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#ConfederateFlag: Girl Tears Got It Done

THERE IS CRYING IN POLITICS … || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne wasn’t the only “Republican” who broke into tears during the divisive debate over the removal of the Confederate flag this week. S.C. governor Nikki Haley cried, too … just not in front of the cameras. Haley…

THERE IS CRYING IN POLITICS …

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne wasn’t the only “Republican” who broke into tears during the divisive debate over the removal of the Confederate flag this week.

S.C. governor Nikki Haley cried, too … just not in front of the cameras.

Haley – a former flag supporter – met behind closed doors with members of the S.C. House GOP caucus during Wednesday’s lengthy debate over the flag’s removal.

According to multiple sources, Haley called on House members to accept a Senate bill taking the controversial banner down “free and clear” – which the House ultimately did.

During the meeting, Haley told lawmakers a story about an incident that allegedly took place when she was growing up.  The incident involved her father – an Indian immigrant and practicing Sikh who wears a turban on his head.

According to multiple lawmakers who recalled the story, the governor told them she and her father had stopped by a farmer’s stand to buy some produce.  Later the police showed up “because he looked different.”

In telling her story, Haley broke into tears.

Haley is no stranger to “weepy” moments.  She broke down last fall during a taxpayer-funded visit to the Harmandar Sahib – the most sacred shrine in Sikhism.

She’s also not the first South Carolina governor to shed tears.  Former S.C. governor Mark Sanford famously wept during his rambling 2009 press conference admitting to an affair with then-lover Maria Belen Chapur.

Lawmakers voted to take the flag down in the aftermath of the “Holy City Massacre” – the horrific, racially motivated mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C.  The Mother Emanuel victims – among them S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor – were gunned down during a Bible study by Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist who used the Confederate flag as his calling card.

We wrote extensively in the aftermath of the shooting in support of removing the flag – and doing so expeditiously.  We also provided some extensive historical context related to the debate (see here and here).

Both chambers of the legislature – under intense corporate pressure – ultimately did as we recommended.

It wasn’t easy, though.  The flag debate exposed deep divisions – legislatively and among the citizens of the Palmetto State.  We’ve already touched on the legislative discord, but we’ll have plenty of forthcoming fallout stories.

In the meantime, while “there’s no crying in baseball,” there’s apparently plenty in Palmetto politics.

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65 comments

Flippy Pogo, III July 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

If these “ladies” want to be treated equally they need to stop blowing snot and throwing tears around to get their way.

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Bible Thumper July 9, 2015 at 11:37 am

The ladies are not equal, they’re superior.

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Flippity Floppy Floo July 9, 2015 at 11:52 am

I supported her!

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Scooter July 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Brother, I don’t believe I would have told that.

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Accuracyplease July 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Don’t discriminate. Tears have been working in Comgress for crying, wailing Orange John for years.

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The Flag consumes my tax money July 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

If I show up outside the Capitol Dome/Pyramid and cry over taxes will I get a law passed reducing them?

I know that carrying pigs that shit on me won’t work, but won’t a good cry communicate my desires more effectively?

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Jackie Chiles July 9, 2015 at 11:32 am

“According to multiple lawmakers who recalled the story, the governor told them she and her father had stopped by a farmer’s stand to buy some produce. Later the police showed up “because he looked different.””

uh….and then the cop raised the confederate flag? The fruit stand had a confederate flag? Some guys in a pickup truck waiving the confederate flag yelled slurs at her father? Where’s the part of this story that relates to the confederate flag.

Also, did she just remember this story? I’m pretty sure she was ok with the confederate flag like 2 months ago.

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Rocky July 9, 2015 at 11:47 am

Did they actually buy an fruit? That’s what I want to know.

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shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

me too, Rocky.. !!

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Jackie Chiles July 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Good point. What kind of “produce” was the stand selling too? I said fruit because I figured it was a peach stand or something, but maybe they bought some cabbages or carrots.

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shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Hmmm, do Sikhs eat collards?

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Fake Tears July 9, 2015 at 11:51 am

You’re right, she doesn’t care about the stars and bars either way, but she smells the political opportunity in taking it down now.

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RogueElephant July 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

You hit the nail on the head. She is finished with SC. Next step is up to Washington. She will stay out of the primary thing till a sure winner emerges then jump on his bandwagon and ride off into the sunset. Nothing in politics happens by accident.

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VP July 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

I honestly think she is trying hard as hell to get picked for veep.

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Scooter July 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm

She has lost my vote for anything.

Toyota Kawaski July 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm

“Nothing in politics happens by accident.”kind of like your vote for Not Very bright?

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RogueElephant July 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Actually I worked for and voted for Bill Connor. The ONLY adult in the room.

Conservative"values" July 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm

You really think Hillary Clinton will appoint her to something?

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SenseLikeChaps July 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Then again everyone in that room was rutting around for political opportunity. It was a giant, embarrassing dog and pony of narcissistic, sycophantic posturing.

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Nothing better to do July 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Well it isn’t like there are more important things to do, like fixing the issue with the roads.

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Jackie Chiles July 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Haley next general session:

*tears welling

One day, my daddy and I were riding down the road to the tax office to pay our income tax when we ran over a pothole and blew a tire. My daddy got out and was changing a tire when the police pulled up.

*slow trickle of tears out of corner of eye

And the man got out and asked daddy if he needed help changing a tire. It was almost like the police couldn’t accept that a man wearing a turbin could change a tire.

*tears pouring, voice crackling,

And for that reason, we need to raise the gas tax to fix the crumbling roads, but we also need to eliminate the income tax so maybe, just maybe a man wearing a turbine isn’t faced with the humiliation of needing to change a tire.

Oh Gawd! July 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

hahahahaahahaaa!

shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

“WATCH THIS SPACE”

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9" July 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Flag Comes Down.Politicians Win.Who Died?

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My Eyes See July 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Exactly …. The study of human behavior is an interesting one. She is an easy one to peg … if you are keen to her type.

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shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 11:59 am

Wasn’t that tale in her best-selling autobiography (part I)?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Ain’t it the truth?

“If you like your non sequitur, you can keep your non sequitur. “

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Krazy Kat July 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm

It was a confederate flag turban. RTFA!

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erneba July 9, 2015 at 11:52 am

Thankfully, it is done, even the crying.
Time to move along, there will be more fun coming up in the future on this blog. Then everyone may start anew with the name-calling, cursing, moaning, groaning, and very rarely some outright lying.

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Scooter July 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Hell no! Never, never give up.

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erneba July 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

I understand, I submitted not to principle, but to personal torment. Don’t want to hear any more about the flag, the false accusation of anyone liking it being a hater, how a new day will dawn when the flag goes down, how black and white lawmakers will be making out on the capitol steps, how all racial injustice(on both sides) will cease, how the sun will now appear in the Eastern sky every morning surrounded by rainbows and fairy dust, etc…etc…
Shit, during the time of debate, I consumer four bottles of aspirin and a handful of sleeping pills.
Seriously, it was the right call. Not going to cure much, but it will shut some mouths.

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Scooter July 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm

The right call. That is a matter of opinion.

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erneba July 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

You got your opinion, I got mine.

Accuracyplease July 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Fact: People who like that racist flag are racist. Although few will Ever admit it.

Squishy123 July 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

” horrific, racially motivated mass murder”

Everybody drink!!!

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shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Squishy, only one more day to go…. man alive! …. I’ll be feeling reeeely groovy by tomorrow evening!

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rubel July 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

LOL – you may need to practice your drunk typing. I cud proly hep, hd I no drnk 2 mch rly.

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shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

….. that’s good!

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rubel July 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm

You’ve had several very funny over the past few days, but I couldn’t click like as a guest. Her drnkeng 2 u. ;)

Squishy123 July 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

Oh for fuck sakes, if you have to resort to tears to get your point across you’re one piss poor politician.

As far as Haley’s old man… he shouldn’t own a driver’s license. The SOB drives like a blind, retarded, Chinese woman.

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Nölff July 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

John Boehner, too, knows the crybaby trick.

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Squishy123 July 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

I don’t think people feel sorry for him when he starts crying, but Barney Frank still want to go rub his back.

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Fishy Frank July 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Sorry, Squishy, not even the gay boys on Capital Hill would rub that bastard’s back.

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Superfly July 9, 2015 at 11:57 am

That must have been what prompted Private Corley to finally surrender to the Nawth with a white flag on behalf of the SC Republican Party:

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2015/07/08/rep-wanted-white-flag-replace-confederate-flag/29890483/

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west_rhino July 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

So who’s Quinn backing against her in the primary?

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swpbbls July 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Like nails on a chalkboard, she will rise to the occasion.

https://www.fitsnews.com/2012/03/22/jenny-hornes-power-trip-trumps-real-academic-needs/

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The Colonel July 9, 2015 at 12:06 pm

“…the horrific, racially motivated mass murder…”
Drink up everyone, that’s 1 CNSYD…

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Cedar Posts July 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Poor Jenny from the block, she had a meltdown after confessing that she is a descendent of wait for it …… Jefferson Davis, ok?

Of course that might be a pretty far reach, related maybe, descendent not likely, since Davis had but one child that married, add four maybe five generations nah doesn’t true up. But I could be wrong.

But don’t let the MSM stop a good storyline from becoming true over night.

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Just Another Guy July 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

This website is becoming copy and paste of the same articles. Jeez.

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Squishy123 July 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

What the rest of the country is saying about Jenny “Me So” Horne’s emotional breakdown last night.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1766447_Rep_Jenny_Horne_breaks_down_over_Confederate_Flag_vote.html

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Scooter July 9, 2015 at 2:34 pm

I just saw her disgraceful performance on tv. The woman is too unstable to be in any type of leadership role.

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My Eyes See July 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Crocodile Tears.

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urbantrout July 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

That psycho mudshark bitch needs a Valium, or something.

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Wade Hampton July 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Beta as fuck bro.

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rubel July 9, 2015 at 4:04 pm

I get so sick of the bashing. Is it left or right. Black or white. Male or female. Japanese or Chinese. Seriously — people are different. That is what makes America the great melting pot.

Yes — women are more emotional than men in MANY cases.

Tears didn’t bring the flag down — it was the right thing to do, people realized it and so did our representatives. So did FITSNews.

Is FITSNews a crybaby? ;)

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swpbbls July 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

You have to properly phrase the question. ” ……. tittie baby?”

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rubel July 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

LOL – I’m trying not to go there

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Jackie Chiles July 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

The more I think about it, the more I’m wondering what’s going on with this fruit stand story.

Did the cops show up while he was buying fruit?
If so, how long was this guy buying fruit? It takes like 2 minutes at most.
If not, then did the fruit stand guy call the cops?
Did the fruit stand guy have a cell phone back in the 1980s?
How did the fruit stand guy know where they went?
Was this a local cop or a highway patrolman?

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Lone Ranger July 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm

It’s coming down—that horrible PC symbol that is so
loathsome and reminds you of corrupt Southern officials who nauseate daily

No…no…NOT that proud Stars-and-Bars flag—but the
conservative-stabbing hag—sick with terminal PC ambition…Nikki Haley !!!

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Squishy123 July 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

I’m just thrilled that starting tomorrow illegitimacy and illiteracy rates will drop in the black communities.

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Doobster July 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm

They just didn’t want it to go to a public vote on the ballot. It would never have been voted down. Once again politicians doing something they think the public wants.

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Accuracyplease July 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Not the republicans. They all got to look like the racist gas bags they are!

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Todd July 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm

This would definitely get Nikki out of a speeding ticket…Jenny Horne, not so much. You gotta be hot if you want to play the crying game.

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E Norma Scok July 9, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Looks like taylor with fake tears.

I’m betting that ain’t the first time fake tears were on those cheeks.

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