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Lindsey Graham Said What?




|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham – who is running as the “bomb everybody” candidate for president of the United States – has waded into the latest and greatest Confederate flag controversy.

During an appearance on CNN’s New Day, Graham addressed the 2000 compromise which moved the flag from the dome of the S.C. State House (and out of the House and Senate chambers) to a prominent location on the State House grounds.

“At the end of the day it’s time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision,” Graham said, adding such a revisitation “would be fine with me.”

Of course he quickly sounded a conflicted tone …

“But this is part of who we are,” he said.  “The flag represents to some people a civil war and that was the symbol of one side – to others it’s a racist symbol.  And it’s been used by people – it’s been used in a racist way.”

Here’s the exchange …

Graham’s commentary on this issue is interesting, to say the least, given the long-held Confederate sympathies of his longtime political consultant – Richard Quinn.  In fact Quinn’s history as a “Southern Partisan” was revisited earlier this year at the national level – rendering him all but unemployable to any presidential candidate not named Lindsey Graham.

One GOP operative blasted Graham for his association with Quinn.

“You know what? You lose the right to openly discuss this crap with you have Quinn on the payroll,” the operative said.

We’re not going to judge Graham on his choice of consultant. Or his wishy-washiness on the flag.

What will we judge him on? This, this … and most importantly, this.