The Republican presidential debate is scheduled to take place tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern and there’s already a civil war taking place out in front of the venue and overhead as well.
And what a better place for a civil war to take place than North Charleston, South Carolina, after all, it’s only 15 minutes away to Fort Sumter.
Flying overhead right now is a Confederate flag along with a message, “NO VOTES FOR TURNCOATS” written in Republican caps.
What an area to choose to fly the hate-flag, right over the city where Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, murdered nine African Americans in a historic church in order to start a race war. Roof was seen in widely circulated photographs embracing the Confederate flag, the same symbol which was adopted by the KKK and other hate groups.
Gov. Nikki Haley, a republican, called for the flag to be taken off the capitol grounds in the wake of the Charleston church shooting.
And there it is, flying over Charleston, a stark reminder that America is not in a ‘post-racial’ state.
The debate will air on the Fox Business Network and we think that’s an appropriate network for this war.
Only 7 of the remaining 12 met the network’s more polling qualifications for the debate. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich will be the featured speakers.
Outside the venue there are supporters for Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, the latter of which along with Carly Fiorina received a demotion to the kiddie table due to poor polling numbers.
Grab some popcorn. The debate hasn’t even started and it’s imploding.
Even though displaying the Confederate flag over Charleston is a disgusting move by Southerners living in times gone by while clinging to their guns and Bible, it somehow seems appropriate that it’s flying over the GOP debate.