Video: Dems accuse Tea Party of wanting minorities “hanging on a tree,” “at war” with a black President

posted at 9:25 am on August 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

What happens when your entire political philosophy is so discredited that you can’t even make a coherent argument for it any longer? If you’re Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), it’s simple — you just call your opponents who are winning the debate “racists” and accuse them of being comfortable with lynching:

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 CBC’s 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.”

It’s not the first time the “Jim Crow” accusation has flown this year. Earlier it was the chair of the DNC, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who tossed out that smear, only to shamefacedly retract it when it made national news.   Why?  Because it was reprehensible demagoguery of the worst kind, a fact that was obvious to everyone — or at least obvious to everyone outside the CBC.

Via the Right Scoop, Allen West is now reconsidering his CBC membership:


And for good reason. The civil-rights movement was not a political effort aimed primarily at deficit spending and massive government growth. It was a movement intended to eliminate real and official racial discrimination. Carson’s words are not just evil, they are entirely ignorant and as damaging to the cause of equality as they are to rational political debate. Not only should Carson be reprimanded for his words, he should really be shunned, and hopefully replaced in the next election by voters in his district.

Update: I had initially identified Carson as D-IL, but he is D-IN. I’ve fixed it above.

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Well its gotten to the point with me , that when to call someone anyone in the TEA PARTY a racist is the same as calling a black ANY black the “N” word. I HATE being PC here but I am sure the powers that be would NOT allow the REAL word to be typed. But it is what it is. Tea party /racists = Black / “N” Word.

ColdWarrior57 on August 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

It looks like “Insider” from the Ulsterman reports is correct:
Race is the flavor of the 2012 Campaign, and the D’s will play the Race Card real hard … again and again …

Fortunately, a very large number of people aren’t buying this time. I suspect state redistricting will remove many of these clowns, and the voters in the surviving districts will handle a few more.

FWIW, I view Ulsterman as a useful stick to poke the Left with; they “just ask questions”, I just ask if Ulsterman is correct.

Arbalest on August 31, 2011 at 7:48 PM

As to Colmes on O’Reilly, I watched that too and he looked like a man doing a paid shtick as the token liberal who wasn’t even persuading himself.

Drained Brain on August 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Agree with you. Colmes is so predictable I usually know what he’ll say before he opens his mouth.

Red State State of Mind on August 31, 2011 at 8:04 PM

The Congressman fron IN should resign in shame. UNSAT.

Khun Joe on August 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM

The Jesse Sharpton Caucus.

They preach to the choir….but the choir really don’t amount to much.

BigWyo on August 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Drained Brain on August 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM

That’s pretty much what Colmes job is. Same with Kirsten Powers…Peter Beinart…

I take that back. Beinart is a certified LeftSpaz and I guess Colmes is too….Powers leans that way but keeled over into full blown leftard media whore in the last year or so…$$

BigWyo on August 31, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Congressman Carson, F— You, you ignorant racist slob. You need to get out. You behavior is the most reprehensible trash that will do nothing but distract citizens from real issues like jobs and the national debt. Give it up jerk.

HomeoftheBrave on September 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM

I’ve mentioned a few times that Obama’s main hope for re-election will be to accuse anyone planning to vote against him a “racist”. This droppings-off-a-cow’s-behind is only the first visible agitator. There will be more-and the plan will not only have a RACE CARD but a SCARE CARD. “If Obama is not re-elected, you are not only a racist but will soon be a dead racist because the blacks will riot nationally.”

MaiDee on September 2, 2011 at 10:24 PM

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