Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tea party protesters hurl racial insults at Georgia Rep. John Lewis -

For a long time Tea Party organizers have denied the racism of some of their members. But this afternoon Congressman John Lewis, a man nearly beaten to death while fighting for civil rights in Alabama decades ago, felt the wrath of Tea Party protesters.

He was called the "n-word" by some in the crowd protesting the healthcare reform bill set to be voted on tomorrow morning.

Also....Congressman Barney Frank was allegedly called a gay slur and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn was allegedly spit on by a Tea Party protester. Mother Jones magazine's website has pictured the Confederate "Stars 'n Bars" at today's protest.

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Sue said...

I just posted this too, but of course with my usual "choice wording"!!

Unbelievable racists, bigots, hateful, violent a-holes ever to walk on our great soil. How they were allowed to spew their hate in the Capitol is beyond words. It should never have been allowed! I am livid!!

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Sue...I mean, this was John Lewis, a man who had his skull split open by rednecks at Selma in 1965, one of the living symbols of the Civil Rights movement.

Those clowns are disgusting, to say the least, with no sense of shame or decency.

JUDI M. said...

These people want to "take their country back".....all the way to the Civil War. My kids know better than to act like that!! Just like the ones that taunted the man with Parkinson's the other day....the man had 2 Masters Degrees, for god's sake. Yep, if that's Christianity for you, I'm glad I quit going to an organized church.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Judi- for some of these people the Civil War never really ended.

When Obama was elected President I felt that the country-at last- was finally starting to grow up.

I'm getting older, but my thought demonstrates just how naive I can be.

And for any Tea Bagger to deny that their "movement" harbors blatant racists and homophobes....well, as we of (partial) Italian decent say in Central Jersey, "Waddya, stunod?"

Anonymous said...

Have people already forgotten about the racist things said by King Samir Shabazz of the Black Panther Party. I'm outraged by what he said!

Also, have you forgotten that Democrats can be racist too? He's a Black Democrat.

I'm a black Republican (former Democrat), so I know all about the stereotypes held by both sides.

Your party nor religion or lack of it, makes you any better than the next person.

Obviously, not all white people are Republicans and not all are racist. Just because someone is a tea party member, that DOES NOT mean they are racist.

We are separated by our political views and I hate that, but when I hear people go off on religion or Republicans, I have to speak out.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Anon- I think its very curious that you decided to respond to a post nearly four months old with this stuff about King Samir Shabazz of the Black Panther Party- who was never mentioned at all in the preceding piece- out of the blue. And you're doing so in a precise moment in time when it's become apparent that elements of the Far Right are trying to scare their white supporters with wild tales of this fringe lunatic trying to start Helter Skelter and the alleged power and away he has with certain people.

I also find it curious that you have chosen to remain anonymous. It's your right to do so, but in doing that one can only assume that the things you say about your background are true.

True, not all Tea Party members are racists....but the Tea Party does indeed attract more than its share of racist elements.

And that's the truth.

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