Almost all of John Lewis’ extreme leftist utterances have been largely about the shortcomings of mainstream American politics and/or his notion of “injustice” --- which is no better than one man’s bitter one-sided expression of the perceived grievances of underachieving American blacks
John Lewis compared the GOP and the 1994 "Contract with America" to Nazi Germany; and he has unfairly played the "race card" against the three most recent GOP candidates for President during each of their campaigns -- DONALD TRUMP, MITT ROMNEY and JOHN MC CAIN
John Lewis always was a firebrand, during his “civil-rights” days he was chairman of the so-called .>>> Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee <<<, a hard-left organization in the 1960s, At the March on Washington. “Lewis’ prepared remarks [ ] had to be toned down for the event.” Nonetheless, his speech called for “radical social, political and economic changes.” which Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Lewis’ prepared remarks had to be toned down for the event. Nonetheless, Lewis’ speech contained the following left-wing revolutionary rhetoric: ““We all recognize the fact that if any radical social, political and economic changes are to take place in our society, the people, the masses, must bring them about.”
Clearly Congressman Lewis is proud of what some people have called “his very liberal voting record” while in the House of Representatives --- during that time he has also been quite friendly to socialist and communist causes. A prime example is that he was a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, formed with the help of the Democratic Socialists of America, and he was also a sponsor and vice chairman of an FBI identified Communist front group known as the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee. As far back as1969, Lewis was listed as a sponsor of the GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee, an anti-U.S.-military organization dominated by the Socialist Workers Party; and in 1973 Congressman Lewis was listed as a “sponsor for a founding conference of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, listed by the FBI as a Communist Party front group.
In 1995 Lewis compared the GOP and the “Contract with America” to the WW II
Nazis in Germany
From the floor of the House on March 21, 1995, four months after Republicans had won House and Senate majorities largely on the strength of the “Contract With America,” Congressman Lewis rhetorically compared the Republicans, newly in the majority, to the Nazi regime in Germany. Quoting a WW II anti-Nazi German pastor, Lewis said this: “They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews … trade unionists … Catholics … Protestants …” Then Lewis concluded solemnly: “Read the Republican contract. They are coming for the children. They are coming for the poor. They are coming for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled.”
In 2008 Lewis’ attacks on McCain & Palin linked them to racist murders
During the 2008 presidential capaign, Lewis openly suggested that the Republican candidate, John McCain, represented a throwback to George Wallace (whom Lewis seems to forget was a member of his own Democrat party) Lewis said “What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse…” He then rhetorically linked McCain and Palin to a long time ago church bombing, which resulted in the deaths of four young girls.
In 2012 Lewis likened Mitt Romney to a racist segregationist -- asking, “… DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK [to the segregated days in the South] ?”
Obviously, Lewis also played the race card against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign, when he implied that if Romney were elected he would bring back segregation --- “I’ve seen this before, I lived this before,” Congressman Lewis exclaimed, after he had described his activities throughout the South in the 50s and 60s. Then he intoned, “We were met by an angry mob that beat us and left us lying in a pool of blood. Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back? Or do you want to keep America moving forward?”
Lewis did much the same to GOP candidate Donald Trump in 2016
In the 2016 presidential campaign, Congressman Lewis repeated one of his familiar chants when he compared the GOP candidate, Donald Trump, to George Wallace. Lewis’ exact quote: “I’ve been around a while and Trump reminds me so much of a lot of the things that George Wallace said and did…. Sometimes I feel like I am reliving part of my past. I heard it so much growing up in the South…I heard it so much during the days of the civil-rights movement….”
For these and some more examples, you need to read Joseph Farah’s letter in World Net Daily (See “8 Other Extremist Outrages from Democrat John Lewis” by Joseph Farah, 1/15/17, WND/ Exclusive [http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/7-other-extremist-outrages-from-democrat-john-lewis/]).