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Robo-Calls Attack Nikki Haley, Demand Confederate Flag Stay Put




|| By FITSNEWS || A robo-call from a group calling itself the “Conservative Response Team” is assailing S.C. governor Nikki Haley for her recent conversion on the Confederate flag – and demanding state lawmakers vote to keep it in its current location.

The over-the-top calls – which were reportedly launched against multiple lawmakers in all corners of the state – reference Haley’s opposition to the flag as being consistent with the values of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

A reference is also made to U.S. president Barack Obama.

“Don’t think the PC haters will stop if governor Haley gets her way and the Confederate memorial is taken down and hidden away in a museum,” the call’s narrator stated, according to a source who received the message. “Just like ISIS, Obama’s haters want our monuments taken down, graves dug up, and schools, roads, and counties renamed. They’ve even taken the Dukes of Hazard off TV.  What’s next?”

Whoa …

According to our source, the narrator’s message is delivered “in a dramatic, gloom-and-doom voice.”

“This attack on our values is sick and un-American and it has to stop right here, right now, in South Carolina,” the narrator continues.

“Tell (lawmaker’s name) to leave our flag alone and not stand with the fanatics who want to destroy the South we love,” the call concludes. “Stand up, call now, before it’s too late.”

The flag debate has arisen in the aftermath of 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.

We’ve written extensively in support of removing the flag.  And doing so expeditiously.  We’ve also provided some extensive historical context related to this debate (here and here).