Ever since the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last week, liberals have been on the war path against the Confederate flag, shaming anyone who would display or fly this symbol of “racism.”
Many large retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay, and others decided to stop selling merchandise featuring the flag in order to appease the PC crowd and appear as if they’re on the cutting edge of social issues.
Well, it turns out Democrats running for office have often used the Confederate flag as part of their political campaigns, including President Obama.
No, seriously. Check it out.
From The Gateway Pundit:
But Democrats have been using Confederate flags in their campaigns for decades.
And Barack Obama had his own Confederate flag campaign pin… in 2012!
The pin says:
“Where the confederate flag still flies, we have built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans”
This line came from Barack Obama’s race speech defending crazy Reverend Wright at the Constitution Center in 2008.
Seems a bit hypocritical to slam the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and demand it be taken down from government buildings or property, all the while having co-opted the flag as part of a campaign, doesn’t it?
Shouldn’t Obama, for the sake of principle, make an apology for using this “highly offensive” symbol and hurting the delicate feelings of American citizens?
What makes this whole thing even more ironic is the fact that it was Democrats who supported slavery and actually fought in the Civil War to keep the institution alive and well, and they are doing the same thing today, just with the welfare state instead of the plantation.
The left has never been about equality, liberty, or freedom, and this campaign button is just one more piece of evidence to demonstrate the inconsistency in their worldview.
It’s time for the American people to stop buying the lie that liberals are all about fairness and equality, when in reality, they want to keep people enslaved to the government and to the Democratic Party in order to stay in power.