Where's the Proof to Crazy Claims About the Tea Party?
Excellent article, asking MY question--Where is the PROOF?? This is only part of what she had to say:
Surprisingly, none of the Big Three networks initially covered Carson's over-the-top and uncivil comments. Not even MSNBC thought such radicalism was newsworthy despite the fact that the network's "NewsNation" host, Tamron Hall, was in the room at the time — moderating the event.However, she also did not mention that someone IN the CBC also spoke out against this rhetoric, and that is the only Republican member, also supported BY THE TEA PARTY, Allen West! And he did so, IMMEDIATELY.
It's a stark contrast to the media's treatment of Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) in 2009 when he piped up about the dishonesty of President Obama's proposed health care plan pitch — and it appears Wilson was right!
To make matters worse, Carson's outburst is just one — albeit the worst — of many recent extreme accusations hurled at the tea party movement by CBC members. Representative Frederica Wilson (D-FL), for example, told people, "the real enemy is the tea party," and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the tea party can "go straight to Hell."
It's a stark change in demeanor from last January, after the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). Then, Waters lectured her colleagues about how it is "essential that citizens and their representatives freely communicate and exchange ideas, even opposing opinions."
Yet the CBC — Waters included — is now the lead shooter in a rhetorical war in which the tea party is in the crosshairs.
Where is the proof that the tea party condones racism? The NAACP spent much of 2010 searching for it, to no success. Which congressmen are fashioning nooses in their office? Andrew Breitbart's $100,000 reward for proof that a tea partier yelled the "n-word" at CBC members during the 2010 Obamacare voting is yet to be claimed.
Shame on Andre Carson for spewing racial rhetoric rather than explaining why he and the CBC continue to support failed progressive policies that have not revived the economy nor created jobs. Shame on him for resorting to fear-mongering about the tea party movement to hold onto power.
Shame on the Congressional Black Caucus for perpetrating the blame game with its puppet roadshow job fairs that offer more of the same to people suffering under the status quo. And shame on the CBC membership for not speaking out against the heated rhetoric of their colleagues and — in the case of Carson — their leadership.
Something must be done. As lawmakers, Carson, Waters and Frederica Wilson are supposed to be role models. When they conjure up extreme rhetoric among those with whom they disagree, it serves only to stoke the flames of unrest.
This kind of rhetoric is designed to make 'enemies' of PATRIOTS who want smaller gov't, less intrusion into our lives, fiscal responsibility, and... LOWER TAXES. And the TEA Party is NOT a political party.
However, if this continues.... we the People may end up MAKING it a true Party, and I promise you... this Rep leaning Independent Conservative voter WILL more than likely be leaning in that direction... and possibly even register for the first time in my life!