The Left Plays the Race Card But Loses the Hand
Today was the big day in the Virginia Senate race. The race card was played as Raising Kaine and Not Larry Sabato reported stories about Sen Allen. The old news that Sen Allen has a Confederate flag, was a rebel in school, and cries of racism. They say Sen Allen had red Mustang with a Confederate flag in high school. High school? Allen has faced this before and the popular vote saw through the accusations. The Webb supporters should be cautious with their racial attacks. I remember a while back some whining about the same racial attacks on Webb from the Miller camp. Owning a flag does not mean your a racist any more than playing for the Ervinton Rebels does. Confederate flags are popular throughout the north and south. If owning this flag means your a racist, then what does this statement honoring Confederate troops who fought and died under the flag mean?
"And so I am here, with you today, to remember. And to honor an army that rose like a sudden wind out of the little towns and scattered farms of a yet unconquered wilderness. That drew 750,000 soldiers from a population base of only five million-less than the current population of Virginia alone. That fought with squirrel rifles and cold steel against a much larger and more modern force. That saw 60 percent of its soldiers become casualties, some 256,000 of them dead. That gave every ounce of courage and loyalty to a leadership it trusted and respected, and then laid down its arms in an instant when that leadership decided that enough was enough. That returned to a devastated land and a military occupation. That endured the bitter humiliation of Reconstruction and an economic alienation from the rest of this nation which continued for fully a century, affecting white and black alike" From a speech at the Confederate Memorial by Jim Webb, grandson of Robert E Lee Webb.
Jim Webb honors the Confederate soldiers and what they did. He has visited the memorial often. Is any man a racist who admires the Confederacy? Who owns a flag? Another good question is how many black Americans visit the Confederate Memorial to hear speeches given honoring the troops? To hear Jim Webb say he is not here to apologize for their actions but to honor them. Sen Allen is no more of a racist than Jim Webb. I would question the ones who bring this issue up all the time. Set on dividing people because of past actions as silly as owning a flag or giving a off color speech. They are the ones who need to be condemned. We should tell them so. I think I just did. The bottom line is both sides could turn this very ugly. What is called breaking news about Sen Allen is the same old junk as before. But what could come out about Jim Webb will be breaking news indeed. Stay tuned because this will get very ugly before it ends.