South Carolina’s pro-business GOP governor Nikki Haley is being praised by her party’s leaders and considered for a vice presidential spot thanks to her recent efforts to tear down the Confederate battle flag. Haley spoke for Big Business interest groups in opposition to a symbol supported by a large majority of Southern Whites and conservatives. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance both pressed Haley to side with the demands of Black Leftists in hauling down the Confederate flag. Southern graves and monuments across the South are now being vandalized by #BlackLivesMatter activists that Haley and the pro-business community sought to appease. The Republican-led #WarOnTheSouth rolls on.
There are rumblings of a Southern reaction as a series of small (and now larger) rallies are spontaneously erupting.