The media is really covering itself in glory these days. Just yesterday the Washington Post went full on racist against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and today The Hill ran with this nonsense from an obvious black racist who clearly hasn’t been able to comprehend what’s gone on the past few days.
It’s the capture-the-flag you never saw coming.
In a shrewdly mapped play, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) call to remove the flapping Confederate rebel jack from state capitol grounds suddenly prompted an entire party to reverse course on the issue. And after years of happily whistling political Dixie as part of its mad racial plan for Southern domination, the Republican Party backed away from this in an unprecedentedly humble about face. If presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was calling it a non-issue on Sunday, there’s now a good chance he might find a convenient backtrack moment by week’s end.
The zeitgeist could hardly contain its excitement. Social media blew up into a hashtagging mess of victory laps. The ground-bolted flag, mind you, is still flapping, with no formal agreement or timeline (yet) of its final demise. Still, as historically hardheaded as South Carolina is (defiant and anti-federalist since national birth), the assumption is that the simple act of public contrition from state Republican leaders is in and of itself a remarkable feat.
This is paranoid delusion. All of a sudden we’ve got a media and Democrat orgy trying to tie the Democrat Confederate flag to the GOP and it’s the GOP that’s pulled a fast one? Is there anyone else out there believing this?
But don’t let hastily announced pressers and momentary Kumbaya in the wake of last week’s horrific Charleston, S.C. terrorist attack fool you. Guided by Haley’s gifted political hand, Republicans just pulled one of the most clever optical okey-dokeys in recent memory, capturing the flag, running across the field and waving it — in our collective face.
Terrorist attack? Huh?
This was some very smart, very intelligent and very long-term strategic maneuvering on the part of South Carolina’s governor, a move that may have just secured her a new political life and a fresh national stage. She’s still very popular. In terms of image, she’s suddenly transformed herself into Republican Wonder Woman of color, who took a stand against racism even though the GOP hates talking about it.
Used to be a time when some wanted to talk about the content of people’s character rather than the color of their skin. Too bad racist Democrats just want to talk about color. Meanwhile, this nugget of truth is hard for this racist clown to wrap his head around:
It’s not like taking the flag down dramatically changes anything for blacks in the Palmetto State. And folks can still wave it on private property if they want. The Republican governor and the GOP-dominated state legislature are still politically unfriendly to a community that’s nearly 30 percent of the population. The state still boasts a voter ID law. While the Economic Policy Institute shows South Carolina has the second-lowest black unemployment rate in the nation, it’s still rather high at 8.7 percent, compared to only 5.3 percent for whites.
The second-lowest black unemployment in the nation and this is a problem? It has a voter ID law, yet mysteriously it has a minority governor and senator? Talk about seeing evil where none exists.