Throughout August, the Congressional Black Caucus traveled to five US cities to hold town halls as part of their “For the People” Jobs Initiative tour.
Maxine Waters, D-CA, Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo, John Conyers, D-Mich., Hansen Clarke, D-Mich., and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y and others participated in the initiative which it turns out, took on a very toxic and accusatory tone. Perhaps to deflect blame for the bad economy away from the the President, they went after the tea party with reckless abandon, alluding to Jim Crow laws, and accusing them of wanting to see blacks “hanging from a tree”.
Naked Emperor News’s Pam Key collected some of their most egregious statements in a truly distressing compilation video for The Blaze.
Guy Benson at Town Hall sums up very well:
Serving up a flippant “new tone” quip here wouldn’t come close to doing this clip justice. Conservatives are often accused of employing secret, subtle “dogwhistles” to (supposedly) appeal to their ideological kin’s baser instincts. This video depicts elements of the CBC openly — even gleefully — stirring up racial tensions, without any pretense of subtlety, and with zero apparent hesitation. It’s disgraceful.
It’s also dangerously irresponsible considering the shocking increase in recent months of violent black mobs sweeping the US. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they’re trying to incite a race war.
Duane Lester, All American blogger has some ideas about what’s going on, here: Is the Congressional Black Caucus Purposely Creating and Aggravating Racial Divide for Violent Resistance?
The man who penned the plan advised Obama’s campaign and one of the men who spoke at a socialist conference is today a member of the caucus stirring up anger over possible entitlement cuts.
In fact, Conyers is listed as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, as is Rep. Andre Carson, the member of the CBC who said Tea Party members wanted to see black Americans hanging from trees. There are other members of the CBC who are listed as members of the DSA.
Is it really that far of a stretch to say members and/or allies of an organization that sponsored conferences where strategies like Dreier’s were proposed and discussed, people who are by all means communist sympathizers, could be trying to intentionally stir up members of a particular class for violent resistance? Especially when the man who came up with the plan was an adviser to the President who helped create the fiscal crisis?
At the very least, they want to create a climate where the idea of cutting back on anything is so dangerous that it would not be considered. This rhetoric is not designed to create rational dialogue, but to enrage people to the point of irrational action. Mental images of lynchings are not used to compel someone to discuss the finer points of fiscal policy. They are created to instill hatred.
I know it sounds conspiratorial, even tin foil hattish, but you have to consider the fact that socialists have discusses the idea of transitional reform for decades and now it appears America is nearing the endgame of that plan. The Congressional Black Caucus is actively trying to create a population angry enough to “turn on its capitalist masters when they propose cutbacks to restore fiscal balance.” It might not be for outright socialist revolution, but it’s not out of the question.
See also my post from January of this year: Video: Lots of Lefties Calling For Revolution
And this Moonbattracker post: Reminder: Left-Wing Protests Planned For Wall Street and DC This Fall
Connect the dots.
Doug Ross wants to see Carson censored.
Carson’s rhetoric isn’t simply hateful: it’s dangerous. It sets the stage for violence and unrest. Even if only one person takes Carson’s lies seriously, a terrible set of consequences can result. His lies are beyond the pale; they are unacceptable behavior for a member of Congress.
The House of Representatives must not let him get away with this behavior.
Hat tip: Brian B.