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It just never stops, does it?
Legal Insurrection ^ | May 1, 2014 | Bryan Jacoutot

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, Buzzfeed’s 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 Mississippi’s 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.

“I’ve 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 don’t care what you come up with we’re going to be against it.’ Now if that’s not a racist statement I don’t know what is.”

So, despite lacking any indication that McConnell’s opposition to Obama is racially motivated, Thompson is comfortable coming to the conclusion because, if it is not, then he doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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, doesn’t 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 it’s unconstitutional, it’s immoral and basically illegal….It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It’s 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 “doesn’t like being black.”

Of course, Thompson couldn’t 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 Congressman’s bubble, but the phrase, “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government, and I’m 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] there’s something wrong with it. Again, it’s 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. It’s 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, he’s entitled to make them.

When CNN reporter Dana Bash noted that the term [Uncle Tom] wouldn’t be appropriate if used by someone who is white, Thompson replied, “But I’m black.”

A video of part of Thompson’s remarks is below.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: benniethompson; blacks; congress; democrats; mississippi; obama; obamacare; racism

1 posted on 05/03/2014 12:53:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 05/03/2014 12:58:52 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

Yet no liberals dare label Putin or Assad a “racist” on this basis. Phew.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 1:01:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thompson has always been a racist and an imbecile. He’s just trying to let everyone know not to forget that fact.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 1:27:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Politics is not about truth. It’s about outcome.

Whatever ax Thompson is grinding, it’s not appropriate for modern America.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:47 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are there any DemocRAT politicians who aren’t race crazed?


6 posted on 05/03/2014 2:56:25 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I never thought I would agree with Michael Moore. The bastards that run this country need to be brought down.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 3:24:14 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Gene Eric

He may be shocked at just who the axe he’s grinding DOES get used on.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 3:26:50 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 3:29:48 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congressman ask me how many of Obama’s policies I would support if he was white.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 4:01:03 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

it’s the only thing they have until someone slips up and a recording comes out of a republican saying something.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 4:03:46 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It just never stops, does it?

Nor will it. Unless we make it stop.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 4:06:57 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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There’s just no way to cure stupidity.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 4:08:44 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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“black man”
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.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 4:30:48 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The solution to every problem is more government.

Anyone who opposes more government is racist.

...It's not much of a platform, but it's all the Democrats have to offer.

15 posted on 05/03/2014 4:33:51 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mississippi deserves better than Bennie and many here hope to see him gone in the near future.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 4:35:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


17 posted on 05/03/2014 4:51:43 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: wastoute

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.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 5:58:01 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Thompson,

He’s HALF black. His other half is... Oh yeah, -WHITE.

Moron.

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.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 7:47:24 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: driftless2; wastoute
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.

Oh, good grief. Please tell me that you understood the comment.

20 posted on 05/04/2014 8:35:26 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: houeto

I do understand the comment. I don’t ally with Moore on anything. He dislikes Obama because he, Obama, is not radical enough for Moore. Moore is not your friend. It’s like saying you agree with Al Sharpton.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 3:19:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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