Nikki Haley: Confederate flag meant 'service, sacrifice, heritage' until Dylann Roof 'hijacked' it

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/12/06/nikki-haley-confederate-flag.html

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Hey Nikki…

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True colors Nikki? Because we see yours now clearly.

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Ummm, no. Fuck no. Hell no. nonononononono.
Oh, and fuck off, Nikki.

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As with a lot of conservative politicians, Haley would really benefit from re-taking an 8th grade American history and civics class.

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This is Haley trying on the role of cynical plantation owner, attempting to wield poor, low-information white men like a hammer to increase and enhance her power and wealth. They have as much to gain from supporting her as they did supporting plantation owners during the Civil War, which is fuck all. How surprising that she makes no effort at all to persuade persons of color that the Republican party has something to offer them. And feels comfortable alienating them with rhetoric like this. It’s almost as if she knows their votes (or attempts to vote) won’t matter.

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Maybe we should try a different tactic to educate Trumpists on the true meaning of that flag by explaining that the people who marched under it were conducting a campaign of “Presidential harassment” against the Republican in the White House.

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What Nikki meant to say was “we were all comfortable pretending the rebel flag wasn’t racist until recent tragedies forced our hand to admit that was utter BS.”

Shorthand “I’m sorry if you were offended by our racism, as your offense was not intended.”

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Why is everybody so upset about this? She’s not wrong, it did, in fact symbolize (forced, inescapable) service, (forced, inevitable) sacrifice, and heritage (of owning other humans who were forced to serve and sacrifice).

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This remembers me those morons from Americana and Santa Barbara do Oeste, two cities in Brazil founded by Confederated AWOLs. Those people love the Confederate flag as fuck.

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I’d like to think that she was just that naive before, but it’s hard to give any Trump appointee the benefit of the doubt after so many of them have turned out to be obvious assholes.

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Nikki Haley please go back to the plantation from whence you were procreated.

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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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Those Innocent Puppy Dog eyes of hers go a long way too, don’t they?

She’s really swallowed the whole bottle of patrician Southern antebellum nostalgia pills. Maybe along with a fair number of mint juleps.

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Your GOP presidential candidate for 2024, ladies and gentlemen.

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Presuming we have an election that year…

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Hard to imagine GOP primary voters going for the Indian Woman.

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This is the thing about her that baffles me. Does she really think that she will be excepted from the purge as the party gets whiter and more xenophobic? Even if she sees herself as “one of the good ones,” her complexion and background (let alone gender) will always make her suspicious to the base.

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