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GOP lawmakers back Scalise in supremacist flap
Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:42 PM EST | Erica Werner

Posted on 01/04/2015 10:51:07 AM PST by Olog-hai

Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group.

Scalise has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him.

Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utah’s Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House. …

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; davidduke; johnboehner; louisiana; memebuilding; mialove; ohio; scalise; smear; speakerjohnboehner; stevescalise; utah
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1 posted on 01/04/2015 10:51:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How soon the Dems forget the leader they had for years......Sheets Byrd.


2 posted on 01/04/2015 10:55:38 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Olog-hai

Amazing how Democrats love to harp on things that happened many years ago, but dismiss real scandals like Benghazi with “Dude, that was two years ago!”


3 posted on 01/04/2015 10:56:37 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Olog-hai

> his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group.

What? Wasn’t this disproven? Thought it took place in a common room where a few EURO members happened to remain from a previous event.


4 posted on 01/04/2015 10:56:52 AM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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“Wasn’t this disproven?”

Apparently the GUY organizing the racist meeting was the one organizing the meeting that Scalise spoke to hours earlier. So, guilt by association.


5 posted on 01/04/2015 11:06:23 AM PST by sagar
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To: Olog-hai

GOP, RIP.


6 posted on 01/04/2015 11:07:07 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: sagar

A guy who he was also good friends with BTW.


7 posted on 01/04/2015 11:12:57 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (1`)
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To: BinaryBoy
Thought it took place in a common room where a few EURO members happened to remain from a previous event.

Actually, I think the EURO members had come in early. Their event followed the one that Scalise spoke at.

But, as someone has posted, the same guy apparently organized all of the events.

8 posted on 01/04/2015 11:15:26 AM PST by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: sagar

Remind the RTs of this when Boehner comes begging for their Speakership votes!


9 posted on 01/04/2015 11:15:46 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change)
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To: Olog-hai

Normally I might be inclined to defend some GOP guy from this kind of guilt-by-association scenario. But Boehner and his lieutenants? These are the guys that have been purging conservatives from committees, and just backstabbed us all by fully funding Obama’s lawless amnesty and Obamacare for the complete fiscal year. To hell with them! I have about the same level of disgust for them as I do for Pelosi, owing to their actions.

Not to mention, what about the GOP-E scumbags who played a (phony) race-card to smear McDaniel in Mississippi? These are the same people all now rushing to defend Boehner and Scalise. I hope they all get cut to shreds on this issue, and I don’t care who does the shredding. If the GOP as a whole gets a black-eye due to this, well I don’t give a damn about that, either. It’s the Party’s own fault to begin with for having such corrupt slimeballs in leadership positions.


10 posted on 01/04/2015 11:30:07 AM PST by greene66
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To: Olog-hai

Boehner never had our back, so we won’t have his.


11 posted on 01/04/2015 11:30:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BinaryBoy

Why are many defending Scalise and Boehner???

Lord knows if this were Todd Akin or Sarah Palin or Christine O’Donnell or Chris McDaniel the GOPe would be riding them out of town on a rail.

Boehner and Scalise are bigger threats to Conservatism and the Constitution than Obama and the Democrats will ever be. It is high time people get some clarity. Here is a great chance to really stick it to the GOPe and people instead focus on the so called double standard concerning Democrats and Sharpton and Byrd.


12 posted on 01/04/2015 11:34:39 AM PST by Menthops (If you are reading this..... the GOPe hates you!)
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To: BinaryBoy
What? Wasn’t this disproven? Thought it took place in a common room where a few EURO members happened to remain from a previous event.

Yup, Washington Post disproved it last week. Article's somewhere here on FR...

13 posted on 01/04/2015 11:36:28 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Olog-hai

Remember that primary race in Mississippi?

Remember the RINOs going after illegal black cross over votes to steal the election?

We should pick out the RINOs who are backing Boehner’s boy and Scalise and serve them the same damn dish in the next primary cycle!


14 posted on 01/04/2015 11:47:47 AM PST by ZULU (Quo usque tandem abutere Obama patientia nostra?)
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To: Olog-hai

Dhimmicrat Lawmakers back all those Congressmen/Senators/_residents who support Al Sharpton.....I see little difference?


15 posted on 01/04/2015 11:47:52 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BinaryBoy

it was disproven. it’s a fake story. but the liberal media is still lying. can’t scalise or Republicans sue these liberal media jackals?


16 posted on 01/04/2015 11:49:09 AM PST by Democrat_media (The media is the problem. reporters are just democrat political activists posing as reporters)
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To: b4its2late

The Grand Keagle Robert Byrd.


17 posted on 01/04/2015 11:51:31 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Democrat_media

The media love fake stories, especially about people like Michael Brown of Ferguson MO.


18 posted on 01/04/2015 11:53:59 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Wait, I thought it was shown Scalise did not speak to a White Supremacist group.


19 posted on 01/04/2015 11:55:54 AM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: lastchance

This is another “hands up, don’t shoot” media lie.


20 posted on 01/04/2015 11:56:36 AM PST by Olog-hai
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