At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.
So Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz lead the KKK carrying the Confederate flag on the WH and I’m supposed to “respect” these NAZI SEDITIONISTS? Haha
— Jane Barton (@bollbar) October 14, 2013
Major rebranding 4 conservatives. Confederate flag at white house, Ted Cruz attacks birth control pill. What plans for next week? — Paul Bland (@PblandBland) October 14, 2013
Confederate flag at GOP protest underscores bigotry & idiocy of right-wing. The South / white supremacy lost that war almost 150 yrs ago. — Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) October 14, 2013
Conservative writers fired back on Twitter, both condemning the Confederate flag waving fool and lambasting what they said was the media’s double standard for obsessing over it.
Fact: there was one confederate flag. Fact: the media highlights it like everyone had one. — Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 13, 2013
Good for the media. They’ve finally found the grand mastermind of all conservative politics: some random jackass with a Confederate flag. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 13, 2013
Give liberals this: They figured out that the one clown with a Confederate flag on Pa. Ave. is the true leader of American conservatism. — Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) October 13, 2013
By no means excusing the Confederate flag, but the presumption that it’s representative amuses me to no end. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 14, 2013
I went to OWS every single day for three months. They had hammer and sickle flags, anarchist flags, pictures of Mao and Stalin. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 14, 2013
Did this prevent proper coverage of them? No. This picking on the one loser with the stars and bars is cheap. Double-standard. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 14, 2013
— Hating Breitbart (@HatingBreitbart) October 14, 2013
Guy who brings a Confederate Flag to veteran protest: main focus of media. Guy who craps on police car, rape tents at OWS protests: ignored. — Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) October 13, 2013