Thug Politics: Charles Barron, NYC Council

December 2, 2009

In the brave new post racial world of Barack Hussein Obama, politics is a refined, civilized, sport.  Or at least that is what they would like suckers to believe.

Evidently New York City Councilman Charles Barron (Brooklyn) , and a former Black Panther, didn’t get the memo.  Or learned his definition of refined or civilized from his hero Robert Mugabe, dictator in all but name of Zimbabwe.

Pissed off that he was not the star speaker at the ground breaking for a new building at the City University of New York, and even more by where he was seated, he decided to take matters into his own hands and commandeer the podium.  When CUNY Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld called him what he is, “a disgrace”, Barron went on a bloviating hypocritical rant, calling Wiesenfeld a “racist’.

Afterwards Barron had this to say about the CUNY Trustee:

[He’s] “a right- wing, racist, ignorant fool,” [who] “should not be sitting on the board of trustees of CUNY.”

This from the guy who is a big fan of a dictator, who behaves like a thug, and displays no intelligence whatsoever?

Wiesenfeld’s remarks afterwards were much more astute:

“This individual has no civility. He has no personal decency. All of us can have a persecution complex. My parents, my wife’s parents were in concentration camps, I’m sure his ancestors were subject to slavery, but that is no excuse for his ill-fitting conduct in public, the way he deals with other public officials.”

Barron’s Chief of Staff, Viola Plummer, called for the assassination of another black politician in 2007:

It is time for the people of Brooklyn to look for a replacement for Charles Barron.  I am certain they can find someone more intelligent, more civilized, and who doesn’t fawn over murderous thug dictators, and doesn’t embrace thug politics, to effectively represent them on the New York City Council.

Michelle Malkin has the story here.

Elizabeth Benjamin comments here.

The Democracy Project has a report here.

News reports here, here, here, and here.

Here is a short video of CUNY Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld speaking in 2007: