Flag issue rocks southern politics

Flag issue rocks southern politics


POLITICS” THIS MORNING. JULIE AND RON ARE HERE WITH US. A HUGE DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND IN NATIONAL POLITICS YESTERDAY. THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, NIKKI HALEY, AFTER A FEW DAYS OF CONSULTATIONS CAME OUT. THIS IS AN ISSUE, IF YOU COVERED PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS OR SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS, IT’S BEEN WITH US A COUPLE DECADES. NIKKI HALEY SAYS NO INSULT TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE FLAG, BUT IT’S TIME TO GET IT OFF THE STATEHOUSE GROUND. LET’S LISTEN.>>AS A STATE, WE CAN SURVIVE AND INDEED, WE CAN THRIVE AS WE HAVE DONE WHILE STILL BEING HOME TO BOTH VIEWPOINTS. WE DO NOT NEED TO DECLARE A WINNER AND A LOSER HERE. WE RESPECT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT FOR THE FLAG ON THEIRPOPPERTY, NO ONE WILL STAND IN YOUR WAY. THE STATEHOUSE IS DIFFERENT. THE EVENTS OF THIS PAST WEEK CALL UPON US TO LOOK AT THIS IN A DIFFERENT WAY.>>A FORMER REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR TRIED THIS ONCE. IT BECAME HIS QUICK SAND. WHERE DOES THIS GO FOR HER? SHE NEEDS TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN THE LEGISLATURE. IT APPEARS SHE’S OKAY. NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE THE FINAL VOTE. BUSINESS INTEREST, KEEP PEOPLE IN THE LEGISLATURE. THE PASTOR WAS A STATE SENATOR AS WELL, A LOT OF REPUBLICAN FRIENDS. THIS WAS GUTSY.>>IT WAS. IT WAS UNUSUAL TO SEE A POLITICIAN WHO HAS A REAL STAKE IN THIS COME OUT AND SAY I’M GOING TO LEAD ON THIS. I’M GOING TO TAKE THE LEAD ON THIS ISSUE. IT’S A TOUGH ISSUE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DIVISIVE IN THIS STATE. THERE’S SOME SUPPORT IN THE STATEHOUSE. REPUBLICANS, AS A WHOLE, A NATIONAL PARTY ARE BEHIND HER NOW. DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN BEHIND HER. WALMART SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAGS OFF THE SHELVES IS A BIG STEP. SHE, POLITICALLY IS IN A GOOD POSITION. I THINK A REAL MOMENT OF LEADERSHIP IS IMPRESSIVE.>>GUTSY IS JEB BUSH DOING THIS IN 2001. THIS IS A CASE WHERE THE LEGITIMATE PRIDE PEOPLE HAVE, SOME PEOPLE HAVE FOR THE FLAG IN THE SOUTH IS FAR OUTWEIGHED BY THE PAIN IT’S CAUSED PEOPLE FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS. THIS IS A CASE WHERE WE HAVE A LEADER DOWN THERE WILLING TO BE LED BY THE PEOPLE. SHE WASN’T ON THE FRONT OF THIS. SHE EVENTUALLY DID THE RIGHT THING AND DOES DESERVE CREDIT FOR THAT. HOPEFULLY, THE REST OF SOUTH CAROLINA WILL DO THE SAME THING.>>SHE DID REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES A FAVOR HERE. THEY WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE. THIS HAS BECOME, MIKE HUCKABEE SAYING IT’S NOT A QUESTION FOR THE PRESIDENT. OF COURSE IT IS. RICK SANTORUM SAYING I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT IT. I DON’T KNOW WHERE HE’S BEEN THE LAST 15 YEARS.

17 comments

  1. Why is this still a story when people-Christian's are dying from terrorism overseas??? Is CNN a activist group now?

  2. Abe Lincoln a REPUBLICAN was killed by a radical confederate terrorist like dylan roof during peace time. Republicans today would be stupid not to follow Nikki's lead.

  3. Got Damn It South Carolina take that fucking flag down enough people have lost their lives behind that fucking flag  !!

  4. Leave the Confederate flag be, to many people don't know their own American history, it has nothing to do with race. The civil war only became about slavery in its last year.

  5. I'm sorry the race war hasn't worked out like CNN has hoped. I suppose you will have to find another story to cover 24/7 and try to bring it on that way. Good luck because the people don't want a race war.

  6. The elites and their media want to create conflicts between black and white Americans because they are so afraid of nationwide riots cross US states. Of course they know how to get out their murderers like every time but people are not foolish.

  7. What a great obnoxious-moronic-excused!
    Is the flag the one committed this horrendous crime? There have been thousands of people who have been waving the confederate flag yet haven't killed any one!
    People or stupid politicians should focus on the insane, criminal person. Why idiot people seemed to make excuses toward a "THING?" Oh yeah, the flag talked to the insane guy to kill 9 black people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. HEY CNN, DO YOU GUYS WANNA GIVE THE SAME MEDIA TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE PSYCH MEDS THIS KID WAS ON???? OR JUST SPEW MORE BS ABOUT A PIECE OF FABRIC??? F'N JOKE U ARE

  9. Hey South. You guys lost the war. History is written by the victors. Evrytime the world or we americans see that flag we associate with it. Racism, rebellion, hicks and the KKK. The confederacy stood for racism believing that slaves are just items to be sold. There is nothing to be proud off about the confederacy and that flag. The men who fought for the confederacy arent american heroes.they shouldnt be glorified or remembered, They were rebels, enemies of the state, terrorist. The Federal Goverment was kind enough to let them all go after the Civil War. But What we should have done was hung them all. They were traitors and they comitted acts of treason against the United States. That flag should be burned and banned from the United States

  10. If they are going to take the flag down, please take all those flags from México. It's a sign of provoking our Nation.

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