Fischer: Confederate Flag is a Democratic Issue

It’s always ridiculous when Republicans pretend that racism is only a Democratic thing because Lincoln was a Republican and the racists used to find a home in the Democratic party. Because on Planet Wingnuttia, all of history ended in 1964 and nothing has ever changed since then. That’s your cue, Bryan Fischer:

“This is not a Republican issue,” Fischer laughably asserted. “They didn’t invent the flag. They didn’t design the flag. They didn’t fly the flag. They didn’t march behind the flag. They didn’t got to war with this flag at the head of their troops. This is a Democratic issue. The Democrats are the ones responsible for the existence of the Confederate flag … This is a Democratic issue. This is a Democrat symbol. This was invented by Democrats. It was flown by Democrats.”

It should be left up to Democrats, Fischer continued, to decide what to do “with your Confederate flag … It’s your flag, it’s your issue. You need to decide what you want to do with it.”

The Democrats have already decided and they want it down, with the exception of a few unreconstructed Dixiecrats still hanging around. Virtually the only support for keeping it up these days comes from conservatives, not liberals. Twice as many Republicans have a positive view of the flag than Democrats, and less than half as many have a negative view of it. Sorry Bryan, this one is all yours now.

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  • John Pieret

    It’s your flag, it’s your issue. You need to decide what you want to do with it

    And how many Democrats have defended South Carolina’s flying the flag? Want to compare that to just the number of Republican presidential candidates who have?

  • Modusoperandi

    You Democrats only want to take it down to hide your shame in the Southern Culture us Republicans want to memorialize!

  • ArtK

    You know, I’ve been completely amazed at the ability of both parties to remain true to what they were 150 years ago. That kind of consistency is just stunning. [/sarcasm]

  • Steve Sirhan

    Let’s not be surprised if, as the likes of Fischer get yet more desperate, they even resort to the “white trash” defense to explain away Dylann Roof and certain types of attachment to the Confederate (battle) flag:

  • Alverant

    It’s the same kind of forgetful history that pretty much takes out all the wars and other atrocities committed when christians were in power. There’s this huge gap between the alleged resurrection of their savior figure and 1776.

  • theschwa

    Dem: “What was I thinking with this awful flag?” [throws in trash]

    GOP: “Hey! who threw out this perfectly good flag!??!” [hangs up flag]

  • Damion Reinhardt

    Cannot seem to get the “twice as many” link to work… :(

  • erichoug

    Gee, that makes it easy: it’s a Democratic issue, the Democratic party wants it down, the flag comes down. Simple.

  • busterggi

    Guns, bibles & the Confederate flag – the symbols of the core of today’s GOP.

  • fifthdentist

    “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” — Abraham Lincoln

    So that must by why Republicans give such ardent support labor unions and take workers’ side on every issue. That’s why you never see billionaires donating large sums of money to the Republican Party or its candidates because of the hatred the party has for the rich.

  • umlud
  • A Masked Avenger

    Side note: as “white trash” myself, I have to say that being called that isn’t what offends me. What offends me is that AFAICT, the term is racist against black people.

    The connotation of “white trash” is that white people are ordinarily NOT trash, and we’re defective examples. You don’t hear the phrase “black trash” because to a person who talks about “white trash,” the phrase “black trash” is redundant. In effect the epithet is saying that these defective white people are on the same level as black people–or perhaps one ring higher, above black people but below any other white people.

  • DonDueed

    Good point, Masked Avenger. That’s not a phrase I’ve used much, but I have used it and will try not to do so again.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    Aside from his monumental stupidity, Bryan Fisher seems kind of dumb. I suppose he thinks the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is also a product of the Democratic Party? Words, how the fuck do they work?