Andre Carson, Representative (D) from Indiana and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, must think that the call for less incendiary rhetoric was for ye and not for he:
[Carson] said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”
Note that Carson is not just accusing Tea Party members of wanting to lynch black people. He’s accusing some of his (unnamed) Congressional colleagues of wanting to lynch black people.
One might think such remarks would result in a call for Congressional censure, but I wouldn’t sit on a hot stove till that happened. Nor am I expecting Carson to apologize or take back his remarks in any way; so far his office says he stands by them.
An interesting background item on Carson is that he was one of the legislators who claimed in March of 2010 that he and other black members of Congress were called the n-word by some Tea Party demonstrators, an allegation that remains unsubstantiated by the many videos taken of the incident. Nevertheless, the accusation was highly effective in branding Tea Party activists as racists. But perhaps not effective enough for Carson.