Nikki Haley vs. The Confederate Battle Flag

If she chose to run for the White House Nikki Haley would be on my short list.

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34 Responses to Nikki Haley vs. The Confederate Battle Flag

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    If Haley runs the hate the Left will unleash on her will be epic.

    • DandyTIger says:

      You’re not kidding. She’s a threat to their very core, their ideology, their very existence. She must be destroyed. Speaking of, Al Sharpton blasted her and her speech not long after the ink was dry.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Why, of course, he had to! The golfer-in-chief would have demanded it. How DARE a WRF try to wrest control of the racism meme away from the Obots?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think the left already tried to nail her with taxes and cheating on her husband. She got re-elected anyhow. 😀

  2. DandyTIger says:

    Agree, she was awesome. Just the right tone. Made it about respecting various views, respecting how some feel, even if the general public is not on their side, and doing the right thing for the right reasons. And making it clear it’s of course the state’s house, and the state will do it themselves. And I totally loved how she made it clear that SC is handling it without violence unlike other places. Ouch.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Haley/Walker, Walker/Haley ? I’m on board🙂 Both have been battle tested (unions) and 2x govs (ok, Walker, 3x) putting the people/country before politics. Inspiring.

    I chose to be inspired. (yes, Edwards quote)

    • helenk3 says:

      I could vote that ticket

    • Constance says:

      Walker/Haley is perfect. The country isn’t ready for a woman President and the Dems will be all over degrading any woman who tries to step up and run just like in 2008. But if the Republicans don’t have a woman on the ticket they are selling themselves short.

    • smile says:

      I watched the video and she sounds very genuine in her tears. I found interesting the reaction of the (police?) man beside her during her teary speech, his eyes got real big and round,shuffles his feet, and he gulps a few times, and the reaction of the man behind her during the same time, he tries to hold his tears but then had to wipe his them. Got me teary eyed too. (Starts at 50 seconds in.)

  4. Myiq2xu says:

    Range of government positions:

    1. Requires/mandates
    2. Incentivizes
    3. Encourages
    4. Allows/is neutral
    5. Discourages
    6. Taxes/restricts
    7. Prohibits

    The official position of federal, state, and/or local governments on the Confederate battle flag should be #4, and the goal of political activists should be reaching a public consensus opinion of #5.

  5. Jeffhas says:

    Well, I don’t agree, but I don’t have to spew vile-hot-lava with someone I disagree with. If this is her position, so be it.

    Two thoughts:

    1) I wonder what gets sacrificed the next time a tragedy happens – I used to think memorials were more appropriate

    2) this casts in concrete that the Confederate flag is a sign of supporting slavery. You might as well burn them all up now.

    • votermom says:

      #1 is my objection too. I’m sick of the left using every tragedy to throw a tantrum and say “this is why you have to give me the ice cream I want!”

    • DandyTIger says:

      what gets sacrificed the next time a tragedy happens

      Guns is always on the top of the list. Never works, but somehow it will always be on the top of the list. Coincidentally, the same people seem to want to disarm the police. Interesting combination.

    • 49erDweet says:

      1. The way things are going, and unless things change, it would not surprise me if it were a mid-eastern HoW, whatever they are called.

    • 49erDweet says:

      2. I’d hate to lose their presence on pickup trucks as a means of screening out home improvement contractors, though.

    • lizzy says:

      I thought she did a good job of framing the issue but personally, removing a flag doesn’t seem to particularly address a crazy guy shooting nine people. I haven’t had much contact with the south so perhaps I don’t understand the emotions involved.

  6. How a 16-year-old tricked the New York Times into reporting that Dylann Roof blogged about “My Little Pony”

    Makes me wonder if that “” manifesto was real. There’s not a working website at that address, just some media reports “quoting” the alleged manifesto.

  7. swanspirit says:

    Nikki Haley has been working hard in SC for some time, but has been keeping kind of a low profile. Now that she is in the national spotlight, and comporting herself with exquisite grace under extreme pressure, she is scaring the Demrats out of their lackwit soulless skins. I love that she made the jab about not rioting. Take that Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, you incompetent idiot. F U forever or what did to Baltimore.
    I know the flag is just a symbol, but the murderer used it extensively. If he hadn’t done that, the flag probably wouldn’t have been an issue. Removing it from the statehouse symbolically takes some of the power of his hatred. The only way I can understand it, is to think how I would feel if the swastika was still flying as a flag somewhere. It would be repugnant to me, even though it was just a symbol. But Nikki is using removing it to bring the people of her state together , and that is not just smart, it is compassionate. She is a real treasure.

    • lyn says:

      While Gov. Nikki Haley showed her compassion to the nation, Obama used the N-word during a podcast interview and showed his immaturity.

  8. Jeffhas says:

    I’m fine with what Gov Haley is doing, she was elected by the people, etc., but To quote from the great Elliesmom from three threads ago:

    elliesmom on June 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    The US flag flew over a country that supported slavery longer than the Confederate flag did. The US flag was carried into battle when white men fought against Native Americans, stole their land and forced them onto reservations. We flew the American flag over Japanese internment camps during WWII. If the people of South Carolina are forced to surrender their flag because it represents a time in our history that is shameful to them, then rest of us should surrender our flag, too, Should they choose to do that voluntarily, that’s a different story.

    • swanspirit says:

      I think that is what Nikki Haley is doing, making the removal voluntary, so it isn’t forced, a smart move on her part.
      I think forcing the removal would cause more division, as well. There is something about forcing the removal that sticks in my craw as well, so I can see how it would for South Carolinians.

      • elliesmom says:

        I don’t think it is voluntary, though. Ask yourself if this would be an issue right now had the Charleston massacre not happened. This is a state being shamed by the holier than thou.

  9. 1539days says:

    So, here’s a question. If we’re supposed to respect the burning of the American Flag because it’s not supposed to be anything more than a piece of fabric, why do we have to go crazy banning a flag because some Southerners used it in a failed war 150 years ago?

  10. elliesmom says:

    We are at the point of “the beatings will continue until the morale improves” on so many fronts.

  11. Dora says:

    Hillary Clinton’s Confederacy Hypocrisy

    Hillary Clinton argued that South Carolina should remove the Confederate Flag from its statehouse grounds:

    She must have forgotten about celebrating Confederate Flag Day each year…

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