Back in 2010, Tea Party protesters were accused of using racial slurs at African-American members of Congress — including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights-era hero. No proof of this was ever provided, of course. Yet, the accusation lived on in the media, with no actual video recording of the incident, despite a $10,000 reward offered by Andrew Breitbart.
So today, I saw this tweet on my feed:
BREAKING: Video evidence of Tea Partiers using racial epithets against Black Congressman: washingtonexaminer.com/article/251574…
— Miké (@ThePantau) December 12, 2012
Please click on the link and read through.
It appears that a hot dog vendor, Clint Tarver, who is an African-American, was hired to provide food to Americans for Prosperity — the same group who had their tent torn down by pro-union protesters in Lansing, Michigan yesterday. Apparently, these rabid union thugs weren’t too happy about this:
After destroying the Americans for Prosperity tent, where Tarver was catering hotdogs, the mob turned there attention to the hot dog cart.
“Early today, Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol,” a blog post associated with a fundraiser to restore the hot dog cart explains. “‘It was when he returned to gather his equipment that the taunts and racial slurs began.”
When attacking the cart, the people were “yelling N*gger & Uncle Tom,” according to Michigan Republican State Committee member Nick Hawatmeh. Hawatmeh took a photo of the attack that you can see here.
According to the fundraising blog post, Tarver says (through his wife) that “the working people did not respect the working man. He was not there to be political; he was just there to serve.”
This is just sad.
Thankfully, some good souls have started a fundraising effort in hopes to help Mr. Tarver replace his property, which was lost during this attack by these disguisting people.
We’re waiting for the media coverage and for President Obama to say that these union goons “acted stupidly.” Something; anything to address this mindless incident and racism at the heart of today’s labor movement.