(Thank you to all who contacted me via email to express your sympathy on our family's recent loss. I appreciate your kind words and friendship.)
Steve Scalise, new U.S. House of Representatives GOP Majority Whip, voted against MLK Holiday -- twice. And he's shown respect for and friendship toward white supremacist groups. (Although now that he's been caught making nice with the white supremacists, he "regrets" it.)
This is not surprising coming from the political party that routinely insulted and still insults our first bi-racial president and his family, starting with their non-stop demands to see President Obama's birth certificate, something no other president has had to endure. While they piously claim to not hold any racial prejudices (it's only President Obama's policies they're against, you see), they continue to get caught sharing filthy racist photo shopped images of Mr. and Mrs. Obama, as well as disgusting racist jokes and slurs. In our own little circle of blogging acquaintances, Lisa's blog, otherwise known as the Smut Hut, regularly hosts low-lifes who make fun of Malia and Sasha, and the First Lady with racial smears and slander.
These bottom-feeders may not be the majority, but they are very welcome in the GOP and are very comfortable in maligning and defaming the POTUS and FLOTUS. But they never miss a Sunday when they show off to their followers what exceptionally devout and humble Christianists they are.
As I said, if nothing else, these Scalise types are consistent in loving the malice and ugly racism they wallow in on a daily basis.
"The Republican’s problem isn’t just Representative Michael Grimm resigning Congress after pleading guilty for tax evasion, or Steve Scalise, the 3rd-ranking House Republican, giving a speech at a White Nationalist hate group. It runs deeper. The radical right that now dominates the Republican Party disdains government and has no respect for equal rights. So it’s no surprise that some of the people it recruits won’t pay the taxes they owe or will give speeches at such forums. Grimm and Scalise aren’t just two rotten apples. I fear congressional Republicans have a barrel of them."