Carson Defends Tea Party Remark

He says he questioned the idea of taking America "back to the good old days because those days weren‘t good for everyone" .

Andre Carson

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Andre Carson speaking at the IU School of Medicine last year.

Indiana congressman Andre Carson says he did not mean to hurt anyone or any group when he recently made controversial comments about Tea Party leaders.

Carson said Tea Party lawmakers would like nothing more than seeing black people “hanging on a tree” at a Congressional Black Caucus event in Miami. He says that his concerns were not about the Tea Party as a whole.

“I want to see that we’re one America,” he said, “white brothers and sisters, black brothers and sisters across the racial spectrum coming together to help create jobs, to help empower small businesses, to help bolster our educational system and move this country forward and reclaim the crown as the greatest nation on earth.”

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, speaking at an event in Georgia, called Carson’s remarks “counterproductive.”

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  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    If you are Tea
    Party, you are a terrorist. Sarah Palin is a mouthpiece for the Tea Party which
    represents nothing but hatred and dissension.  Her rhetoric and
    violence-inciting imagery IS a form of terrorism and a prime example. She held Jared Lee Loughner’s hand while
    he murdered people with his misguided sensibilities.  I was compelled to draw a
    visual commentary showing her handing him the gun on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-made-me-do-it.html  She’ll go to any lengths
    and keep spewing her insanity for that attention (and the money of course.)

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