December 29, 2014 11:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Of course, it was okay because, Steve Scalise’s office says, he didn’t know that European-American Unity and Rights Organization was a white supremacist group founded by David Duke. Not that the name of the thing would give it away or anything.

In a statement, Scalise’s spokesperson Moira Bagley emphasized that the then-state lawmaker was unaware at the time of the group’s ideology and its association with racists and neo-Nazi activists.

Sure, why bother finding out what group you’re speaking to? We’re all Americans,right?

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Other Scalise allies, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, argued that Scalise was poorly staffed during the period, when he was busy touring the state promoting his efforts to curb state spending.

“Throughout his career in public service, Mr. Scalise has spoken to hundreds of different groups with a broad range of viewpoints,” Bagley said. “In every case, he was building support for his policies, not the other way around. In 2002, he made himself available to anyone who wanted to hear his proposal to eliminate slush funds that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars as well as his opposition to a proposed tax increase on middle-class families.”

She added, “He has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question. The hate-fueled ignorance and intolerance that group projects is in stark contradiction to what Mr. Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband, and a devoted Catholic.”

Scalise’s appearance at the event was first reported by blogger Lamar White Jr., who manages a Web site on Louisiana politics.

While Scalise didn’t know what group he was keynoting, local press knew exactly what was going on.

The Gambit Weekly, an alternative publication in New Orleans, wrote days before the conference that the hotel distanced itself from Duke’s group and expressed its discomfort.

“A contract to book this event was made some time ago, and it is our practice to fulfill our contractual obligations,” a company spokesperson told the publication. “Our company does not share the views of this organization.”

The Iowa Cubs, a minor-league baseball team, also told the Gambit Weekly that they were concerned about housing their players, which included several African-Americans, at that hotel while traveling to Louisiana.

h/t Gawker

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

54 responses to Third-Ranking House Republican Acknowledges Speaking At White Supremacist Rally

  1. whatthe46 December 29th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    “…Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband, and a devoted Catholic.”
    sure, throw religion in there and all’s better, nothing to see here folks. now, if they’ll only produce a list of all the other speaking engagements. no lying now, be honest. yeah right.

    • granpa.usthai December 30th, 2014 at 3:29 am

      I think a transcript of his speech at the “guess who we are” hotel convention would give some kind of clue as to his REAL religious concerns. Most politicians keep transcripts of their speeches (kinda like a trophy) – Joseph Goebbels did, and they’re just so much alike! -wonder if his NOW COMPETENT staff would be competent enough to share it with the American people?

      • Foundryman December 30th, 2014 at 11:03 am

        I would have thought the white hoods staring back at him would have been a signal, but he is a republican.

      • whatthe46 December 30th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        they are being burned as we speak.

  2. Budda December 30th, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I thought racism was over and done with, at least Fox says so.

    • whatthe46 December 30th, 2014 at 12:19 am

      and there you have it.

    • granpa.usthai December 30th, 2014 at 3:21 am

      that was before what I hope will be a lot of breaking news on the affiliations of the Republiklan Bundy Boys.

    • William December 30th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Well of course.

  3. Foundryman December 30th, 2014 at 12:13 am

    So, let’s review…
    In one day we have an admitted white supremacist supporting racist in the republican leadership…
    We have a disgraced convicted republican felon finally realizing he has to resign before going off to prison
    And last but not least, we have Miss Lindsey Graham giving a foreign leader carte blanche control over policy in the US Congress….
    What a day!! And to think, they haven’t even taken control yet…

  4. jasperjava December 30th, 2014 at 1:16 am

    What’s the big deal? The Republican Party itself is a white supremacist organization. Any Republican caucus, convention, or election rally is like a Klan meeting.

    • whatthe46 December 30th, 2014 at 1:31 am

      no sh’t!

  5. R J December 30th, 2014 at 2:13 am

    So he spoke to the tea party base of the right wing.The ones that watch faux news all day everyday

    • William December 30th, 2014 at 10:38 am

      There has never been any doubt.

  6. granpa.usthai December 30th, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was a father, husband and devoted Catholic too! – Seems like they have a lot in common.

    “one day soon Conservative Republicanism will be the religion of all AmeriKans”, eh Scalise?

    but for now, we can only guess at your ‘surprise’ when you found out who you were speaking to, right? Gee, I wonder if there’s a transcript of the speech somewhere?

    • rg9rts December 30th, 2014 at 4:27 am

      With Scalia leading the charge

  7. rg9rts December 30th, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I just can’t wait to see what these neonazis have in store for us…

    • Foundryman December 30th, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Whatever it is, my hope is many people will regret their vote.

      • rg9rts December 30th, 2014 at 11:03 am

        I didn’t vote gopee

  8. anothertoothpick December 30th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over” Joseph Goebbels quote

    Obama Care, and Benghazi.

    • Foundryman December 30th, 2014 at 10:58 am

      And FoxNews has mastered that from the master himself….

  9. William December 30th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Republican speaking fee 101.
    “Money don’t care where it comes from”

  10. anothertoothpick December 30th, 2014 at 11:41 am

    A republican US congressman speaking at a KKK meeting.

    Will the republican leadership just let this pass?

    I demand to see a Benghazi type investigation of this man. Let’s get “Manson Lamps” Gowdy on the case.

    Do I think it will happen? No. Not with the new repiglikns in charge of congress.

    Should it happen?


  11. madjakk December 30th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Calling out the GOP whip for this EURO event is fair game.
    What infuriates me the most is that the “progressive” MSM has a huge double standard. Democrats, including Obama have appealed to their toxic identity organizations or excused those of their party who have and these events are shoved under the rug…..its just ignored….what was the Journo-list scandal about again?
    This narrative that ONLY the GOP is racist and this image must be maintained at all costs to excise the maximum amount of political damage possible by the MSM is blatantly obvious…..this is an “objective” press?….really?
    Why is CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo and the rest of that partisan filth going down the toilet again?
    Problem is…this narrative is wrong and this narrative is going from being annoying to outright resentment and hatred of you “progressives” and your double standards.

    Go ahead progs and keep Balkanizing…..lets see where that leads

    • William December 30th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      “Democrats, including Obama have appealed to their toxic identity organizations or excused those of their party who have and these events are shoved under the rug”
      Would you please list some of those events?
      Thanx in advance.

      • madjakk December 30th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

        …..other than Reverend Wright.
        Obama appeared in Selma 2007 to do a “civil rights address”….this same gathering also featured the New Black Panther Party and he spoke at the same podium they did. This was excused by most media outlets.
        The reasoning was that it was a “civil rights” gathering and that Obama didnt know they were there…..even if you buy that….a GOP candidate would never have gotten off so lightly.

        Robert Byrd of West Va. was a KKK member throughout his early years and into his political life…..he claimed 1952 to have quit within a short span of gaining membership but didnt fully reject his KKK membership and racialist ideology until the late 1990s. Indeed, he opposed the various Civil Rights Acts throughout the 1960s into the 1970s
        He was lauded at his funeral by Pelosi, Reid and Obama in 2010.

        Bobby Lee Rush, U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 1st congressional district since 1993.
        Co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers and is the only person to defeat Obama in an election. He has not as of this date, to my knowledge, renounced his BP ideological thinking.

        Virtual Murrell, Former Black Panther Party Leader and convicted felon co-hostsed a Fundraiser for Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn. No big deal….except that a Republican candidate would never have gotten off with a “we didnt know who these people were” story.

        • William December 30th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

          Republican Senator Lindsey Graham: Senator Byrd was a valuable ally and worthy opponent. He will be viewed by history as one of the giants of the Senate.

          Republican Senator Orrin Hatch: On the issues, we were frequent opponents, but he was always gracious both in victory and defeat. This is a man who earned his law degree while serving in the Senate, and who had a prodigious knowledge of ancient and modern history.

          Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell: Senator Byrd combined a devotion to the U.S. Constitution with a deep learning of history to defend the interests of his state and the traditions of the Senate. We will remember him for his fighter’s spirit, his abiding faith, and for the many times he recalled the Senate to its purposes.

          So what’s your point…exactly?

          • madjakk December 30th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

            Gee…how very selective of you. Kinda like the rest of your prog fellows.
            Just ignore the other members I listed.

            BTW, throughout Byrds career into the 1990s, his membership in the KKK was never the media fodder that GOP faux pas were.
            Thats the point.

          • William December 30th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

            Selective? Uh no, I just listed some of the glowing comments made by members of the GOP, You know those members that attended the same funeral.
            BTW I’m actually an independent, but thanks for trying.

          • arc99 December 30th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

            we heard about William Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright for months leading up to the 2008 elections.

            the point is that regardless of their politics and despite the outright lies right wingers told about the “connection” between Ayers and Mr. Obama, to equate the Klan with either Ayers or Wright demonstrates that you right wingers simply do not get it.

            so stop your whining for gods sakes. the media is not liberal and poor-me victimization rants from right wingers will not change that.

            remember ACORN? remember all the front page stories about how the employee “caught” on tape enabling child prostitution reported the incident to law enforcement right after the encounter?

            me neither. the major media is not liberal, it is corporate. they publish material which will maximize advertising revenue. it is the free market that right wingers claim is the solution to all our problems. it seems to be working since as noted above, the Washington Post holding company nearly doubled its revenue in 2013.

          • madjakk December 31st, 2014 at 11:24 am


            Just sayin’

          • William December 31st, 2014 at 11:30 am

            Yes, as I’ve said all along, Sen Byrd saw the error of his ways, and thankfully he changed. Thanks for the link. Now if we can just get the leader of the “Conservative” movement to get on the same page.


          • madjakk December 31st, 2014 at 12:36 pm

            That comment was made in 2001, long after his “alleged” renouncing of his racist views.
            I like what then president of the NAACP said.
            “NAACP President Kweisi Mfume was not particularly impressed by Byrd’s apology. He telephoned The Associated Press to say the fact that Byrd felt “comfortable enough on nationwide TV to refer to any group in that manner suggests that any progress he has made on race is relative.”
            ….by then Byrd was a leading Democrat in various committees like the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations and he was elected as the President pro tempore of the United States Senate when the Democratic Party had a majority, and as President pro tempore emeritus during periods of Republican majority. Being President pro tempore, made him third in the line of presidential succession, behind the Vice President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

            Just wondering…..were their any calls from the “progressive” MSM for him to step down from his leadership positions, resigning from the Senate or a full court media frenzy to label him as a racist?

          • William December 31st, 2014 at 1:17 pm

            Your point?

          • madjakk December 31st, 2014 at 2:28 pm

            You have ADD

          • William December 31st, 2014 at 2:32 pm

            LOL. Responding to a post by making a long distance diagnosis on a subject your clearly are not qualified in, is bizarre, but not surprising. Even for a Fox fed right wing dittohead.

          • madjakk December 31st, 2014 at 2:49 pm

            ….and the response quite revealing since it uncovers not only the entrenched bigotry but also the ideological denialism based on the fascist left “progressive” superiority complex.

            My point was made at the very beginning of this specific thread… either you have ADD or your short term memory loss is due to deliberate chemical alteration…..which is it?

          • William January 1st, 2015 at 9:39 am

            Making a long distance medical diagnosis (even though you’re not a physician), must mean that you’re winning the argument.
            So that’s it huh? That’s your argument.
            Can I try?
            Your obsession with trying to convince a stranger that a republican taking money from a racist organization is ok, must mean you have Coprophagy or Urophagia. Which one is it?
            (this is fun huh?)

          • madjakk January 1st, 2015 at 11:36 am

            With you it gets a little more basic.

          • OldLefty January 2nd, 2015 at 7:11 am

            As opposed to the entrenched bigotry of the fascist RIGHT, regressive superiority complex???

            That is truly promoted by the much of the conservative MSM and hidden under the false equivalency of the rest of MSM.

            You seem to be the classic example of right wing projection, wherein most of what you accuse your opponent of is EXACTLY what YOU are doing.

          • madjakk January 2nd, 2015 at 12:50 pm

            Fascism was a left wing ideology.
            Unless you leftist “progressives” and your historical revisionist tendencies no longer consider “socialism” to be a leftist ideology.
            Hitler fully subscribed to Mussolini’s ideas of “Fascism”. Hitler was indeed a member and became the head of the NSDAP, the German version of Partito Nazionale Fascista…..
            From Wiki
            “The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (help·info), abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party (/ˈnɑːtsi/), was a political party in Germany active between 1920 and 1945 that practiced Nazism. Its predecessor, the German Workers’ Party (DAP), existed from 1919 to 1920.”
            Notice the word “Nationalsozialistische, it means National Socialists in German.

            After seeing your Dear Leader in action… appears your head prog also subscribes to many of its ideas as well, much more so than any “right wing” political leader was willing to do.
            What were you talking about projecting, prog?…..your post is classic disinformation, Paul Joseph Goebbels would be proud.
            Do you prog Obama cult of personality types ever read anything than your own propaganda?.
            Explain this.
            President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

            Supported Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act
            In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.
            “In a stunning defense of President George W. Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program, President Barack Obama has broadened the government’s legal argument for immunizing his Administration and government agencies from lawsuits surrounding the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping efforts.
            In fact, a close read of a government filing last Friday reveals that the Obama Administration has gone beyond any previous legal claims put forth by former President Bush.”

            “In a speech at Northwestern University yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder provided the most detailed explanation yet for why the Obama administration believes it has the authority to secretly target U.S. citizens for execution by the CIA without even charging them with a crime, notifying them of the accusations, or affording them an opportunity to respond, instead condemning them to death without a shred of transparency or judicial oversight. The administration continues to conceal the legal memorandum it obtained to justify these killings, and, as The New York Times‘ Charlie Savage noted, Holder’s “speech contained no footnotes or specific legal citations, and it fell far short of the level of detail contained in the Office of Legal Counsel memo.”…

          • OldLefty January 2nd, 2015 at 1:16 pm

            Fascism was a left wing ideology.


            No it wasn’t.

            But it’s a nice little palliative for the right.

            Ernst Roehm, was in charge of the Sturmabteilung which included many members who actually believed in the ‘socialism’ of National Socialism and also wanted to become a true revolutionary army in place of the regular German
Their anti-capitalist ideologies of the SA leaders (and echoed by the restless masses ) caused great concern to big
            industry leaders who had helped put Hitler in power.
Hitler had promised them he would put down the trade union movement and Marxists, which he had done, but now his own storm troopers were sounding more and more like Marxists

According to Hitler, 61 had been executed while 13 had been shot resisting arrest and three had committed suicide.
Others have argued that as many as 400 people were killed .
This was The Night of the Long Knives.

            The Nazis believed that communism was dangerous to the well-being of nations because of its intention to dissolve private property and it’s atheism.

            The ACTUAL original dictionary definition (Before right wing political correctness);

            From the original Oxford English Dictionary;

            Definition of fascism


            [mass noun]

            an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

            general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or

            That’s why David Frum said, “Republicans have been “Fleeced, Exploited And Lied To’ by a Conservative Entertainment Complex”

            As to EVERYTHING you say about Obama…

            Where were YOU for the last administration??

            Remember the Unitary Executive?

            The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2006?

            Remember: ??


            That the Bush administration has publicly adopted the policy of targeted killing of US citizens accused of terrorism is not the wild imaginations of left wing sources; it has been reported for example by ABC News and Associated Press:


            “CIA Target: Americans Officials: U.S. Citizens Working for Al Qaeda Can Be Killed in CIA Actions

            “The authority to kill U.S. citizens is granted under a secret finding signed by the president after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that directs the CIA to covertly attack al Qaeda anywhere in the world. The authority makes no exception for Americans, so permission to strike them is understood rather than specifically described, officials said.”???

            Either you didn’t know or you didn’t care.

          • madjakk January 2nd, 2015 at 1:56 pm

            Yes… was.
            Fascism was called the “Third Way” between capitalism and communism by Mussolini. He and Hitler adopted ideas of socialist movements with the notion of “nationalism” thrown in.
            Explain this, from the 25 points of the NSDAP…..then explain how this is NOT socialism.
            “We demand that the state be charged first with providing the opportunity for a livelihood and way of life for the citizens. If it is impossible to sustain the total population of the State, then the members of foreign nations (non-citizens) are to be expelled from the Reich.”

            “We demand the nationalisation of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).”

            “We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.”

            “We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare.”

            “We demand the creation of a healthy middle class and its conservation, immediate communalization of the great warehouses and their being leased at low cost to small firms, the utmost consideration of all small firms in contracts with the State, county or municipality.”

            “We demand a land reform suitable to our needs, provision of a law for the free expropriation of land for the purposes of public utility, abolition of taxes on land and prevention of all speculation in land.”

            “We demand struggle without consideration against those whose activity is injurious to the general interest. Common national criminals, usurers, profiteers and so forth are to be punished with death, without consideration of confession or race.”

            From Wiki.
            Initially, Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big business, anti-bourgeois, and anti-capitalist rhetoric, although such aspects were later downplayed in order to gain the support of industrial entities, and in 1930s the party’s focus shifted to antisemitic and anti-Marxist themes.[11]

          • OldLefty January 2nd, 2015 at 2:13 pm

            Hitler came to power as a socialist, (replacing the progressive Weimar Republic), and then got rid of the lefties;

            From the first days of Hitler’s third Reich opponents such as von Schleicher and Gregor Strasser (who had resigned from the Nazis) were murdered or incarcerated, and some Nazis, among them Ernst Roehm , were themselves purged. Jews, Socialists, Communists, and others were hounded, arrested, or assassinated.From the first days of Hitler’s Third Reich political opponents such as von Schleicher and Gregor Strasser (who had resigned from the Nazis) were murdered or incarcerated, and some Nazis, among them Ernst Roehm , were themselves purged. Jews, Socialists, Communists, and others were hounded, arrested, or assassinated.

            In 1938, Mussolini replaced the parliament with
            the Camera dei Fasci e delle Corporazioni (Chamber of the Fascist Corporations.)

            Some of the primary and more famous Americans and companies that were involved with the fascist regimes of Europe are: William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Kennedy (JFK’s father), Charles Lindbergh, John Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon (head of Alcoa,
            banker, and Secretary of Treasury), DuPont, General Motors, Standard Oil (now
            Exxon), Ford, ITT, Allen Dulles (later head of the CIA), Prescott Bush,
            National City Bank, and General Electric.

            Remember, Prescott lost Union Bank under the Trading With the Enemy Act.

          • madjakk January 2nd, 2015 at 2:08 pm

            Your apologist denialism is embarrassing.
            The last administration hasnt been in office since 2009, FAIL.
            THIS administration has been in office since then, and not only kept GWBs policies but EXPANDED them.
            Yea…..kill US citizens working for a terrorist group…..without trial, jury or a court sentence….just a government “Secret Decree”……how about explaining this.
            Further, how is it that you “progressives” support military operations against civilian populations with which we havent declared war?

            “The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son
            Extreme secrecy, as usual, shrouds this act, but it underscores how often the U.S. uses violence around the world
            GLENN GREENWALD”
            “Two weeks after the U.S. killed American citizen Anwar Awlaki with a drone strike in Yemen — far from any battlefield and with no due process — it did the same to his 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, ending the teenager’s life on Friday along with his 17-year-old cousin and seven other people. News reports, based on government sources, originally claimed that Awlaki’s son was 21 years old and an Al Qaeda fighter (needless to say, as Terrorist often means: “anyone killed by the U.S.”), but a birth certificatepublished by The Washington Post proved that he was born only 16 years ago in Denver. As The New Yorker‘s Amy Davidson wrote: “Looking at his birth certificate, one wonders what those assertions say either about the the quality of the government’s evidence — or the honesty of its claims — and about our own capacity for self-deception.” The boy’s grandfather said that he and his cousin were at a barbecue and preparing to eat when the U.S. attacked them by air and ended their lives. There are two points worth making about this:

            (1) It is unknown whether the U.S. targeted the teenager or whether he was merely “collateral damage.” The reason that’s unknown is because the Obama administration refuses to tell us. Said the Post: “The officials would not discuss the attack in any detail, including who the target was.” So here we have yet again one of the most consequential acts a government can take — killing one of its own citizens, in this case a teenage boy — and the government refuses even to talk about what it did, why it did it, what its justification is, what evidence it possesses, or what principles it has embraced in general for such actions. Indeed, it refuses even to admit it did this, since it refuses even to admit that it has a drone program at all and that it is engaged in military action in Yemen. It’s just all shrouded in total secrecy.”

          • OldLefty January 2nd, 2015 at 2:25 pm

            Your apologist denialism is embarrassing


            Thou dost project too much, methinks!

            Neurotic projection is perceiving others as operating in ways one unconsciously finds objectionable in yourself.

            [“The last administration hasnt been in office since 2009, FAIL.”]


            So we ignore EVERY precedent that they set, no matter how much more intense it was.

            [Further, how is it that you “progressives” support military operations against civilian populations with which we havent declared war?]


            Most “progressives” are opposed to ALL the wars since Viet Nam on.

            “”The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son”??
            EVERYONE agrees, as they did when Bush did the same .

            The Bush administration has adopted an official policy of targeted killing of American citizens accused of terrorism or accused of assisting terrorists. This policy is consistent with the histories, behavior and expressed policy preferences of several Bush administration officials who were also officials of the Nixon, Reagan and Bush I administrations, such as Donald Rumsfeld, John Negroponte and Elliot Abrams.

            Please spare me Greenwald who is nothing but a blogger and an activist who never lets the facts get in the way of his agenda, (which is selling Glenn Greenwald), approved of Bush as long as he got warrants, (which he did not).

            You want things to change?

            Vote for Dennis Kucinich, and give him a similar Congress, but I suspect that as long as Americans frighten so easily, that it would not matter if we had a Kucinich, a Paul or a Greenwald…. they would all do the same.

        • William December 30th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

          BTW, I have absolutely no problem with the new black panthers.

          • madjakk December 30th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

            there’s a surprise

        • jasperjava January 1st, 2015 at 5:13 pm

          The original Black Panthers were a self-defense organization at a time when Blacks were subject to vicious discrimination at the hands of conservative right-wingers. All Americans should be proud of them and their contributions to help break the spine of white supremacy.

          This is a favorite tactic of rabid white supremacists: equate anti-racist organizations like the Black Panthers with virulent racist organizations like the KKK. This is false equivalence.

          As for Robert Byrd, he has made a lot of mistakes in his life, and he has apologized and atoned for them. He has apologized for his stupid “white ni&&ers” comment that he made when he was 83 years old. But one thing we know about Robert Byrd: he reformed enough that he became an enthusiastic supporter of a young mixed-race Black Senator running for President in 2008. That’s more than YOU can say, no doubt.

          • madjakk January 2nd, 2015 at 1:19 am

            “This is a favorite tactic of rabid white supremacists: equate anti-racist organizations like the Black Panthers with virulent racist organizations like the KKK. This is false equivalence.”
            ……wow…..just wow. EPIC FAIL
            From the SPLC
            New Black Panther Party
            Founded: 1989
            Location: Washington, D.C.
            Ideology: Black Separatist

            The New Black Panther Party is a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers. Founded in Dallas, the group today is especially active on the East Coast, from Boston to Jacksonville, Fla. The group portrays itself as a militant, modern-day expression of the black power movement (it frequently engages in armed protests of alleged police brutality and the like), but principals of the original Black Panther Party of the 1960s and 1970s— a militant, but non-racist, left-wing organization — have rejected the new Panthers as a “black racist hate group” and contested their hijacking of the Panther name and symbol.

            In Its Own Words
            “Our lessons talk about the bloodsuckers of the poor… . It’s that old no-good Jew, that old imposter Jew, that old hooked-nose, bagel-eating, lox-eating, Johnny-come-lately, perpetrating-a-fraud, just-crawled-out-of-the-caves-and-hills-of-Europe, so-called damn Jew … and I feel everything I’m saying up here is kosher.”
            — Khalid Abdul Muhammad, one of the party’s future leaders, Baltimore, Md., Feb. 19, 1994

            “Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!”
            —Malik Zulu Shabazz, the party’s national chairman, protesting at B’nai B’rith International headquarters in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2002

            “I hate white people. All of them. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate it. We didn’t come out here to play today. There’s too much serious business going on in the black community to be out here sliding through South Street with white, dirty, cracker whore bitches on our arms, and we call ourselves black men. … What the hell is wrong with you black man? You at a doomsday with a white girl on your damn arm. We keep begging white people for freedom! No wonder we not free! Your enemy cannot make you free, fool! You want freedom? You going to have to kill some crackers! You going to have to kill some of their babies!”
            — King Samir Shabazz, head of the party’s Philadelphia chapter, in a National Geographic documentary, January 2009

          • jasperjava January 2nd, 2015 at 12:42 pm

            I said the Black Panthers, not the so-called “New” Black Panthers.

            Yet you have the gall to equate the two, while denigrating the original Black Panthers for being “convicted felons”. Well, Martin Luther King and Gandhi spent time in jail as well.

          • madjakk January 2nd, 2015 at 12:57 pm

            Sorry… you have reading comprehension issues?
            From my original post….learn to read.

            “madjakk William • 3 days ago
            …..other than Reverend Wright.
            Obama appeared in Selma 2007 to do a “civil rights address”….this same gathering also featured the New Black Panther Party and he spoke at the same podium they did.”

        • OldLefty January 2nd, 2015 at 7:51 am

          ….other than Reverend Wright.


          should agree MORE with Wright,

          Rev Wright blamed 9/11 on the US government using it’s awesome power to oppress the people.

          Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson blamed 9/11 on the US government NOT using it’s awesome power to oppress the people.

          Why are the “limited government, don’t tread on me” crowd on the fainting couch over Wright’s remarks, yet comfortable with the other’s?

          Could it be the dashiki?

          < The New Black Panthers and the Bloody Sunday March?

          1) All THREE of them?

          2) There were tens of thousands there.

          3) Funny how it wasn't until 2011 that Brietbart ran some half truths, and some photo bombs to pretend there was a connection.

          (Kind of like how Fox News used footage from a weekend tea party rally claimed it was Michelle Bachmann's Tuesday anti healthcare rally, or showed the "union thugs" on the palm tree lined streets of Wisconsin ).

          Robert Byrd???


          Can we assume that YOU would have been the only one with the courage to stand against YOUR community, church, family, friends, coaches, teachers, police, scout leaders…

          Meanwhile, he renounced the Klan and eventually became a passionate advocate for civil rights, and he was one of the most vocal supporters of legislation making the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. a national holiday.

          As for; "He was lauded at his funeral by Pelosi, Reid and Obama in 2010."


          As he should have been. He represents a prime example of a person who rose above the dogma he was raised with and changed his mind as he was confronted with new information and knowledge.

          What's the current GOP's excuse?

          Bobby Lee Rush, left the (Old Black Panthers) in the 70’s stating; "We started glorifying thuggery and drugs," he told People. Rush, was a deeply religious born-again Christian.

          Virtual Murrell???

          Actually, it WAS a big deal, locally, and she was not in a national leadership position.

          You know what carried NO big deal??

          The number of convicted felons who were GW Bush's czars.

          It seems that now, the party of Lincoln and the Union has become the party of Lincoln's assassin and secession.

    • arc99 December 30th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Net income for the holding company of the Washington Post in 2013 nearly doubled the income for 2012.

      And as William notes, your post is long on delusional hysteria, but bereft of factual information. Not that I expect anything other than delusional hysteria from right wingers.

      WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 21, 2014– Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) today reported net income attributable to common shares of $236.0 million ($32.05 per share) for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $131.2 million ($17.39 per share) for the year ended December 31, 2012

  12. Ron Luce December 30th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Scalise is lying his head off.

    Of course he knew exactly what the followers of David Duke stand for.

    Every Louisiana politician does.