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Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke to Run for US Senate; Says Trump Acceptance Speech Inspired Him

Posted in "North Carolina" by helenofmarlowe on July 23, 2016

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any scarier – The “sheriff’s star” incident drew praise from white supremacist leader David Duke, and now Duke says the country is moving in his direction.The former Ku Klux Klan leader is running for the U.S. Senate, linking his decision to Donald Trump. Every time I think “this will be the end of Trump” I am proven wrong. I ran across Mercedes Schneider’s EduBlog and thought this worth reblogging.

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The 1992 Louisiana governors race put former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke against known crooked former Louisiana governor, Edwin Edwards.

Edwards was known for lining his pockets with public money, but the prospect of Duke as governor was just plain scary.

Knowing Edwards would rip off Louisana, and familiar with the political catch of really wanting neither candidate but knowing one must be elected, people circulated bumper stickers that read, “Vote for the crook. It’s important.” (Indeed, Edwards ended up serving eight years in federal prison, 2002-2011, for corruption.)

I was thinking of that 1992 Louisiana governor’s race today as I read yet another piece (I have read many) that offer concern of Donald Trump in the White House as frightening.

And wouldn’t you know, even as I was thinking of the similar current of fear shared by the Trump for Prez and Duke for Gov campaigns…

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  1. Jim Wheeler said, on July 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

    The older I get the more I become aware that politics is akin to chaos theory. Just about anything is possible. Demagogues like Trump and Duke capitalize on fears and baser instincts, particularly xenophobia. People haven’t changed since the 1930’s since Adolph Schicklgruber became Chancellor of Germany.

  2. Robert A. Vella said, on July 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    That’s some perverse inspiration! And, Jim Wheeler is correct; the parallels to Nazi Germany are obvious. Whenever times get tough (like now), the megalomaniacs have a feast.


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