Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What did Jesse Jackson Jr. capture on his two cellphone cameras?

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.
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.

Video h/t: Hot Air Pundit


sarainitaly said...

IF it did happen - that is disgusting.

IF it did happen, it is not that surprising that out of 25-30K people one loon hurled a racist insult. Ugly exists.

The thing that ticked me off royally was how quickly they painted ALL tea partiers racist/dangerous/out of control. (well, they have been doing that from week one, but still!)
There is no way if this happened Jesse didn't capture it on one of his cameras - so until a video surfaces, I don't believe it.

Why the heck did they even walk through that crowd? I wouldn't have!

No one in the media except Politico reported that the Barney Frank verbal abuser was chastised by tea partiers.

KOOK said...

I too found it somewhat questionable. Cleaver is a jerk, and as someone from MO I can attest to that. I would not be shocked (not saying it is true) if we found out there were plants in the crowd by the CBC just TO stir up the Raaaacisst comments. again, not saying I believe that, just saying I would not be shocked. They lose all power if they can't play the race card; then what use would a CBC be?

Just a conservative girl said...

This happened before I got there Saturday. But, being there both Saturday and Sunday the passions were much higher on Sunday than Saturday. It was pretty calm on Saturday from what I witnessed. People were enjoying hearing the speakers.

About the spitting, I was told by one of the Capitol police that it did happen. I also read in The Washington Examinor that the person had been arrested. But now I have read that no police report exists. So, there is just too much fog.

I do have a picture of a sign from Sunday that said if you see someone using racial slurs or using voilence to take a picture and put it on the web. So the tea party is trying to police itself. I agree with that, I try and get people away from the code pink people when it gets heated. They bait us. I don't know about your tea parties, but we get lots of counter protesters here.

Mom2mykids said...

You just have to figure if there was ANY physical proof (video and/or sound), it would be ALL OVER the internet by now. Instead ... nada. Zippo. Just bloviating by the left wing about the horrible tea party goers, usually using that equally offensive term for tea party attenders. Why is THAT not considered hate speech? It's pornographic, that's for sure. (Never mind, I know why ... different "rules" for hate speech for libs and conservatives. Nice.)

Mom2mykids said...

Sorry, one more thing. My husband was wondering last night, don't these congresspeople have a secure way to get from building to building? He was thinking there are underground tunnels of some sort. If so, WHY would these people walk among crowds they know are going to be hostile, unless they WANT to provoke something? Not an unreasonable question ...

trinity said...

I don't believe anyone yelled racial slurs at them and that they are doing this to drum up trouble for the tea party movement.

I consider the CBC to be a very devisive group. I also think that a group that separates themselves according to their skin color, excluding all others, is the height of racism.

Lew said...

Unfortuantely, the tone they have set in the country requires us to prove there were no hate words, rather than them prove there was.

The left is doing what they can to undo every gain our races have made in relations, for those who fall for it.

Conquer and divide and in the end, we all will be enslaved to these socialist elites.

moon816 said...

thanks for this Clifton!

looks to me that when CBC members walk through the crowd with their camera phones, they are almost provoking or at least expecting the Tea party people to say nasty stuff but they didn't get it. In the contrary, i read a peace officer said that the TP peps are polite, respectful and they clean up their mess after the rally.

spc said...

Yesterday I saw a debate on this topic and I noticed that we are constantly being put on the defensive by the media. I don't believe there was any slurs tossed out. If you look at the situation a little further back, you can see that they were trying to set this up as a race issue for the media to play on. A group of Black representatives surrounded by a majority white crowd of protestors was an opportunity to good to pass up for the race baiters. The accusation of a slur was probably an impromptu idea that the media ran with.

I haven't really thought about this much, but I can't think of a way to overcome this. We are constantly put on the defensive which forces us play their game. In arguing against whatever accusation is lobbed at us, we can not talk about the important things that are happening and we become tainted by the debate at hand which is why we are always viewed as "hating minorities".

I would love for someone to spend a few minutes thinking about how this can be used to our advantage- I might sit down with my notepad later just to see what I can come up with.

OldSouth said...

Hmm...really no excuse for bad language in public, especially racial name-calling.

But, it is odd that these guys would deliberately walk through the crowd. There are other ways to enter the Capitol, one would think.

In any case, it didn't take long for the cries of bigotry to begin:

Right Ideas said...

Great article. The left hates it when facts are used. The MSM lets them say anything they want whenever they want w/o a challenge. Thanks for challenging them! I will link to this article @ your site @

Janelle said...

At 16, I didn't care and at the reverse 61, I still don't care. If you take the time to to know someone, you can find 100 reasons to like or thoroughly dislike them.

Clifton B said...

American Girl in Italy:

I too don't understand why they chose to walk through that crowd like that. It is almost as crazy as Bush administrators walking through an anti war rally. Why do it?

As for the media, they jumped on this because they are trying to help turn the Democrats from victimizers to victims.

Clifton B said...


Judging from the way, Jesse Jackson Jr. was armed with two cellphone cams, it looks like the were expecting trouble. In which case, I have to ask, why walk through the crowd?

Clifton B said...


I read two articles that said no arrest were made regarding the spitting incident. I will check out the examiner.

Thanks for those awesome first hand accounts. Can you post or email me the picture of that sign. I would like to add it to this post.

Clifton B said...


I too don't understand why we don't have any video of the incident, especially when the CBC had cameras rolling. If the media was being impartial they would have brought that fact up already. But instead they are trying mightily to paint the Democrats as victims after the Democrats played victimizers.

Clifton B said...


I have to google that. I know there is a private subway for the Senate. I am not sure about the House.

Clifton B said...

Lee Waters:

The Democratic Party has a lot invested in keeping blacks bitter and distrustful toward whites. By creating incidents of racism they feed the distrust and thus maintain their strangle hold on the black community.

Clifton B said...


I have to agree. If the incident did happen and they had cameras on them why not show the video? Nothing would kill the Tea Parties faster that a video of a crowd hurling racial slurs at black congress members. Yet, no video, not even a still picture.

Clifton B said...


Yes it does look like they were expecting trouble or looking for it. However the lack of proof seems like it will be their undoing.

Clifton B said...

Old South:

It doesn't make any sense to have walked through the protesters. They know the protester were protesting DEMOCRATS so why not take another route or have police escort. I cannot imagine Republicans walking trough one of those anti war rallies.

Ugh, Herbert. That brother is a hack of the first degree.

Clifton B said...


The key is to keep hacking away at the media's credibility. Every time you catch them with their bogus stories tell everyone. The media is their own worst enemy because they have totally stepped out from behind their facade of impartiality.

Clifton B said...

Right Ideas:

Thanks for the link! You got a nice blog there too!

Clifton B said...


That is similar to my philosophy, I take the time to know each person before I determine if they are friend or foe. Color and ideology be damned. I guess that is why I have so many liberal friends LOL.

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