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True Blue Door

(2,969 posts)
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 06:46 PM Dec 2014

Top 5 Steve Scalise excuses for attending a white supremacist event

5. Thought the swastikas were just X's in a serif font.

4. Couldn't tell it apart from any other Republican function.

3. Assumed the guys with shaven heads and red suspenders were firefighters.

2. Only knew something was wrong when the waiters were all white.

1. Thought he was attending a white separatist event, and was shocked and appalled to learn the truth.

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Top 5 Steve Scalise excuses for attending a white supremacist event (Original Post) True Blue Door Dec 2014 OP
Actual excuse Scalise used : it is like going to a League of Women Voters event Mass Dec 2014 #1
I wonder why he denies knowing it was such an event True Blue Door Dec 2014 #2
Van Jones must be having a good laugh malaise Dec 2014 #4
I can't believe the republican party is not asking him to resign. B Calm Dec 2014 #3
Remember Bob Barr of GA? muntrv Dec 2014 #5


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4. Van Jones must be having a good laugh
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:01 PM
Dec 2014
Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House, knows well how the Washington game of target and destroy is played.

Long before he admitted on Monday to accidentally speaking before a 2002 conference organized by white supremacists, the Louisiana Congressman was playing offense and winning. His target was Van Jones, a former Obama Administration official who had worked on clean energy initiatives. “The last green jobs czar we had left in disgrace because he expressed comments embracing communism and actually tried to blame the government, the American government, for September 11th attacks,” Scalise said in 2011.

The facts surrounding Jones’ views on the Sept. 11 attacks were far less cut and dry. Jones’ name had been added to a 2004 online petition that suggested President George W. Bush “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.” When the petition surfaced, Jones said the document “does not reflect my views now or ever.” He said his name had been added by mistake, and he had never read the document. But as the game is played, Jones lost the round. He was tagged as the Obama Administration official who had signed a truther petition, and resigned his job.

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