Democrats scramble for votes; seeks remove of Confederate Statue in US Capital

by Alex Pappas
August 18, 2017

Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers are ramping up calls to remove Confederate statues on display in the halls of Congress, bringing the raging debate over Civil War symbols across the South to Capitol Hill.

Nearly 10 Confederate-era figures are memorialized in the U.S. Capitol, each sponsored by a state. Mississippi displays Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, in Statuary Hall, for example. Virginia displays Gen. Robert E. Lee in the Capitol’s crypt.

“There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country,” House Minority Leader Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday.

But even as numerous cities consider taking down monuments in the wake of the Charlottesville violence at a white supremacist rally, the Democrat-led effort on Capitol Hill faces slim chances of success.

55 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bill Hartman says:

    The irony is that ALL of these are statues of DEMOCRATS! It is understandable that they want to erase their evil history, their roots.

  • dmttbt says:

    I agreee 100 % with preserving our history and piss on other countries who want to destroy it. However much to my surprise Columbus never set foot on north American soil. He gets credit for it but he didn’t. google it and find out.

  • downdraft says:

    The Senators and Congress-persons we elected were elected to preserve our nation…NOT TO REMOVE ITS HISTORY!

    Any elected official who chooses to destroy our history, good or bad, is PURPOSELY destroying our future…

    …replacing it with a new base that breeds a dictatorship.

    THINK about it…also the elected who panic and yield to the pressure from a few dull-brains, ARE NOT the leaders you need, and DO NOT have the fortitude and necessary male or female parts required to lead anybody…

    So lets us all out here who realized the values, and reminders, and education we get from these icons/statues…

    Also…NOTE that statues of other famous figures, such as Martin Luther King, etc are NOT BEING REMOVED…(and should not)…but those being destroyed are done so by some narrow minded, mentally challenged, cowards, and un-schooled.

    Don’t let numb mindedness do your thinking for you…check your history, check deeper as to the real causes of the conflicts reminded by our historical statues, how much of what is embraced is fabricated by writers of fiction, FAKE MEDIA (even back then)…

    …you will find that most of the causes were political, emotional, stupid, dumb pride, and States’ rights etc…and less on slavery…slavery became an issue because President Lincoln needed an additional motivator to get his army further motivated,as well as northern citizens…the South had more slaves than the North, the North had the ships to deliver here to the best buyers…

    …and none of these statues were put in place to support slavery…

    NEXT, these same nation-perpetrators will push for:
    … the removal of all books…
    … the removal free expression..
    …the removal of the signers of our Constitution (many themselves slave holders)
    …the education of our children being taken away from parents…
    …the Federal government taking charge of child education (i.e., Hitler’s Children)

    So…THINK…and make those numb-skull politicians “pay-the piper”, for selling your country down the drain!

  • Pete Bundy says:

    How long has the dim bulb been in DC and just now she wants to get on a bandwagon? Wonder if she is just as outraged over the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of the criminal illegal? How about it Nancy?

  • Tiger says:

    I think I see Pelosi, Schumer and a few others here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX5bVJ4FqBU

    1. Retired says:

      Pelosi – Schumer – Soros and Hillary would be the four !!

  • dmttbt says:

    I thought Nancy Pelosi was one of those statues. With ISIS and the crooked government we have why would it be needed for them to attack statues that have been there for years? The civil war did happen and the statues were placed there for a reason in fact if you look back and trace the decision to put the statues there you will find that the government probably approved it.

  • Webb says:

    Al Sharpton: Drop The Jefferson Monument Because He Owned Slaves…
    Nancy Pelosi: Remove all confederate statues in the halls of Congress…
    So On and So On…Geo. Washington will be Next…it will Continue!!
    #Removal/1984

  • mudguy1 says:

    Wonder if they will do the same thing with the KKK Sen Byrd, Fulbright and Wallace who fought the segregation of schools. President Wilson who segregated the White House and said “There are no government positions for Negroes in the South, A Negro’s place is in the corn field”
    Then how about LBJ.

    Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963… “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference… I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years”.

    One the things that the Democrats are good is trying to bury their past.

  • justinwachin says:

    It seems really convenient that all this effort to remove Confederate statues around the nation came spontaneously after the Charlottesville turmoil. It may be that President Trump was more correct than he realized. This smells of a well orchestrated plan to create an incident and then use it to carry out an agenda which would otherwise have had little chance of succeeding. As Rahm Emmanuel once said “Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste.”

  • Dee says:

    Nancy Pelosi besides being the stupidest woman on the planet is a media whore.

    1. Retired says:

      Just like Hillary .

  • Dee says:

    Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

    Written in 1949― George Orwell, 1984

  • justanagent says:

    So when do we begin burning the books that the left finds offensive?

    1. Worried Vet says:

      Liberals have to get rid of everything in their racist past. Right now since potus brought groups like antifa to light and blm is violent their freaking out. Now the country can be taught democrats are the party of racist jim crow robert byrd no civil rights the founders of the kkk the party that pushed slavery and segregation. If this is found out by a majority of voters and by blacks their party is done. Its up to us to shout it out the gop isnt racist and fought for over a century for the rights of everyone. Tell your rep to grow a pair and stand up against this false propaganda media trying to turn the truth into dust. Liberals have been brainwashing people for decades and we have to keep shouting the truth while the facts are still around.

      1. Retired says:

        All this goes back to LBJ and things were pretty quiet until Obama came along and started it all over again with Sharpton and Jackson.

    2. dmttbt says:

      You do know that they teach the Koran in our schools now but it is not allowed to teach the Bible. Personally I think they should not teach either, they should teach the subjects that students need to make it through life successfully such as math and science and reading and ENGLISH.

      1. Roy Fredrichsen says:

        Yeah! Where are the three things WE were taught in school like “Readin, Writin, & Rithmatic”, not to mention history of our own country from Christopher Columbus to President Trump?

    3. Retired says:

      No need for that the Books in Schools have been changed for decades already and Libraries have gotten rid of many with replacements ,

  • roboteq says:

    With all of the things that need the attention of those we have elected (hired) to Congress; why are they creating issues over things that have been lying about for decades without any thought from anyone? These people need to get off their high horses in wanting to change the perspective of history and get to work on real current issues that are immediately affecting the American citizens who are paying for them to be in the positions they are in.

  • Janis says:

    So for decades Nancy Pelosi has walked by those same statues and was Speaker of the House with Congressional majorities in both parties and a black President and NOW she is upset and wants the statues taken down? Her “indignation” is as phony as her plastic face.

    1. Anouk says:

      Well said! Pelosi is a real hypocrite!

    2. dmttbt says:

      I get your point exactly. You do know that the tax payers furnished a jet to take her to and from Washington while she was speaker of the house and even as a senator.

      1. Pete Bundy says:

        And if I’m not mistaken it was a military jet.

    3. Retired says:

      Maybe it is time to erase Pelosi from Politics and everything about her time in WDC .

  • Leslie Woodhull says:

    AAAHH PIGLOSI!! Ever the one to climb out of the stye for her irrelevant moment in the spotlight.

  • jfbtx says:

    This is stupid waste of my money, leave it the alone. What should happen is that the congress should get to work doing their dam jobs.

    1. dmttbt says:

      I am not so sure that they should do anything, every time they do they screw something up.

    2. Retired says:

      They have forgotten what their job is other than raise Campaign money .

  • bobnstuff says:

    Doesn’t Washington have things much more important to be dealing with right now? I understand that some people have a problem with honoring those that tried to bring down the Union and maybe at some point they should deal with it but for now they need to deal with thing like the budget, tax reform, healthcare and rebuild our roads and bridges. Let the dead bury the dead and get on with the business that is most important to keeping the country going.

    1. Retired says:

      You don’t make sense on one hand you blast Trump and now in a round about way you support him ???? These are all things he wants to do ,but congress is blocking everything to make him look bad along with the media outlets .

      1. bobnstuff says:

        Congress is blocked because one party haves chosen not to work with 48% of the members of congress. Trump hasn’t sent any bills to congress, only wish lists. When presidents want bills passed they send detail legislation to them, not a one page shopping list. Our two minute man President needs to focus on the job at hand, not go wandering off in the middle of things. Right now all of Washington is wasting valuable time on thing that really don’t matter all that much.

        1. Retired says:

          Now you are defending a Useless congress and blame Trump . You are all over the board with BS . Congress has refused to work with Trump and you Know it otherwise there would not be a 129 appointments laying on a desk . It is all because your Queen Hillary lost and nothing else , Schumer stated that right after the election and Trump taking office . You yourself have been knocking Trump right with the left .

          1. bobnstuff says:

            You have a problem reading if you believe that this is a defense of congress. Congress can’t work with Trump since he refuses to tell them what he wants. Is it not funny that Trump hasn’t even sent all the appointments that are needed to congress, I guess he doesn’t think we need a state department. Do you think an Ambassador in South Korea might be a good thing right now. Congress could agree to vacate a burning building but Trump would notice that it was on fire unless it had his name on it.

          2. Retired says:

            We have been this round before , why add more names when congress is siting on129 names already . did you forget Schumer’s statement we will fight everything Trump tries ???? Now you are starting to say things assbackwards . You are not paying attention to what comes out of Congress , they want total control of everything and bypass the president .

          3. bobnstuff says:

            The number is 63 and Trump is way behind in putting up names. The democrats can’t stop an appointment.

            http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/politics/trump-nominations/

          4. Retired says:

            No wonder you are screwed up listening to CNN , at the time of recess there were 129 waiting so who approved them down to 63 ????? Why are you supporting Schumer and Pelosi along with song bird McCain ????

          5. bobnstuff says:

            You need to follow real new sources.
            Here is what the republicans are saying.
            http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-lawmakers-have-concerns-about-lack-trump-appointments “He’ll attempt to blame Democrats, he’ll attempt to blame Congress. The reality is this administration has been slower than any other, to even make nominations to these very important positions.”

          6. Retired says:

            You just keep repeating yourself like a worn out record . You show more hate for Trump than what was displayed against Obama .

          7. bobnstuff says:

            Do you like liars, who rip off investors, employees, customers and suppliers. Do you like people who disrespect women, who cheat on their wives, sleep with married women and brag about it. How do you feel about people who make up stories about things like phone calls that never happen or tell the children to lie when asked about things. How do you feel about this person? Would you leave you wife or daughter in the same room with him alone? Should you trust this man? After seeing what he has done to people who trusted him with their money and says it is their fault for trusting him would you invest money with him? Forget Obama, he isn’t the man we are talking about. Knowing what he has done in the past and seeing what he is doing now, why do you trust him. Without using Clinton or Obama can you put up any defense of Trump?

          8. Retired says:

            Like I said you are a worn out record on repeat . Also playing a dangerous game on the Computer

          9. bobnstuff says:

            Facts don’t change. Once a slime bag always as slime bag.

          10. Retired says:

            Yes Bill Clinton was the biggest slime ball next to Obama and you are fitting right in with them . You are a fake news Guppy just like a good Demon Rat you is ..

          11. bobnstuff says:

            Trump make any other person ever to be president look saintly. He used to go into the dressing rooms of Miss Teen USA. He has had to pay out millions to settle fraud cases, what other president has been in court over fraud? He like to grab women’s privates. Face it you can’t defend him. Once again you didn’t even bother to try. He is slime.

          12. Retired says:

            You are the slime with your hate for the USA president and the old garbage that you keep repeating , take out the trash and put yourself in the Dumpster where you belong . Your stuff is so old that it stinks just like your hate for the US .

          13. bobnstuff says:

            If it’s the truth is it garbage? Once again no defense of his actions. These are all proven facts. Everything I stated has happened in the last twenty years and much was in the last ten. Remember Trump University? How about Atlantic City and the money laundering case. This isn’t old news. The fake phone calls and telling his son to lie are from this summer, you can’t get much newer then that.

  • Sue Blocker says:

    I don’t believe the property belongs to the politicians…it belongs to “We the People”. I think we should have a say in this matter. They’re doing away with birth rights, marriage…any thing goes, gender, working hard on Christianity, guns and now our country’s history. Thank God for President Donald J. Trump and may God watch over him and keep him safe. And…make America great again.

    1. Worried Vet says:

      We need to pray since a democrat from Missouri said she wants Trump shot in the head. I thought that was against the law so lets see if she is arrested. I bet it wont happen.

  • donl says:

    Nancy is a DNC political whore. That is the only reason she is still there.

    1. Retired says:

      One of the riches B!tches in WDC . She needs to be removed along with Schumer .

  • Humble Servant says:

    The DNC want this all taken down so they can wipe out history. They have already wiped history out of our school systems. This is the first step to becoming a country with no past so it can be reshaped a new country the way they want it, gay, lazy, entitled, protected, gun free, (kind of an oxymoron statement, protected but no weapons or warriors) I truly think we should provide all the loony left wing leaning people to move to California and and setup their own formal government and run a 5yr life test. Then take another portion of the country and build it up with all God fearing conservatives. This would be a good test for who would best provide a viable solution to our civil and social problems today. We do tests like this all the time in industry and in the military.

    1. Retired says:

      Better add NY and the North East to that of Ca. .

  • Deb Scott says:

    Excuse me, but wasn’t one of the reasons we went to war with Iraq the fact that Al-Quida was destroying ancient artifacts and statues and treasures that needed to be protected. Now it seems that it is perfectly fine to destroy our own. All of these violent people need to be arrested and be charged for their crimes. What they are doing is not real protesting. MLK showed us how to do that.

    1. Retired says:

      They are part of American history , what are these idiots going to try and erase next .

    2. Roy Fredrichsen says:

      I would suggest that all the destroyers of any statue be charged with “DESTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY” and be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Some of those Democrats don’t even know of their own historic backgrounds and how many of their ancestors fought on either side.

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