Skip to comments.Tea Party congressman to Black Caucus members: ‘Get a grip’
Posted on 08/31/2011 5:02:44 PM PDT by Nachum
A Republican member of the House Tea Party Caucus on Wednesday countered recent inflammatory remarks by members of the Congressional Black Caucus against the Tea Party. "I'm a TEA Party caucus member and have spoken at two tea party rallies. I am also NOT a racist. Maxine & Andre - get a grip," Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) both directed harsh remarks at the Tea Party movement last week. Carson accused the Tea Party members in Congress of wanting to see blacks "hanging from a tree." Waters said at an event in California,
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Hmmm.... Sounds like someone thinks it’s a great idea to use the “argumentum ad metum” fallacy today.
I saw the “hanging from a tree” remark and my jaw literally dropped open. Shameful race-baiting. Get a grip, indeed.
The Democrats using the Race Card, is just a sign they are going down.
Is the Congressional Black Caucus a racist group? You can bet if there was a Congressional White Caucus it would be (and we know who’d be alleging that).
Just tell them to stop lying. They’re not going to shut us up, so it’s not worth the effort.
Yes, if they want real examples of racism, all they have to do is look at the history of THEIR party. I’m not apologizing for NOT being racist.
or perhaps, argumentum ad meatus, i.e. talking out your a double s.
The Hateful Black Democrats are the real prize.\s
Wrong response. The correct response is: "YOU'RE a racist."
Conservatives have to learn that (1) they must not accept leftists' premises, and (2) they must go on the offense and stop playing defense. The minute he defended himself against this ridiculous charge, he lost the argument.
Col. Allen West is a true Patriot and I respect him immensely. He was right to call the members of the CBC on their hate speech. Hopefully, we can send some more black Republicans his way to help change the atmosphere in the CBC.
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Ok, Carson, you want to categorize the Tea Party congress members in this manner...then...perhaps we should say that:
"All members of the Black Caucus are dumb and lazy; look alike; mumble when they "axe" a question and can't speak English well and use 4-letter words all the time. They all have nappy or oily hair, wear tacky clothing, big jewelry, and big hats; wear their pants too low; walk with a swagger and too slowly when crossing the street, and they are just plain scary and frighten us because they always talk and laugh too loudly and act violent and angry all the time." Those are the generalizations you, Mr. Carson, hate that were once said about African-Americans/the black community and have been denounced over the past.
But, since you are so anxious to again resurrect the ugly head of racially charged hate talk and are encouraging the black community to engage in such profiling, perhaps we should talk about blacks in the same way you are talking about whites.
You don’t even have to go that extent to respond.
Black teenagers at the County Fair in Des Moines were yelling it was “Kill Whitey Night”.
Black teenagers in Peoria marched down the street chanting: “Kill All The Whites”.
Black teenagers in Milwaukee targeted whites and were called out by the Black Chief of Police and other black officials for disgracing their race.
These are the most recent facts of racist actions.
The CBC is _implying_ what a political group that is not even racially separate _thinks_. The black marchers and mobbers were _acting_ on specifically explicated racist hatred. These events took place in three venues that supported the election of a black POTUS and which are not majority black.
Tea Partiers and whites in general have nothing to apologize for and no equivalent insults are needed. Taxpayers of all ethnicities and race support the Congresspeople, as well as a majority of their constituents. They need to apologize for gratuitous, self-serving race-baiting. It may even rise to the level of Sedition.