DC Trawler

Andre Carson: Serial racebaiter

Remember this one? The Hill, 3/20/10:

Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) said Saturday that healthcare protesters at the Capitol directed racial epithets at him and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as they walked outside.

Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with Lewis, told The Hill that protesters called the lawmakers the N-word.

Tea Party protesters held a rally outside the Capitol on Saturday, which included speeches by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and actor Jon Voight, and then proceeded into the halls to lobby members at the 11th hour.

Despite the fact that it’s not 1965 anymore, and despite a complete lack of proof for Carson’s “N-word” claim (in fact, a $100,000 reward for evidence remains unclaimed), the canard lingers to this day.

The public is still rejecting his party’s ideas a year and a half later, but Carson hasn’t come up with any new tricks. Politico:

A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.

Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”

When’s that New Civility supposed to kick in, anyway?

Nice work, Indiana. Way to vote.

(Hat tip: Hot Air)