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Mar 06 2012

Why Ethics Investigations Are Racist

In the interests of political correctness, ethics investigations into corrupt politicians should be ended at once. You see, they result in “disparate impact“:

African-Americans make up 10 percent of the House, but as of the end of February, five of the sitting six named lawmakers under review by the House Ethics Committee are black. The pattern isn’t new. At one point in late 2009, seven lawmakers were known to be involved in formal House ethics inquiries; all were members of the Congressional Black Caucus. An eighth caucus member, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois, had also been under investigation, but his probe was halted temporarily while the Justice Department undertook an inquiry of its own.

All told, about one-third of sitting black lawmakers have been named in an ethics probe during their careers, according to a National Journal review.

Only two members of Congress have been formally charged with ethics violations in recent years and have faced the specter of public trials — Reps. Charles Rangel of New York (censured) and Maxine Waters of California (investigation ongoing). Both are black. There are no African-Americans in the Senate. Remember the most recent black senator, Roland Burris of Illinois? Reprimanded by the Senate Ethics Committee in 2009.

Burris was appointed to replace a black junior Senator named Barack Hussein Obama, who went on to personify crony capitalist corruption.

Naturally, black legislators are endeavoring to restore their reputation by rooting out corrupt members. Just kidding. Their predictable reaction has been to deal a hand of 52 Pickup with a deckful of race cards.

In interviews with more than a dozen members of the CBC, an unsettling thread emerges: They feel targeted. There could be no other explanation, many said, for what they see as disproportionate treatment at the hands of ethics investigators. They describe a disquieting reality of being black in Congress today: a feeling that each move they make is unfairly scrutinized. “We all feel threatened,” said Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, as he sat by the fireplace off the House floor. “If the only reason that you would suffer a complaint is because of your skin color, that is a cause for concern.”

It couldn’t possibly be that black congresscritters often represent ghetto districts that are poor precisely because the people who live in them are so ethically challenged that they would rather spend other people’s wealth than create their own. It couldn’t be that the only qualification for office in such districts is a guarantee to bring home the free money and to stick Whitey in the eye whenever possible, so that even criminal lowlifes like Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters get reelected time and time again. No, it must be racism.

The interim solution — destroy the Office of Congressional Ethics. CBC congresscritters have

met privately with investigators, complained to Pelosi, and introduced legislation to curb its powers. When Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, introduced a measure in 2010 to shrink the office’s authority, her bill had 19 cosponsors, all of them fellow members of the black caucus. A year later, when African-American Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., pushed on the floor to slash the office’s funding by 40 percent, 25 of the 29 Democrats who voted with him on the failed measure were black.

For a permanent solution, we have two alternatives: 1) make it official that corruption is only bad when white people engage in it; or 2) make it official that our government is so rotten that corruption is the norm and should no longer be investigated.

Hilariously, the Congressional Black Caucus likes to call itself “the conscience of the Congress.”

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Jesse Jackson Jr., another criminal lowlife.

On a tip from Conan.

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  • StanInTexas

    Hilariously, the Congressional Black Caucus likes to call itself “the conscience of the Congress.”

    I remember a Senator that used to be called that, now who was it…

    Oh YES! Robert Byrd, Senator from West Virginia and KKK MEMBER.

    So the title passes from one racist to another!

  • Jay B.

    Just like blacks making up the vast majority of violent crimes despise being less than 12% of the US population, could it be that those they elect are also naturally more corrupt and ethically challenged? Nah, that’d be racist to even contemplate that, would it?

  • StanInTexas

    Jay B. The Congressional WHITE Caucus has no comment on your post!

  • Rob Banks
  • Bloodless Coup

    Corrupt Georgia Superior Court Dismisses Legal Appeal Of Obama Eligibility Ruling

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/corrupt-georgia-superior-court-dismisses-legal-appeal-of-obama-eligibility-ruling/

  • F.D.R. in Hell

    I’m just damn glad there was no CBC when I was in office.
    Congressional Black Crackpots. :roll:

  • FrankW

    Just a question, how many of the seven are libs?

  • Nathaniel M

    Is this a surprise? When you have a culture that is interested in promoting the same cookie cutter black leftist pols to government power over and over again do you expect different results? If you’re a black conservative how many times do you think you get pegged as an “Uncle Tom”. Very sad… Awash in a diversity of skin color but a barren desert in the diversity of thought.

  • Chris

    Actuarial data always fails to back up the statist illusion. Although I believe that it is impossible to judge any individual by skin color (and foolish to even try), collective behavior can tell a different story.
    For example:
    Try to think of a liberal black leader who isn’t a marxist crook. I can’t. There are conservative blacks, like Allen West and Clarence Thomas, who are among America’s finest citizens, black or white. But black liberals who aren’t corrupt. I got nothing…

  • rickyd

    Stop it………………you’re going to make me piss my pants I’m laughing so friggin hard.

  • TexasDoc

    Lest we forget Sheila Jackson Lee and her rude, disgusting treatment of her subordinates. Or Eddie Johnson, who gave all of the CBC scholarship money for her district to her family and friends while she said “no one asked about it” at her offices.

  • StanInTexas

    Ms. Lee also tried to force the National Weather Service to use Africian-American names for hurricanes.

    Some of these elected officials are not just corrupt, but they are STUPID as well!

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    They describe a disquieting reality of being black in Congress today: a feeling that each move they make is unfairly scrutinized. “
    Translation
    How dare you scrutinize us Congress critters.
    From now on, as black members of Congress whatever shenanigans we pull, you must accept it, and raise the bar the appropriate height.

  • Uneducated Moonbat

    THAT’S RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • IslandLifer

    They can’t help it. It’s how hey were raised, hate whitey cause he be the devil and always keep the attitude “ima git u sucka!”

  • LouieLouie

    There are currently 41 members of the Cogressional Back Cacus. All are in the House of Representatives (there are none in the Senate). All are Democrats except for Allen West, who is said to be considering getting out of the CBC due to their stance on the Tea Party.

    Speaks volumes.

  • LouieLouie

    Therefore:

    **********
    FrankW says:
    March 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Just a question, how many of the seven are libs?
    **********

    Uh, all of them, Frank.

  • AZRon

    Is pointing out this mathematical, statistical truth a hate crime or merely racist? Lawdy, lawdy, you done stepped in it now, you done tipped the island.

  • octa bright

    The corruption is hardly surprising:
    1. They are all elected from homogenious Black Democratic districts so there is no local review of the actions.
    2. The media is almost guaranteed to give any correupt actions a pass.
    3. They do not have to worry about primary opposition since any Afro-American who opposes them is an “Uncle Tom”.
    They normally have no controls on thier actions so they simply do what they can. A near guarantee for corruption.

  • FrankW

    Just checkin. Actually rhetorical.
    So instead of racist they would be Liberalist? Because as drinkin the koolaid proves, all crimes are committed in equal proportion. How dare 7 of 7 be libs.

  • Beef

    “We all feel threatened,” said Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, as he sat by the fireplace off the House floor. “If the only reason that you would suffer a complaint is because of your skin color, that is a cause for concern.”

    Hank Johnson is the guy who was afraid that Guam would tip over and capsize if we put too many military personnel on the island.

  • Flibeflabos

    Maybe the persons of non-caucasian persuasion have aquired an attitude of anti-legal thought patterns,, thus producing non-linear uncivilized behavior. Perhaps these people or persons should be invited to return to their ancestral home on the continent known as Africa, where they could enjoy freedom from honkytudinous abundance?

  • Jimbo

    Ethics investigations are racist because stinking liberals SAY they are. That’s all you need to know. Stinking liberals will tell you what is right and wrong, and to question them is just, wrong. Just ask any of the silly dipshits. Then go buy more ammo.

  • Plug-in Lemon

    @ StanInTexas

    Hurricane Rufus, Tropical Storm Leroy
    Hurricane Amos, Tropical Storm Terrell
    Hurricane Dwayne, Tropical Storm Shaquille

    …the list is endless.

  • AlphaMail

    Hurricane Cleophus, Tropical Storm P. Rap Daddy X

  • Winston Smith

    Cant imagine how Allen West can stand being in the Congressional Black Cockus. He probably feels like he needs a Silkwood Shower after being in one of their meetings. I wonder if they call him Uncle Tom when hes not there?

  • Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White

    When the rich pursue their political interests it’s called “lobbying.”

    When non-Whites pursue their political interests it’s called “civil rights.”

    When the White working and middle classes pursue their political interests it’s called “White Supremacy.”

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  • Jimbo

    For a liberal, when they get down to it, ALL laws are racist, as is ALL education. They just check the race of the inmates and school failures to make that determination.

  • Bad Actor

    Whatever behavior libs don’t like, they call racist, sexist, homophobic or anti-environmental. They don’t even have to know the context, they’ll figure that part out later, or their ACLU lawyers will. They just know they don’t like it! So, ethics investigations? We don’t like that, it must be racist!

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