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Congress has a Black Caucus Racism Problem
Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 01/02/2018 5:11:31 AM PST by SJackson

The vicious cycle of racism and thievery in the CBC must be broken.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

The Congressional Black Caucus had a front seat to #MeToo with the revelation that $220,000 had been paid out to a staffer alleging sexual harassment by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), a former judge impeached for bribery whose girlfriend has been on his payroll to the tune of $2.4 million, and that Rep. Conyers (D-MI) had his own sexual harassment settlement. That scandal forced Rep. Conyers to resign and hand the seat to his son at the behest of his wife, Monica, who had been convicted of bribery.

Corruption, fraud and bribery are ongoing problems at the Congressional Black Caucus.

After two decades of financial scandals, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) was convicted of running a fake charity and sentenced in December. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was sentenced last December for bribery, fraud and money laundering. His son, Chaka Fattah Jr, was already in prison on unrelated bank fraud charges. Around the same time the wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Il) had wrapped up her prison sentence after her husband had ended his prison term a year earlier on fraud charges.

Hardly a year goes by without a criminal case involving a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Bribery and fraud, fake charities and money laundering to pay for the high life are familiar CBC themes . Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. bought a gold Rolex, Michael Jackson and Malcolm X memorabilia, and mink capes. Rep. Brown stole from poor children to pay for an NFL luxury box (won’t you take a knee) and a Beyonce concert. Chaka Fattah Jr. bought Hermes ties and a Ritz-Carlton condo.

These aren’t aberrations. They’re part of the culture of corruption at the Congressional Black Caucus.

The year that Barack Obama, a former CBC member whose level of corruption outdid any of his former colleagues by climbing into the high stratospheric billions and using the Justice Department to run a massive slush fund, took office, every single House member investigated on ethics charges was CBC. A former study suggested that a third of CBC legislators had faced an ethics probe.

That’s what a culture of political corruption looks like.

But the Congressional Black Caucus has consistently blamed all of its corruption troubles on racism. And CBC members would always play the race card. Rep. Corrine Brown had improbably claimed that Obama’s DOJ had targeted her because “I'm a black woman with a mouth.”

It’s the same old racist excuse. And racism is the usual cover story for CBC corruption.

When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was accused of stealing a woman’s first class airplane seat, she claimed that it only happened “because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target.” The woman she casually accused of racism had no previous idea of who even stole her seat. And as a Democrat and a human rights activist was probably angry about her lost seat, not the politician’s race.

No one can be too surprised at a politician receiving preferential treatment at the expense of ordinary citizens. Especially a politician who had once allegedly howled, “You don’t understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.” It’s the eagerness with which CBC members shut down any conversations about their corruption with casual accusations of racism that is the real problem.

The worst offender in the Conyers sexual harassment case wasn’t actually the congressman in question. It was another Black Caucus member who came to his defense by accusing his victims of racism.

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) allegedly claimed that Conyers’ accusers were all white women. And suggested that the accusations were somehow racially motivated. Other CBC members threatened Democrats who criticized Rep. Conyers and there were suggestions that the calls for his resignation were racist.

“Do you go and stalk white people’s houses or just come to the black neighborhoods and stalk our houses?” Monica Conyers demanded.

The claim that Rep. Conyers’ accusers were “all white women” proved to be a lie. But it shouldn’t have mattered what race the women accusing a politician of sexual harassment were. Nor should it have mattered what race the passenger whose seat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee allegedly stole might have been.

The reflexive accusations of racism by Congressional Black Caucus members hurled at their alleged victims and at any attempt to bring them to justice is at the root of the CBC’s culture of racial corruption. The Caucus is a racially exclusive body. And it uses race and racism as weapons to protect its privileges of power. It doesn’t admit white politicians who represent African-American districts.

"It is critical that its membership remain exclusively African American,” Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr. (D-MO) had written. Referring to a white Democrat’s membership bid from an African-American district, he declared that, “he does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria unless he can change his skin color.” It’s the same familiar mantra of slavery and segregation but with a politically correct twist.

Rep. Clay has paid out nearly a million dollars in campaign funds to his sister’s law firm.

"We supported the tradition that only African-Americans have been full members of the CBC," insisted Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), whose son and husband would be convicted on charges that included fraud and racketeering.

Urban political machines have a long history of exploiting ethnic and racial solidarity to maintain their grip on power. The Congressional Black Caucus did not invent an original form of corruption. Tammany Hall went through various ethnic incarnations as one immigrant group made way for another.

The Congressional Black Caucus is not uniquely corrupt because it is black. But it uses racial solidarity and animosity to protect its insidious corruption. The CBC uses the idea of racial persecution to convince the African-American areas it preys on to turn a blind eye to its corruption. And it depicts its critics and victims, whether they are the women groped by Rep. Conyers or the poor children ripped off by Rep. Brown, as pawns or perpetrators of a racist conspiracy against black people.

The CBC’s merger of xenophobia and corruption is nothing new. But it’s a uniquely toxic tactic to utilize during a time of racial tensions. The Caucus styles itself as the “conscience of the congress”, but it has no conscience. It’s become a gang of thieves united by greed, racial solidarity and racial animosity.

The Congressional Black Caucus is uniquely destructive to black people and to the entire country. Its corrupt civil rights icons have long since become mirrors of the very thing they once fought against. And their accusations of racism are reflections of their own racism and their own racial privileges.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Clyburn’s accusations show how the perniciously corrupt culture of the CBC’s racial solidarity has turned race and racism into unlimited justifications for their own abuses. The Caucus’ racism and corruption feed into each other in a vicious cycle that spurs its members to greater ethics violations and noisier accusations of racism. The corruption charges then become proof of racism.

The more CBC members are arrested and jailed, the more the Caucus doubles down on the conviction that the only reason they were jailed is racism. And then it exploits that sense of racial grievance to justify even more corruption. This vicious cycle of racism and thievery in the CBC must be broken.

Congress has a racism problem. Its name is the Congressional Black Caucus.  

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1 posted on 01/02/2018 5:11:31 AM PST by SJackson
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Understatement of the year. Congress has a black klan, the plain and simple fact.

2 posted on 01/02/2018 5:14:59 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS...)
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You do not elect a black politician for the same reason you should never hire a black coach. There’s a double standard and you’re not free to fire them when they fail to perform. You’re almost not even allowed to criticize them no matter how bad it gets. For instance, Tubby Smith. Or, as the article points out, the unbelievable Alcee Hastings.

Blacks need to start accepting responsibility. There needs to be one standard. Not two. Letting blacks avoid responsibility engenders hard feelings on both sides. We’ll never come together as a group until that ends.

3 posted on 01/02/2018 5:29:40 AM PST by KyCats
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“There needs to be one standard. Not two.”

Equal justice under the law.

4 posted on 01/02/2018 5:33:07 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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ANOTHER PARASITE "OF COLOR" The Sheila Jackson Lee airport story should have been much ado about nothing——b/c the egotistical woman has no concern or empathy for anyone but herself. She does reprehensible things like this all the time.

But Lee’s airport gambit exposed her in her true light: (a) her annoying self-serving denials, (b) her unbelievable self-aggrandizement, and, (c) her offensive display of govt entitlement. All of these stack up as the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

She could possibly be prosecuted for soliciting a bribe.


BACKSTORY---According to United Airlines, S/J/Lee was tapped for the seat because she was at the top of the upgrade list thanks to her "global services status."

Huh? Dat po' black Congresslady ----just freed from slavery----has "global status?" This is nothing more than bribery---she solicited a bribe, and United acceded, just in case airline issues come up in Congress.

S/J/L and United need to be prosecuted for bribery.

5 posted on 01/02/2018 5:41:47 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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To: KyCats

Just ask the Bengals of that mostly unwatched NFL.

6 posted on 01/02/2018 5:42:13 AM PST by Jumper
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To: SJackson

As long as Blacks are exempted from standards applied to everyone else, they will continue to underachieve.

7 posted on 01/02/2018 5:43:03 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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To: SJackson

Blacks are prejudiced bigots, plain and simple.

8 posted on 01/02/2018 5:48:13 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Arm_Bears

Black propaganda created the standards

The concept of a ‘”black community” is propaganda to create unity where none actually exists. There is no black culture. There are numerous black sub cultures.

9 posted on 01/02/2018 5:48:52 AM PST by Thibodeaux (2018 is looking good)
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Give a guess....what did (gag) Congressman Al Green (pictured) tweet as a Christmas messag

Says he's going to remove bigotry from the Trump WH. Sicko sees bigotry where none exists.
He should audition for Preparation H commercials (hat tip Elsie).

10 posted on 01/02/2018 5:49:39 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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EXCERPT: Ten Percent Is Not Enough / American Renaissance web site

Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them.

They are exhausted by black social pathologies, black violence, the endless complaints, the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of black grievances, the excuses, the reflexive animosity.

The elites explain everything with “racism,” and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.

11 posted on 01/02/2018 5:52:58 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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WRT the Congressional Black Caucus (C/B/C), it is high time to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act----to follow the paper trail of tax dollars and disbursements, and determine how govt monies changes hands.

Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of C/B/C insiders ability to collude in sub rosa deals and who might be personally profiting.

<><> L/E needs to examine C/B/C bank accounts

<><> Joint C/B/C bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer govt funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transfer tax dollars offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake govt invoices might be created to show that govt money deposited into C/B/C accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of govt funds for insiders' personal use and/or for redistribution schemes.


NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes. “The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.


<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of C/B/C checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize foreign bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures---or to finance campaign activities (and/or other redistribution schemes favored by the WH).

Tax fraud may also be a factor; facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from DHS accounts into personal accounts, campaign accounts, or into redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses (and campaign activities, or other redistribution schemes).


Taxpayers demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute foreign aid govt fraud, pronto.

Taxpayers are urged to notify the FBI now.

SUBJECT: Collusion, conspiracy, and bribery
IN RE: financial irregularities
REFERENCE: foreign aid govt fraud, falsified documents, wire transfers, accounting fraud, etc.

NARRATIVE Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies by to collude in sub rosa deals to personally profit and/or to facilitate redistribution schemes of US foreign aid.

OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT The FBI should interrogate individuals for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify official documents to further insider schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted by foreign aid recipients.

Crimes might include---conspiracy, collusion, falsifying offical documents (a felony), money laundering, tax evasion, extorting taxpayers, theft of govt monies, misuse of public office and government positions.

Examine members' tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.....especially entries for "interest income."

12 posted on 01/02/2018 6:01:54 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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Marvin Lewis is the perfect example. The man has never(!) won a playoff game yet he is the most job-secure coach in the league. They are reporting on Cincinnati news that basically it’s up to Lewis, and only Lewis, as to how long he coaches.

13 posted on 01/02/2018 6:04:05 AM PST by KyCats
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Caribbean-American Cong Yvette Clarke---member of the Congressional Caribbean Caucus.

The $120,000 tax dollars write-off scheme in NY Cong Yvette Clarke's office is being exposed....only one of the thirty House Democrats likely involved in this scenario.

NOTE Does Clarke know about money-laundering in Caribbean banks? Did she do anything about it in Congress?

THE QUESTION: how did Yvette Clarke not notice (A) that her office purchased tech equipment, (B) in large quantities her office might not plausibly need, (C) and never actually materialized at Clarke's office.

<><> Being scrutinized is Clarke's office falsifying invoices----buying expensive equipment----reporting it stolen and reselling the equipment out the back door.

REALITY CHECK Equipment purchased by members’ offices is normally tracked closely by central House-wide administrators, but House rules allow micro-purchases under $500 to be treated more informally. That rule was exploited by Clarke's office.

<><> the supplier, CDW Government, Inc then made up the difference in the actual price by inflating the cost of a service plan.

<><> More shockingly, the equipment Cong Clarke ordered was delivered ..... not to the Congressional office...... but to her IT, Imran Awan’s house, a knowledgeable source said.

However, Democrat Clarke (or a high-level staffer with financial responsibility in the member's office) would still have to sign a voucher for each such purchase.


CONTACT CONGRESS: Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044

Call President Trump: Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414


14 posted on 01/02/2018 6:20:11 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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"As long as Blacks are exempted from standards applied to everyone else, they will continue to underachieve."


15 posted on 01/02/2018 6:35:04 AM PST by blam
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To: SJackson

The White Caucus, Asian Caucus and Brown Caucus weren’t available for comment.

16 posted on 01/02/2018 6:40:45 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: blam
Stupidity is color blind.....look at these black FOOLS.
17 posted on 01/02/2018 6:42:56 AM PST by mastertex
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US Congressman Andre Carson

It has recently emerged that Pakistani national (and leading House Democrat IT) Imran Awan---suspected of stealing US intel---had a secret email address,, that was not turned off when he and the crew were banned from computer use by Capitol Hill police. NOTE WELL Imran's secret email address used the name of an employee for Rep. Andre Carson, a Muslim in Congress, who specializes in US intelligence matters, according to court documents.

Imran and Carson were observed playing video games in Carson's Congressional office. One savvy freeper says it it possible to send intel surreptitiously using video games.


Muslim Democrat Cong Andre Carson's Congressional Committees

NOTE--The DNC places a price on these committees---Congressman wishing to be placed on the committee pay up front. Where did Muslim Carson get the money to get on these highly sensitive committees?

Is Carson funneling Islamic cash into the DNC? Do Indiana constituents know Carson bought these seats? Have any jobs been created in Indiana by Cong Carson's activities in Congress on these committees?

<><>House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

<><>Ranking Member: Emerging Threats Subcommittee

<><>Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee

<><>The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.

The HPSCI is charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the US Government, and the Military Intelligence Program. Additional information about the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) can be found at link.

<><>Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

<><> Subcommittee on Aviation

<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials

NOTE The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure oversees all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

<>Subcommittee on Aviation---- The subcommittee has jurisdiction over civil aviation, including most aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board.

<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials exercises jurisdiction over the programs and activities of two U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modal administrations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The Subcommittee oversees the passenger and freight rail safety and economic regulations including all federal laws and programs regulating railroad transportation, including railroad safety, rail infrastructure programs, economic regulation, railroad labor laws, and the non-revenue aspects of the federal railroad retirement and railroad unemployment systems.

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee also includes overseeing all federal laws and programs regulating the safety of gas and liquid pipelines and the safety of transporting material and freight that has been classified as hazardous.

18 posted on 01/02/2018 6:51:00 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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To: SJackson

Congress (House, Senate) is corrupt and the CBC is a subset of that corruption with the added evil of being racist.

19 posted on 01/02/2018 8:07:30 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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A much higher percentage of the money that the Obama Administration funneled to Iran went toward terrorism, than did the money that they funneled to Soros, AntiFa, BLM, Occupy and such.

So they saw it as a good deal.

20 posted on 01/02/2018 9:02:27 AM PST by BeauBo
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