A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”…
Any liberal, any Democrat, who has a shred of decency would repudiate these disgusting statements and call on Carson to resign – he has proven himself unfit to serve in the United States Congress. Enough is enough – I am thoroughly sick and tired of this slander of the TEA Party. It is an outright, bald-faced lie to state that there are any racists or racism in the TEA Party. I’ve been to the TEA Party rallies, I’ve met the people attending and never once did I ever detect even a hint of racial animosity. The people who make up the TEA Party come from all walks of American life – including minorities – and their sole desire is to restore American greatness so that all Americans can have a nation to be proud of and a future of liberty and prosperity.
Standing firm for basic decency, Allen West has advised the head of the Congressional Black Caucus that he’d better condemn these and other slanderous remarks or West will resign from the CBC. I say that there has to be more – there has to be a demand that Carson resign, and if he won’t resign the CBC must work for his defeat next year. It is what we Republicans would do if we found a Republican making such statements and it is the least the Congressional Black Caucus can do. And it is a matter of doing this or being forever known as a collection of corrupt, hate-filled hacks who use fear and slander to gain personal power and wealth. The choice lies before the CBC – decency or depravity. Let the tree be known by its fruit.