Skip to comments.Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'
Posted on 08/31/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT by markomalley
A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBCs chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would love to see us as second-class citizens and some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree.
Carson also said the tea party is stopping change in Congress, likening it to the effort that were seeing of Jim Crow.
The explosive comments, caught on tape, were uploaded on the internet Tuesday, and Carsons office stood by the remarks. Jason Tomcsi, Carsons spokesman, said the comment was in response to frustration voiced by many in Miami and in his home district in Indianapolis regarding Congress inability to bolster the economy. Tomcsi, in an email, wrote that the congressman used strong language because the Tea Party agenda jeopardizes our most vulnerable and leaves them without the ability to improve their economic standing.
The Tea Party is protecting its millionaire and oil company friends while gutting critical services that they know protect the livelihood of African-Americans, as well as Latinos and other disadvantaged minorities, Tomcsi wrote. We are talking about child nutrition, job creation, job training, housing assistance, and Head Start, and that is just the beginning. A child without basic nutrition, secure housing, and quality education has no real chance at a meaningful and productive life.
Carson is hardly the first lawmaker to use heated rhetoric. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) yelled you lie as President Barack Obama was addressing Congress. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) yelled baby killer at former Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) as abortion was being discussed during the health care debate.
Carson, who represents Indianapolis, is the second Muslim to ever serve in Congress. He has been in office since 2008, and took the seat that was held by his late grandmother Rep. Julia Carson (D-Ind.).
To the media and to the Left (redundant, I know) that crossed the line and now justifies Democrats telling the Tea Party to go to hell, or making up wild tales about how Republicans want to lynch blacks, bring back Jim Crow and throw old ladies off cliffs.
This will not end well.
André D. Carson (born October 16, 1974) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th congressional district, serving since the special election in 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
He is the grandson of his predecessor, former U.S. Representative Julia Carson (19382007). He is one of two Muslims serving in the U.S. Congress (along with Keith Ellison).
He’s a muslim. Explains a lot. He’s just plain nuts.
I firmly believe that the communists amongst the “powers that be” are using blacks as their “proxy army” in what they see as the time (now) for the violent revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system.
They may think that they’re ramping their base.But,they’re
setting up for a race war if Obama loses!
It never ceases to amaze me how the poverty pimps are so astoundingly prophetic that they know EXACTLY what someone else wants, yet they're too bloody ignorant to find their arses with both hands and a map!
And they want the GOP to “compromise” with this type of rhetoric?
"André D. Carson (born October 16, 1974) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district, serving since the special election in 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
He is the grandson of his predecessor, former U.S. Representative Julia Carson (19382007). He is one of two Muslims serving in the U.S. Congress (along with Keith Ellison).......
Tea Party controversy
On March 20, Carson told reporters that health care protesters outside the Capitol hurled racial slurs at fellow Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia. Carson came off the House floor and told reporters his story about health care protesters hurling racial slurs during their walk from the Cannon Building to the chambers. Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has offered a $100,000 reward for any proof of these accusations. Audio and video recordings of the event have been posted on the Internet, no proof has yet been provided by those who made the accusations, and the reward remains unclaimed......" "
Carson is about the worst.
Both are their goals. The one is the immediate goal, the second is the future goal.
When “the other side” starts defending itself from racial attacks, the government will have an excuse to step in and “defend the minorities from violence”.
Carson is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, New Democrat Coalition and the youngest member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Among others, he is also a member of the Congressional Automotive Caucus, Cancer Action Caucus, Children’s Caucus, Climate Change Caucus, Human Rights Caucus, International Conservation Caucus, Labor and Working Families Caucus, Study Group on Public Health, Democratic Budget Group, LGBT Equality Caucus, Military Family Caucus and Renewable/Efficient Energy Caucus. He also serves as the Congressional Black Caucus liaison to the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (CBC Liaison).
Yet islam calls for killing homosexuals. How does he square that? How do muslims get elected in America? I know a lot of Americans aren’t particularly intelligent, but keeping muslims out of office seems like a no-brainer to me.
I'm a Tea Partier and I just want this race-baiting b.s. to end. Besides, why would I want to ruin my view of a nice tree?
Is there a single white person or Tea Partier living in one of these districts?
If so, he/she should show up at one of these “townhalls” and challenge these racists.
I know you’ll be taking your life into your hands. So, come armed with a camera.
So, we can either change direction (not what the Left wants) or we can keep doing all of the things which are making the country go in the wrong direction.
The public is unlikely to support the same old, same old. They can see clearly that it is not working. Which means the Left has reached a high-water mark through its use of the political process and control of the media. If the people want to pull back, then the Left must switch to more violent means to continue its march toward the inevitable victory of communism.
Do they believe that this rhetoric is helpful in the discussion?
Dont forget Rep. Allen West. And of course, Herman Cain.
The Grand Wizards of the KKK/Tea Party movement who would lead the lynchings and Hangings!!!
...apologize for the sarcasm rants...I’ve just had enough of the labeling of Tea Party folk by the so called open minded, tolerant, ‘I know best’ lefties...
...and from what does the black communist caucus want whites hanging from?
The threat of Constitutional Government brings out the best and worst of America...into the cleansing light of day.
This may be a tactic that could be used to defeat communism as well.
When communists assume power in a country, one of the first things they do to consolidate power is to find anyone with leadership potential that isn’t under their power and “disappear” them.
If the resistance is leaderless, they can’t effectively consolidate power through elimination of opposition.