According to a 2012 National Journal study, five of the six lawmakers under review by the House Ethics Committee were Black Caucus members. Yet just one in 10 House members belong to the group.
Congressman Jim Clyburn went even further. “The entire English language was created by slaveowners as a means of oppression. You can’t just say that one word is a racist code word or another. The whole language, every single word, letter and apostrophe in it is racist. It’s a fact. If you speak English, you’re a racist.”
Among the unsubstantiated accusations of racism at the Washington, D.C. protest of Obamacare was Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s claim that he was spat on by a protester. This is perhaps the only incident we have even the vaguest evidence of and even this doesn’t portray well for Rep. Cleaver.
But that’s okay, you see, because according to [...]
How Many Members of the Congressional Black Caucus Refused to Sign the Hoyer-Cantor Letter in Support of Israel?
In response to the disturbing tensions rising between Israel and the United States Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Eric Cantor wrote a bi-partisan letter. Signed by 327 representatives, the letter is an entirely moderate, reasonable commitment to the US-Israel relationship.
Below is a list of those who did not sign it, appearing at the Zionism and Israel [...]
Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid’s career – Mike Allen and Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com
Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counterattack designed to help save Harry Reid’s political career. First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs [...]