Thursday, September 08, 2011

The left's coming race war

The left's coming race war:

Although they speak to the desperation of liberal leaders (particularly those in Washington), the gargantuan lies and incendiary invective being purveyed by lawmakers like Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., also represent a dangerous abandonment of moral restraint on the part of the left and a genuine threat to domestic tranquility in the short term.

On Aug. 20, Waters, a black congresswoman, told a town-hall meeting that "the tea party can go straight to hell" after thoroughly lambasting the grass-roots group. Last week, Rep. Carson, who is also a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told a similar gathering that some in Congress and the tea-party movement would love to see blacks "hanging on a tree."

Grossly overstating elements of racism has been boilerplate fare among liberals and black activists for many years, but what's occurring done now is being criticized as beyond irresponsible, even by certain liberal pundits.

But is it?

Some have said that words such as those of Waters and Carson border on the rhetoric of those who would like to start a race war. I don't think it borders on this at all; I believe it is in fact the rhetoric of those who would like to start a race war. As such, it is much more maliciousness than irresponsibility....

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