Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) made some of the most hateful remarks I’ve ever seen a congressman make.
Did Carson tell constituents his fellow Democrats had total control of the federal government after the November, 2006 midterms until the November 2010 midterms? No. Instead he leveled hate speech at others in order to dodge his Democrats' record.
Carson chose to target tea party supporters and newcomers to Congress. Carson went so far beyond the pale, it’s hard to quote him. Basically he accused those who want the federal government downsized of wanting to make second class citizens of black people and worse, to lynch them.
Hopefully there won’t be an impressionable youth who goes out and commits violent acts against strangers because their skin color is different than his or hers.
Carson isn’t alone. Other members in the Congressional Black Caucus have made similar statements, although none were as rabid as his.
Hopefully dedicated blacks who vote a Democrat ticket will be smart enough to hold Carson and his fellow progressives accountable. Carson overlooks some important factors about who actually hopes to keep black people in a second class citizen role strictly to lock up a necessary vote:
- Tea partiers don’t build abortion clinics in low income neighborhoods and push taxpayers to fund abortions. Progressives do.
- Tea partiers don’t kill jobs or place the environment and nonsense like manmade global warming above the needs of human beings. Progressives do.
- Tea partiers didn’t push for a healthcare bill that will erode healthcare for those on Medicaid by flooding the government roster with new patients (achieved by increasing limits on income for those deemed in poverty). Progressives did.
- Tea partiers didn’t try kill good paying jobs in the Gulf because of another country’s faulty practices. Progressives did.
- Tea partiers don’t lump everyone into one big genetic profile and hold different races to weight standards set by a long dead Belgian who was a racist. Progressives do.
- Tea partiers didn’t kill jobs in Charleston, right around the corner from the mansion where Obama promised jobs to voters ahead of the 2008 General Election. Progressives did.
- Tea partiers didn’t send armed federal officials into a Tennessee factory, jeopardizing jobs and threatening employees. Progessives did.
- Tea partiers don’t push an open southern border, permitting thousands of undocumented workers to cross over, competing with unemployed Americans and immigrants for unskilled and skilled jobs. Progressives did.
- Tea partiers didn’t spend almost a trillion dollars on “shovel ready” jobs and then laugh about how those jobs, well, they weren’t shovel ready. Progressives did.
- Tea partiers don’t send the government into your private life by dictating what you eat or by trying to tax the miles you drive. Progressives do.
- Tea partiers didn’t pass a bill that will send IRS health cops after you for not buying a health insurance policy. Progressives did.
Democrats could have enacted any program, policy or legislation they wanted to after November, 2006 until November, 2010. Whatever the state of things in the black or white community at present, people can look to the officials they elect and thank them or fault them. Democrats had absolute control of the government for four years, and they still control the White House and the Senate.
Tea partiers know the truth. Socialism doesn’t work for any race.
Carson should own up to the policies he and his fellow progressives have pursued. To do otherwise is to mislead and to lie strictly for political gain. If violence follows, Carson and his colleagues can take credit.
Democrats manipulate low income blacks in the same manner they manipulated low income whites before civil rights legislation finally got going thanks to a Republican congressman and president. Until his passing, Sen. Robert Byrd was held in high esteem by his fellow Dems and his constituents who appreciated the tax dollars he sent home.
Byrd, the high ranking Democrat, had once led a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
Orval Faubus Biography (Portland State College of Urban and Public Affairs)
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/August 31,2011)