Eating their own: David Duke calls new RNC head Michael Steele “Obama Jr.” and a “black racist”

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daviddukeDavid Duke, former Republican member of the House of Representatives in Louisiana, and former Chairman of the largest Republican district in that state, and lest we forget former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, is none too happy with selection of Michael Steele as head of the RNC. Here are a few of his words, (and if you must visit his site, google it):

To Hell with the Republican Party!

I am glad these traitorous leaders of the Republican Party appointed this Black racist, affirmative action advocate to the head of the Republican party because 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!

I think the insanity of nominating “Mr. Amnesty” John McCain and now this Black racist — will lead to insurgency in the Republican ranks, and a lot of dissidents getting elected in Republican Party primaries around the country. This will result over the next four years a real move by millions of Republicans to take the party back to the populist issues that are not only right but can win for the Republican Party. We must end affirmative action, protect our gun rights and all our constitutional rights, have a moratorium on immigration, we must have protectionism, yes I said protect American businesses and their workers from NAFTA and GATT and the lie of free trade, and we must have America First, not foreign interventionism. Our boys should be home protecting the American borders a not being murdered on the borders of Iraq or Afghanistan. The time as come for Republican Party to stand up to Obama and defend American heritage, rights, and freedom!

While I’m loath to give Duke ANY space here or give his words any air of credibility, it is relevant because of the public displays of racism, hate and intolerance we witnessed at various campaign events in the lead up to the election. While I certainly don’t think Duke’s sentiment is as widespread as he thinks it is, I do think it is a significant enough percentage to cause both the Republicans, and the rest of us, trouble.

Post by ILO on 02/01/09 at 1:09 pm