Skip to comments.The Duke’s Victory (Ron Paul praises David Duke 1990)
Posted on 12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST by mnehring
(The following is a transcript of a Ron Paul article from 1990 in his newsletter, The Ron Paul Survival Report. Links to the scanned copies are here:
David Duke received 44% of the vote in the Senate primary race in Louisiana, 60% of the white vote and 9% of the black vote!. This totaled 100,000 more votes that the current governor when he won.
Duke lost the election, but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment. If the official Republican hadnt been ordered to drop out, he might have won. Certainly there would have been a run-off.
Dukes platform called for tax cuts, no quotas, no affirmative action, no welfare, and no busing. Tonight, we concede the election, he said. But we will never concede our fight for equal rights for all Americans.
To many voters, this seems like just plain good sense. Duke carried baggage from his past, but the voters were willing to overlook that. And if he had been afforded the forgiveness an ex-communist gets, he might have won.
Liberals like Richard Cohen of the Washington Post say he got so many votes because Louisianians were racists and ignorant. Baloney.
David Broder, also of the Post and equally liberal, writing on an entirely different subject, had it right: No one wants to talk about (race) publicly, but if you ask any campaign consultant or pollster privately, you can confirm the sad reality that a great many working-class and middle-class white Americans are far less hostile to the rich and their tax breaks than they are to the poor and minorities with their welfare and affirmative-action programs.
Liberal are notoriously blind to see the sociological effects of their own progress. David Duke was hurt by his past. How many more Dukes are waiting in the wings without such as taint?
It reads like Ron Paul is the author.
Gov. Jindal has had a significant impact, but until Sen. Landeau and her brother (Mayor of Nawlins) is removed that state and particularly that city will remain in Huey Long territory-Socialist to the core. JMHO.
He was obviously a racist and if he is no longer; then he should have been honest. He is burnt toast now.
You know how there are some thoughts that we have on a daily basis that probably shouldn't be put down on paper or on the interwebs? That was one of them.
Sorry you feel that way, my point, which I totally lost was I don’t think I am a racist. I have been called that on occassion, even in here (Cain threads). I’m pushing 60 with a short stick, raised in 50’s louisiana....Glad you can call it. Personally, I’ve got the flu, if I live through this I will apologize, another day.
PS: Like Mitt, David was the lesser of 2 evils.
It was just a joke. I do find it funny though looking back, how many were willing to sell out to Duke knowing his history and the fact he was a Democrat in the previous election cycle when running for Congress. What made anyone think he was to be trusted or the long term implications of his being associated with the Republican party if he won? That would have been one of those cases where I would have had to write in Donald Duck.
He has gotten a million times worse as well since then. He is all buddy buddy with Ahmadinejad... wait... he and Paul have that in common as well.
I had a choice-Vote/campaign for a lying stealing democrap or believe David Duke had turned a corner, I choose the latter.
PS: I knew I was moving back to Texas very soon, so I went with the Republican that would have no effect on me. What can I say???????
He also endorsed Occupy Wall Street.
David Duke won the Republican primary, The citizens had only one other choice - Edwin Edwards(D).....like Mitt against Obami - Duke was the lesser of two evils....besides I was bored.
Ron Paul will “show a little ankle” to get some Duke leaning supporters. He should be called on it, particularly when he plays dumb about the contents of his newsletter.
All the Ron Paul supporters are so far absent from this thread.
I wonder why.
He always was, and still is, a racist Southern Democrat, regardless of his attempt to smear Republicans with his KKK affiliation.
We’re both wizards in the sheets
On the similarities between David Duke and himself
As I mentioned Lousyana politics
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