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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Did you call for Robert Byrd to step down?
    Nope, I sure didn't. Why would would I, because he was a member of the KKK many years ago? I don't believe very many blacks have called for him to step down.


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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Nope, I sure didn't. Why would would I, because he was a member of the KKK many years ago? I don't believe very many blacks have called for him to step down.
    Then why would you call for Scalise to step down? FYI, Byrd wasn't just a "member" of the KKK, and used the term "n****r" in recent years. You realize he is dead now, right?

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Depends how you're asking?

    Morally? Absolutely not. He did nothing illegal, he did nothing seemingly inherently unethical, there's no real reason to step down in that fashion.

    Politically? Here's where it's questionable. At this point I'd probably say "no", with a caveat that it could potentially be smart to possibly elected a new whip prior to the next election. When this first hit I think the smart political move would've been to essentially come out and defend himself in terms of the more hyperbolic attacks on him, but to suggest that he didn't want to draw attention away from the issues on the verge of a very important time for the Republican Congress and thus he'd step down. Doing it quick and early would make it seem like he/the Republicans are making the choice due to their own reasoning. At this point it'd simply look like they're giving into Democratic demands largely built upon trumpted up claims and a flawed foundational logic regarding "republican" and "racist". In such a case, at this point, stepping down would likely be the wrong political move.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Then why would you call for Scalise to step down? FYI, Byrd wasn't just a "member" of the KKK, and used the term "n****r" in recent years. You realize he is dead now, right?
    I didn't call for him to step down, my wording ... the right thing... is about the Republican party's embarassment.
    Robert Byrd is dead? I needed you to tell me that?


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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    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?
    No, well said. And the thing is, he may very well be MORE guilty, not less. We dont know. But based on what we DO know, this is a non story. This thing maybe happened 12 years ago, and hes been elected 6 times since then! Obviously no one cares.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    I don't think he should step down.

    I think he makes a great face for the republican party as the third most powerful man in the GOP.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Robert Byrd is dead? I needed you to tell me that?
    Well, ya never know. And when you said, " I don't believe very many blacks have called for him to step down", it sure seemed like you were talking present tense. I'm not a freakin' mind reader.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Well, ya never know. And when you said, " I don't believe very many blacks have called for him to step down", it sure seemed like you were talking present tense. I'm not a freakin' mind reader.
    His last know affiliation with the KKK was in 1946 - almost seventy years ago.

    Since the late sixties, early seventies, Byrd has renounced his past, said it was the biggest mistake of his life, and asked forgiveness. Over and over.

    The NAACP has given him a 100% perfect rating for his voting record, and Byrd also proposed $10 million to fund the Martin Luther King National Memorial in Washington, DC.

    Hardly very Klanlike.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer 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.
    A few things about your comment ...
    1) the guy in the tub revealed something? Why were you looking?
    2) black guys do laugh you know. Sometimes you say strange things, Pete.
    3) I don't think the tub guy was holding the beer.
    4) and yes, Jeremiah Wright is a racist, to wit ...
    "Take that baby, him or her away, from the African mother, away from the African community, away from the African experience ... and put them Africans over at the breasts of Yale, Harvard, University of Chicago ... UCLA or UC-Berkeley, turn them into biscuits. Let them get that alien DNA all up inside their brain and they will turn on their own people in defense of the ones who are keeping their own people under oppression. Sheep dogs."
    "There's white racist DNA running through the synapses of his or her brain tissue. They 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."


    Jeremiah Wright: We need control - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    His last know affiliation with the KKK was in 1946 - almost seventy years ago.

    Since the late sixties, early seventies, Byrd has renounced his past, said it was the biggest mistake of his life, and asked forgiveness. Over and over.

    The NAACP has given him a 100% perfect rating for his voting record, and Byrd also proposed $10 million to fund the Martin Luther King National Memorial in Washington, DC.

    Hardly very Klanlike.
    So? Does a tiger change his stripes? Why did Byrd use the term "n****r" in 2011, and do you think that is perfectly acceptable?

    Of course a racist left wing organization is going to endorse a lefty. What's so unusual about that?

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