Playing the race card is done as if it were some kind of sport. – Former Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.
FoxNews.com reports that
Accusations of racism swirled Wednesday during Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, after a Democratic House freshman, Rashida Tlaib, appeared to accuse fellow lawmaker Mark Meadows of being racist.
Tlaib, D- Mich., was addressing the chamber when she turned her remarks to a Trump employee who’d been invited to the hearing by Meadows, R-N.C.
“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist and it is insensitive that some would even say, the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.”
An emotional Meadows fired back, saying Lynne Patton, a Trump aide and official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wanted to be present in support of President Trump. He asked that Tlaib’s remarks be stricken from the record.
Cohen estimates Trump asked him to threaten people 500 times during his employment
“My nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that. You know that, Mr. Chairman. And to indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who has worked for him, who knows this particular individual (motioning to Cohen), that she’s coming in to be a prop — it’s racist to suggest that I asked her to come in here for that reason.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the committee, asked Tlaib to “rephrase” her remarks.
“I want to make sure I understand, you were not intending to call Mr. Meadows a racist, is that right?” Cummings asked.
“No, Mr. Chairman, I did not call Mr. Meadows a racist. I am trying as a person of color just to express myself and how I felt at that moment, and so, just for the record, that was my intention.”
Meadows continued to defend his decision to invite Patton.
“She came in because she felt like the president of the United States was getting falsely accused, and Mr. Chairman, you and I have a personal relationship that’s not based on color. And to even go down this direction is wrong.”
Cummings thanked Meadows for his remarks, adding that the pair are best friends but that he did not believe Tlaib was calling Meadows a racist.
“Of all the people on this committee, I’ve said it and gotten in trouble for it but you are one of my best friends,” Cummings said. “I could see and feel your pain. I feel it. And I don’t think Ms. Tlaib intended to cause you that, that kind of pain and that kind of frustration.”
Tlaib added this: “That was not my intention, and I do apologize if that’s what it sounded like. But I said someone in general, and as everyone knows in this chamber I’m pretty direct. So if I wanted to say that, I would’ve — but that’s not what I said.”
In case you do not remember, the night that Rep. Tlaib was sworn in as a member of the 116th Congress, she was videotaped vowing to impeach the president. This was shortly after she penned an op-ed for The Detroit Free Press outlining the case for impeachment.
The video showed Tlaib telling supporters.
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says: ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.’”
Tlaib is a Black Muslim, born in America to parents of Palestinian descent.
As I have been writing over the last several years, Liberals are nothing if not predictable.
They view everything in terms of politics and race, not necessarily in that order.
From city councils to Congress, you can bet your bottom dollar, that when a Democrat is in a losing position over any public matter, if they happen to be black, they will play the Race Card.
This egregious claim coming from House Freshman Rashida Tlaib, which she feebly tried to walk back when called to account for it, that President Trump is a racist or a White Supremacist reminds me of all the historical conflicts which I used to read about, during a course in college which I took titled “The Rhetoric of Social Protest“.
Karl Marx knew long ago that all you needed to do to touch the heart of the common man was to convince him of a shared struggle.
Vladimir Lenin took this a step further, by using the concept of a shared struggle to convince the Bolsheviks to help him overthrow the Czar of Russia and murder him and his family during the Russian Revolution.
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but fiery rhetoric spoken by anyone in a leadership position, especially someone in our Federal Government, has consequences.
The throwing of the Race Card by the Democrats first really came into prominence during the Obama Administration.
Former President Barack Hussein Obama is as responsible for what has happened to Race Relations in America, as any thug wannabe in any city.
However, he is not alone in his responsibility.
Every race-baiter, local & national, like Congresswoman Tlaib, who fanned the flames of racial hatred, has the blood of any innocent person, police and civilians alike, slain in the name of Racial Division.
Do you remember when one half of the “Justice Brothers”, the “Reverend” Al Sharpton, led a march in New York City, capitalizing on the deaths of two of Michael Brown and Earl Garner?
During the march, the protesters chanted
What do we want? Dead Cops!
Somehow, America’s Professional Race-Baiters, from the Former Community Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, on down, twisted the facts to make it America’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Fault that two thugs got themselves killed in altercations with police officers.
What ever happened to personal responsibility?
President Ronald Reagan once said,
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Compare it to these words:
It’s not to make excuses for that fact — although black folks do interpret the reasons for that in a historical context. They understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history. – President Barack Hussein Obama, 7/19/2014
Obama, for his own political reasons, reinforced at every opportunity while President, the self-fulfilling prophecy that the Black Community was still shackled and limited in their freedom.
Which was a delicious bit of irony considering that, as a black man, he held for 8 long years the position of President of the most powerful country on the face of the Earth.
The erroneous claims of bigotry aimed at President Trump, are merely a codicil in the Playbook of the Perpetually Aggrieved, as they continue their never-ending National Temper Tantrum over the results of the 2016 Presidential election, as witnessed by the behavior of Rep. Tlaib in yesterday’s Cohen Hearing.
In what has to be the worse case of mass self-unawareness on record, Modern American Liberals continue to make themselves look like poor losers and crybabies, as they continue to behave like petulant teenagers who have been grounded for acting out.
Freshman Congresswoman Tlaib and her partner in idiocy, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have become overnight pariahs, to be shunned, ridiculed, and not taken seriously.
Personally. I hope that Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and the rest of the Democrats continue to behave like the jackasses that they are.
At this rate, Trump should win the 2020 Presidential Election in a landslide.
Until He Comes,