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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Holy cow!
    Jack, have you heard the latest about Scalise?
    He didn't do what they've said ... and he appears to have acknowledged for some reason ... crappy recollection perhaps?
    It looks like another Rolling Stone-ish Jour-nail-ism eff-up ... the accurate story was uncovered by Slate, no less.
    Happy New year.
    In looking around this thread and another on this topic, a lot of people gave credit to Scalise for just stepping up and saying if he did speak to a group of racist, he regrets doing so. Now it looks like Scalise did not speak to this group, but the fact he addressed the allegations head on and quickly is supposed to mean he should still resign, or step down or go into hiding. Or something. Who knows what the outraged torch wielding villagers want? Mob mentality is never known for its consistency or logic.

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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why must conservatives deflect instead of asking that Steve Scalise take personal responsibility for his actions? Or is personal responsibility only for liberals?
    You can turn that question right around and ask why Obama doesn't take personal responsibility for HIS actions?

    Or is that only applicable to Republicans?
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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    There was neither impropriety nor the appearance of impropriety. There was a false allegation, now debunked.
    It'll be a fact years from now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group




    GOP Stand By Scalise, Waits For This Whole Thing To Blow Over.....

    so it looks like this story turned out to be a big nothing burger. Republicans and Democrats came to Scalise’s aid, with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) saying that his colleague doesn’t have a “racist bone in his body.”

    The Huffington Post reported that the person who set off this firestorm was a liberal blogger named Lamar White, Jr: You might remember White, who posted on his site CenLamar.com, for his defense of Wendy Davis during her 2014 gubernatorial campaign after she drew criticism for an ad that many said took a shot at Greg Abbott’s disability; Abbott is the Governor-elect of Texas, Davis’ Republican opponent, and confined to a wheelchair after a tree fell on him in 1984.....snip~

    GOP Stand By Scalise, Waits For This Whole Thing To Blow Over - Matt Vespa



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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    If it's anything like Jeremiah Wright's church, that'd be pretty extremist.
    There are many extremist churches in the country: evangelicals are extremists. I don't put much credibility on the notion that Obama attended a "hate church". The right has been on him trying to tear him down since he took the oath of office: he was going to take the oath "on the Quoran"; remember? Black churches are a continuation of black history in this country. This country is rife with astounding contradictions and horribly unfair practices on the face our founding documents. So for a fire brimstone preacher to yell "God - damn - America" in the face of the facts only means that America is not what she's cracked to be and maybe God should be involved...
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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Problem is assuming. While he knew Knight was a Racist, was he aware of what EURO was.
    Many people would be unaware of EURO.
    It was formed in 2001, he spoke there in 02.
    Until I see more proof, I have no other choice but to give him the benefit of the doubt.
    It is not an issue of assuming. First I would ask if you are politician, especially a politician with desires on higher office, why would associate with a known white supremacist. Second, if a known white supremacist ask you to come speak at group what would make you think that the group is not also associated with white supremacy. If you don't make that connection then that shows a complete lack of fore thought which is almost as bad as willingly speaking to a group of white supremacists. With all that said this directly refutes what Scalise as already stated on the subject. That he was asked to speak at the event by some unknown person and he left the vetting of that group to and unknown staffer. So now not only is he showing a complete lack of judgement but is then lying about it and throwing his staff under the buss while doing it.

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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    There are many extremist churches in the country: evangelicals are extremists. I don't put much credibility on the notion that Obama attended a "hate church". The right has been on him trying to tear him down since he took the oath of office: he was going to take the oath "on the Quoran"; remember? Black churches are a continuation of black history in this country. This country is rife with astounding contradictions and horribly unfair practices on the face our founding documents. So for a fire brimstone preacher to yell "God - damn - America" in the face of the facts only means that America is not what she's cracked to be and maybe God should be involved...
    He also said that we got what we deserved on 9/11.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    There are many extremist churches in the country: evangelicals are extremists. I don't put much credibility on the notion that Obama attended a "hate church". The right has been on him trying to tear him down since he took the oath of office: he was going to take the oath "on the Quoran"; remember? Black churches are a continuation of black history in this country. This country is rife with astounding contradictions and horribly unfair practices on the face our founding documents. So for a fire brimstone preacher to yell "God - damn - America" in the face of the facts only means that America is not what she's cracked to be and maybe God should be involved...
    Ah yes. The "hate America" rationale explained.
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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He also said that we got what we deserved on 9/11.
    A lot of people think that. Most of Europe knows why it happened as well. Ya can't go around putting your thumb on people and expecting them to love you back.
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    Re: Scalise Allegedly Spoke with White Supremacy Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Ah yes. The "hate America" rationale explained.
    Wrong again. Where did I say "hate America?" I think however that you hate America.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

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