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SC Senate Has Votes To Address Flag Controversy

POTENTIAL FILIBUSTER STILL LOOMING … || By FITSNEWS ||  The South Carolina Senate has the two-thirds majority it needs to amend its recent adjournment resolution and take up the Confederate flag controversy, sources tell FITS. The news comes on the heels of our earlier reporting that the S.C. House of…

POTENTIAL FILIBUSTER STILL LOOMING …

|| By FITSNEWS ||  The South Carolina Senate has the two-thirds majority it needs to amend its recent adjournment resolution and take up the Confederate flag controversy, sources tell FITS.

The news comes on the heels of our earlier reporting that the S.C. House of Representatives also had the two-thirds majority it needed to amend the “sine die” resolution – which governs what issues can be discussed in an extended session of the legislature.

In other words, lawmakers are doing exactly what we urged them to do three days ago by way of responding to the horrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre,” the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C.  There, nine black parishioners – including S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor – were gunned down by Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist.

“Sine die will be amended and we will take up debate (on the flag) shortly after Clem is buried,” one S.C. Senator told FITS.  “Not all will vote for taking it down, but almost all will vote to amend sine die so (the issue) can be taken up.”

And what of S.C. Senator Lee Bright – a Confederate flag supporter who has reportedly been mulling a possible filibuster of the flag debate?

“He may rail – though he’s being strongly urged not to since that will prompt Democrats to respond,” the Senator told us.

UPDATE: Confirmed.  A press release from the S.C. Senate “Republican” Caucus states that GOP lawmakers “voted overwhelmingly today to take up the issue of moving the Confederate Battle Flag from the (State House) grounds.  In the very near future bills will be offered and the full Senate will debate and vote on this important matter.”

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132 comments

tomstickler June 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

I suppose it is “a start”, but when will be the “proper time” to get serious about this issue?

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Quietus June 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

From this quote, I’m assuming Monday the 29th since the funeral is Friday the 26th.

“Sine die will be amended and we will take up debate (on the flag) shortly after Clem is buried,”

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

It is the fault of the white honkey cracuh$ that has ruined the USA. all you hafta do is look at the great cities built by the great black politicians and mayors and enybody that use they brain could c how we have built the best cities in the world, places like detroit, st louis district of blacks(columbia) ifn yall would gif us a chanst to . us blacks like obummer could turn more and more cities into freedom for blacks jus like hot lanta and memphis we could scare all the honkies outa our places takeda damnnflag down

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Rakkasan June 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Is that your best thinking Rocky?

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

It’s not me. It’s Tango Wango blowboy.

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Rakkasan June 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Can you maybe translate? Or is this another blog bomb by GT?

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

I can’t translate that post of dribble! T’s up to his old tricks – the same old coward. So the white honkey post it GT. Tango Wango blowboy – that’s pure Rocky Verdad – the True Rocky.

PogoTango Troll June 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

PogoTango is just a pathetic little husk of a person with no life, it is funny to watch him try to bug the adults in the room and fail miserably.

Krazy Kat June 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

I just heard Jim Clyburn saying that “de State” (that is, taxpayers) should set up a fund to pay for the educations of the shooting victim’s children and grandchildren!!

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guest June 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Derrick Bell, George Wallace, Jeremiah Wright, David Duke, Louis Farrakhan, Jim Clyburn …Lee, Jackson, Al “Lord of the Flies” Sharpton…merchants of hate. Obama/Holder the great deceivers. The msm…Obama’s Monica Lewinsky.

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
? George Orwell

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Rakkasan June 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

And that is what is happening now. Truth telling in a time of deceit, and the deceit is the 1984-style language gymnastics of the extreme right, ever since Nixon and the Southern Strategy (and Goldwater and Wallace before). Truth telling about racism. Truth telling about hate. Truth telling to counter dog whistle politics. Truth telling to counter revisionist history. The only regret is that there isn’t more truth telling about the BS of “what we need is more guns to make us safe”. Quit being a punk for the NRA/gun industry.

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guest June 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

lol…liberals don’t know how to tell the truth…LIARS and America haters…

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Rakkasan June 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Thanks GT. Always good to hear from you. And, is that your best response to my post? That’s right up there with “Because–shutup”

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Flip – stay out of this – Ohio isn’t SC.

Low-hio June 23, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Thank the good Lord we aren’t Ohio!

Che June 23, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Yes they should !!!- you have a problem with that? Every fireman who has a heart attack on the job is a ‘hero’- the times they are a changing

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Obama has already appropriated $29 million for the families even though the owner of the Panthers has agreed to pay for funeral expenses.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

If the flag comes down, others called for it to come down first, including Will, but any honest appraisal by both her supporters and opponents leads to the conclusion that it never would’ve happened if not for Haley’s leadership. One of the most crucial aspects of good leadership is timing. She has it down to the very hour in this case.

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Jan June 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Who, do you mean the “I’m not going to put our state through that” Nikki; or the Rience Preibus called and said if I want a future in the Republican Party I will have that flag down before the Primary, Nikki. Or is it the we are no longer going to let this flag divide us, because division is no longer good for me, Nikki. Actually its the Oh screw it I am jumping on the bandwagon Nikki.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm

It is the “I know how to win Nikki”. Any previous efforts would have failed. Looking at the General Assembly schedule and preempting the oppositions ability to organize before July fourth. She is a master of strategy. She may be bad at choosing cabinet heads, but in other respects she is a sheer genius.

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Good for her June 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm

This is the only good thing she’s accomplished. At least she can constantly remind people that she was the one to get that stupid flag off the statehouse grounds.

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2 step tango June 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

You be a smart man. Right on about Haley.She got em again and I bet even has Fits shaking his head.I am sure he thought he could beat the dog shit out of her again with this issue and make her poison with the Republican establishment

Stick to political analysis-your data and stats are of ‘fictional’ proportions. :)

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Go out to Breitfart – the “convervatives” are beating the crap out of her right now. In rather racist terms I might ad.

Hank June 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Cry me a river. They feel used and abused, and if truth be told they were.

Jake Knotts June 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

See? I’m not the only one!

guest June 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Nikki did it for 3 reasons:
1.Helps her politically
2.Didn’t want SC to be looted and burn
3.Loves the people of SC

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

4. All of the above

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm

And she lost a friend. In a way, we all did.

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 5:26 pm

In all likelihood, she rarely if ever spoke to the man.

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:41 pm

I doubt that. I think he would have made sure of it.

Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Look at you, just an expert on Pinckney’s life. I bet prior to this shooting you’d never even heard of the man.

Jan June 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Ok, color me a skeptic, but I am betting 1, was the deciding factor between I am not going to put our state through that and we are no longer going to be divided by this flag..

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Derp June 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm

But SC has proven so easy to loot and burn. Thanks for flying that reminder for the past 50+ years.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Sherman enjoyed his time here…but apparently left the job undone.

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm

It would have come down if Campbell was still alive and governor.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

And Lee Atwater would have been the first to advise him to take it down.

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The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Timing and optics…

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Yes, and a touch of personal feeling of loss on the part of the Senators who knew and respected Pinkney. Both GOP and Dem Senators. (Except apparently Bright).

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Crying on his deathbed.

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Maybe but it’s unlikely he’d remember it.

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Hank June 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm

This is disgusting. There is only one reason that flag is coming down, and that is because there are 9 dead black people in Charleston. If they had not been murdered by a racist there isn’t a Republican in this state who would have lifted a finger to to take that flag down, including Nikki Haley. Their lives were obviously the price that had to be paid to get Republicans, to even listen to or care, what black people thought about that flag.

Their hand was called, that all. Hailey gets exactly zero credit for doing what’s best for her. The Republican party in this state gets exactly zero credit for jumping on the cover our ass band wagon. Good people will not allow SC Republicans and Nikki Haley take one particle of credit away from the people who died in Charleston. IF that flag comes down, they are the ones who brought it down. Not a bunch of gutless Republican politicians. Nikki Haley and the Republican Party deserves credit for absolutely nothing. Which is what they brought to this whole matter.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

If more people in Charleston felt the same as Hank, the city would have been burnt down like Ferguson and Baltimore.

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Hank June 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Hardly. there was no reason to burn Charleston. This was a private act by a private racist. But leave it up to a Republican to assume the worst of the black community. Leave it up to a Republican to expect mindless violence from black people; and leave it up to a Republican to give Nikki Haley credit for preventing the black folk from burning and looting Charleston. Even in this they are always thinking politics.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

You need to seriously examine your soul. Your racism is exposed again. I never said anything about the Black community, Black people. You said “mindless violence from black people”. I would never make such a racist statement. Nikki Haley gave the community of Charleston credit for the lack of a violent reaction.
You also imply that because Baltimore and Ferguson were in response to acts by “public officials” that the destruction was justified.

Hank June 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Are you brain dead? Noting I said could possibly be construed as racist. That is a BS defense mechanism you have going on there. Of course you were referring to the black community. It was the black community that rioted in Ferguson and Baltimore. But, you were the one who made reference to Ferguson and Baltimore in connection with Charleston. The only possible implication being we should have expected black people to riot and loot in Charleston, and Nikki defused it all.

I never said anything was justified. Destroying the property of others is never justified. Just like racially oppressing people is never justified. Just like the state displaying divisive symbols like the Confederate flag is never justified. But if it benefits politicians they will do it. I don’t have to agree with the actions of people in Ferguson or Baltimore to understand why they occurred. And just because something is not mindless does not mean it is justified.

Please don’t think the rest of us are so stupid as to not know what you were implying when you brought up Ferguson and Baltimore. Pointing out your low opinion of black people is not racism. And i have listened to enough of the right wing media trying to make what happened in Ferguson and Baltimore comparable to what happened in Charleston.

Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

You sound a little more reasonable now. Why can’t support Haley in her effort to take down the flag. Why insult her when she is finally doing the right thing, as you say. You attack Haley while the flag defenders are also attacking her also. Why not offer encouragement.

What do you think about Tim Scott? You think he is a racist or just ignorant. I voted for him. Would you believe I even voted for a Black Democrat, Bakari Sellers for Lt. Governor. It was because Henry McMasters belongs to an all White Club. You make a lot of general statements about Republicans. Not all are racists and some Democrats exploit and hype racial issues for political gain. Do we know the motivations of Darren Wilson or George Zimmerman? I agree the Ferguson government has racial problems, but the main problem is poverty and that poverty has racist origins.

Nanny Boo Boo June 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm

This “I’m rubber, you’re glue…” defense the conservative crowd has adopted lately isn’t doing them any favors when debating. They always look childish and not to be taken seriously.

Soft Sigh from Hell June 23, 2015 at 8:29 pm

There’s not much worthwhile to burn in Lexington County, the place that would far more deserve the scalding. Burning the Mett’s Building would have been worthwhile, but its name is changed now.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:39 pm

I’m not giving credit for this at the partisan level. I don’t care if Jesus and the Devil worked together to remove that tampon from the State House. Just that it’s gone. As for the reason being the racist hate crime – true. And rightly so.

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eBay being sued June 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

eBay has banned the sales of confederate items on its sight. Is going through now and removing ads. Law firms around the USA looking at class action against eBay for fair trade violations, etc. PayPal coming under fire also. People have started deleting their eBay and PayPal accounts. This shit is getting crazier by the hour.

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Keep losing June 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

And those poor butthurt bigots will lose….again.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

I would rather people go to Wal-Mart to buy “Confederate” flags than some website that is raising funds for a racist cause.

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tomstickler June 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Try to keep up. Walmart has removed Confederate themed items from stores and website.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-to-remove-items-with-confederate-flag-from-shelves/

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flip June 23, 2015 at 6:48 pm

What a dumbass you are. You didn’t get his ‘tongue in cheek’?

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HermitCrab June 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm

I wonder if all the beachwear stores will start pulling all their confederate flag garbage?

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guest June 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

And so it goes. Haley says this about the flag being on ‘state/public’ grounds. Now private businesses are being threatened with boycotts and violence if they don’t adhere to the democrat Party socialist regime.

This may help Haley politically however it reminds me of Christie giving aid and comfort to the enemy shortly before the 2012 election.

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HermitCrab June 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

It’s nice that SC is finally being shamed into the 21st century. All the bullshit ‘heritage’ arguements have been soundly debunked and now the bigots are scrambling and looking more foolish by the hour.

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Soft Sigh from Hell June 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm

More so 20th Century

Try Again June 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

“This may help Haley politically however it reminds me of Christie giving aid and comfort to the enemy shortly before the 2012 election.” Actually, not even close. Stupid comment.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

I know of no one threatening boycotts in SC to business associated with the flag.

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The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

How does this help Haley politically? Even she knows that she can’t run again, she lacks national name recognition for much other than the under Secretary of Drawer Counting in the Department of Failed Accountants and Lindsey and Tim ain’t going no where.

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2 step tango June 23, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Really.?I have heard SEVERAL people mention her as a potential vp candidate now.

Not! June 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm

You and her?

2 step tango June 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm

She beat the shit out of you dumbasses again! Just like Sanford does…day after day….issue after issue!

Boring June 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

You suck at trolling.

The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Any of them without the last name of Haley or Randhawa?

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Two drunks in a bar don’t count.

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm

A Stars and Bars thong bikini? Or a speedo for the metro-southern man.

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Have you looked at E-Bay tonight? Type in a Conederate search and 62,538 auctions come up. 749 alone in Flags.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

I think it should be acknowledged that the events that have transpired were deeply personal for the members of the Senate. Nearly all members of that body arrived to work last Thursday to find Sen. Pinkney’s place covered with black cloth, a small vase of flowers. We have heard from many on both sides of the aisle that even if they didn’t agree with him, they had deep respect for him. They considered him a friend; a good friend. (Well, except for Bright who based on his comments wasn’t terribly close to him to say the least). Anyway, it was personal. The fact they couldn’t lower that rag to half mast, I think to Davis and some others, was particularly hurtful and galling. Nikki ran to make her voice heard to push it along, and get ahead of the Legislature – but make no mistake, there’s no real power on Nikki’s part to do anything. And yes there was concern at the national party level over the optics, and the fact that Tim Scott would have to come out and make a statement sooner rather than later, and it would be to take it down. But, it was, and is now, the Legislature that is driving this. They are hearing from the constituents, and responding. This would not have happened if it had not personally affected them. They have never been willing to spend political capital on this before. It wasn’t until one of their own, a respected one of their own, had been killed at the hands of hate-filled kid flying that rag. And it is the right thing to do.

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Rakkasan June 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Rocky: thank you for this post. It sets a benchmark for what many of us would like to see on FITS: Responsible, thoughtful, respectful posts. In this difficult time, kudos for keeping the dialogue open.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Just keeping it real. This is an historic moment.

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

“keeping it real”, that’s awful ethnic of you.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Got some melon with that wine.

Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm

I tried, but the black family in front of me were buying food for a family reunion this weekend so not a watermelon in sight.

Rocky June 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

Was the buttermilk and chicken all gone too?

tomstickler June 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Now, if you would get a Disqus account, we could differentiate your genuine posts from the ID thieves trolling this site. Man up!

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flip June 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm

He has one and is stalking me…’flippy/pogo’.It won’t be on here long.Fucker has lost his racist mind.

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:37 pm

I have one, but it won’t let me use Rocky. Name already taken. And I like Rocky. Little squirrel, cute.

pogo June 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Race baiting horseshit from the KING of racist and hateful comments. A literal POS that thrives on division and mocking Christianity.Hates America and its values.Hates spending time with his family so posts on Fits 24/7.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Darn it Dylann, I told you, not posting on FITS. Back to the cell.

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pogo June 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

You spend as much time with your family as Dylann does in that cell.
But the flag is coming down.Fuck his family.Rocky is happy.The flag is coming down.

Krazy Kat June 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Am I the only one that thinks this could all go horribly wrong? What if they vote to keep it in place? Hell, one senator can shut down debate. There is no telling that, when time comes to vote, anything will actually change.

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Quietus June 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

I have a feeling Leatherman would have the Sergeant at Arms drag anyone from the chamber that even thought the word filibuster. The powers that be (Haley/Letherman/Lucas/Courson/) want this over now before it gets any more attention.

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Krazy Kat June 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

I’ve seen them do some crazy shit. In a week or so, when things quiet down and the cameras focus on the next sensational story…

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Quietus June 23, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Well they already have a bill with 28 sponsors in the senate. I feel this is a done deal. They need 31 votes to pass.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/897.htm

tomstickler June 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Actually, with the death of Pinckney, 2/3 is 30, and the P&C site already has 29 committed yes votes, only 2 no votes on record.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Exactly. Deferring to the “summer” allows for the news cycle to settle down and there is a decent chance when/if it does come up…the flag vote won’t pass.

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Won’t defer. Davis wants this now.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:55 pm

I can only hope you’re right, but if there’s one thing I know about S.C. is to never, ever underestimate the power of applied and willful ignorance.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm

You’re not the only one. Haley is absolutely copping it from the national party bosses and business to get that stupid racist rag off the state house grounds. However, local reps (esp. senators) couldn’t give a flying fuck what Haley and the national GOP wants. Their voters back in the districts (angry, old racist white folks) would be on the phone telling them not to take the flag down at all costs.

If they could get away with a voice vote or secret ballot or some other mechanism that doesn’t say they voted to take it down, then they it might work as they wouldn’t want the folks back in the district to know they voted to take it down. Flip side is that would also provide the chance for them to vote to keep it up.

Never underestimate the power of applied and willful ignorance in this state.

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Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Watched Davis on CNN and MSNBC last night – he wants this passed. It was personal to him.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm

No doubt there are some changed hearts and changed votes, but check out Lee Bright’s facebook page. There is a simmering movement of backlash among the racists to somehow conflate the taking down of the rebel rag with Federal overreach and liberal pc correctness. This is despite the fact many of S.C.’s own elected officials and a growing number of residents in state want it down. That sort of argument will ignite the racists in S.C. to push back and try and stop it. Don’t forget names like Leatherman, McConnell, Bright, Peeler..there are plenty of powerful racists in gov’t who don’t give a fuck about anything.

Is there pressure from outside S.C.? Absolutely there is, but S.C. is driving this and owning this.

Rocky June 24, 2015 at 8:48 am

There will always be a backlash by the racists. Just look at Dylann’s backlash. So what – we do nothing. That’s why it’s called courage and leadership.

Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

So what you’re saying in a nutshell is that legislation in this state should be based on emotion. That’s the only difference between discussions now and discussions prior to the shooting.

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Bill June 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm

You are wrong, The discussion was the same before and after the shooting. What is best for the Republicans? Do you get more votes defending the flag or more votes attacking the flag? The shooting simply changed the answer.

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

So the shooting changed it, votes will be based on emotion. There has been nothing said that states otherwise. They’re trying to railroad this through this week while the shooting is fresh in everyone’s mind, if they wait until January all is forgotten and the emotion is gone.

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Bill June 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm

They are trying to railroad this through this week because 2016 is an election year, and the National Republican Party does not want their candidates being asked questions about Confederate Flags and murdered black people. They want this to be a distant memory by the time of the Primaires.

The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Like democrats hope Bengahzi and Email-gate will be…

Yawn June 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Man, if that’s all you got, you guys are toast in 2016.

The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Clinton won’t even be the nominee.

Yawn June 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

That’s fine. It’ll be a Democrat either way. No republican can win a general election. American society has moved beyond the the things they ‘stand’ for.

Yawn June 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Republicans will have to do more flip flopping, like they have with the flag this week, to appeal to the ‘average’ American. Unfortunately, that will piss off their old, socially conservative base. Everybody else will have seen through them long before. Repubs have fucked themselves good.

Soft Sigh from Hell June 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm

I am not yawning. I will thoroughly enjoy the GOPers’ well-deserved discomfort and distress and dismay.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Here….here.

Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm

So you’re just a typical liberal government program leech.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

It’s the ever shrinking electorate. The GOP is ever fighting a rear guard retreat as opposed to advancing on ground.

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm

No, Jeb can and probably will win. With Marco as VP.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 7:32 pm
The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 7:55 pm

If she is the nominee, I’ll buy the first round at the Bulldog, if she wins, I’ll buy dinner to go with it.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm

You’re on.

guest June 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Ain’t that sweet. The RINO and Nazi for drinks and dinner. Bless BOTH your sorry hearts.

2 step tango June 23, 2015 at 6:28 pm

We got Obama.All we needed in 2010 and 2014.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Yawn….

Rocky June 23, 2015 at 9:32 pm

No, I’m saying the personal feelings made them willing to do the right thing. They were motivated to the do the right thing not just because it was politically expedient at the RNC level.

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nitrat June 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm

If you don’t think Trikki has received apoplectic phone calls from the CEOs of BMW, Boeing, Amazon, Google, Wal Mart, Volvo, Continental Tires, Michelin, etc, you go right ahead.

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guest June 23, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Amazon is still selling Confederate related items.Another LIE you race baiting socialist.

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Chocolate Women June 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The Confederate flag means just one thing: “Fuck you,” to black folks and their white allies.

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

I don’t see the problem…

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

or the forest for the trees

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Squishy123 June 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Doesn’t affect me one way or the other. So fuck’em, life’s full of adversity deal with it don’t go running to the government to take care of it for you.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Ok, hand over your social security card then.

No options for you! June 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

If the Feds returned every dime they took from me, inflation adjusted, for “Social Security”, I would happily return their card and be much further ahead.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Exactly right.

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Chocolate Women June 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Racism is not Confederate flags in poor pockets of the rural South. Racism is not the demented ravings of white supremacist groups. Racism is not the delusional rage of one white kid.

Racism is the power to oppress. Racism is policies and practices that result in social and economic injustice. Racism is white men citing mythological “voter fraud” as a way to sustain political power. Racism is wink and nod housing practices that exploit poor people of color. Racism is profiling, stopping and frisking and disparate drug sentencing. Racism is re-segregation and unequal funding of public schools. Racism is what’s left over when white privilege has extracted the spoils of slavery and has never compensated for the theft.

For the families in Charleston and all the other places where race-hate explodes in a bloodbath, the pain will never go away. But will the rest of us remember? Fleeting sympathy for the victims and their families, disdain for white supremacy and removing one small flag will do nothing to remediate the deep and ongoing injustice of institutional racism. It’s just too easy.

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Lone Ranger June 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Meanwhile…down at Dunbar the management was rolling in the
aisles—they knew a big windfall was coming their way

Because South Carolina voters were taking notes on the
payday-grubbing goats and the down-flaggers would NOT STAY !!!

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a face in the crowd June 23, 2015 at 10:52 pm Reply
whyknot June 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Let’s not stop at the flag…take down that statue of Washington. ..you know the one covered up in a box about 6 years ago by the NAACP…he owned slaves! Hell, maybe we should knock down that racist Washington Monument in DC (just like we toppled Saddam’s)
Yes we can!

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Che June 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Take down Tillmann statue next – he. Was a racist SOB who should not be honored

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fasces June 23, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Should all books written by Southern historians like Douglas Southall Freeman be burned as well?

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clarity June 24, 2015 at 12:17 am

Why stop with flags and monuments? All Southern poetry and historical books deserve official scrutiny…let’s empty our public libraries of all books which dare glorify General Lee and Jackson…and burn them! I suggest we also ban the singing or playing of any version Dixie …what purpose does this song serve in our modern era but to offend? Singing or whistling Dixie should definitely be considered a hate crime.

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swampland June 24, 2015 at 11:42 am

Not if you use your own money to pay for them.

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