What if Congressional Black Caucus Were Accused of Wanting Jews Gassed?

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Imagine a Jewish Congress member accusing the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of wanting to see Jews gassed. How would any decent American — on the right or left — describe such a statement? Loathsome? Morally reprehensible? An obvious lie?

All three descriptions would be entirely accurate.

Next question: How much media exposure would that slander be given?

Would it make the front page of The New York Times and The Washington Post? Would we read ferocious editorials from coast to coast? Would the story lead on TV newscasts?

Correct on all three, again.

Final question: Would said congressman be allowed to stay in office?

We all know the answer to that one, too.

So here’s a real question: If a black congressman charged that members of Congress who support the tea party “would love to see you and me (blacks) hanging from a tree,” what’s the difference between that libel and the made-up libel about the CBC wanting to see Jews gassed?

The answer, of course, is that there is no difference.

But because the left thinks in terms of race, gender and class rather than in traditional moral terms of right and wrong, and because the left dominates the media, only one of these two libels would be given the national attention and opprobrium they would both deserve.

Last week, Indiana Congressman Andre Carson told a CBC gathering in Florida that members of Congress who are members of the tea party want to see blacks “hanging from trees.” Because he is both a Democrat and a black congressman, the liberal news media, which means essentially all of our news media, has barely reported what is an almost uniquely vicious libel in American political history.

Given this uniqueness, it demands an explanation.

First, it is meant to create racial tension. Without racial tension — specifically, black Americans resenting white Americans, especially conservatives — the Democratic Party fears that it cannot survive as a national force. And it is right.

The day the majority of black Americans adopt the attitude that Washington Post correspondent Keith Richburg has written of in “Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa,” the Democratic Party will be rendered irrelevant. As a black American, Richberg considers himself a member of the most fortunate group of blacks living anywhere in the world.

No Democrat can win a presidential election without more than 90 percent of the black vote. And the only way to ensure that vote is to label whites in general and conservatives in particular as racists.

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  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    I agree firmly with this article. Congressman Carson is a pretty white looking black guy with a $174,000 base pay using racial slander to drum up party support.

  • Sound&Fury

    Allen West & Tim Scott should stand up & say that just as they would not belong to an exclusive club that prohibits Jews, they will not belong to a caucus that bars members outside their own race. This bold move would effectively frame the problem of the CBC in its proper light.

    • Dennis X

      Yet west ( aka Dilbert) does take money from a group that prohibits jews.

  • polipath

    It's time to get real. There are two sets of rules: one for the Lib/Left and another for the conservative right. The former can, will, and always has, done whatever it wants with impunity. By the sheer impertinance of its very existence the Right is Guilty. Guilty of seeking to hold the Left accountable for its devious, immoral and treacheous behaviors and for expecting consistency and fidelity in upholding the Constitution.
    But the Left, including its Mass Media Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, lives in accordance with its notorious Double Standard as the law of the land. By this standard the Left can do no wrong. To expect anything else is just disingenuous foolishness and Prager should know better.

  • Supreme_Galooty

    No matter how thin you slice it, bologna is still baloney. And most Democrats – especially BLACK Democrats – are abject racists. They (blacks, Democrats, and black Democrats) get away with it because a sizable portion of the electorate remain addicted to traditional television, and are thus ignorant in a very special way. That is gradually changing. For an eye-opening comment on the deterioration of Detroit (run by Democrats and BLACK Democrats) since the end of WWII see the recent Best of The Web Today edited by J. Taranto:

  • John_Kelly

    The one glaring truth about Andre Carson that is conveniently missed by the mainstream media is………..he is a Muslim.

    Therein lies the true root cause and motivation for his racist rants against the Tea Party.

    The truth is that Andre Carson as a Muslim has no allegiance to America or the Constitution.

    This arrogant hypocrite would be only to happy to lead America down the path of a race-fueled Civil War as it would fit the Islamic agenda.

    We are seeing the tip of the iceberg as the Liberal Democrat agenda is now playing the race card as they have no cards left.

    Obama has proved to be a total failure but he knows that descent into chaos has been tried and tested (when all else fails) by his cousin Raila Odinga in Kenya two years ago.

    Beware America the President you elected will stop at nothing to be re-elected.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Did you miss the part where Andre Carson worked for the DHS supervising an anti-terrorism unit? How about the part where he endorsed troop increases in Afghanistan? Inform yourself, man.

      • John_Kelly

        Ah Professor Flipside and you are obviously aware that Muslim Arif Ali Khan was appointed to the DHS by President Obama so Andre Carson supervising an anti-terrorism unit is just another farce where the Fox is looking after the chickens.

        I suspect you need to be informed.

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          Yeah. Don't look now, but there was a Vietnameeeze guy in the Bush Administration. I don't trust 'im.

          • John_Kelly

            Flipside the glaring difference between you and me is that I have lived in Muslim countries and speak about Islam from first hand experience, including many life threatening confrontations by members of "the religion of peace."

            You I suspect are a arm chair critic who has neither the courage or the inclination to step into the arena where the real action is, but rather sit on the sidelines and utter empty words in a lame attempt to appear intelligent or informed.

  • Larry

    Not to change the subject but why is Jonathan Pollack still in jail after serving more then 20 years of his sentence. No American died because of him. Simply put it is because he is a Jew. What he did was inexcusable and he deserved jail time. Almost everyone connected to this fiasco has recommended clemency. Obama will never right a wrong if it concerns a jew. Someone once said the Jews as a group are smart, don't believe that for a second. The left and liberal Jewish community will still give Obama 70% of their vote. With this mentality they would vote for Hitler if he ran as a democrat.

  • sedoanman

    Whenever someone plays the race card, we should play the "zombie" card.

  • Lisa Richards

    Excellent questions and all should be reading this column and asking these questions

  • MaoYing

    Why do people even indulge the Congressional Black Caucus? They are just a bunch of Al Sharptons anyway. I mean, how low does a country have to go? Indulging a bunch of Al Sharptons? What? Wouldn't it have been better to indulge The Tazmanian Devil or the fire ants of the Australian Outback? Wouldn't it have been better to just bypass all Congressional Black Caucus crap and have given your love to licorice (black) taffy or something like that?

  • John_Kelly

    Congratulations Andre Carson your arrogance is only exceeded by your ignorance.

    You remind me of two of the great men of history; Attila the Hun & Judas Iscariot and you will one day rise to your full potential and become a person of monumental insignificance.

    A wise man once said "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks"

    Well Andre your mouth has revealed your true character, "a radical racist who hates America."

  • Vic

    The CBC gets away with outrageous tirades because the media and Democrats, patronizingly, pat them on the head and say good dog. They say what Democrats and media would like to say but know the CBC and it's minions will not, really, be punished, like a puppy, that has a accident on the floor.