Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Perry opposes Confederate license plates in Texas

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:47 PM
Original message
Perry opposes Confederate license plates in Texas
Source: MSNBC/AP

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he opposes his state allowing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate flag despite his past defense of the historical value of Confederacy symbols.

The Republican presidential hopeful was in Florida for a fundraiser and told Bay News 9's "Political Connections" and the St. Petersburg Times that, "we don't need to be opening old wounds."

-----

It was the first time the governor has publicly commented on the proposed plate, with his office saying previously it was a matter for the board.

-----

But it was a departure from Perry's past opposition to NAACP-led efforts to remove two plaques with Confederate symbols from the Texas Supreme Court building in Austin 11 years ago.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45050980/ns/politics /
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Dan Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:51 PM
Response to Original message
1. ahhh,... I wonder, is he
seeking the Black vote...?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Vrude Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:53 AM
Response to Original message
2. Even if his motivation is political, at least he got one damn thing right!
(he's otherwise dumb as rocks)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:19 AM
Response to Reply #2
7. Well, he was wrong before he was right.
And as they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
allan01 Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:02 AM
Response to Original message
3. re: Radio host warns parents over gay hospital workers
When will they bury the civel war? Enough is enough.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:51 AM
Response to Reply #3
6. I have lived in Georgia my entire life...
and folks down here are still bitter over the Civil War, or to them "The war of northern aggression!"LOL! It can be really funny when for example almost everyone in Georgia claims to have had ancestors who's property was ransacked or there Great Great Great Grandmother was raped by Sherman's troops...But when they tell you where their relatives lived almost all of them lived no where near where Sherman was. It is almost like a badge of honor for them to say crap like that!

The not so funny part is when you hear Republicans in power who want to repeal the 14th Amendment so they can go back to doing what they want to whatever group of people they want to...Especially homosexuals & non-Christians! Folks like Ron Paul are a good example of this kind of BS! It is always framed as "State's Rights".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:48 AM
Response to Reply #6
11. Yep, state's right to discriminate. I'm in Georgia too -- and it's tough sometimes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:35 AM
Response to Original message
4. Only because he is running for President
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:44 AM
Response to Original message
5. That will not sit well with the tearacists. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:20 AM
Response to Original message
8. He's taking a line form Romney, "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake! I can't have
illegals {Confederate flag on the state plates}!"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:28 AM
Response to Original message
9. There goes the redneck vote.
;-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:22 AM
Response to Original message
10. Good
Texans don't need that abomination on their license plates. That flag should be burned by Dem activists anywhere they see it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:14 AM
Response to Reply #10
18. That flag should be burned by Americans anywhere they see it.
I don't care which Party.

Lincoln was, after all, a Republican. (Lord, how I hate to admit that.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:07 AM
Response to Original message
12. He can't win the republican nomination with that stance.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:15 AM
Response to Reply #12
19. Apparently, he can't win it with any stance.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:16 AM
Response to Original message
13. Why does Rick Perry hate Southern Heritage?



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:37 AM
Response to Original message
14. He just lost Virginia and a lot of other states...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:11 AM
Response to Reply #14
17. Good news for Perry: You can't lose what you don't have.
He's not exactly the frontrunner.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:02 AM
Response to Original message
15. Well, He's Toast
He better like being governor of Texas, because with that type of statement he's never getting the nod as GOP candidate.

That won't sit well at all with the radical right.
GAC
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:58 AM
Response to Reply #15
23. He's been toast. Now, he'd down to crumbs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:46 PM
Response to Reply #15
25. ...you know those little burnt crumbs
when you clean out the bottom of the toaster? that's little ricky!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:09 AM
Response to Original message
16. "I take him at his word." I'm sure all secessionists oppose the confederate flag.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:16 AM
Response to Original message
20. He'll hedge this shortly
by saying that what he said yesterday was "his personal opinion" but he will "let the people of Texas decide" or some other such nonsense that these slimy snake-tongued bigots usually utter when trying to equivocate a position.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:57 AM
Response to Reply #20
22. It won't matter. As he put it, he made the mistake of participating in the debates.
And his performances have turned everyone off, even most of the Republican nutters who had prayed for him to enter the race.


Another flip flop at this point is the last thing he needs. (We all remember how much Republicans hate political flip floppers.)

As it is, if the flag flies on state buildings, he was before the confederate flag before he was against it. And he's a secessionist. And he was a Democrat most of his life. And he can't articulate a thought to save his life.

Surely, even Republicans can't be that stupid.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:21 AM
Response to Original message
21. At the same time Perry supports displaying the confederate flag

At state buildings.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:04 PM
Response to Original message
24. Yet another flip-flop by Perry.
At the rate he's going pretty soon he's not even going to be able to win Texas. :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:40 AM
Response to Original message
26. Wouldn't it be great if Herman Cain attacks him on this?
:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:04 AM
Response to Original message
27. Why do repigs waste all of our time with nonsense while the economy goes into the toilet?
Oh, yeah. Duh. They're repigs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:48 PM
Response to Original message
28. atleast he is making a stand against over racism
:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:01 PM
Response to Original message
29. Has he said anything about the Christian ones?
They say "One State Under God" and then go on to depict three Xtian crosses, with nary a Star of David, dharma wheel or (Allah forbid!) crescent in sight.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 23rd 2014, 03:50 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC