Race-baiters and related hate-baiters are masters of picking a fight and then using their lovers, the mainstream media, for turning their attack into a victimization.
Politicians have used this tactic for decades as their victims, usually another race or conservatives, have stood idly by amidst the abusive attacks.
Unfortunate for them, the mindset of the country has shifted from abiding by their attacks with a shrug and a sigh to confrontation that tells the baiters to stuff it. Eight years of a radical liberal vanguard has vanished. Reality is settling in for the baiter and haters.
This emboldened tone and response has ignited those in disagreement from all sides to speak out. An African-American congressman found out he can attack the next president, but he won’t get a sheepish response at any level. His actions will be called out. From Fox News:
Mason Weaver, an author and former member of the Black Panther movement, said Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) presided over the “destruction of black America” in the years following his march with other Civil Rights leaders across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.
Lewis recently said President-elect Donald Trump is “not a legitimate president.” Weaver called out Lewis, saying he’s an “illegitimate congressman.”
Weaver called Lewis a “Civil Rights turncoat” who has “collaborated with the Democratic Party to oppress black America.”
He said the people who beat and ran over Lewis and his fellow marchers that day of the march were Democrats, also pointing to the party affiliation of former Gov. George Wallace (D-Ala.), an avowed segregationist of the time.
“After they beat his behind on that bridge… he got up and joined them,” Weaver said of Lewis. “He joined the oppressors and became a stooge for them.”
Watch Weaver here:
The former Black Panther didn’t hold back on painting a picture of Lewis’ collective years working within political power bases.
Weaver said he could not understand why any African-American could identify as a Democrat, calling them the “party of the Klan” and the “party that went to war to keep slaves.”
“If you’re a real man, John Lewis, you stand up tomorrow and you apologize,” Weaver said.
Lewis is one slick politician. He knew making his Trump comment would bait the president-elect into a response. He also knew he could count on mainstream media not to criticize him, but to pound on Trump and start the hate-bashing.
He also knew mainstream media would not challenge him on the fact he said this about another Republican, President George W. Bush who stood tall for eight years.
Lewis snaked his way into mainstream media’s anti-Trump narrative and plans to capitalize on the lie as long as he can, rallying others to join him in trying to alienate Trump. Problem for them is Trump doesn’t care.
Trump will move forward without them.
Source: Fox News