Congressman John Lewis was an American hero in the 1960’s when he was a key player in the Civil Rights Movement, but in the last year it has become obvious that he has forgotten the words of Martin Luther King Jr and his dream that people of all races and religions work together to create a better world. Instead, Congressman Lewis’ lives in a Black vs. White world.
Back in March, during the last days of the Obamacare vote, Democratic party operatives in the Mainstream Media claimed that racial epithets were hurled at Lewis:
Democrat, claims that tea party protesters today hurled racial slurs at fellow CBC member Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia. Mr. Carson said that “hundreds of people” were chanting “kill the bill” and he heard “at least 15 times” the “n – word” being thrown around.
This claim was a lie, there has never been any proof of this incident despite a reward offered by Andrew Brietbart, if there was any proof, Media Matters would have provided it to every news organization within 10 minutes of it happening. What does Lewis say about the “n” word incident? Nothing. He has never confirmed the incident nor denied it. If Lewis had any desire to bring together rather than to divide Americans, he woudl have told the truth about that day.
Earlier this week Lewis sat down with Der Speigel, to discuss politics and once again, his words were divisive in nature. He implies Obama’s critics are either racist or unknown nefarious obstructionists:
….SPIEGEL: Were you not surprised how quickly the political mood changed in the US?
Lewis: No. It’s the first time in the history of the country that we have a black president. You have to understand that there are some people in our society that say he is not one of us. He may be down in the polls right now, but he will come back. Just like Bill Clinton came back. He’s going to campaign his heart out.
Yes the political mood changed because Obama has one Black parent, it has nothing to do with the fact that unemployment remains at high levels, bills were passed by the Congress despite the fact that vast majority of the people objected to them, and he has appeased terrorists.
….SPIEGEL: How realistic was his goal to radically change the political tone in Washington? Today it seems as though it was a miscalculation.
Lewis: I don’t think it was unrealistic. But there has been a deliberate, systematic effort on the part of certain forces in our country, and on the part of the other party, to destroy Obama’s presidency. They do not want him to succeed. There are Members of Congress, leaders in both the Senate and the House, who are bitterly opposed to everything he does. If Obama says the sky is blue, they say “no, he’s made a mistake. It’s not blue.”
Those secret forces are at work again. Is it the Trilateral Commission?? The Free Masons? Or is it the most dangerous “certain force of them all” the American people.
….SPIEGEL: But that’s what we’ve had for the last two years, and it hasn’t worked out well. If anything, the political tone in Washington has gotten worse.
Lewis: It’s unfortunate. We have very little control over the fact that the Republican Party is being hijacked by the extreme right. That the Tea Party is gaining influence. We cannot tell the Republican Party who should be their leaders.
Gee is it that the GOP was hijacked by the extreme right, or is it the fact that the government was hijacked by the extreme left, so the center looks extreme.
….SPIEGEL: Is there any difference between the backlash against President Bill Clinton in the 1994 midterm elections and the backlash against Obama we are seeing now?
Lewis: I don’t see a vast difference. A lot of people on the other side didn’t like Bill Clinton for different reasons, and they tried to destroy him. But he hung in.
That, I have to admit is true, one of the big reasons Clinton was disliked during his first two years was Hillarycare. With Obama its different. One of the big reasons he has lost support is Obamacare. See? Different names.
….SPIEGEL: The radicalization of the right, in other words, isn’t necessarily due to the US having a black president for the first time ever?
Lewis: In some quarters, it’s true, people cannot get used to the idea that a person of color is president of the United States. People cannot get comfortable with the idea that so many people are coming from different parts of the world to America. In just a short time, America will be a minority majority, and that feeds some of the frustration.
That is the arrogance of the left, they are so sure they are right and everyone else is wrong they can’t comprehend that people would have legitimate questions about progressive policy. It was very easy to get used to the fact that a person of color is president. I can never get used to the fact that a big government progressive is president. If that makes me a racist Congressman Lewis, so be it.