The country has caught up to David Duke

David Duke feels, no doubt correctly, that the US is now racist enough that it makes sense for him to run for the Senate.

Declaring “the climate of this country has moved in my direction,” white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race, saying he was partially spurred by the recent shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers by a black man.

“I believe my time has come,” the former Ku Klux Klan leader said after submitting his paperwork for the ballot. He added: “The people of this country, the patriotic, decent, God-fearing people of this country are now right with me.”

Note the impoverished idea of what it takes to be decent – patriotism and fear of “God.”

Duke’s candidacy comes one day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president, and Duke said he’s espoused principles for years that are similar to the themes Republicans are now supporting in Trump’s campaign, on issues such as immigration and trade.

He said Americans are “embracing the core issues I have fought for my entire life.”

He’s not wrong.

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