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leader didn't know David Duke is a white supremacist
The GOP House leadership is rallying around its third-in-command for speaking at a David Duke-white supremacist rally sponsored by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO).
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) has the support of the Republican Party that now treats its seamless political affiliation with the likes of Stormfront and other white supremacist organizations as an occasional PR problem, not a moral disgrace.
This is because white racists are the base of the Republican Party and have been since Nixon's Southern Strategy through Reagan's infamous address on August 3, 1980 in Philadelphia, Mississippi at the Neshoba County Fair, miles from the murder of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, and up to the collection of racial taunts comprising Mitt Romney's campaign.
With this radicalized racist Party now openly affiliated with the new billionaire party created by the Roberts Court, young racists see a future with even the know-nothing Wisconsin governor Scott Walker thinking one day he could become the presidential nominee of the White Party.
The problem for Walker is that Walker is both corrupt and callow—qualifications sufficient for one in four of the Wisconsin electorate in non-presidential elections and perhaps even the Iowa presidential primary dominated by rural whites—but Scott Walker cannot hide much beyond Iowa no matter how badly he destroys public schools in Wisconsin, and leaves Wisconsin waters polluted and poisoned.
The White Party looking for more power: To borrow from F. Scott Fitzgerald: "They were careless people, — they smashed up things … then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made."
The Democratic response: Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Virginia): "Race still is, sadly, an ugly aspect of our politics. No politician should ever find himself/herself addressing a white supremacist organization except to tell them to go to hell." (Robert Costa and Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post)
Well, maybe Scott Walker will weigh in on racism and social justice. I'm sure he's well-read on the topic.