by Lone SharkIn case you’ve been out of the loop the past couple of days, there’s been a spate of nasty race-based political attacks made against the Tea Party by members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)- most notably those made by Congresswoman Maxine Waters who told the Tea Party that it can “go to hell” and South Florida’s own ‘Mad Hatter’ herself Congresswoman Frederica Wilson who identified the Tea Party as “the real enemy” behind all that ails the black community. But Congressman Andre Carson (D, Indiana) has trumped them both and gone ‘full gangsta’ with a potentially incendiary and ludicrous race baiting diatribe aimed directly at the Tea Party:
Congress, the Tea Party is stopping that change and this is beyond symbolic change, this is the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me [unintelligible] hanging on a tree. Some of them right now in Congress are comfortable where we were 50 or 60 years ago but it’s a new day a black president and a Congressional Black Caucus willing to [unintelligible] – Congressman Andre Carson
Congressman Carson’s desire to generally criticize a large grassroots group as racist is baseless and desperate. When individuals believe they are defeated in a political disagreement, they normally resort to race-baiting, which in my opinion is in itself racist.
As a member of the CBC, I look forward to working with you to end this practice. All of us, including Congressman Carson, Congresswoman Waters, and others who have engaged in racially-motivated rhetoric, should follow the example of Dr. Martin Luther King, not the example of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. – Congressman Allen West
It is tragic that the Congressional Black Caucus has circled their wagons around a failed President who has wrought enormous economic destruction across the country, a failed welfare state that has ruined the black family structure, a black unemployment rate nearly double the national rate, and the crumbling inner cities failing in many of the districts the CBC’s members represent- all in the name of distracting from the c0mplete and total failure to their constituents in order declare the Tea Party as the real culprit of all that ails their community. The CBC and Democrats will likely repeat these vicious lies and character assassinations ad nauseum in their quest for them to become part of the “conventional wisdom” ascribed to by 50.1% of the public.
Recall not long ago that it was DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz who got this ball rolling when she explained that the GOP “wants to literally drag us back all the way to Jim Crow.” Although she somewhat walked back this ridiculous statement, the CBC appears to have taken her cue and is going to engage in race-baiting rhetoric that is designed not to engage, but to enrage. The “new tone” that Wasserman-Schultz piously called for in the aftermath of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting will have to wait until the 2012 elections are over.