Moran Labels Obama Critics as Racist, Promotes Forced Wealth Redistribution

During an interview with Alhurra, a US-based Arabic-language satellite TV channel, Jim Moran smeared conservatives and TEA Party activists following the first State of the Union Address after the 2012 midterm elections in January, 2010.

Around the 3:00 mark, the reporter asks Moran how the Democratic Party can recover after losing the majority in the House.

Transcript (emphasis added):

“Yeah, I think we’re going to do better. It happened because of the same reason the Civil War happened because the southern states, particularly the slave holding states, don’t want to see a president who is opposed to slavery. A lot of people in this country, I believe, don’t want to be governed by an African-American…particularly one who is inclusive; who is liberal; one who wants to spend money on everyone and one who wants to reach out and include everyone in society. That’s a basic philosophical path.”

Moran continues on the legitimacy of Republican criticism of President Obama and pitches forced wealth redistribution (4:05):

“It’s legitimate because it’s part of human nature. But I do think that a lot of it is based upon un-easiness with who Barack Obama is as President of the United States – the fact that much of the opposition comes from a selfish and closed-minded perspective. Barack Obama is going to include more Americans in the middle class, and you do that by spreading some of the wealth seeing they have a full educational and employment opportunities so that their children can realize their own potential.”

Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 3, 2012

NO – H.R. 3578 — House vote on passage: Baseline Reform Act of 2011.

NO – H.R. 658 — House vote on conference report: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.

Malkin: Jim Moran, Racist

Congressman Jim Moran is an old white Democrat from Virginia who thinks he can judge whether we minority conservatives are acting sufficiently non-white enough. Moran’s an inveterate bully, a brawler, a crook and a bigot. And not one of his civility-preaching liberal colleagues has the courage to call him out.

Responding on cable news to GOP Rep. Allen West’s blunt criticisms of President Obama this week, Moran derided the retired U.S. Army colonel, who is black, as “not representative of the African-American community.” Moran then launched into the kind of tired race-traitor tirade I’ve heard from progressives of pallor for more than 20 years.

How dare we “people of color” stray from the left’s ideological plantation? If we choose personal responsibility over entitlement, capitalism over statism or self-determination over identity politics, presumptuous white liberals appoint themselves spokespeople for our forefathers and deciders of our true destinies.

To wit: Lt. Col. West “just seems clueless now that he has climbed aboard ship,” Moran fumed. “He’s climbed this ladder of opportunity that was constructed by so many of his ancestors’ sweat, sacrifice, blood, you know, they did everything they could for his generation to be successful. But now that he’s climbed on board ship, instead of reaching down and steadying the ladder, he wants to push it off.”

West, his father, his mother and his brother all dedicated their lives to military service; four consecutive generations of his family served in the U.S. armed forces. As a freshman congressman, West’s message has been a compelling agenda of self-empowerment. For this, he is savaged by a House colleague as a racial saboteur?

But Moran was just warming up. Next, he contrasted conservative West with big-government savior Barack Obama, who he said acted in proper accordance with his ancestors “by reducing college tuition and training our workers, trying to get a decent job for everybody” and leaving a “constructive legacy.”

Er, how’s the savior’s near double-digit unemployment, record food stamp enrollment, re-inflation of the housing and higher-education bubbles, and massive redistribution of wealth from the working class to the Wall Street bundler class working out for you?

Moran hailed Obama as “our Lion King” and compared his Republican detractors to the “hyenas in the background trying to cause trouble” for the White House. This bumbling chief of political correctness apparently is unaware that those hyenas in the Disney movie have been criticized for perpetuating negative stereotypes about blacks and Hispanics. Dog-whistle politics, anyone?

Do Moran’s constituents in Virginia’s 8th district support his incessant race-baiting? Last year, he accused Tea Party activists of racism for sweeping out entrenched Democrats in the November 2010 midterm elections. It “happened for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States. It happened because the Southern states, the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery,” he ranted to Arabic-language television network Alhurra. “(A) lot of people in the United States don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is liberal, who wants to spend money and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society.”

Yet, only two short years before, this hopelessly racist nation put Obama in the Oval Office with a landslide victory. Logic never was the demagogue’s strong suit.

The aptly named Moran, an 11-term incumbent, continues to be rewarded by voters for his extravagant spending habits, self-dealing and diarrhea of the mouth. As I’ve reported previously:

– While on the Alexandria (Va.) City Council, he was charged with casting a vote that helped a developer friend win a bid for a lucrative plot of public land. A special prosecutor concluded that Moran had violated the state’s conflict-of-interest law. He sobbed as he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of vote-peddling. He received a year’s probation for a reduced conflict-of-interest misdemeanor charge and was forced to resign.

– In 1995, he had to be subdued by Capitol Hill police when he threw a punch at California Republican Rep. Randy Cunningham on the House floor. After the incident, Moran blamed “talk radio” for creating a hostile environment in Washington. That same year, he screamed “I’ll break your nose” at Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton during a hearing.

– In 2002, Moran revealed in financial disclosure statements that he accepted a $50,000 loan in January 2001 from an “old friend,” billionaire America Online co-founder James Kimsey. The congressman claims to have paid the business mogul back at 15 percent interest over three months, and his spokesman emphasized the loan came with no accompanying quid pro quo.

– Kimsey’s gift came on the heels of Moran’s disclosure that he had received another Big Business-tied loan: $25,000 from “old friend” Terry Lierman, a drug industry lobbyist representing Schering-Plough. After getting that unsecured loan at a lower-than-market interest rate, Moran co-sponsored a bill that would extend the patent on Schering-Plough’s allergy medicine Claritin — and prevent generic drug manufacturers from offering inexpensive alternatives.

Liberal busybodies are an annoyance. Liberal race-card abusers who lambaste patriotic minority conservatives to cover their own dirty deeds make my brown skin crawl.

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Moran Spreads Planned Parenthood Myths

Jim Moran hopped on the progressive bandwagon to smear the Susan G. Komen Foundation in a public statement today:

“The Komen Foundation’s decision regarding Planned Parenthood is deeply troubling. As an organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer, it’s hard to understand how eliminating funding that provides hundreds of thousands of women with preventive screenings is in anyone’s best interest.

“I call on the Foundation to reverse their decision and not let politics interfere with protecting women’s health.”

But despite Planned Parenthood’s multi-million dollar PR campaign, the government subsidized clinic system does not directly offer cancer screening or mammogram services. According to their website:

Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses teach patients about breast care, connect patients to resources to help them get vital biopsies, ultrasounds, and mammograms, and follow up to make sure patients are cared for with the attention they need and deserve.

Attacking a private charity on behalf of a publicly-funded clinic system only further demonstrates the detached, partisan intimidation tactics Moran has become known for.

Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 2, 2012 **Updated**

Votes of note today dealing with budgeting baselines, unemployment insurance, payroll tax cuts, Keystone XL and health extensions.

NAY – H.RES.534Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3578) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3582) to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation.

YEA – H.R.3630 –Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

YEA – H.AMDT.914 — An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to add a findings section addressing the macroeconomic impact of the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003.

YEA – H.AMDT.915 — An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to extend the requirement for the Congressional Budget Office to prepare macroeconomic analysis of major legislation to bills or resolutions reported by the Appropriations Committees of each Chamber.

YEA – H.AMDT.916 — An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to add income equality among the variables used to determine the economic impact of the bill.

YEA – H.AMDT.918 — An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to require CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact, if any, on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act.

YEA – H.AMDT.921 — An amendment in the nature of a substitute numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require that, in addition to preparing cost estimates for each bill or resolution reported by any committee of the House, the Congressional Budget Office also prepare an estimate of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out the measure–including regional and State level estimates.

NAY – H.R. 3582 — House vote on passage of H.R. 3582: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011.

Jim Moran: #OWS Supporting Class Warrior

Moran offers a clear example of what happens when an interview doesn’t go like it would on MSNBC:

Moran’s Racial Attacks Against Allen West Goes Viral

Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) has kicked off 2012 with more of the same racial and ethnic rhetoric that he’s long been known for. According to Moran, blackness and conservatism are mutually exclusive.

Transcript:

“People like Mr. [Allen] West, and Governor Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community or of the Republican Party, let alone of the American public. So what he says really is of little or no consequence, but it’s unfortunate.”

“He just seems clueless not that he has climbed abroad ship. He’s climbed this ladder of opportunity that was constructed by so many of his ancestors’ sweat, sacrifice, blood, you know they did everything they could for his generation to be successful. But now that he’s climbed abroad ship, instead of reaching down and steadying the ladder, he wants to push it off.”

RedState puts it best: “It is one thing when racist blacks try to enforce this sort of conformity because they openly hate white people; it is quite another when a racist white person like Moran tries to enforce it because he thinks black people are too dumb to think for themselves.”

(h/t RedState)