House GOP leader confirms role at white-supremacist event • /r/politics
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Title taken from Reddit post here: http://goo.gl/OsZVLD. Also from the comments, I think this summarizes my feeling exactly: "Listen, I don't like corruption in politics but I'm not going to go lecture the Westboro Baptist Church about it just because they are willing to listen to me."
What's crazy is the headlines of the major new outlets and the content of their articles on it. All state they first denied it, then eventually come and say that it's true.
* Fox of course backs him as a good guy and that at the time he would speak to anyone who would listen about his tax policy ideas. (http://goo.gl/wScW5N)
* MSNBC of course goes after him, picking apart his statements about why he was there. That said, they're also the only ones to either pick up on, or choose to point out, that he was 1 of 6 lawmakers to vote against the creation of a Martin Luther King Day. (http://goo.gl/XVgz1h)
* Washington Post does all the same by pointing out the initial facts and how it came to light. But then quotes Dems and Repubs comments on the situation. No surprise but the Dems call him horrible and make him evil. The Repubs call in god into the equation saying, "Jesus dined with tax collectors and sinners,” King said. “It’s not the healthy who need a doctor, it’s the sick. Given that piece of Scripture, and understanding that Scalise probably wasn’t staffed thoroughly, I could understand how something like this happened." (http://goo.gl/IhGI8C)
West Kagle says
I don't like when a public servant, who is suppose to represent and serve us, belongs to any hate group (and that is regardless of the racial base of said group). If you want to belong to trash like that, and spread hate and discord, find yourself a different line of work, preferably one where you are your own boss and sole share holder so no one else has to be dragged down with you. We don't need filth like that in the Republican Party. ¬_¬