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Black Leader Says Tea Party Wants to Revive Lynching

updated at 4:52 pm ET

Oh no. This doesn’t sound civil at all!

It looks like a top member of the Congressional Black Caucus – the group’s chief vote counter, no less – has declared that Tea Party members actually in their heart of hearts want to start lynching African Americans.

Let’s take a listen to what Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the nation’s second Muslim member of Congress, had to say.

A little presumptuous of the man, don’t you think?

What’s more, he’s not backing away from the comments. In an email to POLITICO, Carson’s spokesman instead suggested that destroying the lives of minorities is Tea Party policy:

The Tea Party is protecting its millionaire and oil company friends while gutting critical services that they know protect the livelihood of African-Americans, as well as Latinos and other disadvantaged minorities . . . We are talking about child nutrition, job creation, job training, housing assistance, and Head Start, and that is just the beginning. A child without basic nutrition, secure housing, and quality education has no real chance at a meaningful and productive life.

Carson was an early supporter of President Obama, the first member of the Indiana congressional delegation to back him.

As the nation’s first black president and as the self-appointed spokesman for political civility – when he’s not practicing incivility himself, calling Republicans enemies of Hispanics or saying Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget is un-American – Obama needs to smack this schmuck down proactively, not in response to some reporter’s question.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney should kick off his daily briefing this afternoon with a clear declaration that this is unacceptable.

Of course, this would not be the easy thing to do. Black leaders are increasingly vocal in their frustration with Obama, feeling he has done too little to create jobs for minorities and that he is ignoring their agenda. From a separate POLITICO article:

Prominent black leaders — fearing Obama is not only taking them for granted but avoiding them in public — have turned up the heat on the nation’s first African-American president, transforming all-in-the-family concerns into open criticism of the president . . .

The leaders are tired, they say, of Obama dog-whistling his support for a broad black agenda rather than explicitly embracing the kind of war on racism, poverty and economic segregation embodied by King.

And the president desperately needs to not piss off his African American base. Of course, he’ll get almost all of the black vote. But to win key states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida – you name it – he needs to get that number as close to 100 percent as possible.

So let’s see what the White House says. I’ll update.

UPDATE: No statements from Carney, and no questions on this from the MSM.

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65 Responses to Black Leader Says Tea Party Wants to Revive Lynching

  1. It woud be nice to shut down that sort of discourse completely before it becomes an acceptable type of dialogue. .
    Seems that I have heard way over the top accusations from certain groups with regards to a certain little wee country . Is this now spreading ?

    • ” that sort of discourse”

      it is not “discourse” because it is neither reasoned nor rational. It’s a tribal druming, a less than subtle call to arms, to beat down the enemy, set fire to the city. Urban black mobs seem to have gotten the message. The DOJ has gotten the message. This is a shit storm coming to a city near you.

  2. This type of rascist rhetoric is helping divide this country more than I’ve seen in my lifetime. Where is our leadership to bring a halt to this, or is our President endorsing this dialog?

    • IMHO: Unfortunately, by NEVER responding to this type of dialog, the current administration seemingly silently endorses this type of dialog and more….

      The only thing I ever hear is when we should be civil (and silent). It’s never about what the other side says.

  3. It seems to me that this is evidence that the Old Guard is concerned, yes afraid of the Tea Party.

    Being a Hobbit myself, I can see why the Old Guard should be afraid, very afraid. The Old Guard is not contrained to political party, race, economic status, religion, sexual preference or gender. The Old Guard is what has ran this country into the ground is why we are where we are today. The Tea Party (you and me – those that are constitutionalist, etc) are a huge threat to the establishment. So, the Old Guard must do all it can to destroy us.

    So we are seeing Sal Alinsky’s tactics here, when the Old Guard does not have anything else to go on, start name calling or using fear illustrations. This is so easy to see through, its almost laughable. Almost.

    Yes, BHO, the administration, even little ol’ Jay Carney should swiftly and strongly stop this, but they will not. Why, they want this dialog to continue and even increase. Its BHO’s only chance of scaring the living daylights out of his base to get them out to vote.

    I as a Hobbit, will not forget these and will work best I can to eliminate these thugs from our system.

    • Dittos from a fellow Hobbitt. This is all part of their plan. Instigate fear and hatred and prod their followers into striking out against all who are different from them. Too bad for the race hustlers, the people see them for who and what they are.

  4. I saw this. Never heard of this guy. All I can say is what if you really had that problem, guy? People who wanted to string you up for your skin color? Get real…Those homemade-sign waving grannies secretly want to murder you? They probably would bake you a cookie or give money at church. I really wonder about some of this sometimes…

  5. At this rate as a Hobbit you will become a protected class . This is
    getting really old fast. They all have the same talking points about the
    Tea People because they aren’t able of having an original thought.
    From the top at the WH to demonize an entire group of American’s
    like they are doing is deplorable but when you don’t have a clue you just take cheap shots and they have no plan. They also see that unlike the CBC American’s are able to think for ourselves we don’t follow orders from Obama and his lemmings.

  6. This is disgusting. It makes me mad as hell. THEY are the ones who are racist. Racist against anyone who isn’t the same color and mindset that they are. The Tea Party is full of plenty of non-white Americans who support our Constitution and our history and way of life. It makes me crazy that our freedoms of speech and the right to assemble are seemingly only for those, who on the left, want to demonize those who don’t agree with their racist, radical, etitlement agenda. When the other half of Americans speak freely and assemble peaceably, they are demonized and called racist and other horrible things. The dems and the BO admin are all hipocrites. They want decency and civility from the right, but don’t follow their own demands for the same. It is a “do as I say, not as I do” attitude, and they are causing much more divisiveness and anger in our country than ever before. He is not a uniter, he is a divider. And in my opinion, the CBC and the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, et al don’t want to help the black community at all. They want to demonize anyone who isn’t black and hold their communty down. They have done more to enslave the AA population and make them dependent on handouts and welfare instead of helping them by promoting family values, education, and a hard-work ethic. Just my opinion….

  7. What a miserable, toxic, and depressing spectacle of elected officals claiming that the opposing political group wants to kill Blacks, Latinos, or any other group of people. Electing a bi-racial man to be the POTUS has only racheted up class and ethnic and religious differences that have always defined the American ‘melting pot’ and made them to be reasons for us to hate each other.

    The CBC has hit rock-bottom with their racist rants.

    • I don’t hate anyone, but this is really getting old… Can’t we all just live–let’s raise the hopes and possibilities for EVERYONE! I can’t get work over here–none of my corp clients want to start a project or a magazine or even a paying website… They might not do it even with some dopey tax credit…Bah! No one is going to lynch anyone–why doesn’t this guy try to help his constituents, do his job, his research, send over his good ideas if he has some–bec this was sure not one of those!.

      • The first black President has turned into a very ugly oxymoron. This is
        setting race relations back instead of forward. You would almost think
        it’s done on purpose very sad.

        • And the apathy of the PC MSM and the lack of prosecution has resulted in black ‘flash’ mobs breaking into what ever business strikes their fancy, terrifying business owners and wrecking their shops. And now a new game called the “knock-out game,” currently being played by black teenagers. They pick out a hapless white person and beat the Hell out of them. Several have died as a result. Where’s the outrage? Are we this PC now? If it was white on black crime, yep, you guessed it the MSM and left would be screaming like raped apes! I’m very afraid for our country…

    • The election of our first non-white President seems to have emboldened the race card players. Remember the “My President is a Black Man” t-shirts and the “it’s our turn” pronouncements?

      These people were racists all along, but now feel their racist agenda has a platform in the current scene. I have noticed that Michelle Antoinette, our current FLOTUS, had only black children to the White House, or only released photos of herself with black children until Obama’s numbers fell at which point a few whities appeared in the mix. Our White House is occupied by racists who are being criticized by other racists for not favoring one race enough! Surreal.

      Juding by the idiocy of the members of the Black Caucus, at least those who thrust themselves endlessly into the limelight, I wonder at the intelligence level of those who elected them – how could they use one brain cell to mark a ballot?

  8. Of course, his basic assumption is that it is the job of the Federal Government to raise his children. He and his ilk are free to breed and have no responsibility to care for and raise the offspring they produce. This is the product of the Great Society, which substituted the Government for the nuclear family.

  9. Andre Carson was elected to Congress after his grandmother, Congresswoman Julia Carson died while in office. The Democrats in Indianapolis (his district) decided to anoint him as a legacy. He is Muslim, and a close friend of Farrakhan, but denies being NOI. Farrakhan even spoke at Julia’s funeral – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbjdZ3SSL8. During one of her re-election campaigns she walked out of a debate with her opponents (http://www.theindychannel.com/politics/1748963/detail.html) because she “couldn’t be in the same room as Republican candidate Brose McVey.” The RNC ran ads pointing out that Julia had been late for years paying property taxes.

    Julia had been the Center Township Trustee (Indianapolis) for years and left a legacy of corruption and nepotism that still exists. The “poor” relief that the Trustee’s office is supposed to supply is fraught with deception and perhaps out and out theft (http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2010/08/center-township-scammed-taxpayers-again.html).

    Andre is simply following in the footsteps of his grandmother, and plays the victim to the hilt. Even when a black Republican runs against him (or when grandma was alive, her) they accused their opponent of being a sell out or Uncle Tom. This is one of the most corrupt families in American politics, following in the footsteps of the Kennedys, Daleys, and Clintons.

    Unfortunately for Indianapolis his district is primarily the old part of Indianapolis, and is mostly poor, black and uneducated due to a failed public school system in Indianapolis (http://www.indystar.com/article/20110829/NEWS/110829013/State-ed-board-OKs-takeover-IPS-schools-2012).

    The only way to get Carson out of office is to completely re-design his district, something that will not happen.

    • Excellent background research on this guy. It’s curious to me why those who live in districts like this re-elect these same people over and over. They see poverty and decay all around them, so they elect someone who (falsely) promises to use government to turn the situation around. Nothing changes, but they re-elect the guy on his same promises; nothing changes, but they re-elect the guy on his same promises; nothing changes, but they re-elect the guy on his same promises; nothing changes, but they re-elect the guy on his same promises; nothing changes, but they re-elect the guy on his same promises…

      • William,

        With the educational system in Indy being as bad as it is, it is no wonder why the Carsons have been able to establish a legacy in the city. The ability to think independently, critically, and have a willingness to question what is being said/printed has been forced out of the American mind. I was a product of the Chicago public school system back in the 60’s and 70’s and was fortunate to have teachers that were old school. They taught the concept of critical thinking, and the same was true with the professors that I had in college (for the most part).

        Education is the answer, but not the type of education that is being pushed in America today. More money does not guarantee that students learn the ability to think critically and independently. Smaller classes does to guarantee student success. I had attended classes with 30-40 kids in them, and we all learned. The answer to the political problems we have in this country, in my opinion, is to turn the education system inside out and start over. Return to basics and teach children to think for themselves. To think critically, and to question everything that is put forward, and NOT be punished for being independent thinkers.

        • Here, here, and hear, hear.
          Take away the techno gadgets, give ’em a pencil and piece of paper and tell them to write the ABC’s til the lead runs out of their pencils!

  10. Happy Vacation – but thanks for continuing to post. I do not officially belong to a Tea Party, but attended the first tax day protest and then the subsequent year. I had never attended a protest in my 55+ years of life. I continue to get e-mails when they plan on meeting or want people to attend their local city council meeting for various reasons regarding upcoming legislation/decisions. The group is not anything as the media and some politicians have described them. Can’t say what it is like other places, but they were average, working and retired people – some of whom I talked to were teachers (yes teachers!); some were self employed, some were medical providers, some were young, some were very (and I mean very) old – a mixture of folks. It is true – there weren’t many minorities, however there were no hateful signs against any ethnic group. Even the signs regarding President Obama were just about his policies. We have a very vocal pair of radio commentators on a Los Angeles station and although they aren’t affiliated with any Tea Party – they are very involved in what is going on in California. As annoying as they can get – if it weren’t for them, many would not be aware of horrible legislative things going on in our state. The Tea Party is no different. Too many of us have sat in the back and said nothing – gone about our business and let things get progressively worse. We have had enough. If the CBC finds that threatening so be it – it’s time we all told our elected officials – enough is enough.

    • Best description of the Tea party that I’ve seen so far. Thank you wmp. You don’t have to belong to a Tea party to get involved. Educate your friends and family who are still sitting on the sidelines. We all owe it to our country to know the issues and the dangers this country is facing and spread the word to everyone we know.

  11. Dr. Martin Luther King did NOT want to see a separation of the races or the classes, unlike these race-baiting hatemongers, whose only purpose is to make sure the black man feels ‘downtrodden’ and beholding to the government. It’s as though the CBC feels they’re not smart enough to pull themselves up and make a better life for themselves. Those who survive on the government teat are nothing more than slaves, and those who would keep them on the dole are nothing more than slave owners. So tell me, just who are the real racists?

  12. Obama should be the one to put a stop to this horrible rhetoric, he is endorsing this nonsense with his silence.

    And where is Mr Conservative Allen West? He is in the CBC-has he said anything about this?

    NO!

  13. Great postings about a very sad yet often occurring situation. Remember the “victory” march after passing healthcare act, when a black insisted he’d been “spat” upon by a “white racist”—and yet nobody around saw anything of the sort happen? Yet by the very fact that “he” was a member of the “Congress”, we were supposed to believe him versus the many bystanders….

    Very tired of being called a racist just because I happen to believe our way is in a different path.

  14. Pure hate speech, attempting to rile up more division and more racism from all sides. Never waste a good crisis, even if you have to create it.

    • Maybe this IS a mean country–he is mean to say this. Does he really think anyone is sitting around wishing him ill for some reason? Don’t shrinks have a name for this?

  15. The real problem is that there are so many gullible people that don’t seem to have the cognitive ability to see that this guy is a whack-job (really, people want to hang him from a tree??), and bad for the country, but they do have the ability to vote.

    • All of this stuff worries me…it feels like it’s all leading up to something. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have riots next summer, with Barry jumping in as “The Great Uniter” and riding that horse all the way to his re-election.

      • He fails to understand that when he took the oath office he got all of
        us not just his chosen ones. This is hardly Presidential and if he’s
        going to ignore over half the country then he needs to resign so this
        country can have a President for ALL American’s.

  16. All of you who are in the least surprised at this obviously have not lived south of the Mason Dixon line. Several years ago, a white man had the temerity to run against a black incumbent for the chairmanship of the Fulton County (Atlanta) Commission. When it looked like he had a chance, those great civil rights icons Andrew Young and John Lewis went on the black radio stations with an ad for the incumbent. John Lewis warned the electorate that a vote for the white guy would mean the return of fire hoses and barking dogs. Presumably, Bull Conner was going to rise from the dead. These tactics are both hackneyed and predictable.

    • Normally I’d post the attached link and simply say this story gets worse: An MSNBC talking head moderates and fails to report a U.S. Representative making lynching accusations. That would make the budget in most newsrooms.

      But, as earlier comments have suggested, this is a dangerous climate (no racial id mentioned in “knock out” stories. As far as we know it’s a notorious band of Lutherans) where not only is the media propping up a man who is not judged by his actions but rather his appearance. But when the Dept. of Justice’s Eric Holder refused to prosecute the Black Panthers in Phil. for voter intimid. and called them “my people”, lawless reparation intent flash looting Black America heard him. Loud and clear.

      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2011/08/31/msnbcs-hall-moderated-cbc-event-where-rep-carson-blasted-tea-party

  17. I live in a predominately black area of southern Texas. My neighbors are still driving the same vehicles, live in the same modest housing as they did way back in 2007, as do I. Things are not better, in fact we have less money to purchase needed items. I don’t consider my neighbors any less or more than equal, to me, in fact we look out for each other. This so called representative’s said comments are both insulting and downright out of place. Throw the bum out. I don’t care if he’s black, white, or pink inside.
    Sincerely,
    Stephen “Whitey” Rogers
    An American

  18. this would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.

    when you think about it, it’s kind of amazing that the MSM and the Dems have been able to construct this mythical “tea party” animal. because what is the tea party in reality? it’s about 40% of Americans who subscribe loosely to the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and fidelity to the Constitution. there is no “tea party plank” to vote on, no tea party leaders to pay attention to. you don’t have to sign up for anything or pay dues to anyone. you can join one of the tea party groups, but many people don’t.

    but this loose collection of Americans is suddenly charged with the most horrible things! granted, the so-called tea party skews somewhat older, whiter, and right-er, but is that really enough to just hate them all? I mean, people seem willing to believe that 1 out of every 4 Americans they pass on the street wants to lynch black people and starve infants! it’s crazy.

    hey President Obama: remember all that talk about civility? maybe you could come out and say something about how we shouldn’t be accusing our fellow citizens of wanting to hang us because they’re all racists. just sayin’.

  19. ” … gutting critical services that they know protect the livelihood of African-Americans, as well as Latinos and other disadvantaged minorities ….”

    Is he talking about Welfare?

    Or is it that we can’t reduce the number of federal and state government jobs because AfAms are “disproportionately” over-represented in those fields as the new buzz word works. I read that argument somewhere — can’t close down some of those cushy gov’t jobs — there are too many AfAms holding them!

  20. By not acknowledging Rep Carson used that language, the MSM is pretending it never happened. The lack of questions from the press corps and the article Mike linked to make it clear that they are colluding with each other to cover this up and make it go away.

    I’ve known for a long time that MSM protects Obama, never thought they would purposely hide the truth about a real threat. This evil man was telling his followers that the Republican reps are a danger to them. He was inciting them to violence in my opinion.

    “REP. ANDRE CARSON, (D), INDIANA: Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. (audience members reply, “Yes!”) Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party would love to see you and me- I’m sorry, Tamron- hanging on a tree. (audience members reply, “Yes!”) Some of them right now in Congress are comfortable with where we were 50 and 60 years ago.”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2011/08/31/msnbcs-hall-moderated-cbc-event-where-rep-carson-blasted-tea-party#ixzz1WefL0Sn3

  21. Gee! The black caucus is using up all their racist slogan and the 2012 campaign has’t even started yet. What the hell are going to do next year.

  22. Actually, it was Obama who brought lynching back to the United States. When? When he lynched BP after the Macondo disaster 1) before only a few facts were known, and 2) prior to a completed investigation.

    Even the most environmentally conscious, but objective, person knows that the United States federal government delayed expert assistance from both the Netherlands and Great Britain for over one month. This delay caused a considerable amount of the environmental damage.

    Additionally, the Coast Guard investigation was inconclusive about the culpability of there own command of the fire-boats. It seems that they were in complete control of where the water was directed and the they possibly upset the rig’s ballast system, thereby sinking the rig and causing the leaks on April 25th, two days after the initial explosion.

    What was totally under-reported in the national media was that the Audubon Society’s Gulf Coast top executive said that the reports of environmental damage were overblown and not anywhere as extensive as originally reported.

  23. These comments by the R eprestnative as well as those by Maxine Waters and the other Representative reveal the “content of character” of which Martin Luther King spoke . Under the “shelter of skin color” such people (whether black, white green or yellow! ) beome less worthy of their postiions. Racism is not a color, it is a character fault!

  24. “That sort of discourse”…pretty soon you’re going to be saying “you people”. You just can’t stand the fact that a black man is in the oval office can you? The Pres. is being a lot more patient than most of my brothers. He’s listening to all the “tea party” raciest rants and biting his tongue. Well, soon that will end, not soon enough for my bros. We’re more ready than you think….hoods will burn…we’ll get the last laugh.

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