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Congressional Black Caucus to Re-Hang Anti-Cop ‘Police as Pigs’ Painting in Capital

Congressional Black Caucus to Re-Hang Anti-Cop ‘Police as Pigs’ Painting in Capital

According to a report, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) intends to sponsor a ceremony in the U.S. Capital to re-hang the offensive, anti-cop painting depicting police as pigs. Members of the Caucus are insisting that they are “defending the Constitution” by re-hanging the controversial artwork.

The news of the CBC’s intentions was made public by a January 9 tweet from Fox Business Network contributor Charles V Payne.

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The painting depicting police officers as giant pigs pushing minorities around in Ferguson, Missouri, was originally hung by Missouri Democrat Lacy Clay in the tunnel of the Congressional Cannon office building of the U.S. Capitol complex. But it was recently pulled down by California Republican Duncan Hunter who said the thing fosters an “untrue narrative” that police don’t care about the public in general and minorities in particular.

“This false narrative portrays law enforcement professionals as posing a danger to the very communities we serve. That is untrue and this ‘art’ reinforces this false narrative and is disrespectful on so many levels,” Rep. Hunter said after he removed the offensive painting from the wall.

Since the painting attacking police went up in the Capitol, police groups and unions have criticized the artwork and have demanded its removal. One police union called the painting “reprehensible and repugnant.”

The CBC, though, is claiming it is replacing the panting because of “the Constitution.”

Odd isn’t it that a group of men and women, the Congressional Black Caucus, that has so tirelessly fought discrimination and racism, are themselves treating law enforcement in the same manner they accuse others of treating blacks.  The CBC is placing a racist painting up and defending themselves in doing it by citing the First Amendment.

Just imagine, if you can, if the roles were reversed?  What if a piece of art went up depicting blacks as apes shooting each other?  Would the Congressional Black Caucus cite the Constitution then?  I would hope not because that act is just as hateful, evil and vile as the art they are so forcefully defending.

Welcome to hypocrisy at it’s finest.

 

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  • Police Chaplain

    Thanks Travis. Racism at its worst.

    • Jamal Warner

      How is putting this painting up racism?

      • Lou9999

        Come on Jamal….you are smarter than that. Don’t play us for fools.

        • Jamal Warner

          Either you can or your can not explain how putting up this painting is racist. I do not think you can so you will use a cliche statement to deflect.

  • North East Whitewater

    Next 4 years will be the same, marxist disruptions, protests and hate for traditional American values. We must ignore them and fix all that the democrats have broke over the last 8 years.

    • Jamal Warner

      What traditional American values? Explain. What problems are their to be fixed that democrats “broke over the last 8 years”?

      • Russell Scott

        Hmmm, let’s see. Like propagating that the police are all racist killers of young black men. President Obama had eight years to help race relations in America. Instead he supported people and organizations who pushed lies and deceit to the American people.

        • North East Whitewater

          Hands up don’t shoot, the rioters he sent to Trump campaign rallies, the occutards, etc….

        • Jamal Warner

          “Propagating that the police are all racist killers”, which is a ridiculous claim, which I doubt you can produce facts. Every president since the first has had to deal with “race relation, as you stated. Yet, you neglect to mention how the right-winger leadership stated they were not willing to work with him before he was sworn into office. All you presented was your opinion and tried to pass it off as fact. Nothing you post was fact. It is your opinion, an ignorant opinion, but an opinion. SMH!

          • Lou9999

            Ummmm, Obama had full control of the House and Senate during his first 2 years in office. He has wrecked the Dem party. House in 2009; Dems 257, Repubs 178. Senate in 2009: 59 Dems, 41 Repubs. House in 2017: Dems 194, Repubs 241. Senate in 2017; Dems, 48, Repubs 52. Dems have lost 63 seats in the House and 11 Senate positions. Obama….worst president ever.

          • Jamal Warner

            Obama did not have control of the house and senate. The party he is a member had a majority in the house and senate. By your logic, Bush was the “worst president ever” since the Republicans lost seats after his presidency. In fact, this has been happening since the inception of this form of government. There has always been a majority and minority. You are posting some unverified numbers and coming to a conclusion that can not be supported based on what you presented. It is illogical straw man argument.

      • North East Whitewater

        Traditional american values are respecting law and order, hard work and respect for religion. They are not black lives matter rioting every rtime a cop gets the better of a thug criminal. To start with me must fix the damage the e p a has done under the fraud global warming/ climate change, we must get rid of socialist Obamacare, we must stop the import of terrorists, the import of illegal immigrants, reverse the unconstitutional gun laws that take away rights from citizens, the excessive over bearing executive orders Obama has created for a start. I know you are a marxist jamal

        • Jamal Warner

          I do not think you understand what is meant by traditional values or socialism. You are speaking of Obamacare as if it is socialism, which is not socialism, and you are on a police website.You do not even understand the irony. What damage has the E P done? It sound like you are regurgitating talking points that are not your own. What unconstitutional gun laws? Post one example of one. “Excessive over bearing executive orders”, which is not true. He did not write as many as the previous president and executive orders are legal. I can tell you do not understand them either. Your post is one opinion after the next with no factual evidence to support them.

          • Lou9999

            Obamacare is a huge tax on the middle class to pay for healthcare for those who can’t afford it. They can’t afford it because they are unable to work or more likely, won’t work.

          • Jamal Warner

            The ACA ensures that millions of people have access to medical care. It can be improved, but can not when you have a segment of congress who wishes to not improve healthcare and do not care if people have access to healthcare.

          • Lou9999

            People have never been denied healthcare. Obamacare is just a way to say who pays for it. The middle class got a huge….(and some got a HUGE increase on their premiums) for people who can’t pay. Your insinuation that people were denied healthcare is false.

          • Jamal Warner

            I did not say people were denied healthcare. I stated that the ACA “ensured that millions of people have access”, which mean are able to afford healthcare. Plus, not being able to afford healthcare is denial if you can not pay. How else will you obtain it? Premiums increase due to not all of the provisions be able to be enacted due to republican hostility.

          • Lou9999

            People who couldn’t afford healthcare prior to Obamacare was either reimbursed by the government or the expenses were written off by the hospital. Obamacare (while I agree with certain portions) is a huge tax increase for the middle class. For the lower ranks of the middle class, it is a crusher. Obamacare has also killed expansion of businesses. I know of several businesses that refused to expand due to the crushing premiums of Obamacare. It amazes me that people think the government can actually run a system better than private business. This is where you and I are on opposite ends of the spectrum…I love small government, you want government to do everything for you.

          • Jamal Warner

            No one was reimbursed for healthcare and not being able to afford health insurance is just as being denied it. Obamacare is not a tax increase, but an incentive to get health insurance. I think the government should be used to help its citizen otherwise there would be no need for a government.

          • Lou9999

            This is where you and I fundamentally disagree. To me, the Federal government is to provide security, legal justice and guarantee liberty. To you, the Federal is something that has to be suckled on every teat it has. It has been proven over and over that the Federal government cannot run an enterprise better than private business. Every time the Federal government gets involved, it will have choking regulations and be more expensive. How did America survive in the 1800s when there was no social security, welfare, food stamps, etc? I will tell you…..people were much hardier than we are today. We have become a nanny state where we can’t fend for ourselves and sucking the hell off the teat of government is the norm.

          • DawnfromO

            Amen, on point and yes Obamacare was the first step of creeping socialism, global warming dollars headed to the World Bank with UN backing is nothing more then a high end ponzi scheme for redistribution of wealth, if done honestly maybe by the grace of God the concept would have been viable, however it is not due to the absolute corruption of the UN and the greed and control of the individuals who thought this fiasco up. Soros, Rockefellers, Turner, Gates,Buffet and more literally state ‘Control of all resourses’ is their end game…fuel, food, transportation, water, education…

      • North East Whitewater

        and you keep your past racist marxist troll comments private so we can’t see them. No problem, already know what is on them.

        • Jamal Warner

          Past racist marxist troll! Where is your evidence I posted anything remotely?

      • Lou9999

        No respect for authority, no respect for the rule of law or the Constitution, riots on fake news, entitlements for doing nothing, accountability for one’s actions. That is what needs to be fixed. We have become a nanny state. We currently have more people on welfare than anytime in US history. 32 million on Food Stamps in 2009…we have 47 million today. Employment numbers put out by the government are fake.

        • Jamal Warner

          You are presenting your opinion and treating it as fact. The largest group who receives welfare are white people. They receive a disproportionate number of public assistance according to their population. Employment numbers are not fake, but in fact accurate. You sound like you are regurgitating Trump talking points. It does not sound like it is your own ideas.

          • Lou9999

            You are correct. In sheer numbers, whites receive more welfare than blacks. But the white population is 5 times that of blacks. 41% of blacks receive some sort of welfare. 13% of whites. These numbers are so easy to look up Jamal. SMH. The employment numbers are correct “on how the government counts you”. If you are working “part-time”, you are off the roles. After a certain period of time, you are off the roles. Why is it that we have the lowest workforce since 1978?. I will tell you….welfare and people who have quit looking for work. We have had the worst post-recession recovery in history. And another recession is coming….doesn’t matter if Trump or Clinton is in office. Obama has doubled the national debt from 10 to 20 trillion. He spent more money than all of the presidents…..combined. That will come back to haunt us. Lastly, there is a thing called Google. It will look up government stats for you. Hhaahahahaaa. By the way…why did you bring race into this discussion….you just opened a picture to your soul…..you see everything by race. Very interesting.

          • Jamal Warner

            You are forgetting all of the entitlement programs. You are not mentioning entitlement programs such as SSI. When you take that into account, white people still receive public assistance/entitlement programs at a disproportionately rate to any other group in this country. Nearly, 90 percent of all entitlement programs in this country goes to white people. While you all only make up 65% of the US population.

            “Why is it that we have the lowest workforce since 1978?” We changed over the last few decades from producers to consumer based economy. We do not produce anything anymore. You will probably blame Obama, which is the go to for people who support the Republican party.

            You are neglecting so much in your post to blame the president. First, two wars that were charged to the American people due to Bush, a republican president. Further, the US could not afford the wars that Bush started. Secondly, relax oversight of wall street and major banks due to Republican policies led to a recession, which required a bail out leading to more national debt. You wish to alleviate any of the blame on the Republican party and former Republican president. The reason for so much debt is due to poor policies prior to 2008.

          • Lou9999

            Jamal…here is where you and I differ. You consider entitlements as welfare. Entitlements are earned. Social Security is money that people involuntarily put into a semi-savings account to the government for their old age or to protect their family in case of an early death. It is not welfare. These people worked to earned Social Security. It is their money.

            We have the lowest workforce due to manufacturing jobs leaving this country and technology. Although Josh Earnest said on 1 Dec that Obama added 800K manufacturing jobs during his administration, Factcheck and government docs said that we lost 300K manufacturing jobs….which in turn more job loss due to supporting these manufacturing jobs with service jobs. Yes, we are becoming a “service based” economy. If we don’t stop it, we will become Greece. All they have today is a a “service based” economy. If the McDonald’s workers continue to bitch about 15 dollars an hour, technology will force many from their jobs.

            You also need to do more research….many of the policies that led to the “Great Recession” were done by none other than Bill Clinton. The Repubs had a hand in some of this….but there is plenty of blame to go around. Government, banks, and individual greed. People should know better than to take out (and give) loans and live in houses they know they can’t afford. The government allowed it and banks and individuals got way too greedy. By the way, we were officially out of the Great Recession in June of 2009. Our economy has stagnated under Obama due to having the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world and even worse, the government regulations. The government regulations are absolutely destroying US business.

            Lastly, Obama is the first president since Hoover to not have a single year where the US economy did not rise at least 3%. Bad, bad, bad.

          • Jamal Warner

            Entitlements are welfare. It takes money from people who are working and give it to people who are not working. There is no retirement fund where the government save money for people when they retire. Every time someone is paid, they are taxed and those taxes go to people who are not working, which mean entitlement. You do not work to earn social security, but work to qualify for it. There is a difference.

            The economy is suffering from a number of things. I think that jobs should pay a livable wage where people can make ends meet working 40 hours. Further, our economy is service based leaving us to depend on others for goods. Also, jobs leaving is the result of cheaper labor, which we just can not compete. Any company that is focused on the bottom line can make large amounts of money and nothing will stop them from leaving. Trade tariffs are out of the question.

            The economy has fared better under democrat presidents than republican presidents. The “housing bubble” was the result of relaxed oversight of lending institutions, which a lot of it during the Bush era. Less regulations equaled banks lending money that people had no way of paying it back and major banks selling investments that they did not understand, but sold it to the tune of billions. They created a bubble that when it burst it had an adverse impact on every job sector. The auto industry was on the verge of collapse, which employs more than 10% of the US workforce. It was a recession heading into a depression.

            It is not a president fault the economy that he inherits. The president inherited 6 trillion dollars in debt and two wars that were costing in the tens of millions every single day.

          • Lou9999

            I think that the soldier who left a leg in Afghanistan or a Marine who spent 30 years deploying all over the world while missing numerous birthdays and Christmas would dispute you on their pension being welfare. The soldiers and Marines who lost both legs in Iraq or Afghanistan would give you the middle finger for calling their entitlements “welfare”. They earned it…..welfare recipients did not earn anything and are usually on welfare for poor decisions in their life. I don’t care if they are black, white, or blue…most made horrible personal decisions….quitting school, having children out of wedlock, drugs or just plain @$$ lazy. Not all made poor decisions….but vast majority did.

            The main reason jobs are leaving is because of crushing corporate taxes and regulations. It is simple economics. It is not hard to figure out. When you tax the living hell out of corporations, they are going to leave. The regulations are even worse than the taxes. It is so hard to start a quality business in this country. The government makes you jump through so many hoops, that many give up. And working at McDonalds is not a career choice…those are jobs for high school and college kids. If you have low skills, then you get low pay.

            The Democratic congress (102nd congress) under George Bush I weakened the regulation of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae with the goal of making more money available for home loans. The 106th Congress under Clinton repealed the Glass-Steagall Act which led to a proliferation of complex financial instruments at the heart of the crisis. All of this led to less oversight by the government which led to pure greed by the banks. If you get right to the heart of the matter….it was simple human greed….by the banks and by the individuals buying houses they knew they couldn’t afford. Government (both Dem and Repub) had a hand in this recession.

            Obama did inherit a mess….but all he had to do is get rid of some regulations and lower the corporate taxes. Democrats just can’t figure out that you can’t tax your way out of a recession. That is why we have had the worst post recession recovery in US history. The government is needed for security and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Add in some basic regulations and a federal legal system, that should be the core of the government. You believe that everyone has to be sucking on the teat of government….I believe in the smallest government possible.

            Lastly, Obama did inherit two wars. He blew it in Iraq. That country was fairly stable when he took office. He poor decision making cost tens of thousands of lives due to the rise of the JV team called ISIS. Christian communities that have lived in areas for a thousand years have been wiped out. The generals begged Obama to leave behind an adviser element of about 10K. He refused and the Middle East would soon be in flames. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is on the rise. Obama just doesn’t have the stomach for a fight.

          • Jamal Warner

            Entitlement programs are programs that take from people who are working and giving to people who are not working. It is how the programs work.

            Unfortunately, if you do not have money you can not get much done with simply your voice, especially in government. The UK actually had the slowest growth on record, not the US. There are a number of things that help to contribute to the financial crisis of 2008. There were wide spread financial regulations failures, such investment vehicles that were backed by bad mortgage instruments. There is no one policy that can be contributed to the economic downturn. There were widespread failures in the financial regulations, which involved a lack of oversight. Also, excessive borrowing and risk by households. Further, Wallstreet massive use of bad mortgage back investment instruments, that most of them did not understand, but still sold. A lot of the financial firms acting reckless.

            Jobs are leaving because other countries offer such huge incentives such as tax breaks, no minimum wage, no government mandated benefits, no work breaks, no child labor laws, and etc. They have some of the worst human right cases, yet corporations take advantage and exploit their shortcomings. I am for corporations paying their fair share of taxes. Certain industries need to be heavily regulated especially finance and banking industries. Mcdonalds is not only for high school students, but should pay a livable wage. A wage that mean someone working 40 hours should not be paid below the poverty line.

            Obama inherited a fragile economy. Corporations are holding trillions offshore and paying the lowest in taxes in decades. They are not paying their fair share, but reaping the benefits of unfair tax codes. The tax code is too complex and should be revamped, but corporations should also pay their fair share of taxes.

            Lastly, Obama did not blow it in Iraq. Bush blew it when he started a war on the basis of a lie. If Iraq suffered from a inhumane leader, then it was up to an international coalition to deal with it and not the US solely. It is not the responsibility of the US to police the middle east, which has cost many lives on both sides. It is up to the Iraqi people to deal with their own issues.

          • Lou9999

            Wow….lots of things to go through with you.

            1. Entitlement programs are not welfare. At least you didn’t lump them in with welfare this time. It looks like you learned something. Entitlements are earned, welfare is not.

            2. I was talking about US history. Who the hell cares about the UK? And I agree with your assessment of the rest of the reason for the Great Recession. A lot of things came together to create it…especially greed. The government (both Dems and Repubs) had a hand in it….but they are far from the sole reason for the Great Recession.

            3. You hit the nail on the head…others like Mexico and China are offering low taxes and cheaper labor. How can we make up for that (because they have high shipping costs). We can make up for it by lowering taxes. Guess what….then US companies will start hiring people….and guess what the people who are hired do?…pay taxes. It is actually pretty simple. I also agree that corporations should pay taxes….but not the highest in the industrialized world. Terrible policy…just terrible policy by us.. Then the Dems wonder why the companies are leaving. And no…McDonalds shouldn’t be a career choice unless you are in management. It is a low skill job that anyone can do. If you have low skill, then you get low pay. It was never…and I mean never meant to be a living wage….ever. But the Social Justice Warriors think that dishing ice cream sundaes and flipping burgers rate $15 an hour. There are paramedics that don’t make that much.

            4. Obama did inherit a fragile economy….but did nothing to help it except print money. Bad, bad idea. First president since Herbert Hoover to never have a single year when GDP rose 3%. Absolutely terrible. And I agree that the tax code is too complex. The tax code should be rewritten every 25-30 years (the last year was 1986). But Obama and congress were too big of pu$$ies to do it. It is a political hot potato.

            5. Iraq…umm, there was an international coalition in Iraq. When I was there, I saw Brits, Poles, Ukrainians, Italians, Spanish, etc. Also, Iraq was in pretty good shape in 2008. It had a chance to be a fully functioning democracy. Taking all US troops from Iraq was a HUGE mistake by Obama. The military generals begged Obama to keep about 10K in Iraq as advisers. Obama blew it and said no. He wanted to be the “hero” and get us out of Iraq. Well…that move cost thousands upon thousands of Muslims and Christians their lives. And guess what…we are back there in Iraq. Obama was just overwhelmed and not prepared for the presidency and foreign policy…and it showed. That is the reason he is leaving advisers in Afghanistan….he doesn’t want to make the same mistake twice.

    • Jim Watts

      Time to stop taking this bullshit and start kicking ass. This defensive action should start at 00:01 am on 01/21/2017.

      • Katrina

        Actually the painting has been ordered to be taken down on Tuesday. It violates the rules of the contest. Clay and the Black Caucus are looking like fools.

        • Jim Watts

          The return page doesn’t want to load in this century!!!!!!!!​

  • Count_Iblis

    CBC is a racist arm of congress.

    • Jamal Warner

      Provide evidence for your ridiculous claim. If not, then everyone will know what I already know, which is you are talking out of your behind.

      • Police Chaplain

        Get off our page unless you can pass a background, academy, and field training with a law enforcement agency.

        • Jamal Warner

          And your evidence that I have not done either. Explain.

          • Police Chaplain

            Because if you were a cop you would not be posting this anti-cop crap.

          • Jamal Warner

            Asking someone for proof of their claims is not “anti-cop”. It is what a lot of the posts are missing. You do not get to decide who can post or who is a cop.

          • Police Chaplain

            But the editor of this page does and can. Patrolling for trolls like you takes up a great deal of valuable time…including mine. Time to go serve and protect.

          • Jamal Warner

            How is asking for proof “anti-cop”?

      • Lou9999

        It is racist to have an organization based on skin color. Why isn’t there a Congressional White Caucus? Or a Congressional Hispanic Caucus?

        • Jamal Warner

          Your post seem so reactionary and without any careful thought put into it. How is the congressional black caucus racist? There is no prerequisite based on skin color. Secondly, there have been an unofficial white caucus for the last 200 years. These caucus represent group that have traditionally been disenfranchised and marginalized. There is in fact a congressional hispanic caucus, which you could have simply used google to verify. SMH!!! I can tell you do not understand racism by your post.

          • Lou9999

            Anytime you have an organization based on skin color that excludes others due to their race…then it is a racist organization. And you are right, there is a congressional Hispanic caucus. People just don’t hear about them because they are not whining all of the time like the CBC.

          • Jamal Warner

            When have white people been disenfranchised, marginalized, and discriminated based on race in the history of this country. There have been over 200 years of an unofficial white caucus, which white people have disproportionately been represented in congress. There is no prerequisite, as I stated earlier, based on race for members in the CBC. There is a need for representation for minority groups who other wise are not represented in the government.

          • Lou9999

            Ask the Irish. The largest amount of slaves brought to North America in the 1600’s were white. They were “indentured servants”….while in reality, they were slaves. They were supposed to be freed after 7 years, but in reality, they many were not. The Irish also invented the US ghettos. I don’t hear them bitching about their past. Look up US history…you will be surprised. The Chinese weren’t exactly treated well upon their arrival. I don’t hear them bitching. It is time blacks stopped playing the victim-hood card. It has been played out. You don’t know anyone who has been slaves or know anyone who knew anyone that was a slave. The black family and community was actually stronger than the white family and community prior to 1960. What happened? Lastly, how many non-blacks are in the CBC?…or have ever been in the CBC?

          • Jamal Warner

            The largest group of slaves brought to this country were not European. Indentured servitude is different from chattel slavery. One you can eventually work your debt off while the other means that you will forever be owned by another human. The Irish did not invent the US ghettos, which the term was initially used to describe Jewish living quarters. They do not have to argue about the past because they benefit from white supremacy. Let’s not play the prior to 1960 talking points. Prior to 1960 black people in this country were being lynched and the people responsible were immune. The CBC focus is not racist. If one group being made up of one race is racist, then by your very logic congress has been racist for years.

          • Lou9999

            1. Your history of slavery is all about blacks. You are ill informed on this issue. Even though the Irish were “indentured servants”, many never got out of a lifetime of slavery….especially the women. By the way, the first “legal” slave owner in North America was Anthony Johnson….a black man.

            2. The Irish were the first mass to inhabit US ghettos. Learn your history. The Jewish ghettos were Europe.

            3. I will give you prior to 1960….agreed. However, since then, blacks have been given preferential treatment by the government in terms of business contracts, school loans and grants….which in itself, is racism.

            4. And yes, Congress has been racist for years…..now the CBC is just an extension of the racism. Where is the White Congressional Caucus? Can’t have one because that is racist. I will give it to you that America was extremely racist in the 60s. White America is embarrassed by this. That is why you don’t hear whites talk about it much…no one likes to talk about past mistakes. Do you openly like to talk about embarrassing things in your life? I doubt it…because it is a normal human tendency not to talk about things you are not proud of. . However, since approximately the mid 1960s, the most racist group in America is the black community….and it is not even close. Anytime you subdivide on purpose (like the CBC and all of the black organizations throughout the country), you divide us as a country. CBC is a huge racist organization and they do little but watch out for black issues….nothing more.

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