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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hank Johnson: Blacks Like Ben Carson ‘Trying to Tap Into the Ignorance of People’

Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.”

Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election.

“I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm of American foreign policy,” Mr. Johnson said in comments first flagged by Buzzfeed.

“But it’s unfortunate that everything he does tends to pick up opposition from his political enemies, and it has become more than just political — it’s personal enemies.”

“And so, to the extent that we have African Americans trying to tap into that vein of ignorance, African Americans like Dr. Ben Carson, who is a very smart, well-educated man and knows exactly what he’s doing, when we have blacks like that trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped into a frenzy, like a lynch mob, and you go to try to garner support from those folks, I think it’s very disappointing that we would have that kind of political discourse going on in this country,” said Mr. Johnson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Anonymous said...

He's speaking out of both sides of his mouth. CBC...enough said!

Anonymous said...

So we have another democrat - this one black - who is calling the average American dumb?

I happen to think accomplishment in this country matters more than anything. It's called personal responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hank, stay away from the edge of an island, because the weight of your intelligence will make it tip over, you freakin moron.

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY AGREE with the writer.

Anonymous said...

The problem liberals have with Dr.Carson is that he doesn't subscribe to the poor poor me mantra that blacks live by.

Dr.Carson is trying to promote self esteem through hard work and personal responsibility for all, not just people of color. In other words - do the right thing.

If blacks start to feel good about themselves and stop complaining about how the world is against them the least Reverend Al, Jesse and the rest of the race baiting posse will no longer be relevant.