Rep. Thompson Accuses Obamacare Opponents of Racism

Image: Rep. Thompson Accuses Obamacare Opponents of Racism

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 06:29 AM

By Elliot Jager

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., made a series of racially charged comments about opponents of President Barack Obama's policies in a New Nation of Islam program, BuzzFeed reported.

BuzzFeed included a video in its story. A voice, identified as that of Thompson's, can be heard speaking on the Black Muslim program. "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," said Thompson.

"That [Senate Minority Leader] 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."

He also charged Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant with opposing Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act "just because a black man created it."

He said that President George W. Bush's Medicare prescription drug plan did not generate the kind of opposition that greeted Obamacare. But "when a black man comes with an idea [for healthcare] there's something wrong with it. Again, it's race creeping into the picture."

In Thompson's view, the kind of anti-government sentiment represented by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy developed only since Obama came into office. "Now all of a sudden, government is the worst thing in the world since a black man became president."

In commenting on affirmative action, Thompson reportedly referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an "Uncle Tom" saying "it's almost to the point saying this man doesn't like black people, he doesn't like being black," according to BuzzFeed.

Thompson, who is in his eleventh term, is the only Democrat in the Mississippi congressional delegation, according to his website. He is the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Leaked Campaign Memo Exposes Michelle Nunn's Weaknesses

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 23:04 PM

Democrat Michelle Nunn's run for the Georgia Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss suffered a . . .

WaPo's Cillizza: Obama's Incompetence Will Hurt Midterm Dems

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 21:39 PM

President Barack Obama is facing a problem with public confidence in his abilities, but Democrats seeking midterm re-ele . . .

Leahy to Propose Strong Curbs on NSA Phone Data Collection

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 19:21 PM

A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved