Jan 1, 2015

Scott Walker in 1992: David Duke's Issues Are Not Extreme

Update: "Not the first time a prominent Republican has been outed for flirting with overt racism. See Pauls, Ron and Rand, or even Reagan, Ron. Back then Republicans thought they could play footsie with racists and anti-Semites under the radar. Those days are over and Scalise should have had the smarts to get a clue by 2002." (The Democratic Strategist)
Scott Walker is exposed again as legitimatizing David Duke's crazed view of the world.

Jud Lounsbury of Uppity Wisconsin has a post from 2011 drawing attention as Scott Walker works to be taken seriously as a candidate for president of the United States.

Lounsbury quotes Scott Walker on Louisiana ex-KKK man, David Duke: "The distinction we're making is not one of saying his issues are extreme, they certainly are not."

Lounsbury then offers David Duke's deranged on-the-record views of the world:
  • "We (Whites) desire to live in our own neighborhoods, go to our own schools, work in our own cities and towns, and ultimately live as one extended family in our own nation."
  • You can't find one written order to one commander at any of these camps which says 'Exterminate the Jews.'
I believe a full airing of Scott Walker's defense of David Duke as not being extreme on the "issues" will serve him well with Iowa's GOP, just not with the more decent people of the United States.

The spectacle of Scott Walker appearing on a live segment with David Duke is crazy, and Walker's weak condemnation that veers into agreement with Duke on the "issues" is just as off-the-charts crazy.

1 comment:

  1. This post got me thinking: Recall that Walker and the GOP Ledge passed a state law forbidding Milwaukee from enforcing its home-rule law requiring city employees to live within the city limits. That prompted an exodus to the burbs by some of those employees. Now, given that some whites prefer "to live in our own neighborhoods," what kind of backlash can we expect when some of the city government's many minority employees decide to move to the burbs? The law of unintended consequences bites Walker again. Or, none of the whites will make that connection, even if racist-driven trouble results.