Skip to comments.Sen. Dodd Calls for the Removal of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina's Statehouse Grounds
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.
Not this crap again.
I love that a yankee democrat is telling South Carolinians what they need to do.
Hey DOPE(dodd) GO GET BENT!!!!!
Oh, not this again! Get a JOB, Senator!
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.
Dodd should go back to kissing the Sandanista's Rump in Nicaragua. He is a commie lover.
I predict that before his "prseidential run" is complete, he will claim to have a confederate flag on his pickup truck.
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.
Dodd is a fricking jackass.
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!"
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.
Mind yer own Rassa Frassin' bidness, ya pissant!
Go to South Carolina and remove it yourself Senator!
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....)
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.
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.