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Ann Althouse On the Democrats’ Phony Baloney Allegations of Racist Epithets By Tea Partiers

Posted in Culture, Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Monday, April 5, 2010, 7: 17 AM

This video of law professor Ann Althouse and Reason Magazine editor Matt Welch discussing the Democrats’ charges that the Tea Party protestors at the Capitol in Washington D.C. made racial epithets at Black Democrat Congressman as they walked through the crowd disputes the truth of the charges. Althouse doesn’t believe it and Welch is torn between the apparent facts and his desire to believe the worst. Neither of these two are sympathetic to the goals of the Tea Party Movement, and Althouse has made it known she voted for Obama [she wouldn’t want to be the only law professor on planet earth who didn’t (except for Glenn Reynolds)]. I don’t know whether Welch has ever said but if I had to guess I’d say he did too. Both Welch and Althouse firmly believe the Democrats are really not in trouble in November and will make a strong comeback now that their healthcare nightmare is a reality. But they’re torn up by the obvious lies being told on their side.

Welch respects John Lewis too much to believe he would lie about this, but then acknowledges that Lewis is a politician and all politicians lie. He might also note that Lewis has lied aplenty over the the decades he’s been in Congress. Althouse, on the other hand, points out that Lewis’ claim to have been called the N-word exists only in a press release and that he has never faced a camera and stated in his own words that he was called the N-word. I’m sure he would oblige if he thought it would help brand Tea Partiers as racist because after all, the race card is just too powerful not to use it.

The video is about 7 minutes and I know that might be quite a distance for a busy person to go but I’ve posted it because I think you’ll find it worth your time.

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The following video covers the entire walk through the gauntlet that was wholly unnecessary because of the tunnels that exist between the House office building and the Capitol. See if you can hear any racial epithets amid the Democrat agitprop.

Mark Steyn says it best:

    The Democrats’ Fake Hate Crime [Mark Steyn]
    Jonah mentioned this the other day in his column, but the tireless Andrew Breitbart returns to the theme, to devastating effect.

    On March 20th, something truly extraordinary happened. On the eve of the health care vote, a group of black Democrat Congressmen (eschewing the private tunnels they usually use to cross from their offices to the Capitol) chose to walk en masse through a crowd of protesters, confident that the knuckledragging Tea Party goons they and their media pals have reviled for a year now would respond with racial epithets.

    And then, when the crowd didn’t, the black Congressmen made it up anyway. Representative Andre Carson (Democrat, Indiana) insisted he heard the N-word 15 times. He’s either suffering from the same condition as that Guam-flipper from Georgia, or he’s a liar. At a scene packed not only with crews from the Dem poodle media but with a gazillion cellphone cameras, not one single N-word has been caught on audio. (By contrast, see my post yesterday for how easy it is to get it on tape when real epithets are flying.)

    I disagree with John Lewis (Democrat, Georgia) politically but I have always respected him as a genuine civil rights warrior. And I feel slightly queasy at the thought that he would dishonor both the movement and his own part in it for the cheapest of partisan points – in the same way I would be disgusted by a Holocaust survivor painting a swastika on his own door and blaming it on his next-door neighbor over a boundary dispute.

    But that’s what the Democratic Party has been reduced to – faking hate crimes as pathetically as any lonely, mentally ill college student. Congressmen Carson, Lewis, Cleaver and the rest have turned themselves into the Congressional equivalent of the Duke University stripper. Except that they’re not some penniless loser but a group of important, influential lifetime legislators enjoying all the privileges and perquisites of power, and in all probability acting at the behest of the Democrat leadership.

    Isn’t that what societies with functioning media used to call “a story”?

    Apparently not. As they did at Duke, the brain-dead press went along with it – and so, predictably enough, did much of the Republican leadership.

Hate fakers Congressmen Carson, Lewis, Cleaver:

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