Rep. John Lewis Has a History of Labeling Republican Presidents-Elect “Illegitimate”

Rep. John Lewis Has a History of Labeling Republican Presidents-Elect “Illegitimate”

Rep. John Lewis Has a History of Labeling Republican Presidents-Elect “Illegitimate”

If you read the breathless, outraged headlines coming from many in the media following Donald Trump’s criticism of Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon—and you didn’t know any better—you’d think that Trump initiated the verbal jousting match. And oh, my, how dare he criticize a man who marched alongside MLK! Headlines like this, and this abound. But that’s inaccurate. Congressman Lewis flung monkey poo first, deeming president-elect Donald Trump “illegitimate.” And it’s not the first time Mr. Lewis has stomped his feet is opposition to the election of a Republican to the office of the presidency. But let’s begin here: you may recall this from last year, when Rep. Lewis sat on his bum on the House floor when he didn’t get his way…

Never mind the Second Amendment, we demand gun control NOW! (Photo Credit: Screen Shot)

Not surprisingly he, and dozens of the most juvenile amongst our elected representatives, plans to sit out Friday’s inauguration as well. Mind you, they’re reps from districts safely in the Blue Camp. How courageous. By the way, here’s the truth, Mr. Lewis: your temper tantrum is not going to stop Trump’s inauguration any more than your silly sit-in forced gun control on law-abiding citizens.

Now, this is the same John Lewis who said this about then president-elect George W. Bush following that contentious battle for Florida…

The Washington Post reported at the time that Lewis “thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush’s swearing-in because he doesn’t believe Bush is the true elected president.”

Oh, but wait. Rep. Lewis insists Trump’s will be the first inauguration he’ll skip. Let’s go to the video:

Sorry, Mr. Lewis. Pants on fire.

Further, the serial race-baiter said this about then presidential candidate John McCain:

In the 2008 presidential election, Lewis suggested Republican John McCain also represented a throwback to George Wallace, who Lewis seems to forget was a member of his party: “What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.”

So you see, Mr. Lewis has a long history of behaving like a toddler who’s been told he can’t wolf down an entire box of DoubleStuff Oreos. Just like his fellow Leftist keepers-of-the-status-quo, which I find utterly ironic given he walked with MLK, a man who dedicated his life to fighting what Rep. Lewis has clearly become. But I’m not alone in that sentiment. Listen to this former Black Panther:

Truth. Bomb. Dropped.

No, this isn’t the first time the hyper-partisan Mr. Lewis has deemed a democratically elected Republican “illegitimate.” Nor, dare I say, will it be his last. That said, President-elect Trump should think twice before tweeting about anyone and everyone who criticizes him. For that list is endless. And so are the ills plaguing this nation. So Mr. Trump would fare well to cease punching down at those whose party has been decimated, and those whose opinions matter as much to the average American as what the self-important Meryl Streep will be wearing to the next Oscars. It does little more than hand unnecessary fodder to a condemnatory media lying in wait to pounce on anything that moves, particularly Trump’s unedited Twitter feed, whilst giving a pass to the man who started the brawl. To quote Frozen’s Elsa, “Let it go,” Donald Trump…

…you’ve got the weight of twenty trillions dollars, a collapsing healthcare system, and a Middle East on fire on your shoulders, just for starters. Mr. Lewis—whose fight for civil rights is laudable, but just like every other public official is not immune from criticism when warranted—and his minions matter not. And the majority of America knows that the bulk of the mainstream media will be working hard to force-feed us misinformation on the Trump presidency for at least the next four years. Fortunately, millions of us are on to them. And to the party to which they grovel.

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  • Deb says:

    These, the bigoteers of the regressive movement, are a malignancy growing on the future of our republic. Lewis and his ilk capitalize on what Alinsky referred to as “rubbing raw the sores of discontent.”

  • GWB says:

    Nor, dare I say, will it be his last.

    Be nice if it was the last time he said it outside the old folks home or the asylum.

    And, I’ve stopped caring about anyone who “fought” for civil rights. Every last one of them seems to have become desirous of nothing more than power, and “civil rights” is just their hammer for doing so. Civil rights were hijacked by the political class to invoke and perpetuate an ongoing racial divide – much as the carpetbaggers weren’t really as interested in reconstruction as they were in revenge and personal aggrandizement.

    Honestly, if your “authority” on anything relies on your involvement with civil rights in the 60s, then you probably don’t have any real authority.

  • Chris in N.Va says:

    Lawdy, Lawdy.

    Divisiveness and strife are the air they breathe. If (heaven forbid!) there was ever to be actual racial reconciliation, these race-baiting whores would have to get real jobs.

    Why, yes, I would like fries with that, thank you!

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