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Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay Hangs Black Lives Matter Painting In US Capitol

Submitted by on December 31, 2016 – 3:06 pm EST6 Comments

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | Right Wing News

This is beyond offensive. Democratic Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay chose the painting below as part of the United States Congressional Art Competition. The so-called artist is David Pulphus and it is meant to depict the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police office shot Michael Brown. That officer wound up moving and ending his career over this even though he did nothing wrong. Brown charged him and he did what he was trained to do. Black Lives Matter and the left immediately began to push the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” lie. That never happened, but tell a lie often enough and you’ll get a good number of useful idiots to believe you.

Pulphus paints the officers as pigs in his artwork. Two of the officers carry guns while protesters march towards them carrying signs that read “history,” “stop killing” and “racism kills.” It’s all kinds of wrong. It’s full of cop-hatred and racism, not to mention pent up violence. And my personal opinion is it just sucks as art. I guess I just don’t get BLM nuance. Pulphus’ artwork won first place in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, so his painting now hangs in a tunnel between the Capitol building and the Longworth House Office Building. It should be in the trash.

From Young Conservatives:

The police have been demonized by the media and the left in this country over the last few years.

There is no question about that.

Some radical groups, like Black Lives Matter, have even called for the murder of police officers.

It’s been scary to watch.

You wouldn’t expect politicians and educated leaders to buy into the nonsense.

But that’s exactly what has happened.

Check out the picture that was approved to hang in the United States Capitol building.

From BizPac Review:

A Missouri congressman has approved a painting that depicts cops as pigs to hang in the U.S. Capitol building.

The painting, done by David Pulphus, shows the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. after a police officer shot Michael Brown, reports the Independent Journal Review.

And the Democratic Congressman who approved the painting? He’s a piece of work himself. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr. is supported by the Communist Party USA and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. He’s part of the Progressive Caucus and the Black Caucus. Clay is a Marxist and a racist, so it figures he would be all in on this painting. He is a strong supporter of Black Lives Matter as well.

Clay praised the painting as a “colorful landscape of symbolic characters” in a press release. “The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” the press release stated. Do tell… so you call cop-hatred colorful? Not everyone shares those sentiments… “Unfortunately, many people of influence have taken part in promoting offensive and inaccurate caricatures of the very people who do the most to protect our families,” Washington GOP Rep. Dave Reichert, a former police officer, told the Independent Journal Review.

A senior Republican congressional aide also blasted the artwork in a scathing statement provided to IJR:

“That a sitting member of Congress thought it was a good idea to honor the depiction of police officers as pigs — in the U.S. Capitol of all places — is reprehensible. I feel incredibly sad that the officers working nearby have to see this on the wall. These officers protect this congressman, his staff, and his office every day, never knowing if it may be their last. Meanwhile, he’s encouraging teenagers in his district to treat police officers as animals. It’s disgusting, and he should be ashamed. This hate masquerading as art needs to be taken down now.”

Naturally, Clay could not be reached for comment. He’s all for others threatening police officers, but when it comes to standing on his convictions, Clay seems to be more missing in action than activist at times. Clay also reportedly called the piece of art the “most creative expression that I’ve witnessed over the last 16 years” during remarks on the House floor.

It’s a massive disgrace that a painting depicting cops as pigs is hung in our Capitol. I’m fairly certain that if President-elect Trump has anything to say about it, that painting will be deep-sixed as it should be.

6 Comments »

  • Larry watkins says:

    In answer to one of my posts about black lives matters, a gentleman challenged me to prove that it was a lie. I had already written about how the movement was started by lies, “hands up don’t shoot”, with Michael Brown; and I had already written about the FBI stats that show furthermore, it’s really a lie-blacks aren’t getting killed at a higher rate by police.

    So, I decided to do it this way. In deference to that, and in all fairness, I decided to take a hard look at the black lives matter protesters. These people believe that the cops are out there killing them. So, courageously, they’re taking their lives in their own hands by meeting in large groups in front of large groups of police. I decided to pay homage to those that were killed in the protests doing so. Here, I have a list of the names of all the people that were killed at the black lives matter protest.
    Michael Krol-white
    Michael Smith-white
    Brent Thompson-white
    Patrick Zamarripa-white(Iraqi)
    Lorne Ahrems-white
    Matthew Gerald-white
    Brad Garofalo-white
    Montel Jackson-black….. wait that can’t be right! Only 8 killed? Let me recheck my sources…….

    Hmmm, no, they’re right. Ok, well…that they would give their lives to protest the…
    I’m sorry what? What do you mean none of these were protesters? They were all police?!?! That’s impossible!
    That many police with that many protesters? Those rogue cops just have to be blowing them away…? No?
    Okay, well then at least how many of the people that were killed were black…maybe that would help prove their point….What? Only one of the people killed at the black lives matter protests were actually black?!?!
    The others were all white…and they were all cops….Well, Sir, I guess I WAS RIGHT AND YOU WERE WRONG!
    So, having been validated, I’ll just post this again:

    Black lives matter: An illegitimate conception; a birth of screaming racist lies; a broken childhood of hate, now, an unprincipled, irresponsible adult, who refuses to accept their own blame, and demands someone else pay for all their mistakes…..while destroying what little credibility they can scrape from martyred members in the street, by stepping on the warm-yet, lifeless bodies of it’s own suicide.

    • Teri Nealand says:

      Larry Watkins: You sir are a light among the darkness. Please be safe as you continue this difficult and dangerous work. I don’t know how, nor do I understand how so many corrupt, insensitive, malicious people are being elected to high offices and are not being held accountable for the atrocities they impinge on the black population. In this time and age, many blacks are finally seeing thru the double speak of the democrats, the communists, socialists and the muslims. It is still not too late to save the rest of America and help us all to attain peace and peaceful co-existence. Thank you for your good works. I hope your message goes world wide.

      • Leon says:

        When I was 17, (unprovoked) a cop smashed me in the mouth with the side of his Billy Club, and jabbed me in the gut with the blunt end.
        It was in that moment that I realized what it meant to be a black male, who’s life apparently did not matter.

  • Ernest Clocher says:

    This painting is awful and shows little respect for the America I know, so I guess the country is more divided as ever. Please take down this painting. It sends the wrong message. I will remember your name WN. Lacy Clay. Our nation is becoming separated more and more. This is no way to make things better.

  • BillF says:

    This is blatant racism on the part of Clay and he should be terminated from his position. The taxpayers should not have to pay for this garbage. Clay is definitely one of Obama’s people.

  • Karen Nelson says:

    Take down this painting! The South had to take down the Confederate Flags (which is THEIR rightful history). This painting only helps to incite racial feelings on both sides! It is a disgrace to all people.

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