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To all who are standing up for Steve Scalise

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  • Independent
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    If you are saying I know Steve Scalise then fine. Maybe he didn't know about who he was speaking to and maybe he really is sorry. But if you are giving him the endorsement then you won him. If later facts come out and the news is bad. You can't say I didn't know that and expect a pass. You said I know Steve and am telling you I know him well enough to stake my reputation on him.

    This man is the house whip in the congress of the United States of America. Third in leadership in the House republican party. You need to be a special kind of person worthy, well qualified, duly and truly prepared and educated. In essence someone a cut above the rest of us just to be in the house much less in leadership. If you come from a state where the KKK had/has a presence then I'd expect a educated and qualified person to know whats up. Maybe a person who should know better but went ahead anyway isn't a cut above and not qualified to represent us in the Halls of the United States House of Representatives? If he knew and did it anyway then that is worse and those covering his back are no better and don't belong there either.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    How can you be incognito when I see you standing their in the woods?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    This to me is a non-issue, this should of been the issue was 12 years earlier, this nothing more than slamming character politics, I believe David Dukes was either a candidate or was already member of Congress, so he went to a Party function with other party members and candidates, we now should know about Sen Byrd and his racial comments,you have several members Congress now, who are of color , and make outrageous racial comments and yet there is no hue and a cry for their suspension or resignation, no, this is nothing more than politics at its worse.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    It's pretty ludicrous to call this clown anything other than Bozo. For that matter, most of Congess on both sides is made up of ignorant, self-important dopes who's main object in life is to gain power and wealth and live well at our expense. In all of the U.S. Congress I doubt if there are more than 100 members who really care about anyone or anything but their wealthy benefactors and own self interests. Wheather on not he knew about who D. Duke is, is unimportant - he didn't want to know about him and that tells the true story.
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    jonnycee, if this is a non-issue due to the length of time that has passed then byrd's time in the kkk which occurred long ago and which he denounced as something he should not have done should have been a non-issue. but you can bet your ass that it was brought up by the hypocrites on the right whenever something about david duke or racism reared its head in congress or in politics.
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    Many news shows have been covering this very well, the last few days. It is very interesting to know that David Duke was NOT just a racist KKK, and a White Supremicist, but also a neo-Nazi. (Some of you may remember them, we fought World War 2 to get rid of them.) Many of our US. soldiers were crippled or killed to stop the spread of Nazi beliefs). It seems rather odd that NOW, (70 yrs after WW2), the Nazi's are strong enough to get their guys into positions of leadership in our nation's capitol - Wash, DC). It should make us all feel a bit "shocked." To say the very least.
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    eternal flame Wrote: Many news shows have been covering this very well, the last few days. It is very interesting to know that David Duke was NOT just a racist KKK, and a White Supremicist, but also a neo-Nazi. (Some of you may remember them, we fought World War 2 to get rid of them.) Many of our US. soldiers were crippled or killed to stop the spread of Nazi beliefs). It seems rather odd that NOW, (70 yrs after WW2), the Nazi's are strong enough to get their guys into positions of leadership in our nation's capitol - Wash, DC). It should make us all feel a bit "shocked." To say the very least.
    Eternal, I'm not a bit surprised; the militarism in this country is part of it. In Germany you had the Hitler Jugend, here you have the "cadets" and adds on TV etc. to join our forces; sorry to say there is a lot of comparison on how this Nazi thing was promoted. Again all the flag waving and symbols here depict the same attitude; even "god" blessed Hitler (he was Roman Catholic) The present generation here grows up with guns and slogans and has may be seen some movies, but is not aware of what happened then." L'histoire ce repette"
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    johnnycee Wrote: This to me is a non-issue, this should of been the issue was 12 years earlier, this nothing more than slamming character politics, I believe David Dukes was either a candidate or was already member of Congress, so he went to a Party function with other party members and candidates, we now should know about Sen Byrd and his racial comments,you have several members Congress now, who are of color , and make outrageous racial comments and yet there is no hue and a cry for their suspension or resignation, no, this is nothing more than politics at its worse.
    This is a perfect example of a red herring.

    And outing someone for speaking to a white nationalist group is not character assassination. Scalise assassinated his own character when he chose to speak to a white nationalist group.
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    Senator Robert Byrd, was an orphan, so he was raised by his uncle, who just happened to be KKK. As he grew up, he saw that anyone in the South who wanted to get into politics had to be KKK. It was just a fact, so he went thru the motions, to get into politics, then after he had paid his dues, he got into the Democratic Party, and from then on, he voted the way he really wanted, and spent the rest of his life trying to defeat the racist attitudes & violent methods of the right wing. His voting record is eloquent enough, to show a man of true character & strong morality. I am very proud of a man like Senator Robt Byrd, to have been a Democrat -- showing that even a little boy raised in sad circumstances can grow up with strength of will and real integrity.
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    lonely bird Wrote: jonnycee, if this is a non-issue due to the length of time that has passed then byrd's time in the kkk which occurred long ago and which he denounced as something he should not have done should have been a non-issue. but you can bet your ass that it was brought up by the hypocrites on the right whenever something about david duke or racism reared its head in congress or in politics.
    This is still a non-issue, Sen. Scalise has said he was invited as were other candidates to speak, David Dukes who also a member of Congress was not even there , this is simply politicking at its best, we have primary season coming up and rather than discuss issues , some would rather bring up old news and do as much damage to any candidate as possible to lighten the field so to speak, does anyone know what his speech was about, I don't know it , did his his speech reflect those views held by the KKK, don't know that either, again there is nothing here unless someone produces more than mere presence at a political fundraiser 12 years ago with no follow up since then to condemn someone as a advocate of the KKK., that is all I am saying just to be fair.