Thursday, February 11, 2016

John Lewis Takes a Shot at Bernie's Civil Rights Creds

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga)

Democrat loudmouth firebrand and U.S. Rep. John Lewis who has real bona fide creds as a Civil Rights advocate, mainly for getting his face bashed in while trying to occupy a bridge somewhere back in the sixties, has a problem with Bernie Sanders claims of street cred as a civil rights pioneer. While both seem to still be living in the 1960's, they don't seem to see the past in the same mind.
Sanders has frequently talked up his history as an activist while he was at the University of Chicago in the 1960s and touted his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. But Lewis, a civil rights icon and leader of SNCC said he never saw Sanders at any events.
“I never saw him. I never met him. I was chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years, from 1963 to 1966. I was involved with the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery and directed (the) voter education project for six years. But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President (Bill) Clinton.”
Not really surprising Lewis doesn't remember a guy like Bernie. After all, the civil rights movement of the 60's were full of white communist sympathizers like Sander, and he'd probably remember him if he had been around stirring up sh*t.....