Monday, January 16, 2017
John Lewis Disgraces Himself And His Own Heroic Past - Again
Rep John Lewis (D-GA) has been a busy man this week.
First off, he, along with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) went ahead and slandered President Elect Trump's Attorney General pick Jeff Sessions as a ra-aaa-acist without a shred of proof. Now, Jeff Sessions is the man who destroyed the KKK in Alabama among his other accomplishments, but so what? After all, he's a Republican, a southerner and a Trump nominee isn't he? Isn't that enough?
Apparently it isn't enough, not any more, since Jeff Sessions is a cinch to get through his Judiciary committee hearings and become the first honest Attorney General we've had in 8 years.
Cory Booker, of course was just looking to raise his profile a little bit, looking ahead perhaps to 2020. But John Lewis appears to have something of a different agenda. He just went public calling Donald Trump's presidency "illegitimate' on NBC:
Of course the media went wild with this, because John Lewis is a 'civil rights icon' after all, and thus his moral authority is unquestionable,right? So he's allowed to air wild conspiracy theories without a smidgen of evidence. Because of course, the Democrat media media has a vested interest in branding Trump's presidency as illegitimate too.
But you have to wonder. Isn't the Democratic party use of voter fraud, rigging the primaries, having one of their operatives in CNN's employ feeding debate questions to their candidate and colluding with corrupt elements in the media a conspiracy? Wasn't all that just a secret plan to obtain a desired result by any means necessary? Or at least it was secret until WikiLeaks made it public.
President Elect Trump responded, as he tends to do, tweeting: "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!"**
Trump later tweeted: "Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!"
He isn't going to get that from the likes of John Lewis. Like his fellow prog-facists, Lewis wants Trump's presidency to fail and will do everything in his power to obstruct it and keep blacks on the Democrat Plantation.
Does anyone remember the last time Rep. John Lewis made national headlines?
This was during the Tea Party protests in Washington over ObamaCare being shoved through, ignoring all Senate and House rules with the Republicans literally locked out of the room. That's John Lewis next to then Speaker Pelosi, with his hand on the gavel. He was there in that prominent position for a specific reason, as we'll see.
They walked through the crowds of protesters with the media in tow, deliberately hoping to provoke a confrontation.
Afterwards, Lewis and Rep. Andre Carson claimed they were abused with 'racial epithets' repeatedly during their little stroll, and the media made it headline news for weeks. After all,John Lewis, civil rights icon. Ra-aaa-acism!
Andrew Breitbart (Z'L) who was at the Tea Party protests offered $100,000 to anyone who could come up with a video or audio clip of anyone calling Lewis or Carson racial epithets. Aside from the heavy media presence (they were so hoping for an incident) there were a large number of private individuals videotaping the event. There's literally no way that anyone calling either congressman racial epithets could have gone unrecorded.
Andrew Breitbart's money was never paid out, for the simple reason that nothing like that occurred. After pushing the story on the front pages for weeks, even the New York Times finally printed a grudging retraction along the lines of Dan Rather's 'false but accurate' defense - in the back of the paper, underneath a totally unrelated story.
John Lewis simply lied about it, knowingly and with specific tactics in mind. But, you know, civil rights icon and all, so no one asked him to retract anything.
He's using exactly the same tactics here, calling Jeff Sessions a racist and Trump's presidency 'illegitimate.' And the media are running with it because it matches their agenda.And this isn't new. John Lewis has a history of pulling this crap.Aside from the above instances:
In 2008 he accused John McCain and Sarah Palin of racism in a widely reported speech: “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division.George Wallace* never threw a bomb … but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans … four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama."
In 2012, Lewis gave a lurid speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina where he recounted the violence of the 1960's and accused the republicans of wanting to bring back Jim Crow: “I’ve seen this before, I lived this before. We were met by an angry mob that beat us and left us lying in a pool of blood. Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back? Or do you want to keep America moving forward?”
And in an interview during the 2016 election, he called Donald Trump a racist, comparing him with George Wallace: “I’ve been around a while and Trump reminds me so much of a lot of the things that George Wallace said and did … Sometimes I feel like I am reliving part of my past. I heard it so much growing up in the South…I heard it so much during the days of the civil rights movement."
In a speech to the House on March 21, 1995, John Lewis openly compared the Republicans with the Nazis, paraphrasing Pastor Niemoller's famous quote to denounce the Contract With America:
“They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews … trade unionists … Catholics … Protestants…” Then Lewis said grimly: “Read the Republican contract. They are coming for the children. They are coming for the poor. They are coming for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled.”
Another meme the media are pushing about John Lewis in an effort to sell his latest horse manure is that he's always willing to work with people, that he's rather non-partisan, a reasonable person.
But when you look at his history, the exact opposite is true. He's hyper-partisan with radical, far Left politics and a racialist who uses events of half a century ago as a political weapon to push that agenda.
In congress,John Lewis is a member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the far Left progressive Caucus in the House.
When the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua decided to break the cease fire agreement it had with the Contras in 1989, the House of Representatives voted 379-29 in favor of a resolution deploring the Sandinistas' actions. Lewis was one of the 29 Democrats who opposed the resolution.
That actually fits in with a number of associations John Lewis has had over the years with a surprising number of socialist and even communist activists and organizations. A search reveals quite a bit.
When the House of Representatives voted 345-75 to defund the corrupt 'community organization' ACORN in September 2009, Lewis was one of the 75—all Democrats—who voted to continue funding Acorn.
He's also been a consistent opponent of any defunding of Planned Parenthood, even after it surfaced that they were bartering baby parts.
John Lewis has always been an open borders advocate. He not only supported the DREAM Act, but in July 2014, after thousands of (mostly unaccompanied) Central American minors had crossed the southern U.S. border illegally since October of the previous year, Lewis tweeted a message in favor of open borders: “We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more. This is America. Our doors are open.”
I wonder how black Americans, struggling with the high cost of housing, overloaded healthcare facilities, high unemployment and reduced wages due to illegal migration and open borders feel about that? They live with it. John Lewis doesn't.
John Lewis's attitude towards race relations can be ascertained by this account of his speech at the 50th reunion of his old group SNCC at Shaw University on April 17, 2010, where he characterized the election of President Obama as "down payment" and when he said "we need to organize and push forward to cash in on that down payment."
You see, to John Lewis and people that think like him, there is no end to this and never will be...because to acknowledge that would take away a major ideological weapon from their arsenal. Dr. King would not have approved.
There's no doubt that John Lewis acted with bravery fifty years ago at the Edmund Pettus Bridge and on other occasions.That merits respect. But it's also true that he's been living off those events to demonize anyone opposing his radical agenda. And that merits no respect at all.
As far as I'm concerned, his race card's overdrawn and no longer valid.
*George Wallace, Democrat
** As a side note, in fairness I have to say I have fond memories of Atlanta. Lewis's district includes some fairly ritzy areas like Buckhead and the neighborhoods around Piedmont Park among others. And the downtown area wasn't too shabby at all either. Or at least it wasn't the last time I was there, which admittedly was some time ago.
On the other hand, Atlanta has largely become yet another city run by black Democrats since then (Georgia went for Trump, Atlanta definitely did not), the demographics of the area in question have changed considerably and based on the comments section reaction from locals in this article at my former platform, the fairly left-leaning Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump's description of rep. Lewis's district may have some justification.