David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is flirting with the idea of running for Congress. He expects to make his decision within a “few days.”
Duke has seen the success of Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who he has endorsed, and wants in on the action.
“I’ve said everything that Donald Trump is saying and more,” said Duke. “I think Trump is riding a wave of anti-establishment feeling that I’ve been nurturing for 25 years.”
No doubt Trump has made racism fashionable again. What many Americans had kept hidden for fear of being ridiculed and ostracized is now being proudly displayed. Thanks to Trump, racism is on the rise in America. (Thanks To Trump, Racism Has Gone From Concealed To “Open Carry”)
David Duke also suggested he would be a great pick as Trump’s running mate.
Comparing himself to Newt Gingrich, a man at the top of Trump’s VP list, Duke said, “I would be a better pick. I had a perfect Republican voting record. If he had me as a VP he would have a life insurance policy. But again, I don’t see him doing that. That’s just a fantasy.”
If Duke decides to seek office, he would be running against Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House. Undaunted, Duke sees 2016 as his year to win against the man he calls “sellout Steve Scalise.”
Ironically, Scalise got into hot water a few years ago for having spoken at a meeting of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, an group founded by Duke.
Of course Scalise feigned ignorance of the Duke organization’s message.
“I didn’t know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group,” Scalise said. “For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous.”
Yes, Scalise was so unaware of the racist message Duke’s organization as putting out that he jokingly referred to himself as, “David Duke without the baggage.”
Because of Trump’s success in appealing to racists everywhere, Duke sees an opening for himself.
“There are millions of people across the country who would like to have me in the Congress. I’d be the only person in Congress openly defending the rights and the heritage of European Americans,” said Duke. “We are on the offensive today. There’s no more defenses.”
If Duke decides to run, it is interesting to wonder if the folks of Louisiana would go for the real McCoy racist, Duke, or stick with the imitation brand, Scalise.
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