Originally posted Aug 31, 2011
There are times in one’s life that we must simply shake our heads, and look heavenward – realizing that the moment defies our ability to understand.
This, however, is not one of them. We should en masse – with one clear and united voice, condemn Andre Carson, (D-IN). Carson was caught on tape at a Congressional Black Caucus event in Miami, saying: “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.” He went on too say ‘the Tea Party is stopping change in Congress, likening it to “the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow.’”
This is one of the most unambiguous and flagrant attempts to incite racial animus and uprising we have seen since the days of Bull Connor, Lester Maddox, and Orville Faubus. Carson’s remarks can be viewed as nothing less than a blatant to incite violence in the streets.
His spokesman said: “The congressman used strong language because the Tea Party agenda jeopardizes our most vulnerable and leaves them without the ability to improve their economic standing.” That is a scurrilous and morally opprobrious lie, that is apparently in keeping with Carson’s character or lack there of.
One of the things most notable is the absence of presidential and Democrat Party leadership. Why is Obama not publicly condemning such a despiteous and potentially incendiary racist
screed by one of the leaders of his party? Were is the sassy-mouth Wasserman-Shultz? This is the time for presidential and Democrat Party leadership to step up and chasten this type of hateful, seditious, speech by one of the leaders of their Party.
What if known supremacist groups began a public symphony of oratories spreading such stories about Muslims? Would the Obama White House and Democrat Party leadership be silent then? Is the fact that Carson is a Muslim, black, and a Democrat or all three responsible for earning him a pass?
Would they be as transpicuously silent if a member of the Ku Klux Klan or the Ayrian Brotherhood, said the NAACP advocated raping and kidnapping white children? Carson’s racist screed is unfounded, unjust, and should be met with the harshest ridicule.
He should be forced to explain his understanding of how on the present path of spending and lack of fiscal constraint, America can continue in the years ahead? I challenge him to explain what difference it would make if every person he classifies as rich paid 95% of their gross income in taxes with no loopholes? Would that reduce spending, would it reduce the national debt, would it put people back to work? The answer to those questions is a resounding no.
Why does the president and the Democrat Party object to a movement of the people that calls for fiscal constraint, reduced spending, smaller government and lower taxes?
This is an outright attack on those they are attempting to portray as singularly white. One cannot help but believe that this is an attempt to incite racial discord that ultimately spills over into the streets. As I wrote in my column “Blackdom infighting just an act?” – I believe there is something sinister lurking in the shadows of the invigorated racial screeds coming from black Democrats and their public sector allies.
I know many on my own side of the aisle will disagree – but that is because they are committed to refusing to understand many blacks resent whites and conservative whites in particular. They view themselves as too “intellectually informed” too believe many blacks are still longing for the moment that whites are made to pay for perceived crimes and injustices – that are based on a socialist panacea that the white man hasn’t paid his debt to them and said can only be done through forceful taking.
There is no plausible way the racial complaints against the Tea Party that are being parroted by black liberals are accidental. They are intentional and if you listen closely one hears the subtle cacophony of talking points. These outbursts are organized to undermine the organizing of peoples who object to the way our government is being managed.
They don’t just fear the Tea Party, they fear you and I more. It is up to us to let them know their fears are justified. Not because we are planning violence, but because we are resolute in our intentions to vote them and Obama out. And that we will not be bullied or intimidated by their racist attacks.