Disgusting: CBC member likens failure to rebuke Wilson to “white hoods”

Posted by: ST on September 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Via Fox News:

Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst last week is drawing new recriminations from his colleagues, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke the South Carolina Republican is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history.

In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will put on “white hoods and ride through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

The charged comments come as the House is preparing to take further action against Wiilson. House Democratic leaders decided to formally discipline him Tuesday afternoon for jeering President Obama during last week’s joint session of Congress.

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Johnson seemed to reference the protests held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in making his claim. While many protesters were there to demonstrate against big government and federal over-spending, Johnson argued that a “fringe” element is motivated by race and that Wilson’s behavior is a “wink” to that fringe.

I’d say it’s about high time for President Obama’s Sister Souljah moment on the issue of routine bogus accustions of racism towards people who oppose his policies, but considering he’s not above playing the race card himself, I won’t hold my breath.

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  1. omapian says:

    Not so long ago, the President of the United States acknowledged he did not have all the facts and then stated he believed the police acted “stupidly” in arresting his friend. The President never apologized for for expressing his personal bias even after he had obtained all the facts regarding the incident.
    The currently available legislation concerning health care, including funding for abortion, illegal aliens, ‘end of life counseling,’ and cuts to Medicare, etc. has been thoroughly scrutinized by the public. The President claimed none of those were in his plan (which has not yet been presented to Congress for review).
    President Clinton told the public “I never had sex with that woman.” President Obama tells the public his plan will insure 15 million people at no cost.
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King would expect us to judge these men by their character. The CBC believes any questioning of this President “is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history.”
    Perhaps Joe Wilson should invite the President over for a beer.

  2. NC Cop says:

    Sadly, this is the same nutcase that replaced Cynthia Mckinney last election. So sad. What’g going on down there in Georgia???

    Can they not express an idea without accusing someone of being a racist?!?!?!?!

  3. Brontefan says:

    Let’s see… who keeps playing the race card???:-w

  4. Kate says:

    Oh and Phil Maher had a “brother” moment and called all the Tea Party Express folks “crackers”….Huh? Is this lunacy or what? Can I call the little white wagon to haul his crazy bones to the nut house????

  5. Carlos says:

    And in other news, this is the 78th consecutive month nothing worth listening to has come out of any donkey caucus of any sort.

  6. Xrlq says:

    Sister Souljah moment? Never. Didn’tja know “liar” is now a race?

  7. Carlos says:

    Kate, did he include the high number of people of color in his assessment of the crowd being “crackers”? Curious minds want to know.