As heard on the Rush Limbaugh show on June 22. The Confederate Flag Is the Legacy of Democrats, Not Republicans!
RUSH: Folks, do you realize the Confederate flag flies because of the Democrat Party? Do people even care anymore about truth, objective truth, ontological certitude?
Do people care about this stuff anymore? Does it matter? Or is truth something so elusive that it's impossible to achieve because everybody has a bias and somebody's truth is somebody else's lie? And if a truth is a lie to somebody then it can't be the truth? Is this where we are now, facts are irrelevant? The Confederate flag in South Carolina... There's a man. There's a name. There's a reason why that Confederate flag flies over the Statehouse in South Carolina.
You know the name, don't you, Mr. Snerdley? (interruption) Yeah, his name was Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, of (impression), "There's too much consumin' goin' on out there!" Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, well-known Democrat -- senator from South Carolina -- is responsible for the Confederate flag flying over South Carolina! When did this become a Republican problem? Who wrote the lyrics to the song Dixie?
When did all this become a Republican problem? If you go to Arkansas... You know, all these old racial segregationists, they're all Democrats. Bill Clinton's mentor from Arkansas, J. William Fulbright, was a proud segregationist! And Bill Clinton signed a proclamation authorizing the Confederate flag to fly over the statehouse in Arkansas. I've got the proclamation right there in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers.
Where'd the Republicans get involved in this? But there they are, in full blame!
RUSH: I have to make a minor correction -- and unlike most, when we make a correction, we make it prominently. I'm not going to say something today that's erroneous and wait until Friday at 2:55 in the afternoon to fix it. So here we go: The Confederate flag does not fly over the South Carolina state capitol. Only the United States flag and the state flag actually fly over the capitol.
The flag in question, the Confederate flag, flies separately on the state capitol grounds, and the controversy is whether it should be on the grounds of the state capitol at all. It does not fly over the actual capitol anymore. It once did. The point is not changed, here. Ernest Hollings, a Democrat, put the Confederate flag up! The old Dixiecrats were Democrats!
RUSH: This Confederate flag business, Hillary Clinton's now come out and she's demanding that the Confederate flag be removed in South Carolina, and really is a key point. It does not fly over the statehouse. It used to, resulting from the commandment, if you will, from Senator Ernest Fritz Hollings, Democrat Senator, South Carolina. He used to be the governor, he put it up.
It was a Republican, ladies and gentlemen, a conservative Republican governor who first tried to get the Confederate flag removed from atop the statehouse. And, by the way, that conservative Republican governor got no support from the local NAALCP. In fact, when that all happened, the Democrats used the flag against the Republican governor, and it may have cost him the election. That was not that long ago.
Now Hillary Clinton has come out and demanded the flag be removed. Never mind that while the Clintons were in Arkansas they presided over something called the annual celebration of Confederate Flag Day, which continues to this day. Oh, yeah. It does. Confederate Flag Day continues to this day in Arkansas, and when the Clintons lived there, they presided over the annual celebration.
Not only that, Governor Bill Clinton, 1987, signed into law an act that commemorated the Confederacy with a blue star in the Arkansas state flag. I know I'm spitting against the wind here. I know none of this is gonna matter an iota to anybody. But I have such reverence for you people in this audience, I have such respect that I want you to know the truth of these things. And this wave, this never ending wave of literal destruction that is just sweeping across our country is relentless. And whatever I can do to have those of you know the truth about this and the blatant hypocrisy, because the Democrats are never held to account for hypocrisy.