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The time has come for Republicans to denounce their hate peddlers or be stained by them.

SUN JUN 21, 2015 AT 08:01 AM PDT
After Charleston, the time has come for Republicans to denounce hate peddlers or be stained by them

After the Charlie Hebdo murders, and every other terrorist attack committed by Muslim fundamentalists, many people demanded that Muslim leaders condemn these acts and renounce those Muslims who did preach hatred of non-Muslims, who did stoke the passions that led to the terrorist murders. Of course, that's exactly what mainstream Muslims have done, time and again. Now the time has come to ask exactly the same thing of American conservatives who wish to be considered mainstream. There can be no double standards.

Too many prominent Republicans have long danced with the devil. The time has come for them to choose between those who would tear our country apart, and those who seek to make our country a better, more just place. Republicans must fully and unreservedly denounce those who peddle fear and hatred of black Americans. They must refuse to appear with the hate peddlers, or cultivate or even accept their support in any way. And we the people must hold them to that promise by ensuring that anyone who breaks it is never again elected to public office. The time has come. In fact, the time is long past. But better late than never.



More:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/21/1394467/-After-Charleston-the-time-has-come-for-Republicans-to-denounce-hate-peddlers-or-be-stained-by-them#comments

Texas volunteer firefighter fired after posting Dylann Roof ‘needs to be praised for the good deed

“I applaud your swift action,” Howard Mills wrote on their Facebook post. “Your reputation stands tall.”



A volunteer Texas firefighter was terminated for posting on social media that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.”

The comment by Mabank Fire Department volunteer Kurtis Cook was posted to the Facebook page of a South Carolina newspaper, then shared widely. Shortly after being notified about it, the department took action, local KLTV reports.

“The Mabank Fire Department does not condone nor promote these type of actions or thoughts,” a statement from the department’s command read. “On behalf of all members, the Mabank Fire Department offers our deepest apologies to all that were offended by his actions and comments.”

He is no longer allowed on fire department property, the statement said.



http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/texas-volunteer-firefighter-fired-after-posting-dylann-roof-needs-to-be-praised-for-the-good-deed-he-has-done/

Perry says he meant to say ‘incident’ not ‘accident’

Rick Perry on Saturday commented again on the shooting deaths of nine people in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, an incident which he previously described as an “accident” .

A campaign spokesperson subsequently said the candidate had misspoken, saying: “From the context of his comments, it’s clear Governor Perry meant ‘incident’.”


http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/rick-perry-condemns-charleston-shooting-after-accident-remark/

Tucker Carlson: Obama’s Secret Service detail should lose guns first if he wants gun control

On Saturday’s edition of Fox & Friends, Carlson suggested that the president had used the recent massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston to advance a “political” agenda against guns.

“The president has said a number of times guns are the problem, guns cause violence,” Carlson complained. “There’s nobody in the world surrounded by more armed people than President Obama himself. I notice he’s not suggesting the people around him disarm. He wants to remain protected, but the rest of us have to go without means to self-protection.”

Left-leaning Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene found Carlson’s remarks offense.

“To say that the president of the United States is hypocritical because he has people with guns around him, Tucker, that is beneath this discussion,” Green explained. “You are trying to compared Secret Service armed people to someone who walks into a church and kills nine people.”

“And to say the president doesn’t have a right to talk about gun control because people with him have guns?” she continued. “Is that literally where we are as a country, to compare that he shouldn’t have protection?”



http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/tucker-carlson-obamas-secret-service-detail-should-lose-guns-first-if-he-wants-gun-control/

The Confederate Flag

Just Ask Roof

Romney Calls On SC To Remove Confederate Flag:"it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now"

Take down the ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.
https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/612276050182049792

The former Republican presidential nominee has long been opposed to the flag, saying in a 2008 debate that it "shouldn’t be flown" and "that’s not a flag I recognize."

Calls for the flag's removal have grown in the wake of a shooting at a historically black church in Charleston Wednesday night that left nine people dead at the hands of a white gunman. NAACP President Cornell Brooks also called Friday for the flag's removal and a White House spokesman said President Barack Obama thinks the flag belongs in a museum.

The 2016 Republican presidential field has been mostly silent about the issue. South Carolina's own Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is running for president, has defended the flag as an integral "part of who we are."

A South Carolina state representative said he plans to sponsor legislation in the next session to take down the flag.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/20/mitt-romney-confederate-flag_n_7627776.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

A Conservative Website Literally Turned Dylann Roof Into The Murdering Racist He Is Today




In his own words, Roof wrote in his manifesto that he hadn’t grown up in a racist household, nor were his friends particularly racist. The white kids and black kids at his school would make racial jokes at each other, and jokes were jokes.

Then the killing of Trayvon Martin dominated the news cycle, and caught Roof’s attention:

“The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong.”


Dr. Sam Francis founded the CCC in 1985, and called it “The country’s most effective conservative activist group.” He was also a syndicated writer for the Washington Times.

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The Council of Conservative Citizens, supports, among other things:

That the United States is a Christian country.
That the people of the United States are part of the European people, no one else.
“Cultural, national and racial integrity” – A.K.A. xenophobia.
“States’ Rights, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the Bill of Rights.”
That the traditional family is the only worthy family – no same sex marriage, interracial marriage, or any homosexual tendencies in society to be accepted under law.
Women and gays should not serve in the military
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After “researching” deeper, Roof says he became racially aware:

“As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants. But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.”



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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/06/20/a-conservative-website-literally-turned-dylann-roof-into-the-murdering-racist-he-is-today/
http://www.inquisitr.com/2188668/black-on-white-crime-council-of-conservative-citizens-things-dylann-roof-googled-that-convinced-him-to-kill-read-the-cocc-headlines/


Notable, typing “Council of Conservative Citizens” into Google right now turns up a CofCC website, which is so busy that only the Google cache of the website is alive. The Council of Conservative Citizens calls itself a conservative activist group. Most of the pages on the Council of Conservative Citizens website are returning a 404 error as of this writing.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2188668/black-on-white-crime-council-of-conservative-citizens-things-dylann-roof-googled-that-convinced-him-to-kill-read-the-cocc-headlines/#mkxsefgZL7wPsJ0l.99

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They can talk about how Southern institutionalized racism is a thing of the past

The 21-year-old man accused of killing nine people at a black church in Charleston is being held in a cell next to the former North Charleston police officer who fatally shot a black man running away from him.

Charleston County sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said Friday that Dylann Roof, who is accused in the church shooting, is in a cell next to former officer Michael Slager.

Slager has been charged with murder in the death of Walter Scott. Slager's shooting of a fleeing Scott following a traffic stop on April 4 was recorded on a bystander's cellphone.

Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder. He is being held in cell 1141B. Slager is in 1140B.

Each is alone is his cell. It's unlikely the two can talk to each other.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/national/2015/06/latest_on_church_shooting_obama_marvels_at_forgiveness
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