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"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Conservative Fringe gets Uglier (if possible).

Ahhh.  The true face of the Teabag anti-reform movement and it is no surprise it has nothing to do with health care reform at all.
Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Faggot' Shouted At Members Of Congress
Sam Stein HuffPost Reporting

Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock.
  Preceding the president's speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest the passage of health care reform. The gathering quickly turned into abusive heckling, as members of Congress passing through Longworth House office building were subjected to epithets and even mild physical abuse.
  A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-M.D.) had been spit on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-G.A.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a 'ni--er.' And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot," as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president's speech, shrugged off the incident.
  But Clyburn was downright incredulous, saying he had not witnessed such treatment since he was leading civil rights protests in South Carolina in the 1960s.
"It was absolutely shocking to me," Clyburn told the Huffington Post. "Last Monday, this past Monday, I stayed home to meet on the campus of Claflin University where fifty years ago as of last Monday... I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins... And quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus."
  "It doesn't make me nervous as all," the congressman said, when asked how the mob-like atmosphere made him feel. "In fact, as I said to one heckler, I am the hardest person in the world to intimidate, so they better go somewhere else."
  Asked if he wanted an apology from the group of Republican lawmakers who had addressed the crowd and, in many ways, played on their worst fears of health care legislation, the Democratic Party, and the president, Clyburn replied:
  "A lot of us have been saying for a long time that much of this, much of this is not about health care a all. And I think a lot of those people today demonstrated that this is not about health care... it is about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful."

Wow, real inspiring patriots, these Tea-Baggers. Nice that these blood crazed protesters can outright call for violence and insight hatred without any consequence but just plan to protest the RNC in 2008 and you get arrested.Spitting and gay-baiting too, but this hysteria has been going on since before the election.  If these Tea-Baggers tried to have an informed and fair discussion their brains would burst.  For the past 25 years the angry white working class have just about voted themselves out of existence and now they want to blame their favorite scapegoats: Blacks, Gays, and Liberals. They must believe if you are one of those three you are also a Socialist, because there is nothing in that Bill that even comes close to socialism.  All I wanted was the public option, but I don't know if that makes me a Marxist, a Czar, or a Batman villain? If you reach that level of crazy hate please tell me.


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