Bill Clinton’s mentor from Arkansas, J. William Fulbright, was a proud segregationist! And Bill Clinton signed a proclamation authorizing the Confederate flag to fly over the statehouse in Arkansas. I’ve got the proclamation right there in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers.
Where’d the Republicans get involved in this? But there they are, in full blame! ~ Rush
Rush Limbaugh gave listeners a history lesson on the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in South Carolina. Limbaugh noted that the flag is an issue because of Democrats, not Republicans.
Folks, do you realize the Confederate flag flies because of the Democrat Party? Do people even care anymore about truth, objective truth, ontological certitude? – Rush Limbaugh
“There’s a reason why that Confederate flag flies over the Statehouse in South Carolina,” he added. And that reason, he said, is one man — a well-known Democrat named Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, a former U.S. Senator who once complained that there’s “too much consuming going on out there.”
In an article at the Boston Herald, Howie Carr also noted that it was Hollings who first put the flag on the Statehouse in 1962. Moreover, Limbaugh said, it was a conservative Republican governor who first tried to get the flag removed from that building.
According to The Examiner:
Newsbusters noted that aside from Fox News, most of the broadcast media never mentioned the entire history of the South Carolina flag. Two networks mentioned the flag, but never said it was a Democrat who put it there