"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Scalise was invited to the conference by Kenny Knight, a long time adviser to David Duke. Scalise is either racist or utterly incompetent.
I accept that he was unaware who they were (even though he might have investigated whom he was speaking for a bit better) and that he is sorry that he did it. If no other evidence surfaces supporting an underlying white-supremacist/racist mindset in him, I would say forgive the man/live and let live. Nobody is perfect, especially not a politician and people should not go overboard with heaping on blame/dislike on this guy based on this speech he gave.
Dislike/criticize him for the things he thinks and does in his political office (if that is the case, I do not know him) and not because of this one speech.
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Scalise, 49, who ascended to the House GOPís third-ranking post this year, confirmed through an adviser that he once appeared at a convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO. But the adviser said the congressman didnít know at the time about the groupís affiliation with racists and neo-Nazi activists.
Mornin' MGOP. What I got it was pushed by the Conservative Hard Right.....naturally the left is looking to play off of it. As any shake up in Republican leadership is a problem for all Republicans. Just as it is for the Demos when they shake their tree.
But you are correct.....12 years ago. Why not brought out for the election. Because it wasn't the left.
The reason the Conservatives are making a hubbub about it is due to Scalise not being Conservative enough. The conservatives wanted Tom Graves Georgia Republican as the Whip.
Any of the left really don't want to make a big deal about it with Sharpton visiting this White House 61 times. Or BO peep meeting with Ayers.
This is a one and done if no other dirt comes forth. Leadership released a statement yesterday and circled the Wagons around Scalise. Who assured Boehner there is no other dirt. If there is any other Dirt. He is done as Whip!
Given that the Republican party has shifted to the right and some far to the right over the last 20 years or so, it is probably to be expected that skeletons like this will come rattling out of the closet from time to time. What is the old saying..... When you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.
This is really not at all shocking or even surprising.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers