There was a lovely scene Friday at the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee hearing when a know-it-all liberal decided it would be a good idea to insult conservative activist Candace Owens to her face.
There are three rules to being a successful know-it-all liberal. The first two involve political correctness, but the third is “Don’t mess with Candace Owens.”
Watch this video and you will see why.
This is not the first time that Owens has provided a demonstration for weak-kneed conservatives on the proper response to being insulted by know-it-all liberals. You also don’t want to say she is an admirer of Hitler!
In this case, Republicans had invited Owens to be a witness before a subcommittee on combating white supremacy. At least they were able to offer some diversity to the hearing, which otherwise consisted of three white-guilt liberals. Owens, of course, is black, and has made it clear she is not working on the Democrat plantation any more.
After being insulted by a liberal professor, Kathleen Belew, Owens let her have it. Belew tried to suggest that Owens thought white supremacy was “hilarious” when in fact she was mocking the hearing for giving too much importance to white supremacy when African-Americans face much more direct challenges to their success.
For context, here’s what Owens had said earlier. After being ignored by most of the Democrats on the committee, who preferred to speak to the white liberal panelists, Owens said, “I also found it quite hilarious that when asked for actual numbers [about white supremacy incidents], nobody here could actually provide them because it’s not actually a problem in America or a major problem that’s facing black America.”
So when the snooty Belew implied that Owens was a shill for white supremacists and that hse should not call white supremacy “hilarious,” Owens couldn’t stand it any longer:
“You know that white supremacy and white nationalism ranks nowhere near the issues that are facing black America. And the reason you are bringing them up in this room is an attempt to make it all about race… You know exactly what I meant when I said hilarious.”
Owens then drew the obvious conclusion that she was being attacked simply because she is a conservative, and worse, a black conservative:
“You just tried to do live what the media does all the time to Republicans, to our president, and to conservatives. You tried to manipulate what I said to fit your narrative… The audacity of you bringing up the Christchurch killer and manifesto and make it seem like I laughed at people who were slaughtered by a homicidal maniac is in my opinion absolutely despicable. And I think that we should be above that…”
She then pointed out what should have been obvious to everyone — that she was the only witness who had any experience being black in America.
“This hearing in my opinion is a farce. And it is ironic that you are sitting here and having three Caucasian people here to testify and tell you what their expertise are. Do you know what my expertise are? Black in America. I’ve been black in America my whole life, all 30 years and I can tell you, you guys have done the exact same thing ever 4 years.”
Owens told the committee that what is of much more significance to harming black America is “father absence” in black homes and the educqtion system and illiteracy rate, followed by illegal immigration and abortion. She said white supremacy would not even be in the top 100 of things that are holding back the black population in America.
Of course, not everyone agrees that Candace Owens is a great American. If you want to see how the left-wing media smears her, check out this nasty report in the Daily Beast about the hearing in which Owens owned Belew.
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