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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

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    So racism is okay, as long as it was a youthful indiscretion?
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    And evidently, using the term "n****r" if perfectly acceptable as well. As long as it's a white democrat using the term.
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    How come it wasn't okay when Paula Deen used it? Or Mark Fuhrman?
    Watch Tony Snow read a letter from Robert Byrd.



    And yes countryboy, I know Tony Snow is also deceased.


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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Watch Tony Snow read a letter from Robert Byrd.



    And yes countryboy, I know Tony Snow is also deceased.
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    [QUOTE=bubbabgone;1064160676]Pol, getting into some other examples of Wright's anti stuff (American and Semitic, to name a couple) it could send some posters over the edge and make the thread into something unintended.[/QUOTE

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Wait, people actually think attending KKK meetings is acceptable? wtf
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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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.
    And if he had been a Republican he would have been run out of office, by his own party. Remember when Trent Lott had to resign simply for saying something nice about Strom Thurman at his birthday party (because Strom once supported segregation)?

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    If he regrets his past actions and has moved on from such past ignorance, then no.

    If he has no shame in it, then yes.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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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 voted no.If Obama steps down the presidency for attending a racist anti-American conspiracy nut church for twenty years,hanging out with terrorists and race antagonizers like Al Sharpton I will change my answer.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    I am sorry, but I think this is going way over the top. He made a mistake, made a speech for people who should not have made a speech for. He apologized and that is that IMHO.

    People are human beings and sometimes they make mistakes, this is not something worthy of being forced to step down, he did not do something illegal. If the people of his district punish him for being a dumbass and making a speech for a bunch of racists then that is their choice but I do not think he should need to step down purely based on this stupidity (and no, I am not a republican but I am worse than a liberal, I am a social democrat and I hate racism, but a mistake is a mistake and there is no evidence the man has racist tendencies so all the media attention has been more than enough punishment).
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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