Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) recently told an audience that the Tea Party is out to lynch black people.
“This is the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow,” said Carson, the caucus’ whip, or chief vote counter.
“Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens,” he said. “Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”
His off-the-charts hate speech follows other recent remarks by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, such as Rep. Maxine Waters saying that the Tea Party can “go straight to hell.”
Today, Carson is standing by his remarks.
Carson’s spokesman, Jason Tomcsi, confirmed the congressman’s comments to USA TODAY.
His “comments respond to the frustration voiced by those in Miami,” Tomcsi said. “People are frustrated by the inability of Congress to do something about the economy and get people back to work.”
Tomcsi said Carson believes “Tea Party members in Congress know when they vote against programs, they know who they’re impacting. They have different priorities — their priorities are to protect millionaires, oil companies and tax cuts for the wealthy. Those people aren’t impacted by programs like child nutrition, Head Start, job training and job creation.”
That’s bull; Carson’s remarks were an incitement to violence against the Tea Party, a couple of whose leaders are currently running for the presidency. Carson should resign his seat. He won’t, but he should, because he is intentionally inciting a race war and promoting violence against other Americnans and presidential candidates. Either that, or he knows that no matter how much hate he hands out, his own constituents don’t really believe him but it comforts them to hear him spin these myths anyway. Put another way, if you really believed that a group of people actually wanted to take you and your family and hang them from the nearest tree, and that group was about to take power, you would do a great deal more than sit there nodding and applauding. The logical consequences of what Carson said are dire indeed.
As the video above shows, the CBC is engaged in a coordinated hate-based attack on the Tea Party. It’s not about policy, it’s about hate and it’s based entirely on generating irrational fear. That coordinated campaign began with the racist smear on the day ObamaCare passed. It shows absolutely no sign of abating, despite the fact that the election of Barack Obama was, were told, going to get us past all this disharmony and strife.