The Confederate flag means different things to different people, but over all, it is a symbol embraced by many White Power groups and organizations.
With the rise of old southern racism along with threats of old Ku Klux Klan style violence at the town hall health care debates, images of the “Stars and Bars” used in present day election campaigns can prove most concerning.
Bob McDonnell is a Christian Conservative candidate running for Governor in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Despite his claims of being a mainstream moderate candidate, both his record and the recent actions of his campaign are proving otherwise.
The latest of Bob McDonnell’s campaign highjinx was the displaying of a Confederate flag at an weapons and gun show in Richmond Virginia.
McDonnell is not the only Virginia Republican candidate to show an affection to this symbol of hate. Bill Bolling, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor also proudly shows his affiliation with a flag and culture based in racism and terror.
This shameless pandering to a negligible, racist and violent voting bloc mirrors the current pathetic republican strategies to gain support for their agendas.
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