Confederate Monument Removal Update May 25, 2016Brooks D. Simpson You win one (for the moment) … … and you lose one (for the moment … maybe). And so it goes. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
No city, town or group can give in to violence or intimidating threats. They have doomed the monuments they seek to protect with such behavior in the long run.
It will be interesting to see if Everett Corley, the Louisville congressional candidate who used the monument issue to raise money for his campaign mailers, will continue to play such a prominent role now that he’s lost the primary race. He’s still running as a write-in candidate, so I suspect he’ll continue hitting up the heritage folks for cash for at least a few more months.
You stay classy, Everett Corley.
Are you sure he is funding his campaign or his personal income? The complete and utter failure of the heritage folks along with the low effort produced as the result of the plea for donations indicates one of two things. Either they are not receiving much in the way of donations or they are keeping a huge chunk of the cash for themselves. In any event, nothing is happening other than waving some flags and making a lot of posts on the Internet.
Of course some of them might be too busy putting up racist and bigoted remarks on the Internet rather than actually have a job that provides an income they can donate from. A certain self-appointed general in charge of the New Confederate Army comes to mind.
I imagine he spent it on campaign mailers, as he indicated.
As for the larger Confederate heritage movement, sometimes it does look like one big, multi-level solicitation. Everybody seems to have their hand out.
No argument there. Unfortunately some fraction of their opposition appear to have similar motivations.