Andre Carson, the Muslim Congressman from Indiana who serves in a high-ranking position in the Congressional Black Caucus, says members of Congress who represent the Tea Party point of view want to see black people “hanging from trees.”
Carson converted to Islam in the years following the Muslim bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland which killed 270 people. What does that have to do with this? Well, what do lower taxes, less regulation, and smaller government to get the economy growing and people back to work have to do with the desire to hang black people from trees?
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.”
Carson also said the tea party is stopping change in Congress, likening it to “the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow.”
Carson should hang his head in shame.
Politico wants to provide a little context to the story – which appears to be a coordinated effort by members of the Congressional Black Caucus to smear the Tea Party – so they also highlighted violent rhetoric by CBC members Maxine Waters, Cedrick Richmond, impeached former Judge Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson.
Nah – just kidding. Politico is an arm of the DNC. They highlighted timid comments directed at Democrats by Republicans.
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.
Here are some of the violent comments that members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been making lately.