Political parties change over time. The Democratic Party of today should no more be held accountable for some its members having been KKK members in the past, than the Republican Party of today should be held accountable for many of its rabidly anti-Catholic members in the past.
Yep, exactly. This guy has had absolutely no chance of winning the nomination, and he is just trying to stir up media. The actual likely Democratic nominee has, in no uncertain terms, blasted him for his actions.
The Madison Democrat has had a controversial career, including using his campaign account to pay for an old convertible and register for a triathlon. In June 2012, he pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct after police accused him of flipping a boy off an inner tube and taking pictures of the child at a Madison beach.