Skip to comments.It just never stops, does it?
Posted on 05/03/2014 12:53:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Congressman Thompson (D-MS): Now all of a sudden, government is the worst thing in the world since a black man became President.
For those of you who missed it, Buzzfeeds Andrew Kaczynski ran a post on Tuesday detailing the racist remarks Congressman Bennie Thompson made while on the radio program, New Nation of Islam. Thompson represents Mississippis 2nd congressional district, and has done so since 1993.
Thompson began his incoherent rant by saying that essentially any opposition to the President was racist.
Ive been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect, Thompson said. That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States not the chief executive, but the commander-in-chief that I dont care what you come up with were going to be against it. Now if thats not a racist statement I dont know what is.
So, despite lacking any indication that McConnells opposition to Obama is racially motivated, Thompson is comfortable coming to the conclusion because, if it is not, then he doesnt know what is. When the only lens you view issues through is race, I suppose the logical result is that you see every unwanted occurrence in your life as racially motivated.
The simple fact is, Thompson is outright wrong (is that racist, by the way?).
President Bush was constantly disrespected. Kanye West famously said on live television during a Hurricane Katrina Relief drive, George Bush doesnt care about black people. Al Sharpton, whilst running for President in 2003, said Bush sounded less like a President and more like a gang leader in south central LA (boy, doesnt that carry some racial overtones?).
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo compared the Bush Administration to Hitler and the Nazis, calling it the 43rd Reich. Actor Martin Sheen called him a moron. Actor Sean Penn called him a traitor to human and American principles.
Actress Jessica Lange said she despised President Bush, and opined, There has to be a movement now to really oppose what he is proposing because its unconstitutional, its immoral and basically illegal .It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. Its humiliating.
Commenting on the Bush Administration in his book in 2003, Michael Moore declared, These bastards who run our country are a bunch of conniving, thieving, smug pricks who need to be brought down and removed and replaced with a whole new system that we control.
The list goes on, and on, and on. The disrespect leveled against President Bush during his eight years in office is, quite literally, too numerous to quantify.
Oddly, Rep. Thompson seems to have forgotten all of these disrespectful occurrences, and has even decided to dish out some racially motivated disrespect of his own. In the same interview on the New Nation of Islam, he called Justice Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom, who doesnt like being black.
Of course, Thompson couldnt stop there. He then determined that opposition to the idea of big government was also racist.
Now all of a sudden, government is the worst thing in the world since a black man became President.
I hate to burst the esteemed Congressmans bubble, but the phrase, the nine most terrifying words in the English language are Im from the government, and Im here to help, was said by Ronald Reagan while he (a white man) was occupying the oval office.
Thompson went on to further display his utter naiveté about his political opposition by declaring opposition to Obamacare as racist.
[W]hen a black man comes with an idea [for Obamacare] theres something wrong with it. Again, its race creeping into the picture.
I guess the opposition to Hillarycare (right around the time Thompson was first elected to Congress) was sexist?
All this is to say, the American people deserve better from their elected officials. Its bad enough for someone to utter these ridiculous notions amongst friends. But to go on a radio show and espouse these things to the public as if they were facts, without a single bit of evidence to back up what one is saying, is grossly irresponsible and unworthy of the seat to which the people elected him.
Rep. Thompson, however, feels no shame in his ignorant remarks. Indeed, he believes that, because of the color of his skin, hes entitled to make them.
When CNN reporter Dana Bash noted that the term [Uncle Tom] wouldnt be appropriate if used by someone who is white, Thompson replied, But Im black.
A video of part of Thompsons remarks is below.
Yet no liberals dare label Putin or Assad a “racist” on this basis. Phew.
Thompson has always been a racist and an imbecile. He’s just trying to let everyone know not to forget that fact.
Politics is not about truth. It’s about outcome.
Whatever ax Thompson is grinding, it’s not appropriate for modern America.
Are there any DemocRAT politicians who aren’t race crazed?
I never thought I would agree with Michael Moore. The bastards that run this country need to be brought down.
He may be shocked at just who the axe he’s grinding DOES get used on.
Thompson? I never lose any sleep over anything said by someone with such an obvious lack of intelligence.
That he isn’t embarrassed to be such a moron is hilarious.
Congressman ask me how many of Obama’s policies I would support if he was white.
it’s the only thing they have until someone slips up and a recording comes out of a republican saying something.
It just never stops, does it?
Nor will it. Unless we make it stop.
There’s just no way to cure stupidity.
I’m a German/English/Irish/Scot/Cherokee-American, and when I wore a younger man’s clothing and worked summers as a roofer, I tanned darker than this `black man.’
He’s a fraud even on his race.
Anyone who opposes more government is racist.
...It's not much of a platform, but it's all the Democrats have to offer.
Mississippi deserves better than Bennie and many here hope to see him gone in the near future.
pretty sure this country has been aggressively against big govt since it was founded. big govt types in the country have made lots of progress in the last 100 yrs... and the anger against them continues to increase
but hey, you just keep saying its about race. that’s the best way to keep the mentally weak from waking up
Ally with Moore, and when the shtf, you’ll find out quickly that you won’t be an ally anymore. You’ll be lined up against a wall. In short, Moore is not your friend...he is your enemy.
He’s HALF black. His other half is... Oh yeah, -WHITE.
By the way, his POLICIES are AGAINST the grain of what this nation was FOUNDED upon. We do not need to change THIS country. Those who want socialism can move to Europe.
Oh, good grief. Please tell me that you understood the comment.