David Duke was a one term Louisiana State Representative. Duke ran as a Democrat during 1988 presidential primaries. "Duke unsuccessfully ran for the Louisiana State Senate, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Governor of Louisiana. Duke is a felon, pleading guilty to defrauding supporters by falsely claiming to have no money and in danger of losing his home in order to solicit emergency donations; at the time, Duke was financially secure, and used the donations for recreational gambling."(1).
At first Scalise denied speaking at the ERUO conference, but it was revealed Duke's people invited him to speak. As a matter of fact, 'StormFront' which is considered a forerunner among hate websites, wrote of his appearance.Although the group claims to NOT be a white supremacist organization, they clearly support white supremacist, white nationalist, and white separatist ideology. So if Stormfront.org is not a white supremacist organization, they missed a great opportunity. Stormfront is relevant to this article insofar as, they support Scalise and even give political advice to the U.S. House of Representatives, mostly pushing to, essentially, enforce 'white privilege. Be that as is may, John Bohner, speaker of the House of Representatives supports Scalise, notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence of Scalise involvement with white groups in so far as fleecing votes from the far right. Seeking votes and support from white folks arguably misinformed, people who have no desire for fact, they simply want to blame their problems on minorities. It appears many folks skip American history class. Shall we bring up the past of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and the alike to crush their false narrative of white victimization? Or, must we explain authentic Christianity to these white hate groups in an effort to expose Steve Scalise to the point of resigning from the House of Representatives? I doubt it will be that easy because Republicans support Scalise. Why wouldn't conservatives support Scalise's race fleecing? Because many conservatives have the same mindset, besides if they don't support him releasing their skeletons could potentially ruin their career too. In other words, many House Republicans have done the same thing Scalise did, exposing them may damage their career. One cannot deny the support of a man who said he's "David Duke without the baggage" explains what their party has long thought to represent and reinforce the deceitful stereotypes of minorities. If Steve Scalise continues to serve as House Whip for the House of Representatives, it reinforces the stereotype African American and other minorities have about the Republican party.
1). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Date Not Specified. David Duke. Wikipedia.org. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duke