The point of the post is that my earlier post on this matter, 'the GOP is like a white supremacist group acting like its not', seems more accurate than ever. Yes, it may not be acceptable in society on a mass level when it is identified... but this has been the GOP's platform since Nixon so the links between the GOP and white supremacists is so strong that I'm surprised that aren't called the White Supremacist Party. Just the fact that the GOP caters to States that carry the confederate flag, of opposing the United States so they could keep their slaves, shows their bent as a party. Add to that the GOP's political strategy and the behavior of Fox News in the face of all this... it's pretty clear that the GOP is bending to the will of the masses against thier will. If it were thier will they would be going the other way... and clearly they are trying to stem the tide of the spontaneous racial enlightenment that seems to be going on here.
There is allot of information in this post which is intended to illustrate the GOP's ties to white supremacists and that Fox News talking points are designed to help racists whether they be normal ones, from the KKK or general white supremacists. I guess this part of a series of proofs.
Confederate flag finished as Republican political device - Rachel Maddow looks at the role the Confederate battle flag has played in Republican Party politics as a means of reaching out to white voters who support the flag, and how that dynamic has been destroyed by the racist murders at a Charleston church.
Calls for Confederate flag's removal mark political sea change South Carolina State Representative Todd Rutherford talks with Rachel Maddow about the sudden change in state politics that led to Governor Nikki Haley calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from State House grounds.
Mississippi House speaker calls for change in state flagRachel Maddow reports breaking news that the Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has described his state flag's incorporation of the Confederate battle flag as "a point of offense that needs to be removed."
This suggests that either people in Southern states are racists or they have no idea what the Confederate flag represents.
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