Former Black Panther Clarence Mason Weaver made an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show last night to discuss the recent exchange of words between Donald Trump and Rep. John Lewis, and the Democrat Party’s record on race relations.In response to Lewis calling Trump an “illegitimate President” (a charge he once levied against George W. Bush too), he referred to Lewis as an illegitimate Congressman.
He has done nothing,” the former Black Panther told Carlson on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “John Lewis, bless his heart — it took courage to do what he did in his early life. What he has done now, he has turned himself to his enemy.”“He has joined the enemy.”
Weaver proclaimed that if Lewis is “a real hero, you stand up tomorrow morning and you look at the people and you apologize.” “You say you tried to work with them — the Democratic Party has always been the party of abuse, always been the party of the Klan, the party that waged war to keep slaves — the party that’s always been the destruction of black people,” he continued. “Mr. Lewis, you have presided over the destruction of black America, and you owe us an apology.”
The democrat Party is not the Party for the poor.
It's the Party for POVERTY! https://t.co/hTSka9JB48
— Mason Weaver (@masonweaver) January 17, 2017
Weaver closed by noting that though Lewis has called Trump “the illegitimate president… John Lewis is an illegitimate congressman.”H/T The Daily Caller
The John Lewis drama aside, Weaver is absolutely correct when he claims that liberal policies have been destructive to the black community. Or, as he memorably put it “everything they control is a ghetto hellhole.”
One need look no further than poverty rates in a whole list of cities that have disproportionate populations:
- Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn’t elected
a Republican mayor since 1961;
- Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;
- Cincinnati, OH (3rd)… since 1984;
- Cleveland, OH (4th)… since 1989;
- Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican Mayor;
- St. Louis, MO (6th)…. since 1949;
- El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican Mayor;
- Milwaukee, WI (8th)… since 1908;
- Philadelphia, PA (9th)… since 1952;
- Newark, NJ (10th)… since 1907.
If someone is ever truly going to be bringing “hope and change” to any of those cities, they certainly aren’t going to have a (D) at the end of their name.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]