Rep. John Lewis Predicts the Return of Segregation If Romney Wins

Neil Munro, Daily Caller, September 6, 2012

Rep. John Lewis used his Thursday convention speech to argue that a GOP victory in November will send African-Americans back to the early 1960s, when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box.

“I’ve seen this before, I lived this before,” he claimed, after extensively describing his activism in Southern states in the 1950 and 1960s.

“We were met by an angry mob that beat us and left us lying in a pool of blood,” he said to raucous applause from roughly 20,000 delegates and activists.

“Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back?” he called, prompted a loud response of “No!”

“Or do you want to keep America moving forward?” he asked Sept. 6 to raucous applause from roughly 20,000 delegates and activists.

Lewis’ speech echoed Vice-President Joe Biden’s August warning to African-Americans “they’re gonna put y’all back in chains.”


Lewis also argued that Republican legislators are trying to suppress voting by African-Americans.

“Too many people struggled and died … [and] we have come to far together to ever turn back,” he said. “We must not be silent. … We must march to the polls like never ever before.”



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  • anarchyst

    One can only hope . . .

    • Woody Woodpecker

      I was thinking the same exact thing.

      And I would ask this Lewis person why he considers segregation to be a bad thing. I would ask that of all blacks, actually. Why would they possibly want to be where they are not wanted. I know that I would not want that, which is why I avoid them to the best of my ability.

      It is almost as if they are at their happiest when making decent people miserable. They couldn’t possibly be happy in a white neighborhood, what with the way they always complain about being stared at and treated differently, so why would they want to be there? They live their miserable lives to be obstinate and contrary (at best), and savage (their normal).

    • Firefightermedic90

      So true!  I doubt a weakling like Romney would ever think of it though.

  • MekongDelta69

    We must march to the polls like never ever before.

    If you have the energy to do that, then why don’t you march to the nearest office to get a FREE picture ID?

  • Puggg

    Rep. John Lewis used his Thursday convention speech to argue that a GOP
    victory in November will send African-Americans back to the early 1960s,
    when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to
    restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box.

    One can but hope.  Except I forgot, hoping is so 2008.

    When I read the AR sub headline that 20,000 people were cheering, I was hoping they were cheering for the return of segregation.

    • MekongDelta69

      Honestly – that’s the first thing that struck my mind too!

    • APaige

      Just imagine…eating in peace…riding in safety…and electing true leadership. Now I know what people mean by the ‘good-old days.’

    • Considering how racist and evil white people are in general, you would think they would DEMAND segregation.

      It’s odd that while they claim how evil we are, they demand the right to live among us.

  • Major

    Ya know what you old racist, brain dead fool? Maybe it’s a good idea….we’ve tried 50 years of it your way. And the majority of us have had enough of it. Tell us what states, cities that you want to “rule” over…your kind have already have ruined Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Camden, Newark, LA, Dearborn, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Houston, San Antonio, San Franfreako, Oakland and many more I’l leave unmentioned.

    Your multiculturalism, diversity is the greatest fraud and scam ever perpetrated on good, clean living, and God fearing, hard working Americans. You produce squat…you demand everything…you demand the fruit of other peoples efforts…and you contribute less.

    You are the predominate criminal element in our society….you are but 12% of the population yet your responsible for the vast majority of crime, poverty and pestilence.

    You are  murderers, rapists, thieves, reprobates and illiterates.

    You have the highest rate illegitimates of any ethnic, racial group. Most of your men are in prison..or play for the NBA…or produce filthy misogynistic filth called rap.

    None of you are qualified to be in any position in a Fortune 500 company unless Jesse jackson sued to get you in. You’re incapable of producing an Apple product if your lives depended on it. 

    Yet you use them to arrange flash mobs, robberies and riots.

    We’re sick of you. So fold up your old “civil rights” signs..and hit the damn road. Your party is over.

    • *Claps*

      I bow before you.

    • Didn’t Warren Beaty say similar things in the film “Bulworth”?

      • Major

        If he did….I wouldn’t know…but I do know he wouldn’t be welcomed in Hollywood if that were true. He’s no where near having the stature of a Clint Eastwood, Jon Voight, Gary Sinese or a Bruce Willis. All patriots and solid Americans among the trash in that Horrywood place.

        It…being the collective cesspool of anti American and progressive / regressive loving traitors since McCarthy found out long ago.

    • KD_Did

      Now thats a RANT.  Amen !

    • John Bonham

       Now, if only Romney had the guts to say half of this…
      Said so eloquently … You’re a true master, I would follow you if you would lead..
      Loved it !!!

      • Major

        Hardly likely he would say this…don’t you agree? Although..I think we need a White party inasmuch as the Dems….are the what they are…bottom feeders.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Though he clearly suffers from an inferiority complex, John Lewis is a “hero.”

    Thelma, load, Thelma.

  • MekongDelta69

    If you listen carefully to Gary Johnson, he’s a semi-leftist too. Besides a vote FOR anybody BUT Romney (unfortunately, but that’s all we’ve got), is a vote FOR NoBama.

    You want 4 MORE years of that white-hating, black muslim Marxist? I don’t.

    • SLCain

       Mitt Romney will not do a single thing to promote the interests of whites.  He won’t try to overturn affirmative action.  He will probably try to push through an amnesty for illegal aliens.  The only reason for voting for him is because of the supreme court.  You remember how George W. Bush appointed that stalwart conservative, John Roberts, who (while in private practice) filed amicus briefs in support of gay marriage.  The same John Roberts who eventually gave Obama-care the final shove down our throats.

      The implied promise the Republicans make – that they are on our side – is a lie.  You are deluded if you think Romney is on our side.

      • MekongDelta69

        [see my comment on this page]

        I am hardly ‘deluded.’ I follow everything very closely and always have. I know exactly what Romney will and won’t do.

        The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the (existing) laws of the land (until a law is changed). You want MORE Kagans and ‘wise Latinas’ and Ginsbergs on the SCOTUS? I don’t.

        Like I said on this page, you have ONLY five choices. There are NO OTHER choices. Four of them will be FOR Nobama and one will be AGAINST NoBama. It’s a free country (at least until November anyway). You vote however you want (or don’t vote if that’s what you want).

        I KNOW what I’m doing. Not because I WANT to, but because I HAVE to…

        • SLCain

          I follow things closely too, and yet you say that I am deluded if I don’t vote for Romney.  I  am tired of people telling me that if I don’t vote for the Republican, then I am throwing my vote away.   No, voting for somebody who claims to be on my side but who really isn’t – that is throwing my vote away.

          “You want MORE Kagans and ‘wise Latinas’ and Ginsbergs on the SCOTUS? I don’t.”

          But you are cool with getting more Roberts and Souters?  It’s okay to get screwed over by a supreme court justice as long as he was appointed by a Republican, rather than a Democrat?  Better an overt enemy than a false friend, I say.

          I would like to see the Republican party die.  As long as it exists, it sucks up all the oxygen that might nourish an actual conservative party, and a party that actually, explicitly, caters to white interests.

        • MekongDelta69

          [@ SLCain – Since there’s no ‘Reply’ link to your post, I’ll reply to you here.]

          You say that I am deluded if I don’t vote for Romney.

          Read what I said again. I *never* said you were deluded.
          What I SAID was:
          I am hardly ‘deluded.'”
          “You vote however you want (or don’t vote if that’s what you want).”

          I am not cool with Roberts or Souter, but I am way LESS cool with those three totally leftist ‘feminazis.’ Just like I’m not cool with Romney, but I am way LESS cool (meaning 0%) with NoBama. I want him O-U-T.

          I’d love to see a real conservative party too, but I have to deal with what IS, not with what I would like.

          I would LIKE to be 25 again, have a chauffer driven Rolls-Royce, sleep with a supermodel every night, and have the U.S. return to 90% white (as it was when I was growing up), but that ain’t happening.

          I would LIKE it if someone like Jared Taylor ran for President and won, but that ain’t happening either.

          What IS happening in the real world is that it is Romney vs. NoBama for President in November. Period. End of story.

          No matter which of the ONLY five choices I mentioned on this page that you pick, we ARE going to get one or the other for President and it doesn’t matter what you or I would LIKE. That IS what’s going to happen.

          You make up your own mind which one of the two you want. I’ve made up mine…

        • SLCain

          “No matter which of the ONLY five choices I mentioned on this page that
          you pick, we ARE going to get one or the other for President and it
          doesn’t matter what you or I would LIKE. That IS what’s going to happen.”

          And, in saying that, you are implying it matters which of them wins.  It doesn’t.  Both Obama and Romney are awful.  And always voting for whomever the Republican party shoves in our face just emboldens them to take our support for granted even more.  Look for a hispanic nominee next time round.

          The Republicans happily encouraged the Tea Party movement, but then, after getting their votes, they did whatever they were going to do anyway. 

        • MekongDelta69

          And, in saying that, you are implying it matters which of them wins. It doesn’t.

          Again – I didn’t *imply* anything. On the contrary, I *said* it very much matters which one of them wins.

          And again – if you’re waiting or hoping for a Jared Taylor, Sam Francis, etc. type, you will be waiting for 50 years and so will I. In the meantime, my goal is to get rid of NoBama. Period.

          Romney wasn’t my choice in the primaries. Not by a long shot. But he won.

          No, he’s not going to be on our side when it comes to social issues. No, he won’t actively try to destroy this country.

          Yes, he will get the economy to grow again b/c he’s a business man. Yes, he will allow drilling, etc. again. Yes, he will build our military back up. Yes, to a bunch of other things to long to mention here.

          NoBama – well, if you don’t know who he is and what he’s done and what he believes already, then you might want to read:

          If you *honestly* don’t think there’s any difference between them, then there’s nothing more I can say to you.

          You are free to vote for him, or to sit home, or to vote for Mickey Mouse, if you want.

          I am going to swallow hard and vote for Romney. And just to reiterate – not because I want to, but because I have to.

  • Enar_Larsson

    —“We were met by an angry mob that beat us and left us lying in a pool of blood,” he said to raucous applause from roughly 20,000 delegates and activists.—

    Where have I heard that same line recently? Oh yeah, I remember. Just about every weekend I read about some
    innocent white folks attacked by a “flash mob”. But I guess that’s their fault
    for voting for Romney and his ilk.

  • Gary Johnson’s Numbers USA grade:  F

  • Eagle_Eyed

    If John Lewis isn’t careful, he may drive skeptical race-realists and other conservatives into voting for Romney instead of abstaining.

    • MekongDelta69

      (See my comment below)

      I’ve said it before everywhere I can and I’ll say it again everywhere until Election Day.

      You have ONLY 5 choices in November:
      1.) You can vote for NoBama and keep that black muslim Marxist in office.
      2.) You can stay home and not vote – which will be a vote for NoBama.
      3.) You can vote for a 3rd party candidate – which will be a vote for NoBama.
      4.) You can renounce your citizenship and move to some other country – which will be a vote for NoBama.
      5.) You can swallow hard and vote for Romney – which will be a vote against NoBama.

      There are NO other choices…

      • Major

        On the money …friend. I tried to say that in my post too…but not as succinctly as you’ve done. Thanks…BZ.

        This is not a time to waste a vote…not one…on a candidate that has no chance of being elected. We have to go with what we have…and THAT AIN’T THE COMMIE IN CHIEF!

      • In a swing state, a vote for Merlin Miller is a vote for Obama.

        In a red or blue state, a vote for Merlin Miller is a vote for Merlin Miller.

        • MekongDelta69

          Mostly true. – I didn’t explicitly state that, but it was implied.

          In blue states (NY, Cali, Mass., etc.), your individual vote won’t swing things the other way.

          In red states (Miss., Ala., Ga., etc.), your individual vote won’t swing things the other way.

          However, what it will do (in blue states), is instead of NoBama winning by X%, maybe he’ll win by a lower margin (X-Y%), which will give a ‘warning’ to the leftist media that we’re starting to wake up and creating some inroads to take our country back.

    •  I was thinking the same thing.  The moderate independents are watching Lewis and thinking he’s a loon.

      I’ve seen it happen, independents getting turned off by all the race-baiting and fear-mongering and making up their minds to vote for Romney.

  • Major

    Because the majority of the best of us are terrified of the savage backlash…and fear of a simple useless word….”racist”. Yes…it’s hard to admit as openly as blacks have done…it’s permissible for them to scream racist….it’s impossible for us to remind them who the true haters are. It is TIME to stand up and push back.

    But…with a media as cowardly as a Benedict Arnold…no…a John Kerry…or a Nancy Pelosi and a Harry Reid with a Chris Matthews telling us that the mere mention of the word “Chicago” is racist…we’ve certain;y lost years of momentum and push back. I feel…it’s too late.

    We wanted to do what we thought was right…we wanted to wash away our “guilt” even though none of us had a hand or a connection to this so called “slavery”. We failed to stand up at the start of all of this crud…and defend our honor

    Want more proof that we are hated for our beliefs? Chik-fil- A…should be enough of an eye opener.

    Civil war? We’ve been there for some time. At least 20 years worth.

    • 1gravity

       Benedict Arnold, hero of the Battle of Saratoga, may have later become a traitor, but he was no coward.

      • Major

        I’d call it indignation and I value the freedom of expression offered here. Within limits of course. Which I leave to the capable and fair moderators.

    • Wait a minute, Major. Maybe I’m missing something here…when did Chris Matthews declare uttering “Chicago” was racist, and why? Who died and made HIM the Commissioner of the Thought and Speech Police? Chicago is a city for crissakes- I can’t see how mentioning it is racist.

      If what you say is true, then Chris Matthews has become a Josef Goebbels of the left, and not some newsman “doing his job”. 

  • Ulick

    Legitimate arguments can be made for Lewis being both the enemy of the white man, but also a friend.

    The fact is that Leiws’ message of Romney & Ryan wishing to return to a time of black folk being attacked, even if completely hysterical and insane, will resonate with black folk.

    The negative is that it will likely lead to more black-on-white attacks because a “respected black leader” has re-emphasized that whites are evil and out to get blacks.

    But, in the long term, the not-that-intelligent Lewis is combatting the Liberal media and is keeping alive the idea in the black community that blacks and whites are distinctly different and will never get along.  In that way, Lewis is actually helping pave the way toward a black-white split.

    Just looking at Lewis, I can tell that he’s not intelligent enough to realize that he’s secretly helping us out, but we’ll take  what we can get from the likes of John, Al, and Jesse.

  •  Gary Johnson is the Glibertarian.

    Merlin Miller is the A3P candidate.  Anyone who doesn’t live in a swing state should vote for him, or write him in.

    • jackryanvb

      Please stop promoting the same old same old – wasting time talking about third party Presidential protest votes, writing in Ron Paul or ancient NASCAR driver Riiiiiiiiiichaaaard Peeeeeeety.

      Do something constructive with your life.

      There are lots and lots of important state and local campaigns where you/we can have a great impact.

      How do you think Liberals, Neo Cons took over universities, churches, Conservative think tanks? They went local, made the long march through our institutions.

      We have to do the same.

  • “…raucous applause from roughly 20,000 delegates and activists.”

    I understand they cranked up the speaker volume in the arena to deafening levels.

  • Defiant White

    Sarah Palin hit it out of the ballpark tonight on Hannity.  Making fun of the promises Obama made in his convention speech, she said:

    “There’s an estimation that an unintelligent electorate will continue to want to get free stuff . . .

     ( . . . instead of freedom . . . you can have free stuff or freedom, but not both).

    Now . . . what unintelligent electorate did she have in mind?  

    Could she have been thinking of the likes of this old black has-been?

    After all, when you strip away all the fancy rhetoric, the Civil Rights Era should be re-named the Gibbsme Era.  When  King talked about climbing up to the mountain top and seeing the Promised Land, what he was seeing was a festering negro ghetto where blacks no longer work, the streets are paved with gold, a caddy sits in every driveway, a  color TV in every living room and a big, fat welfare check magically appears in the mailbox every month.

    Oh, and whites pick up the garbage twice a week.

  • JackKrak

    Actually, I have a small debt of gratitude to Mr. Lewis.

    It was just after the Republicans took over Congress in 1994 and were threatening to actually do something about the welfare state. Mr. Lewis made a, er………, “speech” on the floor of the House that is certainly required some heavy editing in the Congressional Record. Maybe even a translator.

    “Dey comin for the po, dey comin for da elduhlee…….”

    My race consciousness took a huge jump that day.

    Thanks, Mr. Lewis.

  • TonyWestfield

    “…the early 1960s, when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box.”
    Two out of three ain’t bad, Congressman Lewis.  There never should have been legislation to provide “access” to restaurants.  For better or for worse — I’m not going to say whether or not I would be a customer at a segregated restaurant — a private business should be PRIVATE.  

    Just like your home.  Imagine if legislation took away your prerogative to manage the door of your home, i.e., you were not permitted to decide who is invited into your home.  Why is “access” morally superior?  Plus, look at the “force” factor; nowadays the force comes from government when it forces you to provide access.

    John Lewis may be the most overrated human being on the planet.  This puke goes around preaching unconditional love and forgiveness and reconciliation — but really, he has made a career out of stirring the pot and taking people BACKWARDS, not forwards.  Lewis is the worst kind of Trojan Horse, a true enemy in our midst.

  • Remember late last year and early this year?  We were told that we “had” to nominate the Generic Republican precisely because these accusations wouldn’t be able to be made.

    And they were made anyway.

    Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, was a relatively early adopter of civil rights as Michigan Governor.  He marched in civil rights marches.  This is why his Presidential candidacy went nowhere, not because of the “brainwashing” comment (hint:  He was already in a long slow precipitous slide in the polls when he made that remark, and the pace of his decline did not hasten after that remark), but people figured out that on race, he was basically Hubert Humphrey with an R next to his name. 

    Nixon won and then made Romney his HUD Secretary, and Romney deployed FBI agents to St. Louis to harass whites who opposed the building of black housing projects.

    On a better note, a few days ago, I noticed an AMC Ambassador coupe of the seventh generation (1969-73) dragging past me.  Any other time, I wouldn’t have paid any attention, but Mitt Romney is making people think of George Romney, and in turn people are thinking about American Motors.


    You are correct.  Sarah Palin had a thing for black guys back in college and was kinky with her inter-racial sex life.

    I can’t stand the woman.  

    When the book came out that told of her race-traitor behavior, she ended her campaign for the Presidency.  So, it appears many of us white people won’t put up with race traitors.

    I wish she would go away.

    • Even if that never happened, and there’s no absolute proof that it did, beyond salacious gossip tell-alls intended to sell books, Sarah Palin has plenty of documented foibles.  For instance, just a few weeks before McCain picked her as his running mate, she signed off on a Mexican Consulate office in Anchorage, an office that has the power to issue the Matricula Mickey Mouse cards to illegal aliens pretending to be Americans.

      A big irony in that is that Alaska is one of the few places left where young white men with strong backs but not much in the way of brains can have jobs to attain affordable family formation, mainly because it’s far from Mexico.  Not for much longer, if Sarah Palin has her way.

      And also, Sarah Steelman. (Inside baseball)

  • Looking back, segregation wasn’t such a bad idea.

  • Les H

    Segregation? Look at the lunchroom of any large employer on ANY given day;  you certainly, with rare exception, don’t see integration there.

  • What a deluded fool.  I wonder if he actually believes this or if he’s saying this to scare up some votes.  He probably believes it.

    Take a look at the picture on the article.  Just sprinkle in a few Hispanics and Asians and you’ve got the future Dim party.

  • CharlesFinley

    Illiterate, mush-mouthed DIP$hit.

  • Wow. Mitt Bedford Forrest.

  • Lewis knows this is nonsense.  He is spaking to HIS audience–Black voters.  He sometimes acts as if Whites don’t exist.  I am sure he wishes they did not.

  •  John Lewis doesn’t make any sense. I wish that Romney did just that but unfortunately Romney will be as much of a panderer as anyone else in politics. In fact he keeps saying that his father was born in Mexico.  Got a clue?  John Lewis and his gang have enjoyed to many undeserved rights. After all, these people were brought here bo be slaves and not to become Congressmen or Presidents or Chiefs of  Police. When slavery was abolished they should have been sent back to Africa. For the past one hundred and fifty years or so we’ve tried to civilized them but we’ve not be able to do it and the reason is that these Blacks don’t have the intellect which we Caucasians have.
    I’ve never been proud of  slavery. I wish that it never happened but honestly we cannot do more than we’ve already done for these no-good-for-nothing people. It’s time  to show who is the boss here.  This is our civilization and we’re going to fight to preserve it.

  • Bad_Mr_Frosty

    It was introduced by the CIA in ’84 

  • One word for all of them. “Uppity.”

    Secession. Now. Today. Forever

  • John Lewis is a hateful, racist man. He absolutely hates white people. Everything he does is for the benefit of black society. He is only looking out for negros, plain and simple.

  • The__Bobster

    A White scientist would’ve made it more lethal and race-selective.

  • “Mitt Romney will return us to segregation…” 

    This from someone who belongs to the Congressional Black Congress, a paragon of integration !

    He’s the segregationist !

    • Major

      What’s even more frightening, odious and disgusting…is that this old demented, hateful racist is a “first” generation racist. 

      And that after his and all the other members of the CBC, NAACP meet their inevitable end….they will have passed their racism and failures to compromise or integrate or even be thankful for the progress that they’ve made….and been privileged to obtain…at the sacrifice and indulgence of Whites….( whew! ) onto their offspring and the current generation of malcontents. 

      Consequently, I don’t see much change happening in our lifetimes. They have succeeded in keeping racism alive and well…in their hearts for their children. While never…NEVER…admitting that the only reason they even have this voice…is due to the AA and the acquiesce of Whites to give it a chance. And at an enormous sacrifice to our children and  their children. Blacks…in my opinion…have refused to integrate. Have refused to cooperate…and have refused to integrate as responsible citizens. Even with the election of Obama…it hasn’t been enough.
      Seems to me…that all you’ve done for the past 50 years is to live in the past….never heal…never get ahead. We’ve become your permanent scapegoats for your miserable failures.

      OK with me….you’ve had a once in a lifetime chance to participate in this Republic. 

      You’ve had an opportunity to condemn the murderers among you…the criminals who kill thousands of you each month…even your own children in their beds or on their front porches…yet….you won’t “snitch”. Meaning…you don’t care when yours are responsible for your misery…you still blame…us.

  • AmericanDave

    Lewis was just one of the host of looney tunes the Dems put on display at their festival. That bleached blonde ex-gov of Michigan was just as crazy; so she and Lewis were bookends: one black male nutjob and one white female nutjob. Then there was that Fluke babe (we all know what she does for recreation).  Fluke rhymes with luck and several other words, such as duck, muck, and suck.

  • This from a person who pronounces the month January as Jan-Ree.

    • Pandemonium

      His Ebonics is flawless.

  • Pandemonium

    The same ones who have imposed integration and  multi-racialism on us will never allow segregation other than self-segregation such as exists now, in my opinion. 

  • Major

    Oh..and that’s not all…Breaking News:

    “Federal authorities arrested Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack and more than half a dozen other people early Monday in connection with an ongoing corruption probe, NBC 4 New York has learned.”

  • Is there anything the Bidens won’t do or say to secure their future in the Democratic political machine?

  • Major

    Get real friend….he was beaten and held down by Southern Democrats…The George Wallace’s and the Bobby Byrds ( A Grand Kleagle of the KKK and a Democrat till the he died)..the Strom Thurmonds…and yes…the AL GORES of Tennessee.

    Don’t be a dope…it’s the Republicans who ended slavery….it’s the Democrats who aided and abetted it up to 1965. It was the Republicans who passed the 65 civil rights act against the overwhelming objections…of the racist old south Democrats.

    Fess up…get informed…get wise, friend. They were beaten by DEMOCRATS…Yellow DOG DEMOCRATS…and racists and slave owners since the 18th Century.

  • I wouldn’t deny it either if I were in in her shoes and that accusation was made.  Denying it is almost confirming it.  But that’s not my point:  We can oppose her silliness on tangible grounds, not stooping to the level of eighth grade gossip.