Congressional Black Caucus Hypocrite

Welcome to Bennie Thompson's world of hate.

The Congressional Black Caucus is a repository for dozens of hate-filled, emotionally immature Democrats with no capacity for self-reflection. With pained and pious expressions etched permanently on their faces, these professional grievance mongers routinely parade under the banner of “racial justice” as they condemn conservatives for their alleged bigotry and insensitivity. Consider, for example, Bennie Thompson, who represents Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District and serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. In a recent interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Thompson voiced his utter contempt for Donald Trump, blasting the president for his “simplistic attack” against Rep. Ilhan Omar's reference to 9/11 as an event where “some people did something.” “I have a grandson,” said Thompson. “I almost have to send him out [of] the room when the president comes on TV, because I don't know what's going to come out of his mouth.”

One wonders how Mr. Thompson's grandson would feel if he could hear what came out of grandpa's own mouth in a 2014 interview in which he spoke about a then-recent controversy involving white Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, who, in a dispute over grazing fees, had recently engaged in an armed standoff against federal agents. According to Thompson, Bundy had received enthusiastic support from “a lot of those right-wing Republicans” – but only “until he talked [positively] about slavery” – at which point the Republicans “fagged up” and withdrew their backing.

Why was Bennie Thompson permitted to use an anti-gay slur like this in a public forum, without the slightest political repercussion?

That 2014 interview, incidentally, was a very long, friendly discussion moderated by someone calling himself “The Son of Man,” an individual who proudly affirms that he first “accepted the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad” in 1973. That same Elijah Muhammad spent 41 years as the leader of the Nation Of Islam, an organization infamous for its seething hatred of whites and Jews. And yet, there was Bennie Thompson, exchanging pleasantries with a proud disciple of that same racist anti-Semite.  

How does Thompson feel about Elijah Muhammad's innumerable, passionate calls for black separatism, or about Muhammad's repeated references to white people as “blue-eyed devils”? For that matter, how does the congressman feel about The Son of Man's own call for the formation of “a new black nation,” or about his steadfast belief in the traditional Nation Of Islam teaching that white people are subhuman deceivers who were created some 60 centuries ago by a black renegade scientist named Yakub?

Has any of that rhetoric ever offended Thompson's oh-so-delicate sensibilities? Obviously not, because he was quite happy to let The Son of Man know, in no uncertain terms, how much he “appreciate[d] the opportunity” to appear on his “absolutely important” program. The Son of Man, in turn, characterized Thompson as his “brother,” assuring the congressman that “we're going to invite you to come on [the program] whenever you have something that you feel you need to share; we will always open these doorways to you … [and] stop whatever we doing and listen to you.”

It is also curious that Thompson has been unwilling to say anything critical about yet another Jew-hating racist, Louis Farrakhan, who currently heads the Nation Of Islam. In February 2018, for example, the Daily Caller contacted Thompson and a number of his fellow Congressional Black Caucus members to ask if they would publicly denounce Mr. Farrakhan and his consistently incendiary rhetoric. Along with 19 of his fellow Caucus members, Thompson not only declined to criticize Farrakhan, but he refused even to comment about the latter's voluminous, venom-laced trash talk. You may recall that Farrakhan has referred to Jews as “bloodsuckers”; to the Jewish faith as a “gutter religion”; to Adolf Hitler as “a very great man”; and to white people as “potential humans” who are the “skunks of the planet.” Mr. Thompson's refusal to condemn such filth is rather interesting, is it not? What would his grandson think about that?

Moreover, like so many of his fellow legislators in the Congressional Black Caucus, Thompson views conservative blacks as race-traitors and sell-outs. Thus did he smear Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 2014 as an “Uncle Tom” and “a lackey for Antonin Scalia.”

Perhaps Bennie Thompson should be less concerned about what his grandson might hear coming out of Donald Trump's mouth, and more worried that the young man might be exposed to the sewage that comes out of the mouths of grandpa and the people he admires.

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