Wouldn't David Duke make the perfect liberal politician?
He has all the qualities: Believes in redistribution of wealth, believes that a welfare-state is best for America, believes that minorities cannot better themselves without government help, believes that the constitution is an "outdated piece of paper" (quoted from his website) and that security and the greater good of the nation should trump individual liberties and rights. If only he was more subtle on his views of race and the Nazis, he would be a big contender in democrat nominations.
Isn't it ironically hilarious how liberals then try to portray conservatives as racist Nazis when they have historically supported racist policies that promote their hegemony while conservatives have always been for equal rights before the law and promoting the freedoms and liberties of all people, regardless of race?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
1989: Successful run in special election for Louisiana House seat
In December 1988, Duke changed his political affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
In 1988, Republican State Representative Charles Cusimano of Metairie resigned his District 89 seat to become a 24th Judicial District Court judge, and a special election was called early in 1989 to select a successor. Duke entered the race to succeed Cusimano and faced several opponents, including fellow Republicans, John Spier Treen, a brother of former Governor David C. Treen, Delton Charles, a school board member, and Roger F. Villere, Jr., who operates Villere's Florist in Metairie. Duke finished first in the primary with 3,995 votes (33.1%). As no one received a majority of the vote in the first round, a runoff election was required between Duke and Treen, who polled 2,277 votes (18.9%) in the first round of balloting. John Treen's candidacy was endorsed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush, former President Ronald Reagan, and other notable Republicans, as well as the Democrat Victor Bussie (president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO) and Edward J. Steimel (president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and former director of the "good government" think tank, the Public Affairs Research Council). Duke, however, hammered Treen on a statement the latter had made indicating a willingness to entertain higher property taxes, anathema in that suburban district. Duke with 8,459 votes (50.7%) defeated Treen, who polled 8,232 votes (49.3%). He served in the House from 1990 until 1992.
- SageandscholarLv 79 years ago
And yet to get elected Duke had to leave the Dems and become a Republican.
- Anonymous9 years ago
He did? I think you mean Duke University.