Democrats know that when you’re spinning a scary story it’s best not to put the monster front and center, because people’s imaginations can scare them much more efficiently given just the suggestion of a monster.

Also, with regard to this tweet, Congressman John Lewis is just making the monster up.

Lewis (D-GA) is rightfully recognized as a heroic figure from the 1960s civil rights movement. Unfortunately, he has been a Democrat Congressman for going on three decades now, so he has become just another run of the mill political hack. Exploiting black voters’ fears is par for the course with Democrats in general but especially so for those who represent majority black districts. How better to get reelected than to make your constituents think the other side hates them?

Lewis has squandered his bona fides in order to spout the equivalent of Joe Biden’s moronic “They’re gonna put you back in chains,” nonsense.

Lewis may have forgotten that it was primarily his own party who fought against the Civil Rights Act and equality for blacks in general. More likely he has just become convinced that the truth is inconvenient to his political party’s goals.

Interesting. Racists joined the party that was fighting for racial equality. That makes little sense, but sadly, as with things like the Spanish Inquisition, the scary fiction has become the conventional wisdom. “Conventional wisdom” is often just another way of describing Goebbel’s “Big Lie” theory.

It is more of the same. The Left has found a political tactic that helps them retain power while also making a lot of Republicans afraid to stand up to Barack Obama’s bad policies.  They vilify any black person who doesn’t toe the Democrat line because their existence destroys the false narrative. And they incessantly repeat the big lie like John Lewis just did.

 

 

  • LegalizeShemp

    Yes because so many Democrats, including Al Gore’s father, opposed it in 1964, it probably wouldn’t pass today either.

    • TomJB

      It wouldn’t. Harry Reid would never allow a vote in the senate

      • DG

        Coming from a Republican controlled House, no he wouldn’t. As evidenced by recent history.

    • camp50

      And, contrary to a statement declaring that southern Dixiecrats migrated to the Republican Party after passage of the Civil Rights Act, the historical record indicates that only three of over two-dozen did so – Godwin, Thurmond and Helms.

  • Maxx

    Democrats want the country to remember everything about the civil rights struggle during the 60’s except their complicit role in it.

    • Sean Barrentine

      Congress is the body required by law to pass appropriations annually and to submit funding bills passed by both houses to the President for signature in accordance with the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 and the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. It’s not even in that ‘dusty old bit of parchment’ progs like to dismiss.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      So, basically they are hoping EVERYONE dropped a ton of acid in the 60’s and really can’t remember what happened…..

  • QueenB

    My favorite was the last one. Yes, white guy…tell the black guy all about the racism he should feel. rotflmao

  • journogal

    I would like liberals to show proof of Democrats standing up, denouncing their party for not being racist enough and joining the Republicans. Can anyone liberal who frequents this board provide credible and verifiable proof of this.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I see nothing but elbows and *ssholes running from that one!

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Blue DuPage @BlueDuPageFollow
    Yes. Historically, racist Southern conservatives were Dems. They moved to GOP after Civil Rights Act. @conservativeliz
    4:49 PM – 2 Jul 2014

    Yes that’s why conservative republican’s support abortions that overwhelmingly target minority black women……oh wait.

  • HARP2

    Ask the idiot why democrats filibustered it then.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Or why Senate majority leader Dirksen, was credited with saving the civil rights act, against overwhelming democrat opposition.. Time magazine 1964, had him on the cover REPUBLICAN Senator Dirkson saves civil rights…

      if just voted by democrats alone… it would have lost in both the House AND Senate… majority of democrats opposed it..

      94% of the GOP Senators.. 82% of House republicans voted for it Lewis you lying prick…

      And ever since liberal hyper partisan democrat crooked machine politicians have LIED ABOUT IT..

      Lewis is an eff’ing disgrace to Dr. King’s message… a cheesy sold out two faced back stabbing liar… if he had ANY names, he would name them and be a true he-woe to da racist dickcheese party he sold out to…

  • Linda

    A bunch of psychics on twitter, claiming that his tweet has anything to do with racism. Could it not be referring to a do-nothing Congress?

    • DG

      He specifically mentioned the Civil Rights Act. How much more specific do you expect we psychics become?

      • Linda

        You’re just jumping to a conclusion.

        • DG

          Whatever, Lin-DUH!

        • DG

          He specifically mentions the Civil Rights Act.

          The only one jumping to a conclusion is you. In the wrong direction. Per your usual style.

          • Linda

            Just because he mentioned the Civil Rights Act does not mean that he thinks Congress is full of racists. It makes sense that he is referring to the fact that they have been quite vocal about being anti-Obama. Sometimes, I wonder if the establishment GOPers don’t sabotage things for their own purposes of defying the tea partiers.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            they have been quite vocal about being anti-Obama
            and every time ass clowns like Lewis say the right is “anti-Obama”, they’re talking about what specifically? I’ll give you 2 guesses and the first one doesn’t count.

          • DG

            Context is everything. The only one who doesn’t understand what he was referencing is you, apparently. Which either makes you stupid, or a water carrier.

          • Linda

            Context is difficult to tell from a tweet.

          • DG

            Not when it’s spelled out for you.

          • Linda

            I don’t wear the same “filters” as you do.

          • DG

            Civil Rights Act. No filters required.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            No…. your filters are stamped… property of the democrat propaganda ministry…

            because no matter what is said, what is done… you will toe that party line with the fanaticism of a true zealot..

            You threw away your credibility at the starting gate…. nobody is this consistently 1000% behind every liberal, except the blind and indoctrinated…

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You might say we heard the ‘dog whistle’. Loud.and.clear.

          • WisconsinPatriot

            The histrionics are just dizzying. Please just try……TRY to make your point. You have nothing on Repubs being the “racist” party. History proves that completely false…..

          • Linda

            What histronics? Oh, I see it now…it’s your post. Why are you ranting to me about having nothing on the Republicans being racist?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            or both. It’s reasonable to believe the two go hand in hand, by definition.

          • DG

            Aren’t you sweet. Worrying about GOPers, Tea Partiers and such.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            “Just because he mentioned the Civil Rights Act does not mean that he thinks Congress is full of racists.”

            Yeah, it’s not like he said the Civil Rights Act would never pass if brought to Congress today. Oh wait…

            “It makes sense that he is referring to the fact that they have been quite vocal about being anti-Obama.”

            Given the contracting economy, a boneheaded prisoner swap, Iraq spiraling out of control, and a failing healthcare overhaul, expect to see a lot of people be anti-Obama. And no, Linda, not because of racism but because Obama policy is demonstrably crappy. It’s simply a case of a lot of Republicans in Congress recognizing that before the majority of the country did.

            “Sometimes, I wonder if the establishment GOPers don’t sabotage things for their own purposes of defying the tea partiers.”

            Remember last Fall when liberals were scrambling to explain why Obamacare was such a failure? They blamed for Republicans for–gasp–not supporting it. That’s why Obama’s policies always fail, not because Obama and his lackeys are brazenly incompetent, have crappy ideas, and are incapable of implementing anything. No, it’s because dissenters didn’t clap their hands. To a liberal, that’s “Sabotage!”

          • Linda

            I’ve been waiting for someone to make a post like this so I could post this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2013/05/16/economically-could-obama-be-americas-best-president/

          • DG

            Aren’t you the ever-opportunist vulture grabbing it’s prey out of the mouths who have done the dirty work.

          • DG

            “I’ve been hovering like a chicken-hawk, so I could POUNCE!” said Linda.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Well, now that you got that all out of your system.

            The first sentence of the article “With the stock market hitting new highs,” belies the author’s (Adam Hartung) blind sycophancy at best and incredible stupidity at worst. And the rest of it is no better. Crowing about fictional Clinton surpluses… Puuulease.

            Back in reality, the horrible BUUUUUSH crisis you mouth breathers gargle about bottomed and the pieces have either remained there or gotten much worse under stompy foot’s reign of incompetence.

            “I find Occupy Wall Street more interesting than the Tea Party” -Adam Hartung
            Get the hell outta here with your ‘links by stupid people, for stupid people’

          • Linda

            Mr. Deluded, here’s another source for you to try to deny:

            http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2014/01/28/obama-economy/6.html

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Umm, you aren’t even aware that YOUR link isn’t showing good news in half those slides are you? But I’M deluded… Way to dbl down on lack of comprehension on why the markets are so high too.

            Good grief, how simple do you have to be to crow about the MASSIVE bubble in the stock market, No confidence in the markets and warnings of the next crisis, 60 trillion in debt and the all time highs there, an economic recovery so successful, the govt “fudges” the numbers, record low labor participation, outright lies about unemployment and inflation and some odd 700 trillion in derivatives exposure, a world that’s abandoning the petro dollar faster than ever before, record high unemployment for young men, millions added to food stamps (in YOUR link).

            You don’t get voted worst preezy in 70 years with an economic record you’re trying to crow about either.

            You can link all you want honey but your comprehension indicates you should prolly stick with polishing nails and knobs and in the end, I know I’m wasting my breath with you. You just can’t fix gullibly stupid.

          • Linda

            Yes, I saw all of the slides. I don’t have a problem with “bad” news when it is the truth.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Apparently you also don’t have a problem telling someone their deluded for saying this economy is bull squeeze while you crow about how good it and then posting a link that confirms the economy is…pure bull squeeze.

          • Linda

            also for @disqus_Dl3n3K0o5w:disqus and @mark81150:disqus

            From the source below: “Zandi said monthly figures can vary. Underlying job growth is about 225,000 a month, which is “really good by any historical standard,” he said.”

            http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-adp-jobs-economy-20140702-story.html

          • Phryj

            http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000

            The workforce is shrinking. Job creation isn’t keeping pace with population growth. 200K new jobs might’ve been sufficient 20+ years ago, but not today.

          • Linda

            I’m not an expert on this area, and since you didn’t provide a source, I did a quick search. Just in Feb. of this year, a HotAir (an “acceptable” source for here) said this: “Still, we need to add 150,000 jobs a month to keep pace with population growth.” I wouldn’t think that much would have changed in just a few months to make that estimation change significantly. And that fits with the Zandi quote in my post (saying it is good by any historical standard). (BTW, he is a chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, which I presume is a pretty good credential.)

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Your link isn’t dealing with the reality of record unemployment and record low labor participation rate. So why aren’t you questioning the obvious lies? Or should I just howl about the dog whistles of your racism like you terminally progtarded do?

            I’m gonna have to add polishing turds to your repertoire of polishing nails and knobs.

          • Linda

            How is it not dealing with the reality of record unemployment and record low labor participation? The only thing missing from this article is that 2/3 of the new jobs are part-time, which some people think negates the growth. Explain what would change in the article, specifically.

            Which obvious lies? Why don’t you trust an expert like Zandi?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            When you crow about excellent jobs numbers while those jobs are part time BS at the same time there’s record unemployment and record low labor participation then you’re not dealing with it. In other words, LIAR!

            SMH, you’re a loon honey.

          • Linda

            Ahhh, so you’re just a blowhard, who when challenged to prove his claims can’t and, instead, resorts to name calling. #BIGFAIL #LOSTCREDIBILITY

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            ooooh sorry that was done over and over and even acknowledged by you at the same time you ignored it, you flaming nutbag. and sorry, it’s not name calling when you are indeed an absolute nutbag.

            I’ll chalk that one up to, you have nothing and descended into foaming at the mouth. Typical.

          • Linda

            First para: makes no sense
            Second para: hey, I wasn’t the one who bailed on providing information…that’s all on you…but thank you for showing again that you’re just a blowhard.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Honey it was provided. You’re gonna have to prove where it wasn’t, which of course you wont because you’ve already left reality in the rearview to post your little hashtags and you certainly aren’t gonna violate your own narrative.

            Jeez, how many links did you ignore to arrive there in loonytown? But thank you for showing you’re an imbecile.

          • Linda

            It was provided? Where? The bit about the part-time jobs that added later to your post, after I’d already responded to the post that didn’t have that info? Thank goodness I have the original email notification that shows the first version of that post.

            #MalcomReynoldsLIAR

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            sorry honey, the explanation of links already provided (BY YOU) only reinforced the acknowledgement that YUP, you’re a loon. You should be out polishing a knob right about now because you’ve certainly got nothing on me.

          • Linda

            Would you like a screen capture of the email notification showing the first version of your post?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Please do. Post what I first posted and then the edit.

            The people here will understand that I ended up actually needing to explain YOUR link to you. So ya, please do. It’ll serve to indicate that you don’t even understand the bullsht you post and then called me a liar for it. Please please please do so.

            9 minutes ago now. Should I wait?

          • Linda

            Nice try, Mr. Liar. If, and I repeat, If you were doing that, you would have acknowledged that you edited your post and why you edited it. But, you didn’t do it until after I replied. The one here NOT understanding the BS they’re posting is YOU. Just be a man…fess up to what you did. EDIT: change “don’t” to “NOT” in next to last sentence.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Ummm what? Now you’ve descended into incoherent. I CLEARLY acknowledged it. You’re also gonna have to explain the lie for those of us back here in reality.

            I’ll be waiting for the before and after. I’m begging you to post it. please please please.

            I’m gonna go grab some lunch with the wife, I’ll check in on you when I get back.

          • Linda

            You not acknowledging that you edited your post by so noting the change indicates that you were being devious and making it look like the post had always read as it does now (assuming you haven’t changed yet again).

            OK, here’s the before graphic.

          • Linda

            Here’s the after graphic. BTW, when I include the graphic it shows as being part of the post but then after I click on Post as, the graphic isn’t showing. That’s happened before and it’s there but will only show when you reload the page. I have to leave soon so I’m hoping both are showing.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So when I acknowledged it in the next post after your bottom one YOU show, that’s what exactly? Confirmation that your a liar and a nutbag, right?

          • Linda

            I’m not following this particular rant. The graphic is the AFTER edit, where you added material.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So you agree, you know nothing about the economy and want to change the subject to harp on the fact that you didn’t understand your own link and when I added that for you AND ACKNOWLEDGED IT IN NEXT POST, I became a liar.

            good luck with that honey. LOOOOOOON!

          • Linda

            Yes, please wait for it. And, you did it again…edited your post and didn’t acknowledge it. Your first edition of this didn’t have the second sentence. Please try to get in the habit of noting edits…otherwise, you just look like not only a liar, but a sleazy liar.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So that’s a no, you’re not gonna cite that lie?

          • Linda

            Huh? How much have you had to drink today?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So that’s a no.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Umm no. I did. Cite the lie or get in the habit of acknowledging that you’re a low info nutbag.

          • Linda

            Hey, your first edition of this post was just one sentence, which is the second para now.

            If you’re going to edit your posts, please at least be man enough to note that you edited your original. When you don’t, it looks like my reply doesn’t fit…but, maybe, that is your intent.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So, the response changed nothing and your thinking is so shallow to non-existent that it’s just all my fault. You’re a LOOOON!

          • Linda

            If I were you, I don’t think I’d be so quick to be calling someone a loon…because you’re looking a might bit unhinged right now.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Nahh, I’m looking like someone that wasted his breath posting links to be readily ignored by a phucking low info loon.

          • Linda

            Hey, your breath is a lying breath so it’s not much of a loss.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            a lying breath huh. LMAO!

          • Linda

            Another edited post. You added: “So, the response..my fault.”

            Actually the edited part did make a difference.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Ok, so lets sum up this conversation
            1. You post article so you could crow about economy
            2. I refute your claim with a basic explanation.
            3. You called me deluded and crow with another link that shows nothing to crow about and you lack comprehension.
            4. I THOROUGHLY debunk your claims going well beyond beyond basics.
            5. You post another link that claims great jobs numbers while ignoring the facts of dismal jobs numbers.
            6. I call you a loon.
            7. You call me a blowhard because I didn’t thoroughly explain YOUR link to you.
            8. You quickly change the subject to how I’m a liar because I put the explanation on how you’re an utter moron into the post and now you cant get over how it changed nothing. Me thinks so that you don’t have to go back to face the facts that you’re low info.

            That about sums it up
            You’re a low info nutbag, b!tch.

          • Linda

            Now, let’s sum it up with a little reality.

            1. You post article so you could crow about economy

            I post a 2013 article that you didn’t like, so I posted a current second article.

            2. I refute your claim with a basic explanation.

            You post this:

            Your link isn’t dealing with the reality of record unemployment and record low labor participation rate. So why aren’t you questioning the obvious lies?

            I’m gonna have to add polishing turds to your repertoire of polishing nails and knobs.

            1:45 p.m., Thursday July 3

            And as I was working through this I notice that you also edited that post, changing it to the following with the addition in bold. It goes to show that you edit your posts a lot…again, not noting such.

            Your link isn’t dealing with the reality of record unemployment and record low labor participation rate. So why aren’t you questioning the obvious lies? Or should I just howl about the dog whistles of your racism like you terminally progtarded do?

            I’m gonna have to add polishing turds to your repertoire of polishing nails and knobs.

            So, you know what? You’re are what I’ve figured out: a liar and a blowhard. I have the evidence of the changed posts. So, I’m not wasting any more time on you. But, do know that whenever you respond to me, I will do a screen capture.

            And, with the other comments we can add “idiot.” You either don’t know how to read or you are so rabidly far-right that you just can’t accept the truth.

            Liar, blowhard, idiot…we’ll add “crass” since you seem to think it’s ok to call me a b*tch and a c**t. (Ahhh, the one calling me a stupid c**t was deleted.)

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Nah, the only thing it changed was the subject so you didnt have to focus on how low info you are. Cite that lie nutbag.

          • Linda

            You’ve called me a loon…if I am, at least I’m a sober one, unlike you who is either a drunk or high loon.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            go with it. It’s working for you.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So you’re not gonna cite that lie huh?

          • Linda

            Huh?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So you’re gonna back off all them accusations that I’m a sleazy liar with feigned confusion? Should I post a pic, you childish twit. And ya, my ‘a’ is stuck today so I went with ‘i’.

          • Linda

            You’re kidding!! Heck no. I posted the “before” and “after” of your post so you’re still a liar.

            I just didn’t understand what you meant by “not gonna cite that lie?” Still don’t.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Ummm, you’re gonna have to cite that lie specifically, because I don’t think that word means what you think it does, much like most of reality.
            Btw, editing to add some text isn’t covered under ‘lie’ in the dictionary.
            So I’ll just chalk up one more nutbag point for you.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Oh Linda, do you really want to stand by this article from May 2013 (BEFORE the ACA rollout)?
            ————
            Q- Bob, President’s Obama detractors liken the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare) to an Armageddon on business, sure to kill economic growth and plunge the country back into recession. Do you agree?

            BBBB- To the contrary, ACA levels the playing field and will be good for economic growth. Where previously only large corporations could afford employee health care plans, in the future far more employees will have far more equitable coverage. Further, today employees frequently are unable to leave a company to start a new business because they would lose health care, which in the future will not be true.

          • Linda

            Yes, I do. True, the ACA hasn’t turned out to be all rosey, but it is also not the Armageddon.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            The president said this week that Americans are “extraordinarily cynical about Washington right now,” and the Quinnipiac survey shows that assessment is hurting Mr. Obama. A full 54 percent of voters believe the Obama administration is not competent at doing its primary job of running the government.

            On overall job approval, Mr. Obama is upside-down by 13 points, with only 40 percent approving and 53 percent disapproving. That’s a 5 point slide since April.

            The public doesn’t trust his handling of the economy (40 percent approval) or foreign policy (37 percent approval)

            Read more: http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/2/obama-worst-president-wwii-new-poll-shows/#ixzz36NFs4Rx9 
            Follow us:[email protected] on Twitter
            ———–‘

            60% of America thinks you smoke crack if you believe a year old hack piece bowing and scrapping at teir obama idol…

            try again.

          • Linda

            So?

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Linda,… we already know you bend reality to fit your bigoted perceptions of the right…

          but this is another act in the same tragic comedy play democrats have been shilling since 1965.. they have been lying about which party enacted the 64 civil rights bill…

          name the high profile democrat bigots who joined the GOP after that as democrats have shrilly insisted since… name them…

          You can’t because that never happened.. a lie to cover up for their hideously racist lineage going all the way back to the democrats founding as the southern pro-slavery party. Because not only were there no high profile party swaps…

          do you really, really think democrat racists would gladly reward the GOP which they had hated with a white hot flame since reconstruction with passing the landmark civil rights bill….

          by joining them?

          It’s hilariously stupid on it’s face… roughly equivilant to the local grand dragon approaching the head of the NAACP after it passed…..

          and asking him if he wanted to Fu*K the grand dragon’s daughter..

          it makes exactly as much sense….

          linda..

          • Linda

            Would you like to explain why you directed this rant to me? I think you missed that my initial post indicated that racism wasn’t necessary the meaning behind his tweet.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            Yes… I saw it… and completely rejected it as nonsensical as several others did…

            It was CLEARLY a false accusation of racism in the GOP…. as every other comment pointed out to you..

            You act as if nobody called you out, when actually every comment in repley rejected your absurd claim.

            My “rant” was directed at every liberal making these epically transparent claims, rewriting history to claim a purity that democrats not only never had, but still do not have…

            I’m certain the fact that John Lewis has been making these false racism claims since Reagan’s era escapes you as well… his tea party smear was entirely predictable… like Maxine (is that a squirrel on my head) Waters did the same..

            I vividly recall her C-Span speech presser where she claimed that crack was an invention of the Reagan CIA was was being sold in the inner city by Casey’s agents…

            Still waiting for her to apologize for that piece of filth…..

          • Linda

            You and whoever can reject my statement until you’re blue in the face… I don’t give much credence to misinterpretations when made on a forum like this one, where the majority of people live and breath to denigrate anything leftist.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “…[T]he high profile democrat bigot[] who joined the GOP…”

            Strom Thurmond. That’s it. But he was never a big fan of the Northern Dems nor they of him. He was an unreconstructed DixieCrat. They more or less read him out of the Party and he had to caucus with one or the other party, so GOP it was. I have no idea how much he may have mellowed over the years– hell, I don’t even know how ALIVE he was the last few years.

          • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1307761147/ Don Meaker

            He did have that black daughter that he put through school. He must have changed over the years.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            Oh I’m well aware of Strom, the one.. one dixecrat party swap..

            I want to see liberals name the “others” they claim came over in droves… which is difficult, since Storm was the only one… He did mellow with age, and vastly better company than the democrats he was used to.. and frankly… since the democrats still call Senator Byrd the conscience of the Senate…. the Grand Kleagal of the Klu Klux Klan Byrd….

            They can leave Storm in peace and shut the Hell up.. he was never a klansman like their beloved Senator was…

            I’m sic k tired, frustrated that these lies about party swaps are STILLpeddled by halfwits who can”t crack a damned history book.. or just look it up… it’s not hidden, the actual history…

            That they still pander this lie to their no information voters is a frigging crime…

    • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

      So tell me Linda. When have Harry Reid made it possible to call for votes towards legislation bills that the Republican house sent to the Senate?

      Or when have the Senate run by Harry Reid ever made a budget legislation bills?

      • Linda

        Why waste time on bills or bills that had things tacked onto them that Reid knew the Senate wouldn’t pass? Personally, I do think he has gone overboard.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Yeah, why should the Senate waste time on things like bills? Working legislation is so not what the legislative branch is about. That’s what the executive branch is for. Pfft. 😐

          You accuse Congress of being do-nothing, but then make excuses for why the Democrat-led Senate won’t do anything. Pathetic.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            If I remember my civics lessons (from grade school even), the chamber other than the one it’s already passed a vote in can vote and strip the bill of the stuff it doesn’t like. Of course, once you do that, it’s the same as two competing bills on the same subject– it’s got to go to conference. See, Harry’s pulling the fast one of saying, in effect, “What good would it do to pass a version different from the House? It would never survive conference– so I’m not going to pass anything on a bill the House has already passed. And I’ll do the same thing, and pass stuff I know that the Boner will never let go through unscathed in the House.”

          • DG

            I’ve never once heard anyone call Reid ‘slimy’ in such a polite manner before now. Kudos to you!

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            See, when a bill goes to conference, it will get watered down sufficiently that each chamber and the majority in that chamber has to figure what sort of a whip-count they have, for what minimal bill could possibly be acceptable. If the Senate Dems want a, b, c, and d, and the GOP House wants d, e, f, and g, you’d think, if nothing else, d would be passed in the blink of an eye once they report it out of conference and take it to the floor almost immediately. But remember, Harry doesn’t do “piecemeal.” In other words, Harry won’t give the Boner the satisfaction, from pure mean spite. And he’ll blame the Senate GOP if they even ask him to bring SOMETHING to a vote in the Senate.

          • DG

            Thank God for you, RG!!!

        • Gage2008

          That’s why they are supposed to pass their version of a bill and then go to conference to hammer it out

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          : D

      • WisconsinPatriot

        How long HAS it been since dirty harry allowed a budget come up for a vote?

        • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

          I think Harry Reid and the Democrats haven’t pass a budget bill since 2010.

          • Linda

            … bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

        • Linda

          bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

    • QueenB

      Weren’t you saying something yesterday about someone “implying” or “insinuating” something? Were you being “psychic” then?

      • Humanary Stew

        Uh oh, get ready for the deflection on to something someone else said.

      • QueenB

        Yes…you made a comment. My reply was, “said no republican ever.” You replied with, “so-and-so implied it,” or something like that.

        • Linda

          Perhaps there wasn’t another logical explanation?

          • DG

            You aren’t capable of logical explanations.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            So you can percieve slight implication when it suits you,.. even when you’re wrong…

            But can’t see lewis’s ice cold smear implication with both hands and a flashlight..

            Funny how that works for you like that.

    • Willy

      The do nothings are Reid and his cronies in the Senate to scared to take up any bills the house sent

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Oh good grief.
      You’ve got to be a gymnast because there’s just no leap too far, no stretch you can’t make, no matter how ridiculously improbable.

      • Linda

        You mean what like what I see on here almost daily?

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          There can be no reasonable assumptions about what your eyes see on here daily.

        • DG

          Please. Your mental gymnastics would make Cirque du Soleil jealous.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            They put on one hell of a show if you ever get the chance to see it live. WOW.

          • DG

            I’ve seen them. They’re very, very good! Quite entertaining!

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Projecting again, Linda? Well, be careful. Don’t pull anything now. You already overworked yourself from stomping your foot.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Yeah, how could anyone derive “wouldn’t pass the Civil Rights Act” as an accusation of racism?

      As for do-nothing Congress, feel free to condemn Senate Democrats for holding global warming sleepovers instead of working on the budget or demanding accountability from the executive branch.

    • #NeverHillary

      we are better off as a country when congress AND especially BO do nothing

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      That would be why he specified the CIVIL RIGHTS act when pointing a finger at what he *thinks* the horrible, racist republicans would do today.
      Still waiting for an explanation of how the left KNOWS the right are racists that includes specifics other than skin color.

      • Linda

        Oh, look, another one parroting the same thing.

  • [r]on

    I just love twitter. Nameless, faceless people can say anything they want. If they get grief for it, just delete the tweet.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It probably wouldn’t pass if it were loaded up with all kinds of special treatment for everybody but healthy white heterosexual males. You’d hope it wouldn’t, anyway– but Lewis won’t say that now, will he?

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      He’s pining for the good ole days when he didn’t have to work so hard at grievance mongering. It’s hard out here for a pimp lol!

  • DG

    “Interesting. Racists joined the party that was fighting for racial equality. That makes little sense, but sadly, as with things like the Spanish Inquisition, the scary fiction has become the conventional wisdom. “Conventional wisdom” is often just another way of describing Goebbel’s “Big Lie” theory.”

    Yes. Racists joined the fight for racial equality, then moved back to a place of resentment and picked up their pitchforks against it. This is the illogical narrative from the far Left and Democrats in general in this country.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The idea was that the (*Bwahahahaha!*) Eeeeeevil GOP wanted to drive a wedge between Northern and Southern Democrats, and fought for civil rights cynically. The wedge having been further driven by the George Wallace candidacy of 1968, the GOP then cynically picked up the disaffected Southern Dem redneck lo-fo-vo’s. Which would seem plausible to a Leftie, seeing as how they cannot conceive of low income whites “voting against their economic interest” unless there is someone deceiving them with false-consciousness white racism.

      • DG

        And we all know that was Abraham Lincoln’s eeeeeeeevil goal all along.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      They wanted them voting democrat how do you square the democrat’s racist history?

      Twern’t me wasn’t workin so they started finger pointin (projection)

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    I got nothin’.

    Except the race card and the dog whistle. Carry on.

    • Humanary Stew

      Look at the bright side. If you got nothin, you don’t have to worry about democrats taking it.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      This is literally true. They have nothing left so they play the only card they have left, the lying “racist” card. There isn’t a logical or fact-based argument among any of them. Once that is finally exhausted, they will be reduced to dust.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      And they both fit in this STYLISH clutch…..

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’ve been watching Rep. Lewis, etc. Flapping their Lying gums on C-Span for the better part of twenty years, and I NEVER believed A THING he spewed! If he wants to talk about racial inequality, he should go to the Middle East, where Sunnis are persecuting Shias, Christians, Jews, Women… Or Nigeria where a small group of terror thugs (Boko Haram) are TERRORIZING at least two countries, and planning on spreading inot more territories… But, as usual, I ain’t holding my breath… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • R.C.

    Its 2014. Politicians and special interest are the only mewling quims still talking about race.
    So, STFU already, the rest of the civilized world is over it, why aren’t you?

  • Ken Alan Draper

    People like JD Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie built this country from a third world state to a modern superpower, funded public works projects, libraries, & charitable organisations on their own dime. Helped improve the standard of living for all but for some reason they’re robber barons. meanwhile some guy uses the civil rights movement become filthy stinking rich and get a plus position in Congress to line his own pockets and he’s a hero? I don’t get it.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    At this point, it’d be news if a Democrat didn’t accuse someone of being a racist.

  • LegalizeShemp

    These are the Democrats who constantly tell you they don’t care about race.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Self aggrandizing liar. *enuff said*

  • garygramscom

    Liars one and all. Hey John, 34% of Senate dems voted against the bill while only 7% of the Repubs said nay. In congress is was closer, 27% of the dems said no while 21 % of the R’s said no, and most of them did so because they believed it was a state issue not federal.

    You are simply a liar

  • mrspinky85

    Was the Civil Rights Act like 40 years ago? Thought so.

    • carmenta

      dude!

      • DG

        OMG, carmenta! mrspinky is NOT a ‘Dude’! LOL

        • carmenta

          I KNOW that, DG!! I should have added (tte) but then the context I was going for would be lost!

          • DG

            Crap. I stepped all over it. My bad, Carmenta!

          • carmenta

            s’okay…it was a little esoteric, even for me!

    • Linda

      The 50 year anniversary of it was just celebrated.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    He’s right. Pelosi would do everything she could to keep it off the floor and Boehner would wimp out. After all the Dems control the Senate and Boehner doesn’t like forcing them to vote bills down.

  • Squirrel!

    The most hard core Dems I know are the biggest racists I’ve ever known. Say what they want; it doesn’t change facts.

    • Harold Patterson

      The two biggest racists I ever met were both dems in Michigan. They campaigned tirelessly for three John Dingell (86 years old, never had a private sector job), Carl Levin and his brother Sandy Levin. They hated black people, but whored themselves to get blacks to vote dem.

      • Squirrel!

        Let me guess. Union members? I am assuming that because you said Michigan. My examples are union members. Know who John Dingell is. Isn’t he retiring and the wife running? His father was his predecessor? Poster child for term limits…. and family limits too.

  • Squirrel!

    The House would pass it, and Harry Reid would use it for t.p. in the Senate lavatory.

  • DG

    “Hi, I’m going to bring up the Civil Rights Act (inferring race—hear that, Linda)because it’s all I got going for me right now. As a Democrat, I can’t possibly win re-election based on anything else right now, so I’ll just play a race card, and hope that bluffs my way through to a win for my next election process.”

    • nc ✓s & balances

      GMTA, I just made a similar comment below.

  • AT

    He’s right.

    If the Civil Rights Act was before the Congress today, it would not pass, it would probably never make it to the floor for a vote. Because, if it were before Congress today, it would undoubtedly contain hundreds of billions in entitlement and pork barrel spending, and most certainly include regulations that limit speech and religious rights.

    Congress would HAVE to shut it down – otherwise it’d be National/Constitutional suicide.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.” Justice Robert Jackson, Terminiello v Chicago, 337 U.S, 1, 1949, (in dissent), echoing sentiments by among others, Lincoln, going all the way back to Jefferson, but in the most succinct formulation of any to that point.

  • #NeverHillary

    lewis proves the country has come full circle…..the blacks are the racists now

  • President Failure

    How do these people get elected? He is either ignorant or a willfully lying (although it’s probably both)

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    Well let’s just get this southern racists switching teams bs out of the way:
    “The so-called “Dixiecrats” remained Democrats and did not migrate to the Republican Party. The Dixiecrats were a group of Southern Democrats who, in the 1948 national election, formed a third party, the State’s Rights Democratic Party with the slogan: “Segregation Forever!” Even so, they continued to be Democrats for all local and state elections, as well as for all future national elections.”
    http://nbra.info/FrequentlyAskedQuestions#The__Dixiecrats__Remained_Democrats

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1307761147/ Don Meaker

    Racist Democrats joining the Republicans: That would be news to Kleagle Senator Byrd.

  • cheechakos

    Al Gore’s Jr and Sr have always been democrats and racists

  • chauncey briggins

    I thought you were a puta in Tijuana

  • Conservative Pitbull

    No, they would pass it in the house and give it to Reid who would let it collect dust. Not enough pork in to make him and his cronies a little more richer.

  • RK59

    Southern conservative Democrats became Republicans after the civil rights act??LOLOLOLOL Boy, I bet they are glad Robert Byrd died. He was a Democrat his entire life including 30 years after the civil rights act, a Grand Wizard in the KKK and sat on the Democrat side until the day he died.

    • Joe

      Don’t forget, among many others, segregationist democrat party senator Al Gore Sr., democrat party presidential candidate George Wallace, and of course democrat party president Jimmy Carter who sued a Georgia school district to prevent integration and whose case in court was defeated by Richard Nixon.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    Think this has already been played…..

    How many race cards are in a deck?

  • Robert Sullivan

    I agree Harry Reid would never let it be voted on

  • rambler

    If Woodrow Wilson hadn’t been elected president there might have been no need for a civil rights movement.

    • LimpingHenry

      Good point.

  • Charles Hargrave

    John Lewis is a good reason to have Term Limits,he has been if office long enough wasting time trying to be smart.

  • Evie1949

    The Senate is democrat controlled so he might be correct. Of course he is also admitting that he could not compete on his own merits and cannot stand on his own record. Nice to know.

  • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

    I hate the whole “Southern Strategy” argument. It’s such BS, and based on a single guy’s quotes. A Nixon aide and supporter at that. There is more evidence to support the theory it was a wave of northerners moving south looking for work in the factories moving out of the heavily unionized north than some mystical strategy.

  • LimpingHenry

    I see that the myth that southern segregationist Democrats were conservatives who moved to the GOP is still being pushed. Whether this is because of ignorance or dishonesty, I do not know. They were actually not conservatives and they remained Democrats.

  • OpenTheDoor

    Pretty sad when a civil rights icon goes down in flames doing the white racist’s bidding.

  • Pearl Forrester

    Oh FFS! Quit with the whole “the parties traded sides” b.s. It is the dumbest most false argument I’ve heard in my life. History hasn’t really changed much at all. One side wants to conserve liberty for ALL, no exceptions. One side wants to conserve special perks to special sub-groups in order to retain a voter base…while essentially taking away their liberty in the process. I shouldn’t have to say which political party is which. It’s blatantly obvious to anyone with 1 brain cell.

  • CVN65

    Funny how none of the lefties can EVAH name those racist Southern Democrats that switched parties to the GOP. Ask them this question and they assume the visage of a fish taken out of the water.

  • dwsmokin

    He’s right-since it was championed by Republicans, and since Harry Reid refuses to let anything Republicans submit even be debated-it wouldn’t pass. If there was any chance that any Republican could get any credit for it whatsoever-Mr. Reid wouldn’t allow it.

  • Dat’s Racis’ (.com)

    DAT’S RACIS!

  • snapper451

    John Lewis had made a career of the race baiting industry.

  • Misanthrope

    Lemme get this straight: Southern Democrats who fought the Civil Rights Act tooth and nail joined the Republican Party that championed and passed the Civil Rights Act.
    Leftists are so dim-witted.