”
Which means that if ¡Jeb! as the likely winner of the conservative primary now has three choices for a split-gender ticket, with Haley, and Fiorina! And speaking of The Smartest Bush®, ¡Jeb! told the book of faces that:
“My position on how to address the Confederate flag is clear. In Florida, we acted, moving the flag from the state grounds to a museum where it belonged.”
…where Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio, the Cold Warrior for a New Generation, and beloved grandson figure of Wingnuts over the age of 65 and under the age of death, tried to pass legislation to keep it flying.
Just as a side note: for those who claim that the flag of traitors and losers is part of their heritage, it didn’t start flying over South Carolina’s capitol until 1961:
“The Battle Flag of the Northern Virginia Army, made famous by Robert Lee but never formerly adopted as the national flag of the confederacy, was first placed above South Carolina’s State Capitol’s Dome in 1961. It arrived, like many other appropriations of the controversial symbol, in response to the civil rights and desegregation movements.”
That’s something to be proud of?