Monday, February 02, 2009

David Duke: "Michael Steele Is A Radical Black Racist Hell-Bent On Destroying Whites And The Republican Party"

H/T Booker Rising - On "Fox News Sunday", the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, said his party must do a better job of courting candidates and voters who support gay marriage and are pro-choice. "I think that's an important opportunity for us, absolutely. Within our party we do have those who have that view," Mr. Steele said. No problem there.

What jumped out at me was that Mr. Steele's victory has incensed David Duke, the former Louisiana State Representative and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. David Duke, a convicted felon who remains a white supremacist, had the gall to call Mr. Steele a "racist."

"I am glad these traitorous leaders of the Republican Party appointed this Black racist, affirmative action advocate to the head of the Republican party," the racist, conservative Republican said. "This will lead to a huge revolt among the Republican base. As a former Republican official, I can tell you that millions of rank-and-file Republicans are mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore! We will either take the Republican Party back over the next four years or we will say, 'To Hell With the Republican Party!' And we will take 90 percent of Republicans with us into a New Party that will take its current place!"

Referring to Mr. Steele as "
Obama junior", Duke cited Steele's positions on gun control, affirmative action and the death penalty in a sometimes rambling condemnation posted on his personal Web site. He also called Mr. Steele a "servile dog of Israel". No surprise there, given that Duke is also anti-Semitic

My Reply.....Forget David Duke we need to throw out the bums at
The Council of (RACIST) Conservative Citizens ...Ohh and there supporters

Who are the Counsil of Conservative Citizens?

From Wikipedia -The CofCC considers itself a traditional conservative group opposing liberals and neo-conservatives and they also seek to promote some of the ideals of the Confederate States of America. Its specific issues include states rights, race relations, and conservative Christianity. They have criticized Martin Luther King,[9] Abraham Lincoln, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Frankfurt School on their website. Consistent with paleoconservatism, they regard American culture as an offshoot of the European cultural tradition. The Council of Conservative Citizens is currently fighting against immigration by non-whites, affirmative action and racial quotas, interracial marriage, homosexuality, forced busing for school integration, and gun control. The CofCC also looks favorably towards European nationalist and anti-immigration groups such as British National Party, Front National, and Vlaams Belang.

30 comments:

The American Don said...

Are we surprised here? The hardcore right will cringe at the appointment of Steele. What makes it so bad, the uber-conservatives would take about 50% of the party with them should they leave. The beauty is about 30% of the Democrats would join the new Repub party once all the freaks left.

Anonymous said...

The CofCC has about as much legitimacy in the Republican Party as Code Pink has with the party of Democrats. Duke's brand of conservatism, although news for the MSM, is hardly a reflection of most conservatives. At best, they're laughable.

Jon said...

The Republican Party is not 50% in David Dukes's camp.

What kind of nonsense is that?

If 2% follow that washed-up "whatyoumaycallhim" I'd be surprised. Nobody would miss him. Who even remembered he existed until this post?

Good to see him go.

Bianca said...

Can't really say that I am surprised by any of this...I knew that the new appointment would upset some people

Anonymous said...

"Why do you hate the Western Culture?""Why do you attack David?"
"Don't you have anything better to do with your time than to attack someone else's heritage?"

Anonymous said...

I was hoping I would never see Duke's name ANYWHERE again.
What a pathetic, ignorant, despicable bigot.

He certainly doesn't speak for me or anyone I know.

I've always liked Michael Steele and I think he'll do a great job.

The conservatives who have a color problem had better Get Over It and educate themselves about who Steele is and face the fact that the Republican party has to change how it reaches people and how the basic principles of it are conveyed.
There are a lot of myths about Republicans that have to be cleared up, also.
Have to get rid of the biggest myth: "the party of old, rich, white guys".
Wrong....the old, rich, white guys who Are there, are Vastly Outnumbered.

Much work to be done.

Signed,
SB Smith
Texas

sbm said...

lets set the record straight.

- Started as a democrat
-A republican openly endorsed a DEMOCRAT against David Duke.

read the whole story below not just what teh Democarts want you to hear

Duke allegedly conducted a direct-mail appeal in 1987, using the identity and mailing-list of the Georgia Forsyth County Defense League without permission. League officials described it as a fund-raising scam. (It is detailed in The Rise of David Duke by Tyler Bridges.)

In December 1988, Duke changed his political affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

The following year he ran as a Republican against fellow Republican John Treen for a seat representing Metairie in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Despite the endorsement of Treen's candidacy by President George H. W. Bush, former President Ronald Reagan, and other notable Republicans,[18] Duke defeated Treen by 51% to 49%.

In late 1980s, Duke reportedly had his nose thinned and chin augmented. Following his election to the Louisiana House of Representatives, he shaved his moustache

1990, in the open primary, Duke ran as a Republican against incumbent Democratic Senator Bennett Johnston.

The Republican party endorsed state Senator Ben Bagert, but national Republican officials anticipated Bagert losing and fragmenting Johnston's support; so funding for Bagert's campaign was halted, and he dropped out two days before the election, though his name remained on the ballot. [22] In the last week of the campaign, Republican Senator John C. Danforth of Missouri openly endorsed Johnston.

Duke received 44% of the vote to Johnston's 52%, and, according to exit polls,[citation needed] Duke received more than 60% of the white vote.

In 1992 a film was released that investigated the meteoric rise in David Duke's appeal among white voters. Backlash: Race and the American Dream explored the demagogic issues of Duke's platform, examining his use of black crime, welfare, affirmative action and white supremacy and tied Duke to a legacy of other white backlash politicians, such as Lester Maddox and George Wallace, and the use in 1991 Presidential campaign of Pres. G.W. Bush of these same racially themed hot buttons[23].

In a 2006 interview, Gideon Rachman (The Economist, the Financial Times) recalled he interviewed Duke's campaign manager who said, "The Jews just aren't a big issue in Louisiana. We keep telling David, stick to attacking the blacks. There's no point in going after the Jews, you just piss them off and nobody here cares about them anyway.

Despite getting an official reproval by the Republican Party, Duke ran for Louisiana Governor in 1991. In the open primary, Duke was second to former governor Edwin Washington Edwards in votes; thus, he faced Edwards in a runoff. In the initial round, Duke received 32% of the vote. Incumbent Governor Buddy Roemer, who had switched from the Democratic to Republican parties during his term, came in third with 27% of the vote. Duke effectively killed Roemer's bid for re-election. While Duke had a sizable core constituency of devoted supporters, many voted for him as a "protest vote" to register dissatisfaction with Louisiana's establishment politicians. Duke said he was the spokesman for the "White majority."[25] He took a strong anti-establishment stance reminiscent of George Wallace, in the 1968 presidential campaign.

Between the primary and the runoff, called the "general election" under Louisiana election rules (in which all candidates run on one ballot, regardless of party), white supremacist organizations from around the country contributed to his campaign fund.[26][27] He was also endorsed by James Meredith, black civil rights activist.[28]

Duke's success garnered national media attention. While Duke gained the backing of the quixotic former Alexandria Mayor John K. Snyder, he won few serious endorsements in Louisiana. Celebrities and organizations donated thousands to Edwards' campaign. Referencing Edwards' long-standing problem with accusations of corruption, popular bumper stickers read, "Vote for the Crook. It's Important," and "Vote for the Lizard, not the Wizard." When a reporter asked Edwards what he needed to do to triumph over Duke, Edwards replied with a smile, "Stay alive."

Edwards received 1,057,031 votes (61.2%). Duke's 671,009 votes represented 38.8% of the total. Duke claimed victory, saying, "I won my constituency. I won 55% of the white vote," which he had, as exit polls confirmed.[13] In reality, Duke had done little better in percent terms than the first major Republican gubernatorial candidate in modern Louisiana history, Charlton Lyons, had done in 1964.

When Johnston announced his retirement in 1996, Duke ran again for the U.S. Senate. He polled 141,489 votes (11.5%). Republican former state representative Woody Jenkins of Baton Rouge and Democrat Mary Landrieu of New Orleans, the former state treasurer, went into the general election contest. Duke was fourth in the nine-person, jungle primary race

Anonymous said...

Well what about the Counsil of Conservative Citizens? They are still around and very active in the Republican Party. This group is a racist front group that sympathises with Duke. The Counsil of Conservative Citizens has a very long history in the Party.

Haley Barbour, a long-time Republican National Committee chairman and later the Governor of Mississippi, spoke at a Blackhawk Rally. A photograph of Barbour with CofCC members appeared on the CofCC webpage during Barbour's gubernatorial campaign, and a firestorm of media demanded that Barbour ask for his picture to be removed from the site. Barbour refused; his Democratic opponent said that he would also have appeared at the event, but for a scheduling conflict. Barbour was later elected governor.

2)In 1993, Mike Huckabee, then the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, agreed to speak at the CofCC's national convention in Memphis, Tennessee. By the time of the convention, Huckabee was unable to leave Arkansas. Instead, he sent a videotaped speech, which "was viewed and extremely well received by the audience," according to the CofCC newsletter. In April 1994, Huckabee withdrew from a speaking engagement before the CofCC. He commented, "I will not participate in any program that has racist overtones. I've spent a lifetime fighting racism and anti-Semitism.

It was found that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott had also spoken at a CofCC meeting. In the ensuing controversy the CofCC was denounced by the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Jim Nicholson, for holding "racist and nationalist views". Other national and state politicians who have given speeches or attended CofCC meetings include former Senator Jesse Helms, and former governors H. Guy Hunt of Alabama and Kirk Fordice of Mississippi. Former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt also attended event of the organization's St. Louis predecessor the "Metro-South Citizens Council" shortly before the name change in the mid-1980s an event he has repeatedly referred to as a mistake.

How many of these people are activley involved "undercover" in the party?

Who is Duke reffering to when he says This will lead to a huge revolt among the Republican base. As a former Republican official, I can tell you that millions of rank-and-file Republicans are mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore! We will either take the Republican Party back over the next four years or we will say, 'To Hell With the Republican Party!' And we will take 90 percent of Republicans with us into a New Party that will take its current place!"

Anonymous said...

CCC or KKK
My shotgun and my God will protect me from them

rmrd said...

sbm
If you are going to say that David Duke started as a Democrat, then you will have to address questions about James Meredith.

Meredith was the first African-American student to enroll at University of Mississippi. Meredith later worked in Jesse Helms (R-NC) office, campaigned for segregationist Ross Barnett (D-MS) and voiced support for David Duke when Duke was running for Governor of La. as a Republican.

David Duke is not a representative of White Republicans and James Meredith is not a representative of Black Republicans.

Deana said...

I can't believe this guy is given the time of day.

The only thing that makes me feel better is that he is obviously getting older. In time, he won't be around anymore.

uptownsteve said...

rmrd

sbm is still clutching his ideological crack pipe of "the segregationists were Democrats" ad nauseam.

You might want to remind the child that we're not talking about 50 years ago but the political parties TODAY.

The party that put a black man in the White House, 2 blacks in governorships, a black in the Senate and 42 blacks in the House and dozens of Mayors and County Execs is the Democratic Party.

And the one that has to play catchup by taking 9 ballots between a few hundred party hacks to appoint a black political chairman since it can't get a black elected to Congress are the Republicans.

It seems to me that they may want to start talk different.

Especially if they want anyone but the party regulars to listen to them.

Ya think?

sbm said...

When it comes to David DUKE I'm talking about the last 10-15 years son.......focus and read the entire post…. if you can…….. All these folk you site started from the first one….. Hope you understand I typed slowly…….....Democrats have been in charge of black districts for a long time. What has to change is there politics not the color...

Been to the South Bronx lately? Rangel has done wonders from his rent controlled apartments meant for the poor and all that free oil from Venezuela. Oh I forgot….That was cut off…. Another handout that feeds you for a day…….. Like the countless worthless democratic programs Obama is gonna cut? Yea right

Anonymous said...

More legislation benefitting civil rights has been passed with Republican presidents than Democratic presidents.


SB Smith
Texas

rmrd said...

sbm sid

....When it comes to David DUKE I'm talking about the last 10-15 years.

sbm's post on David Duke gives the following years (dates)

1987, 1988, late 1980's, 1990, 1991, and 1992, all prior to 10-15 years ago. sbm does mention two dates, 1996 1nd 2006 that fall within the alleged time period.

sbm said...

but definitely not 50 years ago... would you agree......sometimes I forget i'm not 18 the 80's were good especially under evil Reagan .......address the issue and stop getting distracted.......

uptownsteve said...

"Been to the South Bronx lately? Rangel has done wonders from his rent controlled apartments meant for the poor and all that free oil from Venezuela. Oh I forgot….That was cut off…. Another handout that feeds you for a day…….. Like the countless worthless democratic programs Obama is gonna cut? Yea right."

The South Bronx is not Rangel's district. It's Jose Serrano's clown.

At least get your facts straight.

And since you want to go there, explain to me why the poorest most backwards states in America, Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia are solidly red, conservative and Republican.

If "trickle down" helps those at the bottom rise up, that is.

I'll wait patiently for your response.

Anonymous said...

What about Republican's and there Southern Strategy? The GOP seeks to take black votes every election.What are you foot-shuffling negros going to do about that?

rmrd said...

sbm posts
.......address the issue and stop getting distracted.......
Talk about distracted, you mention a 1-15 year period and cite dates that are older.

You post says that David Duke was a racist Democrat who felt more love in the GOP. Duke feels that he can siphon votes away from the GOP because of racists within the Republican party.

African-American Republican James Meredith supported David Dike for Governor of Louisiana.

The question for the GOP is why David Duke thinks the GOP is racist.

Rush Limbaugh who has enough power to have a GOP representative, Phil Gingrey, grovel at Limbaugh's feet during Rush's radio screed polled 7 points below Jeremiah Wright in popularity during a recent poll.

If Limbaugh is one of the GOP's Conservative giants, as Gingrey said, then there is a major problem for the GOP.

sbm said...

Rangel district 15 # 14 on top 20 poverty list and Jose Serrano's district 16 is #1.

Backward is a matter of opinion but poor is a matter of fact and 45of the 50 poorest congressional districts in the US are Democraticly controlled. and have been for a long time.

NY16,MI13,TX15,PA01,MS02,TX16,KY05TX27,CA20,TX28,TX18

Do you want the rest of the list or will you look it up.

sbm said...

As for Duke on a previous thread we agreed there are racist in both parties and folks can call themselves whatever they wish but tell me how many Democrats have openly endorsed a Republican in the last 100 years like in the case of Duke? I'll tell you none.

Again 5 million democrats voted for Nader and he called Obama what?

How many condemned him? 1 maybe 2? Duke is insignificant just like Nader who by his own words you would agree is a racist correct?

rmrd said...

sbm
I don't know if you really pay attention to what you write. you were temporary off base in your "10-15" year statement.

You wrote that Duke started off as a Democrat. When I point out that Duke left the Democratic Party, you make a "bipartisan" appeal about racists in both parties.

You move from one point to another. Now Nader is again brought into the discussion. You say that 5M Democrats voted for Nader when, in truth, the Democrats voted for the Democratic Party candidate.

Finally after discussing Duke's career in detail and bringing up Nader, you call both insignificant. Then why expend the time writing about Duke and Nader? Look at the length of your post regarding David Duke.

sbm said...

I would love to take credit for remembering so much about anyone but it’s his bio from Wikipedia which I posted to make sure folks see that he was not endorsed by Republican Party and in fact was actively campaigned against. Let’s not discuss the length of my keystrokes; what do you have to say about a Republican endorsing a Democrat against Duke? Have you ever seen that before? Since? I don't want to have to type slowly for you tooo. I respect you too much to resort to such tactics

rmrd said...

sbm

The rejection of Duke by some Republicans was commendable. The question remains why does Duke think he can peel off some GOP voters?

Perhaps he is aware of Republicans like Florida (Hillsborough) state committeewoman who sent the following e-mail:

From: Carol Carter

Friday, January 30, 9:30 AM

Subject: FW: Amazing!

I'm confused

How can 2,000,000 blacks get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85 degree temps with four days notice?

Carol Carter

Carter has an interesting sense of humor.

An African-American Republican who knew Carter said the following:

"I just saw Carol last Tuesday, and we had a good conversation," said Curtis Stokes, president of the Hillsborough County NAACP and a prominent Republican. "Never in a million years would I think she would forward something like this."

Stokes said he started getting angry phone calls about Carter early Wednesday morning but didn't learn the content of the e-mail until later that night.

"That kind of behavior has no place in the modern day Republican Party," Stokes said.

The Florida GOP chairman did rebuke Carter:

"I'm pretty much done with those sorts of inappropriate and, and — I am at a loss for words," Greer said. "I just came back from Washington, D.C., working to get our first African-American elected as (Republican National Committee) chairman. It's one thing to have a person express their thoughts and humor. It's another to have a leader of the Republican Party. I'm just done with it."

Carter was removed from her post. However there were previous incidents in Hillsborough. Hillsborough has been a magnet for racially charged controversies in the Republican Party in recent months. Former county chairman David Storck was roundly criticized for forwarding an e-mail lamenting the many blacks voting early in the presidential election, and former state party finance chairman Al Austin apologized for forwarding an e-mail joke referring to the assassination of Obama.

The question for the GOP is how many ople can Duke actually pull out of the party.

Oh and sbm this is now not 50 years ago, not 10-15 years ago.

sbm said...

ok and your point is? You are going to tell me that I will not be able to find one single card carrying Democrat that is not racist? Like the comment on CNN on the night of the election "the Obama's will be moving into public housing" does this comment sit well with you or does it tweek a nerve? It tweeked several of mine.



Obama’s difficulties with white, working-class voters, who make up much of the ranks of organized labor, became apparent during the Democratic primary. Clinton beat Obama by large margins in states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, which have high concentrations of lower-income white voters.

“I think there’s more resistance than people want to admit,” said Edward Finkelstein, publisher of the Labor Tribune, a weekly publication distributed in about 80,000 union households in St. Louis and southern Illinois. “It’s ingrained that voting for a black is anathema to everything in their core.”

rmrd said...

sbm

There you go again, Obama won states which Democrats were not supposed to be competitive. Those states were majority White states.

At any rate, Duke feels that his homeboys are more likely to be found in the GOP than the Democratic Party.
The events in Hillsborough suggests that he may have some fellow travelers in the GOP.

sbm said...

Now you sound like Ronald Reagan, you sure you're not an undercover Republican? or maybe a at least a blue dog democrat. You rant and rave about racism in the Republican party, you make it the major reason why black folks shouldn't be part of the party but it is obvious that the Democratic party is just as polluted with the "Sin of Racism" You are losing credibility, winning a state and having racist in the party are 2 different things. The birth place of the KKK, Indiana went to Obama are you telling me there is no more KKK in Indiana? Step back and focus, I think the rookie had a great preseason but April has been a disappointment, hope the rest of the season is better

Anon 1 said...

President Obama openly endorse Robert Byrd a former Ku Klux Klansmen and a democrat. But for some reason we like ot think the only racist are in the GOP.

I cannot fogive the DFL for being the Party of Slavery, Seggregation and Jim Crow laws.

Anonymous said...

We should all remember that 90% of blacks were Republican prior to 1970.

Kule Se' Mama said...

What is up with Barnes and Noble at the Miracle Mile Mall in Coral Gables, FL ?