Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
In March, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were accosted by Tea Party demonstrators and called racial epithets. Civil rights icon John Lewis was spit on, while Congressman Emanuel Cleaver was called the “N” word
Amazing, isn’t it. You’d think that if the myth of the racial slurs hurled at black congressmen was the justification to condemn an entire political movement they’d at least get their story straight.
We want to help our friends at the NAACP out so they can repeat the bogus charges consistently in the future:
1. Rep John Lewis never said he was spat upon
2. For that matter, Rep. John Lewis never said he heard people calling him the “N-word”, it was Rep. Andre Carson who said he heard it. (I know, you’ve been TOLD that Rep. John Lewis said he was called the “N-Word” that day, but go ahead, Google it. You’ll see. He is not on record personally making the charge. Curious, isn’t it?)
3. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver DID claim HE was spat on, but then after he and everyone else in the world reviewed the video and saw that errant spittle from a man screaming “Kill the Bill!” is what hit Rep Cleaver, he walked back the charge.
4. As it is true Rep. Cleaver also said he heard the “N-word” the day he was walking with Rep. Lewis to the Capitol from the Cannon office building, this claim is completely and utterly false. You see Rep. Cleaver wasn’t walking with Rep. Lewis that day. We know this because we have video tape of Rep. Lewis and Rep. Carson walking to the capitol at the precise moment and at the precise place Rep. Carson claims to have heard the “N-word” fifteen times from fifteen people. Rep. Cleaver is no where to be found. And the “N-word” is nowhere to be heard.
I hope this helps. And, in the future, when you’re going to slander an entire group of people with an outrageous and slanderous charge of racism, at least get your lies straight.
Can one say a racial action has never been committed at a tea party event? No, not any more than one can say a racial action has never been committed at a church, school or any public gathering. Does that mean the tea party movement condones such actions? Not at all. Denise's comment stands.