And speaking of President Obama’s trip to Oklahoma this week:
Supporters of the Confederate flag rallied Wednesday in Oklahoma as President Barack Obama arrived in the state for a series of events, including the first ever visit to a federal prison by a sitting President.
About 10 people waving Confederate battle flags were among the crowd that gathered Wednesday night outside the Oklahoma City hotel where Obama was expected to stay, according to a White House pool report. One person waved an American flag and another held up a pro-Obama sign, the report noted.
Protesters also gathered earlier in the day near Durant, Oklahoma before Obama arrived at a local high school to deliver remarks on a program expanding high-speed Internet access,according to local TV station KFOR.
“We’re not gonna stand down from our heritage. You know, this flag’s not racist. And I know a lot of people think it is, but it’s really not,” one protester who said he drove up from Texas, Trey Johnson, told the news station. “It’s just a southern thing, that’s it.”
So yeah, waving Confederate flags at a black president in 2015, that happened.
I’m constantly amazed at just how much of a better man Barack Obama is than I am, because I would have had these assholes rounded up in a fenced-in George W. Bush Free Speech Zone(tm) about 3 miles away faster than you could have said “Boomer Sooner”.