For instance, if someone says that they are not a racist or that they don't hold views on matters of race that are repugnant to the rest of us, always judge them by their actions.
You know where this is going, right? Yep, Steve Scalise, the majority whip who has now taken his Stormfront act to Washington.
"Six years before he spoke to a white supremacist group, while he was a state legislator, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) voted against a resolution apologizing for slavery, according to a 1996 article from New Orleans's Times-Picayune.
Scalise later backed a watered-down version that expressed “regret” for slavery. But the article identifies him as one of two lawmakers on the Louisiana House and Governmental Affairs Committee who tried to kill the original resolution, which apologized to African-Americans for the state’s role “in the establishment and maintenance of the institution of slavery.”
According to the paper, Scalise argued that there was no reason to apologize for something that had been done more than a century ago, before he was born.
“Why are you asking me to apologize for something I didn't do and had no part of?” Scalise is quoted as saying in the newspaper. “I am not going to apologize for what somebody else did.” [Source]
That is a popular refrain from the racialist: "I didn't own slaves. Why should I feel bad or apologize for something that was done to them?"
Ok, if this was the only thing that Steve Scalise said-- or did--- I would be inclined to at least listen when house Negroes like Cedric Richmond declare that they know him and can vouch for his racist- free heart.
But when you vote against a holiday for Martin Luther (the) King, and speak to a group of white supremacist, you have pretty much hit the racist trifecta in my book.
Honestly, it just might be time for your party to start looking for another whip.
Staying with my friends in the republican party, I am moved to write about yet another congressman who was elected by the people of Texas to go to Washington and pass laws that would benefit them.
"Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Rep. Randy Weber sent on his official Twitter account Monday night.
"I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet," the Texas congressman said in a written statement, which he also tweeted. "It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the President to Adolf Hitler."
The tweet on @TXRandy14 read: "Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons"
It refers to the German leader's tour of the vanquished city after his troops invaded in World War II, and Obama's failure to join dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror march through Paris on Sunday.
In demanding an apology, Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat, called the tweet "vile" and said it "stoops to a new low level by desecrating the victims of the Holocaust to make a political point."
Robert Singer, chief executive of the World Jewish Congress, said that "putting Mr. Obama on a level with the most evil mass murderer of all times crosses a red line."
In his statement, Weber said that "the mention of Hitler was meant to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today."
"I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate," he said.
Asked Tuesday if he had any reaction to Weber's Tweet, White House spokesman Josh Earnest replied, "I don't." [Source]
Mr. Weber, you messed up. You should have just called him a nigger and you wouldn't have had anything to worry about.