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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't believe Jeremiah Wright is racist.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    No he shouldn't step down. It happened a long time ago and it wasn't illegal.
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    No. Look, I think it is more likely than not he is a racist. I also don't like his politics.

    But even if he knew it was a white supremacist group he spoke to I wouldn't have a problem with that. They were still voters and, I think, his constituents. So if he just discussed his policies with those douche bags I am fine with that. If he actually gave a racist speech, that is a different story altogether.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Nothing illegal, he spoke at an event for a white nationalist group in 2002.
    Apparently he didnt. Or at least no one is sure if he did, even the group.

    The man who told The Washington Post he asked Scalise to speak took exactly one day to take it back and say that actually, Scalise didn’t attend the event. So which is it?

    That was the question Smerconish posed to Duke this morning. And Duke honestly could not say for sure whether Scalise attended that 2002 conference, saying that he was out of the country at the time and the people he spoke to gave him contradicting accounts.
    CNN’s Smerconish Confronts David Duke over Scalise: Was He There or Not? | Mediaite

    As to the question, do you mean step down from GOP leadership? In that case, maybe, since he is probably hurting them. Step down from his office? No. Thats soley up to the people in his district. Even if Scalise is a full on KKK clan leader, those people are citizens and have a right to representation if they want it.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    So, should he do the right thing and step down?

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    I do not see a pattern of catering to racist causes, but the evidence points more to a single mistake.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Apparently he didnt. Or at least no one is sure if he did, even the group.

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    As to the question, do you mean step down from GOP leadership? In that case, maybe, since he is probably hurting them. Step down from his office? No. Thats soley up to the people in his district. Even if Scalise is a full on KKK clan leader, those people are citizens and have a right to representation if they want it.
    This whole let's jump on Scalise thing even though it appears he didn't do what we're saying and even though we don't know what he said or who he said it to, is looking more and more like what started the hands up don't shoot thing which became and continues to be a thing even though it was borne of a lie that matters not at all to many.

    Was that too wordy to make the point?

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    So, should he do the right thing and step down?

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    Other than for political expediency and to avoid Democrat hypocrisy at every turn, why would his stepping down be "the right thing" to do?
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Perhaps those who think Jeremiah Wright is racist are the real racists. Your posting of a stereotypical picture of black man in a bathtub with a bottle of beer is revealing.


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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    So, should he do the right thing and step down?

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    Did you call for Robert Byrd to step down?

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't believe Jeremiah Wright is racist.
    You just have to love a man who rages about 'white racist DNA', calls white people 'biscuits', and says that blacks raised by white people will 'kill their own kind, defend the enemies of their kind or anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life.' There's a man who sincerely seeks racial harmony.
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