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Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:49 AM

 

In Steve Scalise's defense ...

... it's hard to tell a KKK rally from a GOP rally.

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Reply In Steve Scalise's defense ... (Original post)
Scuba Dec 2014 OP
hobbit709 Dec 2014 #1
A Simple Game Dec 2014 #4
Vinca Dec 2014 #2
Gothmog Dec 2014 #3
Half-Century Man Dec 2014 #27
daleanime Dec 2014 #34
Warren Stupidity Dec 2014 #5
Fred Sanders Dec 2014 #6
Warren Stupidity Dec 2014 #7
Fred Sanders Dec 2014 #8
lastlib Dec 2014 #13
niyad Dec 2014 #24
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2014 #9
joshdawg Dec 2014 #10
hrmjustin Dec 2014 #11
malaise Dec 2014 #12
blackspade Dec 2014 #14
1step Dec 2014 #15
marble falls Dec 2014 #16
Laxman Dec 2014 #17
annabanana Dec 2014 #18
LibDemAlways Dec 2014 #19
Mass Dec 2014 #20
mountain grammy Dec 2014 #21
karynnj Dec 2014 #22
Faux pas Dec 2014 #23
underpants Dec 2014 #25
randys1 Dec 2014 #26
Half-Century Man Dec 2014 #28
blkmusclmachine Dec 2014 #29
Android3.14 Dec 2014 #30
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BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #31
czarjak Dec 2014 #32
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #33
MrScorpio Dec 2014 #35

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:50 AM

1. They're not wearing their hoods at the GOP rally.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:06 AM

4. And the use of the word "Thugs" instead of.... well you know. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:50 AM

2. A very valid point.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:04 AM

3. There a great degree of over lap

The GOP is the party of angry white people

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:14 PM

27. The GOP and KKK both cultivate anger

They plant it, nurture it, guard it, apply shit stenched fertilizer, protect it from the light, harvest it when it is at it's ripest, and force feed it to everyone in sight.

Whether the gardener wears a suit or a robe matters less than the product.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:59 AM

34. Anger is the byproduct....

what they manufacture is fear.





And they are very good at it.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:17 AM

5. Here:

 

House Whip May Not Have Known He Addressed White Supremacists.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the third-highest ranked Republican in the House of Representatives, is under fire after he reportedly attended a civil rights workshop organized by a group of alleged white supremacists.

David Duke, the then-president of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard-turned-former Louisiana state representative, confirmed to ABC that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke at a civil rights workshop he organized in 2002, but says Scalise may not have known who he was addressing.

"Steve Scalise came in to speak on, I think, a tax issue and many of the people there were his constituents so you know whether he understood that it was my meeting or not, I don't know," Duke told ABC News in a phone call Monday night. "I can't, you know, I can't say that he did or did not."
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/incoming-house-whip-addressed-white-supremacists/story?id=27890360

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:31 AM

6. What State was this racist shindig in again? And Scalise was unaware of who David Duke was?

A politician in that unspoken in the article State says he had no idea at the time who then
President of the group he was speaking to on "tax issues" was....... fucking David Duke?

First question I would ask of the accused......

And notice the "official email response penned by not Scalise". A blanket "I do not recall this meeting, and if I did go to this meeting I had no idea I was surrounded by monsters who would probably not even have voted for MLK Day, nope not I.", followed by a clinging to his religion like a security blankee.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:33 AM

7. Look, just because the shindig was organized by david fucking duke

 

is no reason to think that anyone would know it was a white supremacist event. And Scalise was a very busy man. Plus Obama.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:36 AM

8. Yes. Busy, busy bees are so absent minded and unaware, being so busy and all.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:06 AM

13. and Benghazi!

Repeal Obamacare!

( for the humor-challenged........)

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:39 PM

24. in that case, he is too stupid to be allowed out on his own, and certainly NOT to be

in any position of authority.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:48 AM

9. Oh, come on. It was a case of mistaken identity.

Someone had switched hoods with him as a prank.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:52 AM

10. K & R big time!

Gotta luv it!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:53 AM

11. Well said! n/t.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:55 AM

12. Just another Grimm ReTHUG

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:08 AM

14. Ouch.

The truth hurts...

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:12 AM

15. Zing!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:22 AM

16. DUzzy!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:39 AM

17. Oh, I See....

it's the "Death to Smoochie" defense!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:39 AM

18. hee!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:26 AM

19. As far as the average Repuke is concerned, his

appearance at the event proves he's a good Republican and the multitudes are no doubt wondering what all the fuss is about.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:29 AM

20. Of course, he booked the rallye with Duke's campaign manager.

How could have he known?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:52 AM

21. The GOP is the KKK and vice versa.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:02 AM

22. What we really need is a video or transcript of what he said - and given that it is 2002 -

not 2014 - that likely would not happen.

There is something to be said for politicians to speak to groups outside their own part of the party -- and you know that he is pretty far to the right as his recent comment that he spoke to all groups that asked him to -- even the League of Women Voters, which he characterized as a pretty liberal group.

I think this will blow over if there is nothing more than what has come out. What it may have done is to expose how much to the right the Republican party has floated -- but that has been obvious for some time. (In fact, the loss in the primary by Cantor, for being not right enough alone should have signaled that. )

On things like this, I have often tried to think of what I would think of a Democratic equivalent action -- here I can't. There is NO left wing group that I can think of that is clearly a hate group. The closest equivalent is then an extreme group that is demonized that is so extreme that a high level Democrat would worry about his/her reputation appearing before them to advocate for legislation that they are working on.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:09 AM

23. Oh snap!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 01:00 PM

25. Hilarious

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 01:01 PM

26. +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:22 PM

28. He didn't care until confronted with it.

And now he is forced to appear to care publicly.

Life can be hard for the politically (absent) minded.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:40 PM

29. "it's hard to tell a KKK rally from a GOP rally"

 

SO TRUE!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:42 PM

30. Wink-holy-shit-wink

 

That one will make the rounds.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:55 PM

31. .

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 12:29 AM

32. Pay no attention to the racism behind the curtain....

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:30 AM

33. True. K&R!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 04:00 AM

35. Rimshot!

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