Andrew Breitbart articulates a great point regarding the alleged racist attacks on the Congressional Black Caucus’ processional the day of the health care reform bill’s passage: Nancy Pelosi’s “Human Prop Parade” was likely undertaken in the hopes that it would elicit racial epithets. Indeed, participants were brandishing their various models of camera-equipped smartphones which would documented such events had they occurred. Why else would Democrats, who have worked in unison to characterized the Tea Party movement as racially driven, opt to send the Congressional Black Caucus through a crowd of angry white protesters? The very scene conjures images of desegregating schools, lunch counters, bus lines and the like. The coup de grace would have been one — just one — recorded slur or racism-incited incident.
Yet, we find ourselves in a telling situation: There is an overabundance of video of the event and no evidence of racism. Not even a flinch for the supposed 15 deployments of the “N-word” as charged by Rep. Andre Carson and promulgated by numerous media outlets. Is it conceivable that this much of a media circus, with so many parties salivating for a clear racist indictment against the Tea Party movement, would not yield a shred of verifiable evidence?
Andrew Breitbart posting at BigGovernment.com suggests at least one way to get to the bottom of this:
If we let them get away with Saturday’s stunt — using the imagery of the Civil Rights era and hurtful lies to cast aspersions upon the tea party whole — then they really will have won the day.
It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.
Something tells me the house doesn’t have good odds on this bet.