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Nikki Haley: CEO’s Don’t Care About The Confederate Flag




By FITSNEWS || S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has yet to take a definitive position on the latest Confederate flag controversy.  Not that she really has to … her reelection is pretty much in the bag.  Which is why her Democratic opponent, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, raised the issue in the first place.

The “Republican” incumbent did address the issue during a gubernatorial debate in Charleston, S.C. this week, citing its lack of impact on the state’s so-called “economic development” efforts.

“What I can tell you is over the last three and a half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phones with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state,” Haley said. “I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag.”

Interesting …

The Confederate flag dominated headlines during the 2000 Republican presidential primary in South Carolina – resulting in the Palmetto State receiving literally months of bad press.  In April 2000, the State Senate voted 33-7 to remove the flag from the dome of the S.C. State House – and from inside the House and Senate chambers.  As part of the compromise, though, a smaller version of the flag was raised behind a Confederate soldiers’ monument on the north lawn of the State House complex.



“Off the dome and in your face,” supporters used to say.

Haley has previously gone on record supporting the flag’s presence on the State House grounds, but during this election she’s been reluctant to take a firm position.  Instead, she’s chosen to deflect … back to familiar territory.

In case you haven’t noticed, Haley’s answer to virtually every question she’s asked comes back to “jobs.”  Hell, she styles herself as America’s “Jobs Governor,” and anybody who criticizes her is immediately assailed as being “anti-jobs.”  It’s brilliant, really.

Of course as we’ve documented extensively, Haley’s economic record – fueled by hundreds of millions of your tax dollars – isn’t everything she’d have us believe.

As we all know by now, at both the macro and micro level … Haley’s promised “jobs” don’t always materialize.

Anyway, when it comes to the CEOs Haley has spoken with over the last three-and-a-half years – we don’t doubt that the Confederate flag is off their radar.  They’re too busy shoving your tax dollars into their pockets to care about something so inconsequential.