Meet the new reactionary. Same as the old racist reactionary.

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    The idea that it is all the media's fault that the Confederate Battle flag is misunderstood and associated with racism is an enormous crock of chit.

    While the flag does represent other things to other people (southern pride, independence, rebellion, etc), the association of the Confederate Battle flag to racism was brought on primarily by southern racists who used the flag intentionally (among many other things) to intimidate black people, as well as in nationally viewed protests fighting against integration.
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    Yeah and if a nation flew its flag to intimidate a whole group of people, nobody would care.

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    If you are arguing that the U.S. flag is viewed as a symbol of racism by some/many Native Americans, I suspect you are correct.

    But I certainly wouldn't blame the media for that. We earned that perception. Over and over again.

    As was the case with Confederate Battle flag.
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    My mention of the media is more about people getting their views strictly from the media rather than the history books. I realize a lot of people use the flag for racist purposes but a good majority of them fly it for other reasons.

    My only point is that people want to be all hypocritical about the confederate flag when the very flag they look at and pledge allegiance to is just as tainted in similar ways to different people.
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    Points taken.

    And my point being there is blood and racism on both flags... well earned whether media promoted it or not. We don't need to blame anyone else for the negative perceptions created by people waving these flags.

    Hopefully we've done enough positive as a country to overcome much of the negative you could associate with the Stars and Stripes. I really don't know how most Native Americans feel about it, but I wouldn't hold it against them if they still harbor very bad feelings about it.

    For better or worse, the Confederate Battle flag represented a short lived confederacy, then later and much more recently was best known for how racists used it while fighting integration.

    That's a tough hill to climb in terms of changing perceptions, especially when there is no current "nation" for that flag to represent.
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    The dude sounds like a whack a doodle. Maybe he was trying to drive up ratings for his show, but either way he won't help Rand. You tend to be who you associate with.
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    But, enough about the Democrats...
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    Rand hired him twice. That is different than a follower.
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    As if he didn't also celebrate Lincoln's assassination, and then also get two jobs with a Republican senator, you know, like Lincoln used to be.
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    According to the leftist on this thread Rand Paul should not have anything to do with this guy but rather hang with da Reverend Wright, Bernadette Dorn and Bill Ayers. Didn't you same people defend Barry for his associations with those pieces of garbage. You Reek of hypocrisy.
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    Didn't Jack Hunter attend Rev. Wright's church.....Oh wait, wrong person.
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    I played golf with a black guy that wore a cap with the confederate flag. I asked him about it. He was from Ole Miss. He was proud of being from Mississippi and proud of being a southerner. He didn't view the Confederate flag as a racist symbol. So much for that.

    Not a bad golfer either.
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    Come on man, blacks can't golf.
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    Blame America First!

    The Obama apology tour was a clear example of that.
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    race card 101-anyone who makes them feel threatened in the pub party will be called a racist
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    The democrats aren't hypocritical but merely situational evolutionist.
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    Out of curiosity, how about the folks who criticized Obama for his connection with Wright but defend Paul's connection to Hunter ... also hypocrites?
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    I repeat: Paul hired this guy TWICE. That isn't guilt by association but by choice.
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    no different than those of you who defends prezBO's association with Wright and all the other socialist in his life
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    I don't see anything wrong with Hunter. He sees the sewage pit that is being caused by Northeast liberals (and California) and sees more and better values in the southern heritage. Nothing about racism.

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