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Rick Perry’s Confederate flag ‘flip-flop’: Bad move?
The Texas governor, once a defender of symbols of the Old South, says his state shouldn’t approve special license plates bearing the controversial flag Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not want the Lone Star State to offer a special Confederate flag license plate, which might cost him votes in the critical South Carolina primary.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not want the Lone Star State to offer a special Confederate flag license plate, which might cost him votes in the critical South Carolina primary. Best Opinion: TPM, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle
Some Southerners believe the Confederate flag represents their proud heritage, while others insist that the flag glorifies slavery and racism. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a history of siding with the former group and opposing the removal of Confederate symbols. But now the aspiring GOP presidential candidate is changing his tune. Perry told a Florida radio station this week that he’s against a proposal to offer license plates emblazoned with the Confederate flag in his state. "We don’t need to be scraping old wounds," he said. Will this help Perry
appeal to mainstream voters, or cost him votes in the South?
This reversal could hurt Perry’s chances: Perry may have "just dug himself a hole," says Evan McMorris-Santoro at Talking Points Memo. Many Republicans in South Carolina — a critical early primary state that Perry needs to win — will see his Confederate flag "flip-flop" as "pandering." Remember, the Confederate battle flag still flies at the South Carolina state House, and many voters there bristle when people suggest that it evokes racism. "Rick Perry’s Confederate symbol flip-flop is gonna be a problem in South Carolina"
But Perry had no choice: The Texan is struggling to save his candidacy after a string of "missteps and awful debate performances," says Tod Robberson in The Dallas Morning News. And, remember, one factor that contributed to his decline was a Washington Post report that his hunting camp once "carried the name ‘Niggerhead.’" Perry clearly decided he had to distance himself from the Confederate flag "to remain a viable candidate." "Rick Perry makes a tough choice: No stars ‘n’ bars license plates"
The approval/disapproval of the Texas Confederate Car Tag, is to be determined later this month by a committee of 9, of which Governor Rick Perry appointed all 9 members, and was last reported to be deadlocked by a 4 to 4 vote. A pending issue is the speciality car tag with our flag and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Will the committee dominated by Rick Perry appointments allow the Confederate SCV car tag in Texas? It appears that our Confederate voice will not be heard in the halls of the politically correct in Texas. Read about all the candidates, like Herman Cain, Ron Paul and Donald Trump
Ron Paul has previously been endorsed by Dixie Daily News. Ron Paul is not ashamed to be associated with our flag. has some shared some interesting thoughts on history of the War Between the States, and his comments are viewed as pro southern, as well as in support of States Rights. Ron Paul has spoken at events of the Sons of ConfederateVeterans.
Ron Paul told news reporter Tim Russert that he believes that the Civil War was unnecessary and that the north should have bought the slaves back from the south to end slavery. Read more about Ron Paul at:
Mitt Romney – anti Confederate
Mitt Romney says: "That flag frankly, is divisive and shouldn’t be shown. Right now with the kinds of issues we’ve got in this country, I’m not going to get involved with a flag like that."
Mississippi and Kentucky both elect a Governor and other state wide offices. Did you know that, Lt. Governor Phil Bryant is a member of the SCV, and the leading candidate for Governor of Mississippi
Pro Southern candidates Mark DuVall State House District 19 and Sluggo Davis DeSoto County Chancery Clerk, have both endorsed restoring Colonel Reb at Ole Miss.
For a list of local and state wide pro Southern candidates for the Mississippi and Kentucky elections on Tuesday November 8, 2011 see