In short, the left got what it wanted. Naturally, that’s not enough for the perpetual outrage machine which continued to whine and gripe and moan on Twitter.
Among those not happy with Haley was Joan Walsh, who used the presser to attack the GOP governor:
Nikki Haley is looking too pleased with herself + SC here. It took the assassination of nine African Americans to do the right thing
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) June 22, 2015
There was more — much more:
FUCK nikki haley and the ENTIRE backwards-assed state of south carolina!
— Chef Taz (@cantdance2it) June 22, 2015
Nikki Haley is no bipartisan hero. She simply sees which way the wind is blowing. She’s just another opportunist. Disgusting.
— El (@CloudSpeaker) June 23, 2015
Nikki Haley: you don't get brownie points for DOING THE RIGHT THING, if it took the murder of 9 people to get you to do this. #inners
— iResist (@ThomboyD) June 23, 2015
But wasn't Nikki Haley the one who wanted to keep the flag up? Oh. I guess it took 9 people to die?
— tra qualls (@OfficialMontra) June 22, 2015
Sorry, White America, no cookies for Gov. Nikki Haley finding her moral compass in the face of a titanic PR disaster. #ConfederateFlag
— Craig Ranapia (@CMRanapia) June 22, 2015
Then there was the obligatory jabs at Haley’s race:
Whats funny about Nikki Haley is she's an Indian (red dot) passing for white. Its amazing how ppl will sacrifice everything just to be white
— JaccTrippa (@Exodus_1831) June 22, 2015
One person summed it up quite nicely:
When liberals attack Haley for not acting before they mean, "Damn it! We wanted to use the flag thing for the next year. Bitch screwed us"
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) June 22, 2015
Now, Wal-Mart has bowed to pressure from the machine and has said it will no longer sell merchandise with the battle flag on it.
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) June 22, 2015
Will that include Lynyrd Skynyrd CDs that feature the Confederate flag in the packaging? Early signs point to “yes”:
I guess Walmart won't be selling Lynyrd Skynyrd CD's anymore. pic.twitter.com/R6POtUd2Yi
— Jules McLin (@jlmclin) June 22, 2015
A post at the Right Scoop observed, correctly:
Of course these idiots who were demanding that the confederate flag be taken down from in front of the capitol in South Carolina are now attacking the woman who changed course and is advocating for what they want. Because liberals are just filled with blind stupid rage and they can’t actually be happy ever.
While we’re at it, why don’t we just purge the Civil War from textbooks?
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