Members of the CBC are currently on tour around the country, and they're making headlines for all the wrong reasons (from Daily Caller):
West vs. Carson -- The New Civility is about to start any minute now, just as soon as folks like Andre Carson and Maxine Waters get done throwing their temper tantrums. One of their colleagues isn't putting up with it, though, as TheDC's Caroline May reports: "In response to recent comments made by Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters that denigrate the tea party movement, Florida Republican Rep. Allen West — a member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the Tea Party Caucus — sent a letter to CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver Wednesday requesting that the body condemn such remarks. 'As Chairman of the CBC, I believe it is incumbent on you to both condemn these types of hate-filled comments, and to disassociate the Congressional Black Caucus from these types of remarks. Otherwise, I will have to seriously reconsider my membership within the organization,' West wrote. The freshman congressman declared, 'It is unconscionable when a fellow CBC Member, Congressman Andre Carson, comes to South Florida and claims that some in the Tea Party would love to see black Americans "hanging on a tree." It is appalling to hear another CBC colleague, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, say "The Tea Party can go straight to hell..."' West reiterated that the movement is focused on fiscal responsibility and American exceptionalism and wrote that the the CBC should be working to end the 'balkanisation' of America." And now it'll be Rep. West's fault for condemning hate speech, not his esteemed colleagues' fault for spewing it.With all due respect to Rep. West, he should never have joined an organization like the CBC. He apparently thought his membership would benefit his constituents. Rookie mistake. This organization is a virulently anti-conservative as it is anti-white, and should be disbanded by Congress. Organizations like the CBC should not exist in America today.