This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Joyce Linde, Mike Stagg, and Warren Caudle joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to discuss criticism surrounding Steve Scalise's speech to a white supremacists group as well as the upcoming Lafayette City - Parish President race.

Here's what the panel had to say:

1. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is facing criticism after it was revealed that he spoke in front of a white supremacist group when he was still a state legislator in 2002. Some groups are calling for Scalise to resign. Your thoughts?

Warren Caudle started us off:

Everyone wants David Duke’s support, but they all claim they don’t know what group they’re speaking to. With this kind of cloud that’s handing around I do think it’s high time the Republican party forget about all this stuff about defending every little action and move on. 

Joyce Linde posited:

The deal with Steve Scalise is just sort of a which hunt. You would think he’d know David Duke’s affiliations.

Mike Stagg added:

The Republican’s problem is they ran on the southern strategy for 50 years. It’s racism without being overt about it. The problem for Scales is that this is his district. He knew exactly who he was talking to at the time.
The problem we have here is the notion that only whites can represent whites and only blacks can represent blacks. It’s a cancer on our Democracy.

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2. The new year hasn't even started yet, and already two candidates for Lafayette City-Parish President are raising money. Joel Robideaux raised six figures in just one night of fundraising. Your thoughts on the future race?

Mike started us off:

Joel Robideaux, this is his payoff for carrying water for LOGA.
Dee Stanley as Chief Administrative Officer will suffer from Durel fatigue in Lafayette.
I feel like there’s going to be other candidates in the race. I don’t think either one of these guys will lay out a vision for Lafayette that people will buy into. Robideaux’s claim to fame is that he took orders and Dee has been Chief Administrative Officer for 12 years.

Warren posited:

If I were the odds maker I’d say Joel Robideaux is by far the man to beat, depending on who else comes forward. This is a preemptive strike. It takes a lot of money to running for Parish President. Dee Stanley’s biggest obstacle is the Durel syndrome. Dee is going to have a lot of hill to climb.

Joyce concluded:

I agree that Robideaux is the frontrunner. I feel that Joel Robideaux is open to communicate with you.

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