In which of these groups are people more likely to support, or uphold the confederate flag?Posted by: briantheliberal
Are Republicans of today really the "Party of Lincoln" that fought against slavery and rebellion? Or is that just a ruse to deny the racism that runs rampant in the Republican Party? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/rainbow-flag-offensive-confederate_n_4273886.html
I guess so? It's not really an indictment on the Republican Party though. Generally, when you support one's right to be racist or say racist things (and not wanting to criminalize their behavior), you might get some of those people joining the party. It's still a minority of Republicans, and not one that shows hidden racism or much of anything really.
Republicans tend to have more southerners supporting them, some southern people tend to use a confederate flag as "southern pride."
Though the original confederates were democrats, republicans have gained the support of the south.