Bill Kristol's dumpster fire of Confederate flag tweets will make you hate everything

The neoconservative prince strikes again

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published June 23, 2015 8:28PM (EDT)

Bill Kristol                       (AP/Janet Van Ham)
Bill Kristol (AP/Janet Van Ham)

Weekly Standard editor and Twitter extraordinaire Bill Kristol rushed to the defense of the Confederate Flag right as it faces mounting opposition.

Walmart, Amazon and eBay have all pledged to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise following South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s delayed call to remove the flag from State House grounds yesterday.

As images of the alleged Charleston church shooter posing in front of a Confederate Flag circulate, Kristol took to Twitter to lash out at the effort to halt the government sanctioning of such a controversial symbol.

Although he asserted that he was personally against the flag in one tweet, the conservative commentator sent a series of tweets blasting “The Left” for “expunging every trace of respect, recognition or acknowledgment of Americans who fought for the Confederacy” while appeasing unnamed dictators.

Kristol compared the now bipartisan effort to remove the flag to a “mini-French Revolution”:

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By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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