One Of Many (Bipartisan) Double Standards in Scalise/David Duke Controversy
Scalise's messaging has hardly been a defense. He issues an apology and then, right before New Years', a guy associated with Duke says Scalise didn't speak at the conference.
First, why do you have someone linked to a white supremacist make a defense for you? Second, what does it say when you campaigned as being "David Duke without the baggage"? What makes you think that what David Duke stands for is conservatism? It is not.
It doesn't help matters that the Obama White House, who makes everything about race for political purposes, is now using this to tar and feather the GOP. And of course, this story broke just after it was revealed that King Racist the Narcissist Obama demanded a military couple move their wedding from the 16th hole of a golf course so he could play through.
But Scalise has the confidence of Boehner, who issued the following statement.
“More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate. Like many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I know Steve to be a man of high integrity and good character. He has my full confidence as our Whip, and he will continue to do great and important work for all Americans.”But when the Tea Party is alleged of racism, the same John Boehner, who defends a political ally, is quick to distance himself from and condemn this movement.
Flashback to NBC's Meet The Depressed, March 21, 2010:
David Gregory: Let me interject a question about the tone of this debate. This was the scene on Capitol Hill yesterday where you had tea party activists protesting the vote. And in some cases it got quite ugly, where we had instances of anti-gay epithets being hurled at Congressman Frank, racist epithets, as well, hurled by protesters. Are you concerned, Leader Boehner, that the Republican Party is in any way associated with tea party activists who are among these protesters?
REP. BOEHNER: Well, listen. There were some isolated incidents on the Hill yesterday that were reprehensible and should not have happened. But let's not let a few isolated incidents get in the way of the fact that millions of Americans are scared to death and millions of Americans want no part of this growing size of government here in Washington.The problem is, by the time Boehner was spooked out about being called a racist by NBC that Sunday morning, this blog (who was there and took video) and many others were casting doubt on the allegations made by the Congressional Black Caucus because of video like this.
I'm not defending Scalise. I think he should flushed out, along with Speaker Boehner.
1. Why did you attend any meeting at the behest of your neighbor - a known, long-time David Duke operator and confidant, Kenny Knight?
2. You know David Duke is a vile racist and anti-Semite, right?
3. If so, why did you have any association at all with Knight, a lowlife, let alone and apparently a mildly friendly one?
4. It has been reported that this sicko donated $1000 to your campaign. Amazingly, even now you apparently haven't returned it. Why?
5. I have to ask, Mr. Scalise, are you an idiot?
No one is saying Scalise is a racist. But the idiot defense is not good enough for the #3 Republican House leader. There's just too much at stake and it's not too much to expect much better from the Republican Party.
The truth is if Scalise was a Tea Party member of Congress serving in leadership, Boehner and his media cheerleaders like Rove, et al, would have forced his resignation by now, not mounted a vigorous "defense."
More to the point, Scalise is a Boehner lieutenant. He's an unprincipled operator who, among other things, did grave damage to the formerly conservative Republican Study Committee and supported Boehner's efforts to purge conservatives from key committee assignments. He's yet another example of what's wrong with the GOP and Washington. The American people are sick of it, and those who defend such awful establishment leadership are not doing either the GOP or the nation any favors. Scalise is another setback.More from Jen Kuznicki: Remove Scalise
The nation is experiencing race riots and the number three Republican chose to seek KKK support.
Is that what you want for the Republican Party?
And then the number two Republican and the loathsome Boehner stood up for him.
The Scalise story is not over, it has just begun, and he needs to be removed from leadership.
Please read the important information in my article at Conservative Review.
What are the origins of the Ku Klux Klan? The Democrat Party
A member of that terrorist group was none other than West Virginia Senator Robert "Sheets" Byrd (D-KKK) a former Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of the KKK in West Virginia.
Liberals dismissed Byrd's background, saying that was decades ago. If that's the case, then why did "Sheets" Byrd use the n-word on national TV in 2001?
Remember how Bill Clinton rationalized "Sheets" Byrd's membership in the Klan?
"He once had a fleeting association with the Klu Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that's what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians."Yeah right, nothing like making up your past association with the KKK like opposing the 1964 Civil Rights Act, voting against blacks like Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas and Condoleeza Rice, and using a racial slur on TV.
How about the man Democrat's point to as the "Civil Rights President" Lyndon B. Johnson?
"But that was way back when, Democrats don't act like that now" Mr. Liberal will reply.
Oh really? Here's a video of attendees at a Congressional Black Party function (people who alleged Tea Party racism), calling Herman Cain and Allen West the derogatory slur "Oreo" (black on the outside, white on the inside).
How did MSNBC treat GOP consultant and Tea Party activist Niger Innis back in 2002? (Imagine if Fox News did this to a liberal)
What did the Democrat Party do when a Michigan Democrat elected to a township council called the supervisor "an arrogant n*gger" and then tried to brush it off as a "slip of the tongue" when (if you hear the tape below) what she knew she was saying before she said it.
How can the Obama White House throw racial stones when Obama not only resided in a racist "church" for 20 years, but has this tax evader as a frequent guest in the White House.
Obama also gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to "Reverend" Joseph Lowery. Lowery also gave the benediction at Obama's last inaugural. Lowery once said he believed all white people were "going to hell."
Let me also bring this up about David Duke as a point of reference to show he's anything but "conservative." Here's a photo I took back in 2009.
No, that sign wasn't at a Tea Party rally, but at a January 2009 anti-Israel rally near the White House that was basically a pro-Hamas, Hezbollah rally. Do a google search and you'll find Duke spewing 9/11 conspiracies. He also expressed support for anti-Bush, anti-US troop cheerleader Cindy Sheehan back in 2005.
White Steve Scalise has a lot to answer for, liberals who live in glass houses are the last to throw stones.