Unfortunately last Saturday I was unable to blog about the big Kill The Bill protest. I was particularly sorry I did not blog about those Congressional Black Caucus members with their stories about racial slurs and being spat upon. When first heard about it, I kind of suspected that this was another incident of the Raaaaacism Industrial Complex at work, because things weren’t adding up.
First we have Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) claiming a Tea Party protester spat upon him. Cleaver said he would not press charges. But how does someone press charges when Capitol Police say no one was arrested?
Then we have George Lewis (D-Georgia) claiming that Tea Party protesters were dropping the N-Bomb big time on him and several other CBC members.
From McClatchy News:
The protesters also shouted obscenities at other members of the Congressional Black Caucus , lawmakers said.
“They were shouting, sort of harassing,” Lewis said. “But, it’s okay, I’ve faced this before. It reminded me of the 60s. It was a lot of downright hate and anger and people being downright mean.”
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver , D- Mo. , said he was a few yards behind Lewis and distinctly heard “nigger.”
“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.”
However there are these short video clips showing the CBC members as they walked past the protesters with no racial slurs to be heard. Instead we hear "boos" and "kill the bill".
Granted these are short clips and many will try to say that the incident could have happened before or after the clip. Ok, then. Why don’t we ask Jesse Jackson Jr. what his TWO cameras phones recorded? He is using his cameras before the beginning and after the end of this video. Surely if the incident really did occur, Jesse Jackson Jr. would have caught it.
If Jesse Jackson Jr. didn’t catch anything with his two cameras, why don’t we ask this brother who was also walking with the CBC members? (Memo to Keith Olbermann, notice the Asian fellow and the sister in the photo below).
Gateway Pundit has all 11 photos on his blog. The photos show 15 different people with cameras taking pictures and videos yet no one has any proof of the racial slurs that were hurled at the CBC members, including the CBC members themselves.
Here is the deal, if racial slurs really were hurled at the CBC members, then they show us what Jackson and the other fellow recorded? However, if these CBC members are making this junk up, then they need to be condemned as evil for stirring the racial pot for political gain. The media also should be condemned for not checking to see if the story had any merit before they broadcasted it to the entire world.
So come on Jesse Jackson Jr. and unknown brother, show us what you got! We all know you had your cameras rolling, so lets see what you saw.
Via: McClatchy News
Via: Gateway Pundit
Video h/t: Hot Air Pundit