GOP’s New House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Was ‘Honored Guest’ At 2002 White Supremacist Convention

  • metta

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    Dec 29, 2014 6:42 AM GMT
    GOP’s New House Majority Whip Was ‘Honored Guest’ At 2002 White Supremacist Convention



    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/28/gops-new-house-majority-whip-was-honored-guest-at-2002-white-supremacist-convention/
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    Dec 29, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGOP’s New House Majority Whip Was ‘Honored Guest’ At 2002 White Supremacist Convention



    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/28/gops-new-house-majority-whip-was-honored-guest-at-2002-white-supremacist-convention/


    And this is surprising, why again?
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 29, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    The republican party is the white supremacist movement. It's obvious just from the comments the more vocal members of the GOP make here on RJ.
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    Dec 29, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThe republican party is the white supremacist movement. It's obvious...

    Agreed. They hate the thought that a Black N**** is in "their" White House. How can a Black be allowed to live in a White house?

    It's more than "obvious", it's as plain as their own words. They declared from election day 2008 that Obama was a failed President, even before he had taken office! (and obediently echoed by Republican RJ members here - wasn't it southbeach1500 who was blaming the bad economy on Obama & Democrats as early as March, 2009, and calling Obama a "failed President" just 3 months after the inauguration?)

    The Republican Party leadership had already devised a plan to derail the Obama Presidency even before he took office, and to block his every move, regardless of the cost to the country. Which is exactly what they did.

    With the result that Republicans regained lost ground in Congress during the last 2 elections, which they will now dominate the last 2 years of the second Obama Administration. What you can expect in 2015 is:

    - Renewed attempts to repeal the ACA (aka Obamacare)
    - Restoration of DOMA to prevent gay marriage and civil rights
    - A Constitutional Amendment submitted for State ratification barring gay marriage forever, and invalidating gay marriages already conducted
    - Exclusion of LGBT from military service
    - Federal laws permitting discrimination against LGBT based on religious beliefs
    - Laws that invalidate Roe v. Wade, and make abortions illegal

    We can return to this topic next year as 2016 approaches, but regrettably I'm pretty sure most of my predictions will have come true.
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    Dec 29, 2014 10:49 PM GMT
    GOP=Gobs Of Poop

    It's only fair that he got the job; after all, he's the guy who had the resume. You have to work your way up to these positions, to show your experience.

    He put a lot of effort into this. You know, before he became majority whip, he was in charge of whipping the minorities.
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    Dec 30, 2014 2:31 PM GMT
    Republicans are finding a curious way of defending Steve Scalise:

    http://www.redstate.com/2014/12/29/steve-scalise-david-duke-and-electability-over-principle/


    Steve Scalise won in La with the same racist positions as David Duke. He expressed his racism in code....so it fit the new image of the GOP(racism on the down low).
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    Dec 30, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    The latest lame statements from Scalise's office is that he didn't know the nature of the white supremacist group he was addressing, because he addresses so many different groups each year. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Yeah, right. Group organizer, and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, the convicted felon who invited Scalise to speak, was Louisiana's most infamous white supremacist at that time, known nationally for his racial bigotry. And Scalise himself knew Duke from Louisiana Republican politics, even made public pronouncements about him.

    (And BTW, I met Duke himself in 1991, but not Scalise I don't think, at lunch in the private legislative dining room of the Louisiana State House when Duke was a State Representative, myself being allowed admittance as a personal guest of the House Speaker at the time. Who also gave me a tour of their impressive capitol building, showing me the bullet holes in the hallway where former Governor and Louisiana's incumbent US Senator Huey Long was assassinated in 1935, the damage still preserved in his memory)

    Scalise said he & Duke shared many of the same "conservative" values, his only criticism of Duke being that he lacked "electability". Evidently had no problem with Duke being a KKK Grand Wizard.

    So when Scalise accepted an invite to speak at a Duke-organized event, he knew full well who Duke was, and what any Duke group was likely to be. It sure wasn't gonna be a gathering of the Women Voters League!

    But Scalise's spokeperson is now saying he could never knowingly attend such a hateful group, because he's a good father and a Catholic. HUH??? Well, David Duke is also a "good" father and a strong Christian. So Christian in fact that his personal web site is crammed with anti-Jewish attacks and rants.

    Until I read Duke's site I didn't realize there's an organized Jewish plot in the US to tear down Christmas trees and Christian symbols displayed on public property and replace them with Menorahs, as part of the "Jewish Takeover of America". Who woulda suspected? icon_eek.gif

    http://davidduke.com

    And so Duke is the guy from whom incoming Republican House Minority Whip Scalise accepted a speaking invitation. But didn't realize the kind of group it might be. Funny, all the rest of America knew. I'm reminded of an old adage: "You're known by the company you keep".

    And if the GOP House keeps Scalise as their Whip, that's the company by which they'll also be known.
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    Dec 30, 2014 4:13 PM GMT
    A Pale Male Republican, with the initials of "SS" speaks at a white supremacist, neo-Nazi event! How Shocking!!

    All sarcasm aside; I have never understood how this bug-eyed GOP party hack managed to become the "Whip" of his party. He has done nothing but toe the party line and repeat their platform's platitudes. I don't recall him ever introducing a significant bill in all of his years in Congress. He's been a huge nebbish, a total "cypher" all these years.
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    Dec 30, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    rnch saidA Pale Male Republican, with the initials of "SS" speaks at a white supremacist, neo-Nazi event! How Shocking!!

    All sarcasm aside; I have never understood how this bug-eyed GOP party hack managed to become the "Whip" of his party. He has done nothing but toe the party line and repeat their platform's platitudes. I don't recall him ever introducing a significant bill in all of his years in Congress. He's been a huge nebbish, a total "cypher" all these years.

    And as a New Orleans resident & homeowner I know you have a more personal and informed interest in these matters of Louisiana politics than most of the rest of us on RJ. So I appreciate your take on this issue. We need reports from the "front lines" when things are being reported by the national media, not always done by them reliably.

    Would you therefore agree with me that there's no way in God's Green Earth that US Rep. Steve Scalise would have had no inkling of what a David Duke event was going to be, and who would be attending? Could he have been an elected Louisiana politician of many years experience in 2002 and NOT known that? Or at least wanted to check into the group before he attended as their "Honored Guest"?

    No doubts or hesitation at all on his part, it would appear. "Oh, the invite's from David Duke? Yeah, tell him I'm in! What's the attire?"
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    Dec 30, 2014 6:33 PM GMT
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    rnch saidA Pale Male Republican, with the initials of "SS" speaks at a white supremacist, neo-Nazi event! How Shocking!!

    All sarcasm aside; I have never understood how this bug-eyed GOP party hack managed to become the "Whip" of his party. He has done nothing but toe the party line and repeat their platform's platitudes. I don't recall him ever introducing a significant bill in all of his years in Congress. He's been a huge nebbish, a total "cypher" all these years.

    And as a New Orleans resident & homeowner I know you have a more personal and informed interest in these matters of Louisiana politics than most of the rest of us on RJ. So I appreciate your take on this issue. We need reports from the "front lines" when things are being reported by the national media, not always done by them reliably.

    Would you therefore agree with me that there's no way in God's Green Earth that US Rep. Steve Scalise would have had no inkling of what a David Duke event was going to be, and who would be attending? Could he have been an elected Louisiana politician of many years experience in 2002 and NOT known that? Or at least wanted to check into the group before he attended as their "Honored Guest"?

    No doubts or hesitation at all on his part, it would appear. "Oh, the invite's from David Duke? Yeah, tell him I'm in! What's the attire?"




    Local news outlets (and "The Washington Post") are reporting today that "S.S." was "friendly" with one of David Duke's political advisors, Kenny Knight.

    A quote from David Duke: "Scalise would communicate a lot with my campaign manager, Kenny Knight. That is why he was invited and why he would come. Kenny knew Scalise, Scalise knew Kenny. They were friendly".

    Having listened to "S.S." regurgitate the GOP company lines again and again, in person and on the tube, I long ago came to the conclusion that although Scalise wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed; he was also far from being stupid.

    It is MY opinion that Scalise knew excactly who and what he was speaking to.
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    Dec 30, 2014 6:36 PM GMT
    The latest lame statements from Scalise's office is that he didn't know the nature of the white supremacist group he was addressing, because he addresses so many different groups each year. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Even if this were true, it should disqualify him for allowing inept staff work. But something this stupid simply can't be believed.
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    Dec 30, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    Here's another one to enjoy (from today's Advocate): Marriage activist and author Marc Solomon predicts Republicans will soon have to abandon vitriolic messaging against marriage equality, if the party wants to recruit younger voters.

    "I don't think we'll have a freedom to marry plank [in the Republican platform] but I think they will start getting rid of this language."


    Translation: we'll still think you're inferior and of less value and not quite a citizen, but we won't way it out loud anymore.
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    Dec 30, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    The Washington Post can deliver a fine understatement:

    “The news [of Scalise having addressed a white-supremacist, Neo-Nazi, KKK-associated, David Duke-founded group] could complicate Republican efforts to project the sense of a fresh start for a resurgent, diversifying party.”
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    Dec 30, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    "Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a leading conservative in the House, said in an interview Monday that he stood by Scalise and believed that many conservatives in the House’s hard-right bloc would do the same."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-majority-whip-scalise-confirms-he-spoke-to-white-nationalists-in-2002/2014/12/29/7f80dc14-8fa3-11e4-a900-9960214d4cd7_story.html
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    Determinate said"Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a leading conservative in the House, said in an interview Monday that he stood by Scalise and believed that many conservatives in the House’s hard-right bloc would do the same."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-majority-whip-scalise-confirms-he-spoke-to-white-nationalists-in-2002/2014/12/29/7f80dc14-8fa3-11e4-a900-9960214d4cd7_story.html

    Well of course they'll support him. Because they hold the same KKK values as David Duke, who Scalise has defended in the past.

    Racist Republicans reveal their true colors every time. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2014 1:40 PM GMT
    Racist Liberal Antigay Al Sharpton has visited Obama's Whitehouse dozens of times:

    http://youtu.be/4ltjowC37AM



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    Dec 31, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidRacist Liberal Antigay Al Sharpton has visited Obama's Whitehouse dozens of times:

    http://youtu.be/4ltjowC37AM

    Well, I'll admit Sharpton's a liberal. And probably counter-productive because of his predictably self-serving, over-the-top antics.

    But racist? Where do you get that? Because he opposes White racism like your own?

    And antigay? You're nuts. He made a few careless statements more than 20 years ago (he does have a bad habit of "shooting from the lip" as we used to say in the Army about loose cannons like him), but he's not antigay.

    He's on record as urging the Black community to endorse gay civil rights.

    So I think we have to dismiss you as another lying, looney Right Winger, come here to disrupt a gay site. Who also shoots from the lip, without regard for the facts or truth.

    Now let's get back to the White Supremacist racist that Republicans intend to make the Majority Whip in the US House of Representatives. You wanna address THAT issue, per this thread, without irrelevant digressions about Al Sharpton, who's not been elected to anything?
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    Dec 31, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
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    Determinate said"Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a leading conservative in the House, said in an interview Monday that he stood by Scalise and believed that many conservatives in the House’s hard-right bloc would do the same."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-majority-whip-scalise-confirms-he-spoke-to-white-nationalists-in-2002/2014/12/29/7f80dc14-8fa3-11e4-a900-9960214d4cd7_story.html

    Well of course they'll support him. Because they hold the same KKK values as David Duke, who Scalise has defended in the past.

    Racist Republicans reveal their true colors every time. icon_biggrin.gif


    Ah Bobby, this wouldn't have happened to be you below, would it?

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    "And a rare moment when I happen to DISagree with Obama. Muslims have no business being within 100 miles of the WTC. In fact, as avowed enemies of everything the US stands for, the vast majority proponents of our destruction as a Democratic nation, I don't think they should be in this country at all. And how's THAT for a statement from an alleged ultra-liberal, left-wing socialist, as I am often called here?"
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    Art_Deco saidThe latest lame statements from Scalise's office is that he didn't know the nature of the white supremacist group he was addressing, because he addresses so many different groups each year. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Yeah, right. Group organizer, and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, the convicted felon who invited Scalise to speak, was Louisiana's most infamous white supremacist at that time, known nationally for his racial bigotry. And Scalise himself knew Duke from Louisiana Republican politics, even made public pronouncements about him.

    (And BTW, I met Duke himself in 1991, but not Scalise I don't think, at lunch in the private legislative dining room of the Louisiana State House when Duke was a State Representative, myself being allowed admittance as a personal guest of the House Speaker at the time. Who also gave me a tour of their impressive capitol building, showing me the bullet holes in the hallway where former Governor and Louisiana's incumbent US Senator Huey Long was assassinated in 1935, the damage still preserved in his memory)

    Scalise said he & Duke shared many of the same "conservative" values, his only criticism of Duke being that he lacked "electability". Evidently had no problem with Duke being a KKK Grand Wizard.

    So when Scalise accepted an invite to speak at a Duke-organized event, he knew full well who Duke was, and what any Duke group was likely to be. It sure wasn't gonna be a gathering of the Women Voters League!

    But Scalise's spokeperson is now saying he could never knowingly attend such a hateful group, because he's a good father and a Catholic. HUH??? Well, David Duke is also a "good" father and a strong Christian. So Christian in fact that his personal web site is crammed with anti-Jewish attacks and rants.

    Until I read Duke's site I didn't realize there's an organized Jewish plot in the US to tear down Christmas trees and Christian symbols displayed on public property and replace them with Menorahs, as part of the "Jewish Takeover of America". Who woulda suspected? icon_eek.gif

    http://davidduke.com

    And so Duke is the guy from whom incoming Republican House Minority Whip Scalise accepted a speaking invitation. But didn't realize the kind of group it might be. Funny, all the rest of America knew. I'm reminded of an old adage: "You're known by the company you keep".

    And if the GOP House keeps Scalise as their Whip, that's the company by which they'll also be known.


    Where's the Liberal outrage over Democrats repeatedly supporting and re-electing KKK Leader Senator Robert Byrd to the Senate for 50 years?

    Answer: Democrat=Hypocrite

    The only way we got rid of him is that he died in office.

    Speaking of company kept by liberal hypocrites:

    Obama's "good friend" the Sultan Of Brunei passed a law to execute gays by stoning. The Clintons have accepted millions from the Sultan:

    http://youtu.be/eIRZUInNHxI

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/will-hillary-clinton-condemn-her-million-dollar-donor-who-is-out-to-stone-gays/

    So the company Obama keeps is the Sultan Of Brunei, Al Sharpton and Weather Underground admitted bomber Bill Ayers.




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    Dec 31, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    It's telling to see that republicans, rather than denounce the racism evident in their party leaders and even more evident in their policies, would rather point the finger at democrats. Ok, I'll bite, the democrats are also racist. The whole country is race obsessed, and PC people separate us by races too. The only way to move forward is to stop making this about dem V rep, and face the issue as a civil rights issue. We're all Americans. We need to stop labeling ourselves by race. We don't separate ourselves by eye color, because that would be stupid. Separating ourselves by race is no less stupid.
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    Dec 31, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
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    HottJoe saidThe whole country is race obsessed, and PC people separate us by races too. The only way to move forward is to stop making this about dem V rep, and face the issue as a civil rights issue. We're all Americans. We need to stop labeling ourselves by race. We don't separate ourselves by eye color, because that would be stupid. Separating ourselves by race is no less stupid.



    I 100% agree with you on this, Joe. icon_biggrin.gif

    Maybe you don't get what I'm saying though, because you label yourself as white in your profile. White is not a true description of what you look like. It is a term for a supposed race you identify with, which is a social construct, but it's not reality. The reality is that you are blue eyed, blond and pink? Idk because you haven't told us. You've only said you're white, even though the only white people are albinos. Neither of us are white. We have similar tones but different hair color and eye color. Saying we're a "race" is preposterous. We're all individuals and there's simply a large spectrum of skin colors. There is no reason to draw lines and call ourselves either black or white. We're not a black and white species. We're in color.

    White is a meaningless racially loaded word. It's devoid of diversity and a perversion of reality. Yet it's come to represent one side of a chess board in a real conflict.
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    southbeach1500 said
    HottJoe saidThe whole country is race obsessed, and PC people separate us by races too. The only way to move forward is to stop making this about dem V rep, and face the issue as a civil rights issue. We're all Americans. We need to stop labeling ourselves by race. We don't separate ourselves by eye color, because that would be stupid. Separating ourselves by race is no less stupid.



    I 100% agree with you on this, Joe. icon_biggrin.gif

    Maybe you don't get what I'm saying though, because you label yourself as white in your profile. White is not a true description of what you look like. It is a term for a supposed race you identify with, which is a social construct, but it's not reality. The reality is that you are blue eyed, blond and pink? Idk because you haven't told us. You've only said you're white, even though the only white people are albinos. Neither of us are white. We have similar tones but different hair color and eye color. Saying we're a "race" is preposterous. We're all individuals and there's simply a large spectrum of skin colors. There is no reason to draw lines and call ourselves either black or white. We're not a black and white species. We're in color.

    White is a meaningless racially loaded word. It's devoid of diversity and a perversion of reality. Yet it's come to represent one side of a chess board in a real conflict.


    Know what? I actually agree with this. Amazing who you can bring on board when you hold back on the insults and name calling.

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    Dec 31, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    rnch saidLocal news outlets (and "The Washington Post") are reporting today that "S.S." was "friendly" with one of David Duke's political advisors, Kenny Knight.

    A quote from David Duke: "Scalise would communicate a lot with my campaign manager, Kenny Knight.


    LMAO @ "SS" and "Knight" icon_lol.gif Perfect! I couldn't make this up if I tried!
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    Dec 31, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    southbeach1500 said
    HottJoe saidThe whole country is race obsessed, and PC people separate us by races too. The only way to move forward is to stop making this about dem V rep, and face the issue as a civil rights issue. We're all Americans. We need to stop labeling ourselves by race. We don't separate ourselves by eye color, because that would be stupid. Separating ourselves by race is no less stupid.



    I 100% agree with you on this, Joe. icon_biggrin.gif

    Maybe you don't get what I'm saying though, because you label yourself as white in your profile. White is not a true description of what you look like. It is a term for a supposed race you identify with, which is a social construct, but it's not reality. The reality is that you are blue eyed, blond and pink? Idk because you haven't told us. You've only said you're white, even though the only white people are albinos. Neither of us are white. We have similar tones but different hair color and eye color. Saying we're a "race" is preposterous. We're all individuals and there's simply a large spectrum of skin colors. There is no reason to draw lines and call ourselves either black or white. We're not a black and white species. We're in color.

    White is a meaningless racially loaded word. It's devoid of diversity and a perversion of reality. Yet it's come to represent one side of a chess board in a real conflict.


    I've always said humanity got off on a bad foot by electing to call "race" "race."

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    "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" icon_lol.gif

    Joe.My.God.Scalise, NOT incidentally, was the lead author of Louisiana's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.


    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/steve-scalise-hails-louisiana-anti-marriage-equality-ruling

    Right Wing WatchRep. Steve Scalise praised a federal judge for upholding his home state of Louisiana’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, telling the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins yesterday that the ruling “was an important win for marriage today.”

    “I was the lead author of the bill that put a constitutional amendment on the ballot back in 2004,” the House GOP whip said on the FRC’s “Washington Watch.”

    Perkins agreed: “A big win for Louisiana but also a big win for the nation in that it has, I think, slowed down this train of activist decisions.”


    Wanna bet S.S. is TOTALLY shocked about Tony Perkins' long-known ties to The KooKooKrazyklan?

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    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Perkins_%28politician%29[/url]

    WikiIn 1996, while managing the U.S. Senate campaign of Woody Jenkins against Mary Landrieu, Perkins paid $82,500 to use the mailing list of former Ku Klux Klan leader and state representative David Duke. The campaign was fined $3,000 for filing false disclosure forms in a bid to hide the payment to Duke. Perkins has stated he did not know about the mailing list's connection to Duke.

    On May 17, 2001, Perkins gave a speech to the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a white supremacist group that has described black people as a "retrograde species of humanity". Perkins claimed not to know the group's ideology at the time, but it had been widely publicized in Louisiana and the nation, just two years earlier. The Duke incident surfaced again in the local press in 2002, when Perkins ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate.