What was she doing the other 4 years of her tenure?
Let me guess....shes going to run for POTUS too? All aboard the PC bull**** train.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
In all fairness, the issue was not on ANYONE's mental radar until a few days after the Charleston shootings, when a few activists and the media decided to turn the issue into a circus and act like it was some kind of immediate-action-crisis.
Back in 2000, after years of protests and boycotts, the SC State Legislature decided to move the flag from the Statehouse dome to the Confederate War Memorial nearby. This was considered a reasonable compromise by most SC'linians... it moved the flag to a place of historical relevance and quieted the raging controversy to a large degree.
Up until the media-manufactured furor post-Charleston, if you'd polled the SC citizenry about the flag half of them would have forgotten entirely and 40-70% of the rest would have said "It's good where it is."
So there it was. Most SC'ians were ok with it. The flag wasn't killing anybody or oppressing anyone. Nobody was talking about it. The flag wasn't interfering with budget issues or keeping the roads from being repaired (a HUGE issue in SC recently).
It just wasn't a ****ing issue, ok?
Most SC'ians could have given a rat's ass at the time about the flag. We're more concerned about jobs, the dayum fracked-up roads, and local politics.
Why touch a previously-controversial issue that was slumbering peaceably and on NOBODY's mind or lips? What politician with a lick of sense is going to do that UNLESS he or she sees a way to make political hay out of it?
It's no wonder she left it alone up to this point.
I'm disappointed that she's let pressure from outside the state push her into her premature declaration about the flag, and yeah makes me wonder if she's positioning for a run at POTUS, but as politicians go her behavior isn't atrocious, merely predictably coming down firmly on the side of self-interest.
She can't run for Gov again so I guess she wants to go national...
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Allot longer than the Confederate battle flag.
Seems like the North only seemed to have an issue with Slavery right when the South wanted to secede.
Hmmmm..what a coincidence.
The Flag of Britain flew on the slave ships that brought slaves over.
Should those flags be retired too ?