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Sen. Dodd Calls for the Removal of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina's Statehouse Grounds
WISTV.COM (Columbia, SC) ^ | 01/14/06 | ConservativeInferno

Posted on 01/14/2007 5:48:30 PM PST by conservativeinferno

(Greenville-AP) January 14, 2007 - US Senator Christopher Dodd calls Sunday for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Statehouse. The Connecticut Democrat was attending a Martin Luther King Junior memorial event at a Greenville church Sunday night.

He says black and white young people from South Carolina are fighting under one flag in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dodd says the Confederate flag belongs in a museum.

Dodd will be at the King Day at the Dome rally at the Statehouse Monday. The event was started six years ago as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People launched economic sanctions against South Carolina to force the flag from the Capitol dome.

It was moved from there and put out front at the Confederate Soldier Monument on Statehouse grounds.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: confederate; crossofsaintandrew; damnyankee; dixie; dodd; hypocrite; idiot; legendinhisownmind; nothingtodo; saintandrewscross; sandwich
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We made a compromise in 2000 that removed the Confederate flag from the top of the statehouse to the front of the statehouse. In consideration of that change, an African-American monument was constructed near the statehouse. Dodd needs to stop beating a dead horse b/c the flag will never be removed from statehouse grounds.
1 posted on 01/14/2007 5:48:34 PM PST by conservativeinferno
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To: conservativeinferno

Not this crap again.


2 posted on 01/14/2007 5:53:06 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: conservativeinferno

I love that a yankee democrat is telling South Carolinians what they need to do.


3 posted on 01/14/2007 5:53:14 PM PST by Celebratelife008
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To: conservativeinferno

Hey DOPE(dodd) GO GET BENT!!!!!


4 posted on 01/14/2007 5:53:46 PM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: conservativeinferno

Oh, not this again! Get a JOB, Senator!


5 posted on 01/14/2007 5:54:04 PM PST by Tax-chick ("I don't know you, but I love who you seem to be.")
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To: conservativeinferno
Does Chris Dodd refer to NAACP members as colored people or African Americans or Negroes?
6 posted on 01/14/2007 5:54:20 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: conservativeinferno

Trying to fire-up the downhome dependable dem base. Shows a real touch of class and ingenuity. Worthy topic that should overshadow trivialities like war and the dogs of war around the globe. Perilous times call for a long-range strategic thinker like this Teddy drinking buddy to lead us.


7 posted on 01/14/2007 5:54:48 PM PST by petertare (!)
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd should go back to kissing the Sandanista's Rump in Nicaragua. He is a commie lover.


8 posted on 01/14/2007 5:56:53 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: conservativeinferno

I predict that before his "prseidential run" is complete, he will claim to have a confederate flag on his pickup truck.


9 posted on 01/14/2007 5:58:04 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: conservativeinferno

Last I checked, Senator Dodd had no authority over decisions made in the state of South Carolina, pertaining to matters of state government. Sounds like he's just trying to make a "splash" among certain, key Democrat voting blocs, by bloviating his way into matters that do not concern him.


10 posted on 01/14/2007 5:58:48 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd is a fricking jackass.


11 posted on 01/14/2007 5:59:29 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.")
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To: conservativeinferno

I can't believe he is dragging out this old garbage again!

Last time they got blacks to boycott the state. I would think they would eventually get tired of saying "how high?" every time the dems yell "JUMP!"


12 posted on 01/14/2007 6:00:29 PM PST by passionfruit
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To: conservativeinferno
"Dodd needs to stop beating a dead horse b/c the flag will never be removed from statehouse grounds."

Thank you, my blood pressure will be returning to normal any minute now. I can't stand the sight of Dodd -- much less listen to his rhetoric.

13 posted on 01/14/2007 6:01:06 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: conservativeinferno

Mind yer own Rassa Frassin' bidness, ya pissant!


14 posted on 01/14/2007 6:01:14 PM PST by Edgar3 (DU are the first 2 letters of DUH)
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To: conservativeinferno

Go to South Carolina and remove it yourself Senator!


15 posted on 01/14/2007 6:07:37 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: conservativeinferno

Sorry, on this issue I agree with him. What possible purpose does a Confederate flag serve? Remove the racial issue from it, and it still represents NOT being part of the United States. As long as you ARE part of the United States, that flag has no place flying over a government building of any kind. Yes, a museum is the only appropriate place for it. (Unless you choose to secede from the union again, and that's an entirely different matter....)


16 posted on 01/14/2007 6:10:06 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Celebratelife008
I love that a yankee democrat is telling South Carolinians what they need to do.

Hey, be careful what you say about the socialist, commie loving Senator from my state who will be spending more time out of Connecticut to run for President than representing his own constituents!
17 posted on 01/14/2007 6:11:29 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: stainlessbanner


18 posted on 01/14/2007 6:13:07 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: conservativeinferno

Nope. Can't do that to the South. It'd be like taking the "Don't tread on me" flag from the US revolution and it would be unConstitutional besides. PC be dammed.


19 posted on 01/14/2007 6:13:43 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Man50D
What a grand standing POS! You know, I can stomach the liberal dems in their little self serving feel good projects. I hope they make a difference to kids who are genuinely in need, but most of those kids are not, I suspect. They are just the kids of dem party hacks.

What I cannot stomach is revisionist history, the attempt to redefine it. I respect the confederate flag because it also represents patriotic men who later pledged their loyalty to the United States. Their descendants now serve by the millions in our armed forces. This POS senator should go down to NC and try and remove the flag himself. I would then stand by and take pictures.................. until he laid his hands on the halyard. And I am a Northern Yankee.Just think what them good old boys feel like?

Standby with the tar and feathers.

20 posted on 01/14/2007 6:15:16 PM PST by Candor7 (The hope of the West disappears into liberal flatulance, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: conservativeinferno

This infuriates me!! Chris Dodd can forget about running for President. He needs to go back to Connecticut and deal with their problems rather than trying to dredge up trouble in SC. This act of stupidity speaks for itself..he is not even fit to be in the Senate. Anyone who tries to stir up racial strife should be exposed for the idiots they are. The man has no credibility and is completely lacking in integrity. Perhaps he and Ted Kennedy are more in their element when they are drunk and sexually harassing waitresses. Just another example of Democrats never accepting the responsibility for their actions nor paying the consequences they demand of others. Not all, but most of the leadership in the Dem. Party are hypocrites of monumental proportions.


21 posted on 01/14/2007 6:18:48 PM PST by PeskyOne
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To: conservativeinferno
US Senator Christopher Dodd calls Sunday for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Statehouse. The Connecticut Democrat was attending a Martin Luther King Junior memorial event at a Greenville church Sunday night.

It's amazing how Presidential hopefuls shoot themselves in the foot. In Dodd's effort to kiss up to the black vote, he just lost the white southern vote. Southern folk don't appreciate Yanks interferring in their business. Not that Dodd had a chance, but nonetheless, it makes you wonder what in the world he was thinking.

22 posted on 01/14/2007 6:18:58 PM PST by NRA2BFree (May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends that care.)
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd neeeds to go back to Conn. and mind his own Friggin business.

Just making a grandstand play for the black vote.


23 posted on 01/14/2007 6:19:35 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (Peace through strength.)
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To: conservativeinferno
Breaking:
Sen. Dodd Calls for the Removal of Grits from Southern Breakfast Menus
24 posted on 01/14/2007 6:21:18 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Man50D

Looks to me like a win for all around. Folks in Connecticut get the benefit of having the piece of trash laying around in someone else's back yard. The nation benefits by having him busy with his "presidential campaign". The folks in South Carolina get the fun of running a snipe hunt for the yankee with no brains. The confederate flag will secure it's place in South Carolina forever, rather than have some pompous yankee be the cause of it's removal.

Far as I can tell, the only losers are the idiots who contribute money to this scam of a campaign, which everybody, including the candidate and staff who are lining their pockets with contributions, knows is a non-starter.

Of course, anyone stupid enough to give money to this guy would have lost it in some other way, most likely the "friend from nigeria" type scam.

Fun all around.


25 posted on 01/14/2007 6:22:09 PM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: smalltownslick
You just don't understand. I live on a battleground. The last Mississippi Confederate widow lived three miles from here. Several of my client's fathers served in the Confederate Army. The Northern Army took anything that wasn't nailed down here (Grant's wife took 20 wagon loads of furniture from this town alone) and burned the rest. The people from my county voted against secession and were not slavers but when the Yankees invaded did what they felt correct. Ironic, but the folks from the 1860's were better in touch with what was going on in government than many living today in the US.
26 posted on 01/14/2007 6:26:50 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: smalltownslick

"What possible purpose does a Confederate flag serve?"

That decision is rightly up to the states to decide themselves. Are you proposing otherwise? If so, you're not sounding too terribly conservative.


27 posted on 01/14/2007 6:28:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: smalltownslick

Whether you agree with it or not, it's part of the state's history.

You agree with the NCAA on banning Native American mascots too?


28 posted on 01/14/2007 6:28:40 PM PST by BW2221
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To: conservativeinferno; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Absolutely not!!

South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. / Remove me from the list.

29 posted on 01/14/2007 6:31:07 PM PST by upchuck (The American coup de grāce is well on its way. Thus far, the Donks haven't had to fire a shot.)
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To: BW2221

Dodd needs to call Nifong to get some pointers on how to really get the black vote.


30 posted on 01/14/2007 6:33:04 PM PST by umgud (The profound is only so to those that it is.)
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd is a perfect example of why so many Southerners consider "damnyankee" to be one word.


31 posted on 01/14/2007 6:35:36 PM PST by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: Celebratelife008
Dodd is a tool.

South Carolina will never, ever vote for him and he surely knows this. His comments are made to win the favor of more of his New England leftist ilk who truly hate the Red States.

SEN. Dodd needs to go for a ride with Teddy Kennedy.

32 posted on 01/14/2007 6:36:02 PM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd should stick to what he does best--waitress sandwiches...


33 posted on 01/14/2007 6:36:33 PM PST by rottndog (While reading this tag, remember Tens of Thousands of Americans are risking their lives for you.)
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd is an ass.


34 posted on 01/14/2007 6:37:23 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: conservativeinferno

I thought Dodd was from CT. What right does he have in SC?


35 posted on 01/14/2007 6:37:26 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Does Chris Dodd refer to NAACP members as colored people or African Americans or Negroes?

I've been confused on that matter for years. Maybe Jesse or Al can straighten this out.

36 posted on 01/14/2007 6:39:28 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: conservativeinferno
The confederate flag represents more than just slavery.
37 posted on 01/14/2007 6:40:59 PM PST by Nephi (Open borders is the other side of the globalist free trade coin. George W. Nixon is a globalist.)
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To: conservativeinferno
Here's a pic of the flag in question:
That pic was taken during an anti-war counter rally, Aug, 2006.

More pix here.

Counter rally AAR thread here.

38 posted on 01/14/2007 6:45:57 PM PST by upchuck (The American coup de grāce is well on its way. Thus far, the Donks haven't had to fire a shot.)
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To: conservativeinferno
Dodd is just another fart bubble in the bubble bath we know as the democratic party. Expect more outrageous things to appear as the dems cover their tracks with stupid statements to grab headlines (with the help of the MSM) to hide the remaining 99 1/2 hours of Bela's agenda.
39 posted on 01/14/2007 6:47:03 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: conservativeinferno
Chrissy Dodo, is the perfect example of a "damn yankee". Visits the south and sh*ts on the carpet of the host.

If he has a problem with that flag, he can get his liberal @$$ back to his blue nose state and stay there.
40 posted on 01/14/2007 6:50:57 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Only cannibalistic Muslims eat pork.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

"That decision is rightly up to the states to decide themselves."

Sorry, I'm still not getting this. You're either a part of the United States or you're not. You can't have it both ways. Why would you want to fly a flag indicating you're not? By your logic, if a state wanted to fly a Muslim flag or a Mexican flag, it would be Ok, because it's "up to the states to decide."


41 posted on 01/14/2007 6:50:59 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

Hey slick. Where do you live?


42 posted on 01/14/2007 6:53:27 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: conservativeinferno

Pleasssssssssse the same old CRAP from a OLD DEMOCRAT. I WISH THEY WOULD JUST LET IT GO> Damn Yankees.


43 posted on 01/14/2007 6:56:32 PM PST by therut
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To: smalltownslick

The Hawaiian flag must cause no end of consternation to you. There's this little thing called history, you see.


44 posted on 01/14/2007 6:56:54 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: conservativeinferno

Here we go....he's running for President and it's the same old same old lecture from this dem hack.


45 posted on 01/14/2007 6:57:10 PM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: conservativeinferno

Oh I forget Biden said CT dd have slaves. So did alot of the North.


46 posted on 01/14/2007 6:57:11 PM PST by therut
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To: conservativeinferno

Dodd needs to shut his mouth and go back to Connecticut.


47 posted on 01/14/2007 7:00:08 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: conservativeinferno
In consideration of that change

The same day the SC House voted to take the flag off the dome is the very day they broke ground on that monument. Mere coincidence?

48 posted on 01/14/2007 7:01:57 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: conservativeinferno
The Donks put it up, The Donks want it taken down. Make up your mind already. Donks must be ashamed of the KKK past. Was that you Sen Byrd?
49 posted on 01/14/2007 7:03:38 PM PST by Tarpon
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To: smalltownslick

Your town isn't the only thing small about you, slick. Such pettiness is putrid and childish.


50 posted on 01/14/2007 7:04:03 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Only cannibalistic Muslims eat pork.)
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