Have you been following the Rep. Scalise (R-LA) issue? He is the third highest ranking Republican in the House, and allegedly once addressed an organization run by David Duke. Or maybe he didn’t, as new details emerge. Funny how the details that are contrary to the liberal PC narrative that all whites are evil wrongthinkers, leak out slowly, like the retraction of the UVA gang rape hoax, but the initial story bursts into the news with trumpets blaring.
Anyway, Scalise is considered an Establishment friendly RINO by many conservatives, so a lot of “conservatives” jumped on the Scalise story and sounded like an arm of the $PLC as they were doing so. It takes a special kind of stupid for a “conservative” to think his cause is well served by playing thought enforcer for the PC Gestapo.
That said, here is my reply to the IPR post:
“Third highest ranking Republican in US House tied to David Duke?”
And the highest ranking Democrat and President of the United States is tied to left-wing terrorist Bill Ayers (Ayers may have even ghost written Obama’s memoir.), and black racialists Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright among others.
Personally, I think we should use people’s past associations for informational purposes, but we shouldn’t play the gotcha taint game. Anyone who travels on the periphery of politics in the US is going to run into people that the mainstream considers unsavory, on race, on conspiracies, on outside the mainstream political theories (Communism, monarchism, etc.), etc. The gotcha game of attempting to taint people by their associations has the effect of driving politics toward the center. Plus, it is never done fairly by a biased left-wing press which considers an association with Duke disqualifying but an association with Ayers as ho hum.
And there is news now coming out now that Scalise didn’t even actually meet with Duke’s group.