Thursday, August 08, 2013

"Daily Beast" article: A Democrat discovers those who support the Confederacy are hostile to Obama.

There is this article in the Daily Beast today:

One of the comments in the article is:
In a region where some whites continue to celebrate the Confederacy, it’s reasonable to link high opposition to the black president and racial prejudice.
The article's author Jamelle Bouie doesn't mention the fact that Obama has sent a wreath to the Arlington Confederate Monument in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 despite annual letters sent to him asking him not to. Additionally, federal government practices of supporting neo-Confederacy under the Obama administration have continued despite letters asking him not to.

Jamelle Bouie is with American Prospect, a magazine of the Democratic Party establishment, and a fellow at Nation magazine. This article wouldn't be written unless the Democratic Party has come to some conclusion about those sympathetic to the Confederacy. Short of having Obama fly a Confederate battle flag over the White House pandering to those sympathetic to the Confederacy isn't going to get Obama support in the South. I think even flying the Confederate battle flag over the White House wouldn't help Obama in the South.

So there is a lot of national antipathy to the Confederacy and the Democrats are probably going to utilize that.

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