First SC NAACP President Lonnie Randolph accuses Rudy Giuliani of being too cozy with the South’s most famous symbol (an accusation absurd enough to make your head spin) and now this. Like the Republican Party and abortion or the Southern Poverty Law Center and the virtually non-existent Ku Klux Klan – the NAACP secretly never really wants the Confederate flag to go away, as it gives them both a reason to exist and to rile up the rank-and-file. From the Charlotte Observer:
COLUMBIA –Leaders of the South Carolina NAACP will re-ignite their effort to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds this month.
They hope the presence of two Democratic presidential front-runners adds weight to the annual rally.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are scheduled to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday march and rally Jan. 21, just days before Democrats in this early primary state go to the polls.
The NAACP hopes the candidates and the national attention they’ll bring will spotlight the divisive flag that flutters alongside one of the city’s busiest streets.
“America is a mean country and South Carolina is a meaner state,” said Lonnie Randolph, president of the state chapter of the NAACP. “For the government of this state to continue to endorse bigotry, racism and white supremacy, we are going to continue to raise our voice and speak out against it.”