Once again the Democrat Party sends two of it’s candidates for President to the Southland and immediately they insult the people of the South.
I’m speaking of Joe Biden of Delaware and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. Both these US Senators were in my home state of South Carolina Monday (01-15-07) where both stated they would have voted to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds. It is as if BOTH those men suddenly spat in the faces of the people of South Carolina and, indeed, the entire South. (Just as a reminder: Both Deleware and Connecticut were slave states!)
As a Southerner, what I see is, once again, that infamous “Damn Yankee” has come into my home state and attempted to dictate how we live! If you really are intent on rousing the Scott-Irish anger of the Southern People that is exactly the thing you want to do!
John McCain, a so-called Republican, did it in 2000, and you see what happened to him then… and is about to happen again. The people of the South, including Republicans, (Some would say: most especially the Southern Republicans, or “Dixicans”) will not support John McCain for President… ever!
Look, I have stood in that beautiful old building shot full of holes by Sherman’s artillery. I have SEEN the Yankee cannonballs protruding from the walls and ceiling of that venerable old building. If there was a state house in all of Dixie that SHOULD have the CBF flying from a mast high above it’s dome, it is the South Carolina State House!
The State Legislature agreed to remove it, much to the consternation of the people of South Carolina. (Had they allowed the South Carolinians to vote on it that flag would still be flying from the Capitol dome!) They placed the flag on a Confederate Memorial statue, on the State House grounds, where it flies every day… and where it will remain! Period!
The boycott against South Carolina has actually helped the state’s tourism business. Tourism dollars have, in fact, increased since the NAACP’s boycott was instituted.
Sherman’s troops burned that beautiful city to the ground and looted every home they could force their way into. And you thought we had forgotten??? Hell, no! We have not forgotten, nor will we, ever.
Sherman then marched his troops north, to my home city, and burned the Court House and hanged my ancestor in the street! You think I’m going to forget that? If you do, dear heart, you have another “think” coming!
Now, the Democrat Party sends two more Northeasterners down to South Carolina to tell them how to run their affairs! DOES NO ONE REMEMBER: THIS IS THE CAUSE OF THE WAR THE SOUTH FOUGHT FOR FOUR BLOODY YEARS WITH THE NORTHERN STATES???
If you think the wounds have healed in the South, you are sorely mistaken! They still are open... and they still smart, and rubbing salt into them as Biden and Dodd just did sure as hell does not help!
Why do you think the Democrat Party is careful to have either their Presidential candidate, or their Vice-Presidential candidate, from the South? Because it is the ONLY way they can get enough votes from the South to matter.
Yes, I AM angry! This is “MY SOUTH” those two idiots insulted! It is times like these I fervently wish South Carolina had not made dueling against the law in the 1960’s. For surely, neither of those two men would have left Columbia, South Carolina, without multiple challenges to satisfy the honor of multiple South Carolinians!
I’m not just angry, I am furious! This is the lowest from of insult to a Southerner! To all you politicians, Democrats and Republicans, from the Northern States (and especially the Northeastern States), if you cannot visit Dixie, and mind your manners, then we’d just as soon you stayed the hell at home!