|House Financial Services Committee Member Rep. Al 'Caveman' Green (D -Texas)|
Last November, one of America's favorite temporal lobe challenged congress members, Maxine Waters, took time out from yelling 'In Peach 45' to threaten America, saying if the dems retook the House she, as chair of the House Financial Services Committee, would exact revenge against America’s financial sector. Last week she started her clownish inquisition with the heads of some of America's largest banks. First, she made a fool of herself in classic Maxine fashion. Later, her fellow Black Caucus and House Financial committee member, Rep. Al Green, put on an magnificent show of personal ignorance in an attempt to score points, one that should have embarrassed the entire committee. It helped illustrate the dark backward path the democrat party has decided to take the country down.
In a display of racism that is now considered acceptable behavior by elected representatives in post-Obama America, CEOs from seven of the biggest banks in the country were singled out by a black Democrat lawmaker because of the color of their skin. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) a member of the House Financial Services Committee saw fit to ask the CEOs to confirm their obvious race and gender as he questioning them last Wednesday.
"As I look at the panel, and I’m grateful for your attendance, the eye would perceive that the seven of you have something in common. You appear to be white men. I may be mistaken. If one among you happens to be something other than a white male, would you kindly extend a hand into the air?"None of the seven raised their hand. Oh, to have a penny for their thoughts as they looked on while the black lawmaker singled them out for the color of their skin.
"This is not a pejorative. You’ve all sermonized to a certain extent about diversity. If you believe your likely successor will be a woman or a person of color, would you kindly extend a hand into the air?"Again, no one raised a hand. This highly awkward approach would have embarrassed a better man, but undaunted, Green went on badgering those reuctant to play into his political charade.
"For fear that you may not hear me, just raise your hand now so that I’ll know you’re there. Raise your hand, please. All of you."
"Sir, apparently you don’t hear me over on the end. Would you kindly extend a hand into the air if you can hear me?"
"All white men, and none of you, not one, appears to believe that your successor will be a female or a person of color."After stating "My ancestors were slaves", Green continued his "raise your hand" theme as he questioned the CEOs about the practices of banks from the 19th century in regard to slavery. Mentioning that JP Morgan released information in 2005 that indicating it directly benefited from slavery, Green asked James Dimon, the chairman and CEO of JP Morgan, Chase & Co. to respond.
"I do believe that in 2005 we issued a report about potential transactions that involve slavery between its heritage companies in the 1800s." Green seemed dismayed the other banks had not found themselves sufficiently guilt-ridden enough to do their own study on dealings of nearly two centuries ago.
The juvenile approach continued as Green asked the bank heads to raise their hands if they "believe that your bank benefited from slavery in some way," and to raise their hands if they did not believe that they benefited. No one played along other than Dimon, who had already acknowledged the report his company produced.
Identity politics, group outrage, color and gender trumps merit. Ladies and Gentlemen, your power drunk, bigoted modern overlords of the democrat party.
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