Dem congressman: I can make racially charged comments ‘because I’m black’

A Democratic congressman refused to apologize for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom” and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a racist, saying he has license to speak because he’s black.

CNN’s Dana Bash on Wednesday asked U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., if he stood by his assertion that Thomas “doesn’t like black people, he doesn’t like being black.”

“Well if you look at his decisions on the court, they have been adverse to the minority community, and the people I represent have a real issue with an African-American not being sensitive to those issues,” Thompson told Bash.

Bash asked if his language was a racially charged.

“For some, it is, but to others, it’s the truth,” Thompson responded.

Such language wouldn’t be acceptable coming from a white person, Bash said. Thompson didn’t flinch.

“But I’m black,” he said.

Thompson made his original, controversial comments on a New Nation of Islam radio program last weekend, according to BuzzFeed, which reported that Thompson said:

“I’ve been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson said. “That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive, but the commander-in-chief — that ‘I don’t care what you come up with we’re going to be against it.’ Now if that’s not a racist statement I don’t know what is.”

In Wednesday’s follow-up interview, Bash noted Thompson’s double standard, asking whether being black “makes it OK” to make racially charged comments.

Thompson responded that some decisions, like voter ID, affirmative action and the Affordable Care Act, are important to African-Americans and should be to Thomas. He added that McConnell and other Republicans oppose President Obama and his policies because he’s black.

Watch the interview here via CNN:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


  • Anthony

    Wow, this guy is a world-class turd. And didn’t the Dems say basically the same thing to Bush? I don’t care what you come up with we’re going to be against it? Aside from calling him a Nazi among other things, I guess that’s ok though, you know, since it came from Dems. How they forget history is beyond me.

    • edinvestor1

      You, as do other “normal” Americans, assume that Democrats are normal fair minded Americans. THEY ARE NOT. The Democratic party was subverted into a radical, traditional America hating, Christianity hating, freedom hating, power at all cost organization stitching together every malcontent group in the country to attempt to put into place an all powerful government THEY INTEND TO RUN. They do not care about truth, honor, the country or their ignorant constituents. They will cheat, lie, steal or anything else they can get away with to accomplish their objective. History has shown that small groups willing to operate like this usually accomplish their objectives against normal people who just can’t conceive that there could really be people like that until too late.

      • curmudgeon

        Well stated!

      • hachie1

        Very well stated. I did notice however, that not once did you slip in any race–based element that would explain, or justify, the erosion of our once great nation, and society in general. The truth is there are a lot of people that are just pure, ignorant azzholes, and are quite content to remain that way. That, sadly, is not likely to change in our or our children’s lifetime. Brilliant!

        • auntielib

          “The truth is there are a lot of people that are just pure, ignorant azzholes, and are quite content to remain that way.”
          That’s true, but it’s also true that blacks overwhelmingly align themselves with the Democrat Party which, as is correctly pointed out above, is “a radical, traditional America hating, Christianity hating, freedom hating, power at all cost organization stitching together every malcontent group in the country to attempt to put into place an all powerful government THEY INTEND TO RUN.”

          Which is quite a commentary on those black people, no matter how you slice the pie.

          • David Tierney

            They are to stupid to realize that. The real reason that they follow Obama is because of the color of his skin. If he was a white democrat, they would not agree with or adhere to his policies. Even Samuel L Jackson said that, “they only reason that I voted for Obama was because he is black. Well I’ve got news for all you racists, Obama is part white and part Indonesian.

          • hachie1

            Heh. That ‘news’ is only ‘news’ for the truly ignorant.

          • David Tierney

            The truly ignorant are those who follow and/or worship Obama, the dictator wanna be.

          • Ralph Sampson

            And 100% ni99er.

          • hachie1

            Again, you’re correct. I honestly try to recognize that ignorance is not necessarily stupidity. However, imho, those individuals that willingly and arrogantly choose to remain publicly ignorant are generally azzholes that have learned they can influence other like-minded dumbazzes. I believe it’s a simple ‘herd mentality’ for the simple minded.

      • Russell Lissuzzo

        “Veritas Omnia Vincula Vincit”

        It’s not just the “party, R OR D that sucks this country’s Soul into darkness through political power, it is the millions of generational/socialist apparatchiks that move the government laws/regulations/taxes/fees/healthcare. They are the nameless, faceless THUG/Enforcers.

        There is only one way left to get this Nation back to GOD and on track to be the leader that GOD meant us to be; not Tyrants, but leaders by EXAMPLE!!!!

        Si vis pacem, para bellum

        • Kibber_SF

          Kill the atheist non believers…all of them…that’s god’s will…if you are not christian then you die!!!

          • auntielib

            It’s spelled “God” (proper name) and “Christian” (again, a proper name) and “non-believer”.

            Your ignorance is impressive, sir.

          • Kibber_SF

            Thank you…yours is also appreciated…

          • tedlv

            I gotta say the opposite about you, sir. You are one of, if not the, most intelligent and enlightened posters.

          • David Tierney

            Some folks just can’t seem to find the Capital tab.

        • Uncle Bob

          The more laws you make the more Criminals you produce. Less government we have enough laws its time to use them Lets start with deportation and getting DNA from All who hope to become American citizens if they don’t give it immediately deportation them when they get caught NO exceptions WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE 12 million who invaded our country thats why DNA will identify them and any possible connection to unsolved crimes in America. MY rights need to be protected NOT theirs

      • xoxozo

        You hit the nail on the head..
        I just called and told him racist IS racist and he should be ashamed of calling Clarence Thomas and name for being WHO HE IS. HE”S the one who his ashamed of being black NOT C Thomas!!

        YOU call too

        202-225-5876 dc or 662-335-9003 Greenville

      • Terry Stromky

        It has nothing to do with Obama being black. It is what is happening to our country. Everyone loves Al West and Ben Carson, and they are black stand up guys. These liberals are using the race card for everything to get their political interests through, and it’s very sad. Look at the state of our country? There are no jobs, our debt, racial tensions, religious rights, freedom of speech the list goes on and on. They will sell theirs souls for the ol mighty dollar bill.

      • Noz

        I think you all should find yourselves a copy of a
        little red booklet entitled “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution – the Alinsky
        Model.” It’s published by the David
        Horowitz Freedom Center and lays the plan out quite vividly and Thompson falls
        right into the plan. They know what they
        are doing. Their goal is to diminish the
        Country and to destroy everything in their way.
        Our role to counter this is to VOTE in November and not for the so-called
        “progressives” gor they are anything but progressive!

    • Russell Lissuzzo

      nazis, communists, unionists, socialists, fascists…it’s all the same basic tenets just different words.

    • Kibber_SF

      If the dims stood up to baby Bush in the way the GOP rejects all of Obama’s agenda the “Patriot Act” would have never passed…and we would be a trillion dollars better off and safer…

  • patriot1742

    There is a technical word for what he and many others are saying: that is just BS.

    • Russell Lissuzzo

      What that useless POS has said and will continue to say is for priming a RACE WAR (last 50 years minimum) is only the tip of the “iceberg”. The America Haters, i.e., bambam, little eric, alinsky, [cottage cheese ass] hilliary, buffalo butt and all the slaves in the nba/nfl.
      How dare the rich white plantation/slave owners pay on average only $3.2 million/year!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bastards!!!!

      How can a pro b ball player afford to pay for all the children they produce with women they can’t even recognize after??

  • Bill Bush

    He needs to be in a rubber room, what an insane racist he is.

  • Larry Miller

    Mr. Thompson, when you say you never heard President Bush treated ‘this’ way, you are a liar…

    • curmudgeon

      He was one of the attackers!

    • LittleRoot_48

      I would guess that Mr. Thompson was one of those in DC who treated President Bush badly.

    • Rodney Bear Paw

      He just never read a newspaper during those years—why keep up on the news when you can work on upping your pension and hollering “racist”?

  • CrossingTheDelaware

    “If you look at his decisions on the court, they have been adverse to the minority community, and the people I represent have a real issue with an African-American not being sensitive to those issues” — Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

    Rep. Thompson – the role of a SCOTUS justice is not to be sensitive to minorities or majorities, it is to strictly (and blindly w.r.t. race or color) interpret Federal law and adjudicate cases accordingly. That you are demanding for special “sensitivity” for any given class is in fact an appeal for discrimination. You are a US Representative, you should know this.

    • Ken

      If you think that then U R naïve. At one point the court supported slavery as well as separate and unequal. If you don’t think the Robert court is pro-business then maybe a better word than naïve would be stupid. They have cause some of the recent voter laws to go forth. You white people are something else. Love the SC when it goes your way. Question: Do you support their finding the Affordable Care Act is constitutional? Well tell the GOP 50+ votes to repeal the ACA is ridiculous.

      • LittleRoot_48

        You (whatever race you are) people also love the SC when it goes YOUR way.

      • CrossingTheDelaware

        The Judiciary does not make law, the Legislature does. If there are bad laws in the books, the Legislature — where there are accountable representatives — is the place to fix them. The moment the Judiciary is given the power to apply their moral judgement to cases in contravention of Federal law, as you seem to want, is the moment that Congress becomes irrelevant. If you really want that, then you are ready for a master.

        • Ken

          CrossingThe Delaware…really…LOL

          • CrossingTheDelaware

            Confirmed. You are ready.

          • Ken

            Let me know when you make it across.

  • Mamatex

    Is he up for re election???

    • psychosally

      I hope so and I hope most people can see thru his stupidity

      • litheblondanimal

        mamatex, psychosally He is a U.S. Congressman – ALL stand for re-election EVERY 2 years including THIS year. You’d benefit from a little more “skoolin” and a lot less hate.

        • curmudgeon

          And ridiculous as he is reelected by a gerrymandered protected and highly safe district populated by his ethnic brothers and sisters.

          • faithandhonor

            Who are perpetual dumba$$es.

          • Russell Lissuzzo

            wait until the Electoral College is removed; the entire Nation will be gerrymandered and the socialist/communist will RULE this Nation for GENERATIONS!!!!!

          • Hando

            Yep! They want our Republic turned into a Democracy so bad they could spit! It would be mob rule just as our founding Fathers feared. Our constitution is mocked all the time by liberals who look at it as an out dated piece of paper written by racist old white men. They do not see them for the geniuses they were. They have predicted everything that has come to pass in this country and only by the grace of God and the constitution have we not become a socialist dictatorship, yet.

          • Russell Lissuzzo

            You are 5 x 5 on all points Hando. Stay safe. GOD Bless.
            The enemies of FREE MEN have destroyed the “GATE”.
            Hand to hand we will be VICTORIOUS!!!!!

          • Ken

            Let your racism come out. Include ethnic sisters also. How about all the racists in the tea party people. Do you get upset about what they same and still get elected. How about the Louisiana boy puttin’ his tongue down some woman’s (not his wife) throat. Or the LA Senator who got re-elected after poking some prostitutes in DC. Or the snorting some coke good ole Florida boy. Has Thompson committed a crime. He might have said something you find objectionable but is a widely held view in the black community.

          • J_in_TX

            I see you know nothing about the TEA Party other than what you have heard from other Liberals and the LSM.

          • curmudgeon

            You are actually a special kind of stupid aren’t you. Typical of the liberal attempting to turn the argument around. Blacks are the perpetual victim class because that’s what they excel at. They are bred to be kept on the plantation by the communist inspired Whites on the left who buy their votes with empty promises of more free stuff paid for by Whitey. You suffering from “White guilt” or just a shallow thinker.

          • litheblondanimal

            cur – It is a positive disgrace that a black man can get elected in a state that is 37% black? You must be delusional. As long as YOUR white brothers and sisters are in control all is fine. Your rights are important, other people should have no rights.

          • curmudgeon

            This black racist idiot is not elected statewide. Can you truly be that stupid. Look up the demographics of this race baiters district. Probably surprise you if you’re even smart enough to look it up without help.

          • litheblondanimal

            cur – I NEVER stated that he was elected statewide and I KNOW/KNEW that Mississippi has more than one Congressional district. I’ll try to make you happy – is it strange to you that a state with a 37% black population will elect any black? Thompson represents the 2nd district which doesn’t look particularly gerrymandered, but if it is it was gerrymandered by Republican Whites in an attempt to protect their interests. By the way there are at least SIX STATES that elect their Congressman statewide. Surely YOU cannot be so stupid as to not know that.

          • litheblondanimal

            cur – Actually SEVEN states.

          • LittleRoot_48

            What is disgraceful is that a man as racially hateful as Mr. Thompson can get elected at all.

        • hachie1

          Orrr, he may choose not to run for any number of reasons. BTW, hate and disapproval are not always synonamous. How ’bout a little more ‘skoolin’, and a bit less condescentionn your snarky comment.

          • litheblondanimal

            hachie1 – WOW! Orrr, synonamous, condescentionn. It boggles the mind that anybody would make condescending remarks to you.

          • hachie1

            Yeah, you know. Must be some of that ‘skoolin’ I got back back in the day. If you’d prefer I dumb it down a little just for you, I’ll try to less, er…sesquipedaian, ‘K?

    • babbott

      Of course he is up for reelection. Congressmen (Representatives) serve a 2-year term and the entire 435 of them all up for reelection every 2 years. If you want to understand the hatred and racial animosity that blacks hold, look at how many times Charley Rangel, Elijah Cumming, Maxine Waters, Bennie Thompson, etc. have continued to be reelected. Blacks do not vote based on policy or the best interest of the nation; they vote exclusively based on skin color.

      • HDNKR

        Because those that vote for these worthless scumbags are racists!

  • Big Dog9MM

    That is what keeps racism alive…..It is hard to keep people from being racist when there are so many black racists with exactly this attitude… just can’t fix stupid

    • Russell Lissuzzo

      It really isn’t stupid; it is the result of a mix of indoctrination through the public school system and destruction/ethnic holocaust for the arrogance and vanity of POWER and CONTROL!!!

    • hachie1

      I’ve found, for me, the trick is to (try to) consider each of these ignorant, hateful azzholes as individuals, not to be judged by some blanket assessment, such as race. You’re right, tho’. Loud mouthed jerks like this racist jaggoff make it more and more difficult to keep an open mind in regard to certain issues.

  • Chelle DeGrasse

    It never occurs to them that the man is repugnant. Wouldn’t matter if he was

    • curmudgeon

      They are not the brightest bulbs for sure.

  • Mildred C. Holcomb-Allen

    This is so sad to me because comments like these are what keep “racism” alive!

    • litheblondanimal

      Mildred – Shame on him. I’ll bet that HIS comment is the origin of comments like linreis’ and Big Dog9mm’s and psychosally’s and others. Yup, THAT’S the ticket. It’s HIS fault that you are racist.

      • Doug

        What’s the matter with you Ole Miss Rebels. Lester Maddox would have never let this guy get elected. Oh, for the good old days.

      • LittleRoot_48

        It is HIS fault that HE is racist.

    • Russell Lissuzzo

      The evil must keep it alive for it truly only exists in their LIES!

    • curmudgeon

      Sadly they will continue with racists like Eric Holder, Obama, Jackson and Sharpton in cahoots with the tribe in the CBC!

  • linreis

    well, you black SOB. I don’t like you, your soul is the blackest thing about you.

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