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 say this "gentleman" is abusing his office would be a serious understatement.
And the Democratic party wants blacks to continue to feel like they're victims. That government is the only thing can save them.
I find this as offensive as he would if I called him ‘nigger’
Why doesn’t the House GOP censure Carson for his lies? Force the Democrats to defend or disavow him.
No bias here, eh? How about Maxine Waters screaming that "the Tea Party can go straight to hell!"
That wouldn't be considered heated rhetoric...naw...only white Republicans use heated rhetoric.
Liberals’ statements about the Tea Party “...indicates the fear they have over potentially losing their power”.
I have always thought that the Liberals have ONLY one of two explanations for the idiotic and malicious statements they make about the Tea Party:
1. They have absolutely NO understanding of what the Tea Party is
2. They DO understand what the Tea Party is and their comments are blatant lies.
It can be #1 or it can be #2, BUT...it can’t be both.
Andre Carson is absolutely right!!!
Every Tea Party member I know worships the racist info we read from right wing extremists like Dr Sowell or Walter Williams.
When tea party members with baseball bats start showing up at polling places call me.
“second class citizens”???
I submit that this twit has no class at all along with most of the black caucus and their bigmouth Maxine.
Well said. The good people of Indiana must be so proud to have someone like him representing them. ;-/
I find it past offensive. It is a lie and I am sure he can offer no evidence whatsoever that any in the Tea Party wants to lynch anyone. It sickens me that he can get away with this crap.
I thought liberals wanted to TONE the rhetoric down? Do you think Obama would step up to the plate and call the Black Caucus on this recent hate speech?
BTW, every conservative American would "like to see blacks"
living productive lives, producing stable families with fathers in the home helping to raise the next productive, well educated generation.
exactly the opposite of what we see now.
I know, I know, that wouldn't be "keepin' it real" and it would be "actin' white".
Don’t forget Rep. Allen West. And of course, Herman Cain.
“There is a class of colored people who make a
business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs,
and the hardships of the Negro race before
Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances,
because they do not want to lose their jobs.
There is a certain class of race-problem solvers
who dont want the patient to get well.”
-Booker T. Washington
tell that to the blacks who support the tea party
Carson is a member of the Democrat’s Socialist caucus. This kind of rhetoric is Alinski 101. Typical Communist demagoguery. He sounds like Lenin himself.
So the Tea Party wants to be more like Democrats?? I find this amazing, the only way this even plays is because so many people in this country are just plain Ignorant. Most everybody that can read knows damn well that EVERY JIM CROW LAW was written and enacted by DEMOCRATS like, AL GORE, FUlbright, Bull Connor.....Lets not forget the KKK is and was The DEMOCRAT PARTY, as far as I can tell Nothing has changed but the tactics used, the Democrats still do everything possible to keep Blacks on the plantation. Wake up America.
They know very well that the TEA Party has nothing to do with race. They are simply trying to fan the flames of racial hate.
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.
You must not have gotten the memo. Only blacks can make racist claims. Blacks aren’t racist, don’t have a racist bone in their bodies and never will. Blacks are always victims of the big bad white man. Any time a black doesn’t get his way it’s because of a racist white guy. Ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
One more thing. White america owes blacks whatever they want, whenever they want it, in what ever quantity they desire. Disagreeing with this memo in any way, shape or form is prima facia evidence that you are a racist.
He not only crossed the line of comity that the Congress has drawn to ensure the collegiality needed in a democracy, his hate filled comment obliterated it. If the Congress does not censure this statement then all bets are off, and let the unchecked namecalling begin.
Where are the voices of the Republicans in Congress?? How can they allow this to go unanswered? If they don’t rebut this, who will???
You have to cut this weirdo from Indianoplace a little slack - he is a fricking muzzie convert and, presumably, was just coming off his Rama Dama Ding Dong fasting, which fasting in fact made him less able to restrain his racist rants. Hey Andre, you racist punk, there just might be enough people in your district who are sufficiently embarrassed by your involvement in a gutter cult of racism, hatred and evil to vote you out.
They’ve reached the limits of what the [non-violent] political process can achieve,
and the next step is violence.
Oh for crying out loud. When will the Blacks be embarrassed enough by their hucksters to do something about it?
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs, partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. Booker T. Washington 1904 quote
They are too stupid and blinded by hate to know the difference between 1 and 2.