Though the shooting in Charleston could have provided an opportunity to discuss the moral decay of society and the deep racial divides widened by those who seek to exploit such hatreds for personal and political gain, the conversation has, sadly, shifted to a relentless obsession by the left towards the Confederate flag flying at the South Carolina capitol.
It’s pitiful to see what the liberal media will obsess over in these times of national heartache. Though we should come to expect these kinds of distractions from the left, so-called “Republicans” have opted to cave on the issue of the flag, proving that bellyaching and hollering can achieve the left’s political ends.
South Carolina turncoat Governor Nikki Haley finally cracked on Monday as she announced that she would ask the legislature to remove the flag.
“The time has come,” Haley said. “That flag, while an integral part of the past, does not represent the future of our great state.”
“We are not going to allow this symbol to divide us any longer,” she continued. “The fact that people are choosing to use it a sign of hate is something that we cannot stand. The fact that it causes pain to so many is enough to move it from the capital grounds. It is after all a capitol that belongs to all of us.”
Yes- it is a capitol that belongs to all South Carolinians and that means she must show respect for those South Carolinians who came before her and those who will come after her.
Sadly, even the RNC is backing Haley’s cowardice that she has attempted to disguise as political enlightenment.
“Now is the time to do what is right, and I support the call by Governor Haley and South Carolina leaders to remove the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
“This flag has become too divisive and too hurtful for too many of our fellow Americans. While some say it represents different things to different people, there is no denying that it also represents serious divisions that must be mended in our society. For South Carolina, taking down this Confederate flag is a step in mending those divisions. Our future must be better than our past. We are not meant to be a country divided by racial tensions; we are meant to be a country that stands united.”
Oddly enough, however, neither Reince Priebus nor the RNC would weigh-in on the apparent election fraud that was occurring during the Republican primary for the Senate in Mississippi
Though there were apparent improprieties that are of questionable ethical, if not legal, violations, the RNC flatly refused to weigh-in on the controversy surrounding Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s reelection bid that eked out a victory over Chris McDaniel in 2014 by fearmongering amongst the black community and reaching-out to Democrats to vote in the Republican primary.
Though the RNC was able to summon the “bravery” to hop on the defeatist bandwagon concerning the Confederate flag, it seems that they have been unwilling to summon the scruples necessary to confront crooks within their ranks.