Take for instance the republicans in Washington. On a day when lawmakers in South Carolina decided that it was time for that symbol of racism to come off of their state grounds, the clowns in Washington are actually debating whether it is appropriate to remove that very same flag from National Park Service run cemeteries and federal lands.
“We all witnessed the people of Charleston and the people of South Carolina come together in a respectful way to deal with, frankly, what was a very horrific crime and a difficult issue about the Confederate flag,” Boehner told reporters Thursday morning. “I actually think it’s time for some adults here in the Congress to actually sit down and have a conversation about how to address this issue.”
The Ohio Republican confirmed the cancelation of a planned vote that would’ve reversed amendments successfully added by House Democrats this week that would ban the use of federal funds for displaying the Confederate flag on federal land.
“That bill is going to sit in abeyance until we come to some resolution,” Boehner said."
"Difficult issue"? Just WTF is so difficult about it? If congressional republicans really want to act like "adults" they will stop playing political games to appease that part of their base that is stuck in the fifties and refuse to join the rest of us in the 21st Century.
“What exactly is the tradition of the Confederate battle flag that we’re supporting?” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York, asked shortly before Boehner’s announcement. “Is it slavery, rape, kidnap, treason, genocide, or all of the above?”
That would be all of the above.