Republicans Indulge Confederate Fetish on Tax Payer Dime

National Republican Women Federation Havin' Fun

National Republican Women Federation Havin' Fun

I do declare, Rhett! You speak about me as if I haven’t any character at all….And that was before I showed you the pictures from the National Federation of Republican Women’s annual fall Board of Directors meetin’!

The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) held its annual fall Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, S.C. last weekend and naturally, trouble ensued.

Of the Confederate kind. And the tax-payers paid for this little shindig. Nothing like celebratin’ slavery to say “freedom and liberty”, eh?

FITSnews reports:

“One of the pictures shows S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell – who FITS readers will recall enjoys dressing up as a Confederate General – posing in his Rebel garb with a pair of African-Americans dressed in, um, “antebellum” attire.

The event in question – dubbed “The Southern Experience” – was held last Friday evening at the Country Club of Charleston. Hosted by the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women, it was included on the national conference’s official itinerary.

In addition to McConnell, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford attended (and spoke at) the event – although it was not listed on his weekly public schedule. S.C. Republican Attorney General nominee Alan Wilson also attended.

Invited speakers to the NFRW conference included U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Rep. Joe Wilson, House Speaker Bobby Harrell, former U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins and GOP gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley.”

Yes, indeedy, the gangs all here. Governor Sanford took a break from hiking so that he could hand the ladies a certification of appreciation. Uh huh.

PoliticusUSA’s South Carolina political analyst Jamie Sanderson adds this:

“South Carolina Senate President Glenn McConnell has a hard-on for Confederate nostalgia. He is the one who pushed so hard to dedicate millions of South Carolina tax dollars to preserve a Confederate submarine, The Hunley, while cutting public education by millions. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Secession Camp 4, 1986-2004. He plays dress-up annually for Civil War reenactments.

This is nothing new, although it’s pretty much the first I’ve seen of such in-your-face activity with all these names involved. I suppose they are not afraid with people knowing that this is how the prefer the country to be, or suggest it should return to such a state.”

My, my the bubbas were out in force, celebrating their heritage as slave owners. You know, the good old days. And the ladies were right there helping them do it. Now don’t you get all high and mighty about the South; this was the National Federation of Republican Women. You know, the Mama Grizzlies standing up for our freedoms!

Now what’s all the fuss about? Who you callin’ a racist, boy? We just don’t like your policies, boy. We think you’re socialist, anti-colonialist is all. No one ever said nothin’ about your color, boy. Now get us white folks some more water.

I have a case of the vapors. My only question is why do the tax payers fund this?

Hat tip to Twitter friend @FrancoIKU

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