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  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Civil rights leaders slam Obama on judicial picks

    12/23/2013 1:12:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 23, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Obama administration is under fire from powerful House Democrats and some in the civil rights community for its recent picks to fill four judicial vacancies on Georgia’s Northern District federal bench. The rift came into the spotlight during a Monday morning press conference, where civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, and others urged the White House to withdraw its four Dec. 19 nominations. “The group cites serious concerns that the proposed candidates do not adequately reflect the diversity of the northern district and that the selection process lacked meaningful community input,” the coalition of critics said in...
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.” The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team. “So one...
  • Rep. John Lewis compares opposition to Obamacare to racism

    10/29/2013 10:20:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-29-2013 | Alex Pappas
    October 29, 2013Rep. John Lewis compares opposition to Obamacare to racismAlex Pappas Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Tuesday compared Republican opposition to President Obama’s health-care law to racism. The Democratic lawmaker made the comments comparing the Republican resistance to Obamacare to the opposition to civil rights in the the 1950s during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing with Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Referencing the numerous Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare over the last several years, Lewis said: “Just reminds me of another period in our history. Not so long ago during...
  • Rangel says police tightened his handcuffs at immigration arrest

    10/12/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/11/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rtightened his handcuffs. “I thought I’d be treated better ep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said police who arrested him Tuesday by the Capitol Police than I was,” Rangel said on FOX Business Network Friday. Rangel was one of several Democratic lawmakers arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall. “I think they were trying to help me, but the cuffs were so tight that when I said loosen up the cuffs — and I wasn’t cursing then — in an attempt to loosen it up, one of the rookie cops actually tightened it,” he said....
  • NAACP CEO Hopes Boehner Will 'Look Into the Eyes of John Lewis'

    08/30/2013 8:39:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    KMBZ ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | Alex Wong
    “I’m heartened by the signals that Majority Leader Cantor has sent that he might be willing to support [altering the Voting Rights Act], and I’m hopeful that Mr. Boehner will look into his heart, and more importantly, look into the eyes of John Lewis, and recognize that on this one, any sort of recent tradition of we don’t put anything forward unless the majority of the party is in alignment, that in this case it might be worth to let that be the exception,” Jealous said, responding to an audience question about the Republican Party’s political future. . . ....
  • Rep. John Lewis Heralds Changing Electorate: ‘Minority Will Become Majority

    08/25/2013 2:51:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 74 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Upon the anniversary of the March on Washington, John Lewis spoke to Meet the Press’ David Gregory about the legacy of the civil rights movement Sunday morning, encouraging America to embrace, not fear, the shifting demographics of the electorate that would put minorities in a place of political power. “I think some forces want to create this sense of fear,” Lewis said. “They think that the country is moving too fast, or maybe becoming too progressive. The country’s not the same country. People are coming together. And in a short time, the minority will be the majority.” Lewis is the...
  • Rep. John Lewis: Look to MLK as American Founding Father

    08/25/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Amy Woods
    Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis -- who as a 23-year old civil rights activist helped organize the 1963 "March on Washington" -- said on Sunday that Martin Luther King, Jr. should be looked upon as one of America's founding fathers. Lewis said that he "saw hundreds and hundreds of young people" at the 50th anniversary events in Washington on Saturday, and "I said to myself, 'This is it', Dr. King must be looked upon as one of the founding fathers of a new America," said Lewis on ABC's "This Week." "He helped hold us together."
  • Voting rights a rallying cry at MLK march 50th anniversary event

    08/24/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Senior Democrats and leaders of the civil rights and labor movements marked the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington by summoning a younger generation of activists to fight for a restoration of the Voting Rights Act to ensure universal access to the ballot box. As thousands ringed the Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial, speakers mixed themes of the past and present in paying tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the iconic “I Have A Dream” speech he delivered to combat racial discrimination. “Those days, for the most part, are gone, but we have...
  • Rep. John Lewis’ New Civil Rights Comic Book-Novel At Comic-Con

    07/29/2013 10:50:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | July 28, 2013 | PJ
    *Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.”*Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.” “March” tells the story of Lewis’ role in the civil rights march and the demonstrations he helped lead as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee activist in the 1960s. As expected, Lewis received a “hero’s welcome” at the convention...
  • House to Assess State of the Black Union

    07/23/2013 7:17:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Warren Rojas
    Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen slain in Sanford, Fla., by acquitted gunman George Zimmerman, will address members of Congress on Wednesday, sharing his thoughts on the black experience in the United States at the inaugural meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys. The group discussion on “The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature Into Strong Men” is scheduled to take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 2737 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Ex-Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., Georgetown University sociology professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Obama administration...
  • Rep. John Lewis: Zimmerman Verdict 'Seems to Justify the Stalking & Killing of Innocent Black Boys'

    07/15/2013 9:11:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 15, 2013 | Matt Berman
    Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is no stranger to racial violence. On March 7, 1965, Lewis—then the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—helped lead a 600-person march for voting rights from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery. As the march moved out of Selma, roughly 150 state troopers, sheriff's deputies, and "possemen" stopped the demonstrators on a bridge. One minute and five seconds after being ordered to disperse, clubs, tear gas, and bullwhips came down on the demonstrators. John Lewis was knocked down, called a "black bitch" and other racial epithets, hit on the ground with a billy club, and then hit...
  • New Congressional Quest: End Prison Phone Call Price Gouging

    04/23/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-23-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    April 23, 2013 New Congressional Quest: End Prison Phone Call Price Gouging Bridget Johnson The Congressional Black Caucus Working Group on Prison Telecomm Reform is protesting high call costs for phone-homers behind bars. The CBC group will hold a press conference with former inmates and family members “to expose the often exorbitant rates that prisoners and their families are being charged for telephone calls and to announce the CBC response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to resolve the issue after more than a decade of delay,” according to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D)...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA: HALF-BLACK BUT ALL DEMOCRAT

    10/24/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter October 24, 2012 OBAMA: HALF-BLACK BUT ALL DEMOCRAT New York can be a lonely and desolate city. My only date on this rainy Tuesday night is Chris Matthews -- the last liberal left who will still talk to me about race. The rest of the Non-Fox Media are lying in wait, hoping I'll disappear so they can revive the old chestnuts about racist Republicans again. Among many such myths, there's Reagan's Philadelphia speech, George W. Bush's speech at Bob Jones University, someone yelling "Kill him" at the mention of Barack Obama's name at a Sarah Palin rally,...
  • Georgia Democrat John Lewis says segregation will return if Romney wins

    09/07/2012 9:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 7, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Yesterday, Georgia Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia’s 5th District used the race card tactic with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in pressing points that if Romney wins in November, surely the GOP and Romney will send African-Americans back to the days of segregation. After three minutes of telling the story of the days of segregation when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box, Lewis asked, “Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back? The democratic audience shouted no. After continuing using race as a reference in relation...
  • Rep. John Lewis predicts the return of segregation if Romney wins

    09/06/2012 8:30:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | Neil Munro
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rep. John Lewis used his Thursday convention speech to argue that a GOP victory in November will send African-Americans back to the early 1960s, when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box. “I’ve seen this before, I lived this before,” he claimed, after extensively describing his activism in Southern states in the 1950 and 1960s. “We were met by an angry mob that beat us and left us lying in a pool of blood,” he said to raucous applause from roughly 20,000 delegates and activists. “Brothers and sisters,...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Rep. John Lewis Says Death Of Trayvon Martin Is A Tragedy

    03/22/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 62 replies · 2+ views
    cbslocal.com ^ | March 21, 2012
    Rep. John Lewis made this statement about the shooting of the unarmed teen in Sanford, Florida: “This shooting is a tragedy. It reminds me too much of what happened in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in this country when thousands of people of color were murdered without impunity simply because their lives were thought to be cheap. The death of Trayvon Martin has a chilling effect on black parents and their children, especially their sons. “They realize that in the 21st century they may still live in a circumstance where the law is no protection, government authorities permit the worst...
  • Video: 'Occupy Atlanta' Silences Rep. John Lewis Via Jazz Hands (TOTALLY HILARIOUS!)

    10/10/2011 6:48:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | Oct 09, 2011 4:18 PM | Guy Benson Political Editor, Townhall.com
    Having watched this clip all the way through several times, I still can't stop chuckling. Here's a quick primer to prepare you for what you're about to see: The video begins as civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis rrives at #OccupyAtlanta, hoping to express solidarity and articulate support with some brief remarks. Unfortunately for him, the Congressman is totally unacquainted with the gathering's "rules," which make the US Senate look like a model of efficiency. The group's "leader" (the hippie with the bullhorn) speaks in three-second intervals so the rest of the assembled group can chant his partial sentences back...
  • Is Congressman John Lewis A Witch?

    10/10/2011 4:07:56 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 9 replies
    http://www.founderssolutions.blogspot.com/ ^ | 10/9/2011 | Robert Adkerson
    As I watched this video of the Atlanta version of Occupy Wall Street there are a few key points that jump out at me. The first is that I would like to personally thank this group of Leftist misfits for proving beyond the shadow of a doubt why our Founders did not establish a true democracy. Despite the fact that all on the Left and sadly even some on the right continue to refer to us as such, we are a Constitutional Republic. Thank God that is the case, because as these fine citizens demonstrate here, minorities have zero rights...
  • Occupy Atlanta Protesters Use "Assembly" Rules to Prevent Rep. Lewis From Speaking

    10/10/2011 9:08:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com | October 10, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Rep. John Lewis is prevented from speaking to "Occupy Atlanta Protesters"
  • VIDEO: 'Occupy Atlanta' in strange group chant, silences Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

    10/08/2011 4:06:40 PM PDT · by garjog · 156 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 8, 2011 | conservARTive
    Watch this video of strange group behavior. Effects of drug use? Mob rule psychology? Really strange people in control.
  • A Poll Tax by Another Name [Rep. John Lewis Says Voter ID Is Racist?]

    08/28/2011 6:57:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 28, 2011
    A Poll Tax by Another Name By JOHN LEWIS August 26, 2011 AS we celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, we reflect on the life and legacy of this great man. But recent legislation on voting reminds us that there is still work to do. Since January, a majority of state legislatures have passed or considered election-law changes that, taken together, constitute the most concerted effort to restrict the right to vote since before the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Growing up as the son of an Alabama sharecropper, I experienced Jim Crow firsthand. It was enforced by the...
  • Rep. Lewis: African-Americans frustrated with unemployment rate, not Obama (playing golf)

    08/18/2011 10:03:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Lewis: African-Americans frustrated with unemployment rate, not ObamaBy Daniel Strauss - 08/18/11 01:37 PM ET Lewis's comments come after Rep. Maxine Waters said the black community is supportive of Obama but also "getting tired." African-Americans aren't frustrated with President Obama, they are frustrated with the high unemployment rate, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said. "I don't think the people that I've been talking to today, and there's several thousand individuals here," Lewis said from a job fair in Atlanta. "They're not frustrated with President Obama, they're frustrated with unemployment. They want all of us to work together, to create jobs...
  • Georgia lawmaker speaks out against Libya war funding

    07/13/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    finalcall.com ^ | July 12, 2011
    “There is nothing more powerful than protest, there is nothing more powerful than getting out there, making noise and making protest heard,” said Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in response to the expressed appreciation of protestors who gathered recently in front of the his 5th congressional headquarters. The news conference turned demonstration was organized by the World African Diaspora Union and included former congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney. Rep. Lewis acknowledged the demonstrators and insisted that protestors come inside his office for a frank discussion of the issues and their demands. “I appreciate your coming by. People must speak up....
  • Rep. John Lewis: Immigration Is the New Civil Rights Battle (interview)

    05/20/2011 7:04:13 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 29 replies
    Fifty years after taking part in the Freedom Rides, Lewis issues a challenge for today's generation. ... JL: I would love to see more people, especially young people, get involved in this whole issue of trying to demonize the Latino population. Too many of our brothers and sisters are being racially profiled because of their background, last name or the language they may speak. The state of Georgia is copying the state of Arizona, and I think there will be other states to follow the same path. When you take on the immigrant population, you're taking on all of us....
  • Thousands protest Georgia anti-immigration bills

    03/25/2011 5:31:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    today.msnbc.msn.com ^ | 24 Mar 2011 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA — Thousands of people gathered at the Georgia Capitol Thursday, waving signs and chanting to protest legislation that targets illegal immigrants. Javier Mendez, his wife and their 18-month-old son were among the crowd that police estimated at roughly 5,000 people. The 35-year-old waiter, who lives in Roswell, said he came here from Mexico about five years ago to seek a better life. "We are fighting for something we believe is fair," said Mendez, who works as a waiter. "We're not the criminals they say we are. We're just looking for a better opportunity." The crowd, dressed mostly in white...
  • Ann Coulter: WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS KEITH OLBERMANN? (Racists Under Every Tea Bag!)

    07/28/2010 3:43:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 34 replies · 3+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Ann Couter
    WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS KEITH OLBERMANN?July 28, 2010 While engaging in astonishing viciousness, vulgarity and violence toward Republicans, liberals accuse cheerful, law-abiding Tea Party activists of being violent racists. Responding to these vile charges, conservative television pundits think it's a great comeback to say: "There is the fringe on both sides." Both sides? Really? How about: "That's a complete lie"? Did that occur to you simpering morons as a possible reply to the slanderous claim that conservatives are fiery racists? The most notorious accusations of "racism" at anti-Obama rallies so far has consisted of the allegation that...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA'S POLL NUMBERS DOWN, IMAGINARY RACISM UP (Libs Stumble/Mumble Over Race!)

    07/21/2010 2:54:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Ann Coulter.Com ^ | July 21, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    OBAMA'S POLL NUMBERS DOWN, IMAGINARY RACISM UPJuly 21, 2010 The Democrats are depressed about their collapsing poll numbers, so it's time to start calling conservatives "racist." As we now know from the Journolist list-serv, where hundreds of liberal journalists chat with one another, and which was leaked to Daily Caller this week, journalists cry "racism" whenever they need to distract from bad news for Obama. (Ironically, this story did not make headlines.) When the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal broke during the 2008 campaign, the first response of Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent was to demand that they start randomly...
  • No More Beer Summits: Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn’t Happen, Congr. Black Caucus Owes Apology

    04/27/2010 12:55:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 1,000+ views
    Big Government ^ | 4/26/2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    Rep. Andre Carson wants to change the subject. I don’t blame him. On April 13, 2010 he told AP reporter Jesse Washington, “I think we need to move toward a dialogue that explores why this kind of divisive and reprehensible language is still making it into our political debate.” The “divisive and reprehensible language” that Rep. Carson is referring to is his claim that while he left the Cannon office building on March 20 with Rep. John Lewis, they were verbally assaulted by health care protesters hurling the “N-word” at them. He said the scene was so hostile he “expected...
  • VIDEO: CNN Anchor Claims "N-Word" Tape Exists

    04/20/2010 6:00:31 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 109 replies · 4,564+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN anchor Don Lemon claims there is a tape that shows Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) being called the "n-word." However, he is unable to produce it on-air.
  • AUDIO: Origin of Rep. Carson's racism accusation toward health care protesters

    04/06/2010 6:45:13 PM PDT · by paltz · 22 replies · 1,345+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 4/6/10 | Kerry Picket
    On March 20, Rep. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat, first told reporters that health care protesters outside the Capitol hurled racial slurs at fellow Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia. Mr. Carson came off the House floor and told reporters his story about health care protesters hurling racial slurs during their walk from the Cannon Building to the chambers. While we were interviewing Mr. Carson, Lauren Victoria, a freelance journalist and "unofficial" CBC blogger saw us talking to the Indiana Democrat: "I don't know if I was the first to report, but I did...
  • Drowning in Hate: Ugly rhetoric perverts our politics (More Tea Party slander from jourbalists)

    04/04/2010 2:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,501+ views
    Newsweek ^ | The April 12, 2010 Issue | Ellis Cose
    Much has been made of the abuse showered on members of Congress at a recent tea-party demonstration on Capitol Hill. Georgia Congressman John Lewis was greeted with racial slurs. Emanuel Cleaver, a black congressman from Missouri, was spat on. Congressman Barney Frank, who is openly gay, was tarred with homophobic epithets. Later, Democrats in various cities had their offices vandalized. And Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida said one of his 5-year-old twins picked up the phone and heard a voice threatening to kill him if he voted for the bill. The startled child, Grayson told me, initially thought the threat...
  • HuffPo Religion Blogger Worships Pinocchio While Intoning Slurs About Tea Parties

    04/01/2010 1:51:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 432+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 1, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    What does it say about the Huffington Post when one of their religion bloggers flat out lies about supposed racial slurs hurled at Congressman John Lewis at the March 20 Tea Party in Washington D.C.? Here is Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor of Religion at Princeton University, performing his Pinocchio impression: The word n----er found its way back into our national conversation recently. Some tea party activists hurled the epithet at Congressman John Lewis. Along the way they called Representative Barney Frank a faggot and spat on Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. This venom was supposedly provoked by health care reform; it only...
  • They're Coming for Our Children: Rep. John Lewis Compared GOP to Nazis on House Floor in ‘95 (Video)

    03/30/2010 3:02:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 447+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Since Obama's health care legislation has been signed into law, the media have been in overdrive about the backlash - whether it's been former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's "reload" metaphor "targeting" certain congressional districts or how Republican lawmakers have supposedly encouraged violence by their floor rhetoric. Media personalities and Tea Party movement detractors have been agog - saying this is unprecedented rhetoric in our political culture, especially when it has come from members of Congress. But that's simply not true. For one example, go back to 1995 during the welfare-reform debate. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who is now embroiled in...
  • Cui Bono?: When “Attacks” And “Death Threats” Are … Convenient.

    03/26/2010 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 10 replies · 871+ views
    Red State ^ | 03.26.10 | Martin Knigh
    Kevin Jackson just leaped to the top of my list of favorite people with this beautiful performance he delivered as he faced off against David Shuster on MSNBC. While David Frum and other PCCs (“Polite Company Conservatives”) would have smiled and nodded politely and unreservedly joined Shuster in denouncing those dastardly conservative extremists for attacking a Civil Rights icon like John Lewis, the supposedly unprecedented portraying of Obama as Hitler and Tea Partiers going on a wave of destruction on Democrat offices across the nation, Kevin Jackson challenged Shuster’s (and the Left-Wing MSM’s) presumption, absent any tangible evidence, that these...
  • Where's the N-Word Evidence ? (Andrew Breitbart is offering $10,000 for evidence)

    03/26/2010 10:35:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies · 1,330+ views
    NRO ^ | MARCH 25, 2010 | Greg Pollowitz
    Andrew Breitbart is offering $10,000 for evidence that it was used at the Tea Party rally in D.C.: If we let them get away with Saturday’s stunt — using the imagery of the Civil Rights era and hurtful lies to cast aspersions upon the tea party whole — then they really will have won the day. It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague...
  • Disproving a Negative for Cash, or How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark

    03/25/2010 9:21:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies · 609+ views
    Big Government ^ | 03/25/10 | Andrew Breitbart
    As I have said over and over and over, the left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout ‘racist’ in a crowded country.On Saturday, during the peaceful and patriotic tea party protest at the Capitol, the Democrats staged a series of symbolic acts meant to manipulate the media to do its bidding. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled the Selma card and chose to walk through the crowd in the hopes of creating a YouTube incident. This is what it looked like: and this: There is no reason in 21st...
  • MEDIA FRAUD– More Proof That the Leftist Media Lied About Racist Attacks On Black Reps...

    03/24/2010 7:19:29 AM PDT · by batter · 46 replies · 1,613+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 23 March 2010 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday the leftist media reported on a horrible story from their sources at the anti-military Jew-hating conservative-hating Huffington Post. The media claimed that members of the Congressional Black Caucus were called n*ggers and spat on by tea party protesters as they walked from the Longworth office building to the Rayburn office building. At least one report said that it was “a chorus” of racist hatred. Reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, (including Bill O’Reilly), MSNBC, etc. reported on this horrible story. Unfortunately, it was a fake. They had no evidence… Nothing. It was totally made up.In fact, a...
  • 2 More Videos Surface Of John Lewis Walking Through Protesters, NO Evidence of Any Racial Slur

    03/24/2010 12:35:20 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 167 replies · 3,358+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/24/10 | HAP
    This bogus story pushed by the media since Saturday continues to have holes punched in it, which is no surprise to us, there isn't anyone who can produce audio about the story..2 more videos of Lewis
  • LIARS! WHERE IS THE PROOF JOHN LEWIS AND OTHERS WERE CALLED "N*****" BY TEA PARTY PROTESTERS?

    03/22/2010 8:54:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies · 1,410+ views
    Monday, March 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    I'm calling Reps. John Lewis, Andre Carson, Emanuel Cleaver and the news media liars. Despicable liars. It's been nealy 48 hours since the three Democrat Congressmen made their claims that they were called "n*****" by Tea Party protesters.The trio described a scene straight out of Bull Connor as they walked through protesters on Capitol Hill, claiming that a "chorus" of voices chanted "n*****" fifteen times at them.With all the news media on the Hill, with all the protesters and liberal operatives on the Hill with video recorders and cellphone video devices there is no proof that has been presented. There...
  • About those racial slurs allegedly tossed at black congressmen yesterday

    03/22/2010 3:15:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 1,200+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 21, 2010 | Rick Moran
    I find it fascinating that in all the reports in the MSM on the story involving racial epithets being shouted at black Congressmen, very few mention that the only evidence for these racial slurs comes from the Congressmen themselves. And they'd never lie about something like that, right? Dan Loesch has a video of the Congressmen in question walking past tea party protestors and, while the slurs might have been shouted before or after the video, they are not being used while this particular camera was rolling:
  • Video appears to dispute lawmaker's claim of protesters' racial slurs

    03/21/2010 4:22:33 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies · 1,000+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, claims that "tea party" protesters hurled racial slurs at fellow CBC member Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat. Mr. Carson said that "hundreds of people" were chanting, "Kill the bill," and he heard "at least 15 times" the "n – word" being thrown around. "It just happened on the way to votes. Coming out of [the Cannon House Office Building] . . . John Lewis’ chief of staff came with us. It was just the three of us walking down the steps. 'Kill the bill, kill the...
  • Congressional Black Caucus - (Lewis and Emmanual lied, video proof)

    03/21/2010 2:53:55 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 25 replies · 1,239+ views
    Youtube ^ | 3/20/10 | maroonedinmarin
    (SNIP) No one screamed “n***er.” No one screamed “f*ggot.” No one was spit on. Do you suppose the state-run media will correct their propaganda piece now? Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver says he will not press charges for being spit on. That’s probably a good idea.
  • Fox News Smears Tea Party: Pelosi, Lewis Walk Through Protesters "like civil rights march"

    03/21/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 149 replies · 4,382+ views
    Fox news Producer Chad Pergram was just on the phone with anchor Megyn Kelly excitedly telling the story of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walking arm and arm with Rep. John Lewis though a throng of thousands of Tea Party protesters on Capitol Hill who were chanting "kill the bill."Pergram compared the scene to civil rights era marches with Pelosi and Lewis as the good guys and the Tea Party protesters as the bad guys.Lewis and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have made unsubstantiated charges that they were called n***** by protesters yesterday while walking between the...
  • A LITTLE SLICE OF JOHN LEWIS

    03/21/2010 6:07:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies · 1,279+ views
    3./21/10 | Self
    John Lewis was quite a student organizer-protestor in the Civil Rights Movement. He got beat up quite a few times. A one time he actually worked with a younger Robert K. (B-1 Bob) Dornan on voter registration in the South. But his militancy of speech could sometimes stir up controversy. In August of 1963, Lewis was to speak before Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial in the now famous event. The day before the march, according to author Taylor Branch in his biographical epic on Martin Luther King (Parting The Waters: America In The King Years `1954-1963)Page 874: "Trouble...
  • Tea party protesters use racial epithet against Georgia's John Lewis

    03/20/2010 10:02:59 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 65 replies · 2,362+ views
    WASHINGTON — Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol , angry over the proposed health care bill, shouted "nigger" Saturday at U.S. Rep. John Lewis , a Georgia congressman and civil rights icon who was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s.
  • Video Surfaces of John Lewis "N*****" Incident at Tea Party Protest on Capitol Hill

    03/20/2010 7:55:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 355 replies · 17,662+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    A video has surfaced this evening of the incident today involving civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Tea Party protesters on Capitol Hill.Rep. Lewis has alleged that he was called a n***** by the protesters. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), who was walking with Rep. Lewis, says he heard the word n***** fifteen times.Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) claims "It was a chorus" of people yelling "n*****."The video, filmed by Marooned in Marin and posted at YouTube, shows Reps. Lewis and Carson walking together, with Rep. Cleaver several yards behind as they fight their way through the Tea Party patriots...
  • Hallelujah! New Dem Claim: "It was a chorus" calling John Lewis a n***** at Tea Party Protest

    03/20/2010 7:03:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 97 replies · 3,352+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    A Democrat Congressman who says he was a few yards behind Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as he was walking between Congressional buildings today when Lewis was allegedly called a n***** by Tea Party protesters says that it was actually a chorus of voices calling Lewis a n*****.Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo) is quoted by McClatchy Newspapers as saying he "distinctly heard" Lewis called a n*****:"It was a chorus," Cleaver said. "In a way, I feel sorry for those people who are doing this nasty stuff - they're being whipped up. I decided I wouldn't be angry with any of them."Politico has...
  • CNN Claim: John Lewis Called a N*****, Barney Frank Called Sexual Slur by Tea Party Protesters

    03/20/2010 2:19:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 173 replies · 5,757+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    CNN's Capitol Hill correspondent Dana Bash is reporting that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a black Congressman who is a Civil Rights era icon, was called a "n*****" by Tea Party protesters gathered on Capitol Hill today to rally against the Democrat's healthcare bill.Bash also reported Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) was called a slur related to his homosexuality by Tea Party protesters.No video so far of either incident.Bash did note that the most constant and resonant words of the Tea Party protesters were "Kill the bill!" And that that chant was inescapable on the Hill today.