Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Fa**ot' Shouted At Members Of Congress


catman
#1
Quote:


A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) relayed word to reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-M.D.) had been spit on by a protestor (the protestor was reportedly arrested by Capitol Hill police). Rep. John Lewis (D-G.A.) a hero of the civil rights movement was called a "n----r." 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 said, in response to a question from 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...

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Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Fa**ot' Shouted At Members Of Congress | CommonDreams.org
 
relic
Free Thinker
#2
This is what you get from a gaggle of half wits,scary thing is the cult is growing and in the us there's plenty of fertilizer.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#3
Why should this surprise anyone? It is well known that Tea Party is in fact the far right Republican base, they think that mainstream Republicans are too left wing. They support a purge of the Republican Party in a dictatorship style.

Why would anybody be surprised that racism and homophobia is running rampant in the Tea Party? This is Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin crowd, they belong to the far right.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
#4
And they are hoping to send Palin into the White House! Yeeeeck!
 
Walter
#5
With the ubiquitous video cameras and the thousands of people at this gathering where's the video proof? I guess only lefty politicians are truthful.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
#6
Not too surprising. There have been other reports of this sort of behaviour from Tea Party groups. Just remember that most of them are not too bright.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#7
To Rep. James, Lewis, it must have taken him back to the ‘good old days’ of 60s, with Selma, Alabama and the civil rights struggle in the south. The Tea Party bunch is conservative all right, conservative in every respect. They evidently want to turn the clock back more than 50 years, on everything.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#8
Anyone believes anything in the Huffington Post is a certifiable fool.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

Anyone believes anything in the Huffington Post is a certifiable fool.

The same news item was also on CNN. But then according to you, anybody who believes anything in CNN is also a certifiable fool.

Now, your believed FOX news probably didn't carry the news, why would they? But it made the front page news yesterday on CNN, and that is good enough for me.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#10
I just checked CNN website, the news item is still there.

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Protesters hurl slurs and spit at Democrats - Blogs from CNN.com

It probably doesn't appear on FOX ( a mouthpiece of Republican Party, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Tea Party).
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#11
Adjectives and invectives vary only in degree.

Why is calling a conservative person a "redneck" and an "extremist" NOT any worse or at least as bad as calling the above two congressmen what they are?

Besides, knowing the history of the Democrats/liberals/progressives for falsifying just about anything, it is entirely possible that the alleged slurs were hurled by well-paid, liberals planted by desparate liberals.

This "report" may be nothing more than a laast-ditch attempt by liberals/progressives to drive a wedge between the tea party movement and the Republican Party. The liberals/progressives know fully well that the only racists are the ones in the Democratic Party.
Last edited by YukonJack; Mar 21st, 2010 at 08:19 AM..
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#12
"It probably doesn't appear on FOX ( a mouthpiece of Republican Party, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Tea Party)."

Let us not forget that the Tea Party movement which started last July was not reported on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Washington Post, New York Times, etc., the many official mouth pieces of the Democratic Party, until recently.

When it became too big for them to ignore, (according to many polls 70% of Americans oppose the policies of the current administration) they referred to its participants as "TEA BAGGERS", and they still do to this very day.

But they are too stupid to realize that "TEA BAGGERS" are actually one of the pillars of the Democratic Party: homosexuals. And the "TEA BAG" is a euphanism for scrotum. No need to go into details.
 
Curiosity
#13
Sorry Sir Porter

The TeaParty people are a combination of disaffected citizens/voters from both sides of the aisle - the ONLY refreshing thing which has happened since the upheaval of this new birth of what appears to be the birth of a socialist nation.

Many people both democrat and republican and independent are working to advance their own projects as a group (in agreement for a change) rather than
witness the terrible divide which Congress and the Senate are now displaying for
a government whose primary duty is to work for the people regardless but have
been playing partisan party vote by mandate instead.

The TeaParty group think the people themselves are poorly represented by the most divided government which seems to have forgotten they need to include
all people of all political persuasions, not just those who will satisfy their next election outcome.

They are a rowdy group and I wouldn't be surprised at the epithets being thrown from both sides not just as portrayed in the opening post, but I like that they
are able and willing to call their reprentatives in making new law accountable for
ALL the people, not by party lines alone.

Health care (one of the issues) affects all the people, it is not a politically focused mandate and those who disagree with the way it has been pushed at the people without being discussed and read in public, semi- available to the public to read in toto, as well as questions, makes many of the citizens in the U.S. wonder who stole the rights of the people (the premise upon which the government was formed).

"We the People...... " still has great meaning for many in the U.S. The Tea Party group want to maintain its intent. It isn't all about Health Care - it is about the loss of the Voice.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#14
Great post, Curiosity!

However, it will stick about the same way as dried peas stick to a concrete wall, all mixed up and permanently set, symbolizing the mind of the worthy you were gracious enough to address in your post.
 
Liberalman
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

Sorry Sir Porter

The TeaParty people are a combination of disaffected citizens/voters from both sides of the aisle - the ONLY refreshing thing which has happened since the upheaval of this new birth of what appears to be the birth of a socialist nation.

Many people both democrat and republican and independent are working to advance their own projects as a group (in agreement for a change) rather than
witness the terrible divide which Congress and the Senate are now displaying for
a government whose primary duty is to work for the people regardless but have
been playing partisan party vote by mandate instead.

The TeaParty group think the people themselves are poorly represented by the most divided government which seems to have forgotten they need to include
all people of all political persuasions, not just those who will satisfy their next election outcome.

They are a rowdy group and I wouldn't be surprised at the epithets being thrown from both sides not just as portrayed in the opening post, but I like that they
are able and willing to call their reprentatives in making new law accountable for
ALL the people, not by party lines alone.

Health care (one of the issues) affects all the people, it is not a politically focused mandate and those who disagree with the way it has been pushed at the people without being discussed and read in public, semi- available to the public to read in toto, as well as questions, makes many of the citizens in the U.S. wonder who stole the rights of the people (the premise upon which the government was formed).

"We the People...... " still has great meaning for many in the U.S. The Tea Party group want to maintain its intent. It isn't all about Health Care - it is about the loss of the Voice.

Did you know that the tea party people are a special interest group that most Americans are against?
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

"It probably doesn't appear on FOX ( a mouthpiece of Republican Party, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Tea Party)."

Let us not forget that the Tea Party movement which started last July was not reported on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Washington Post, New York Times, etc., the many official mouth pieces of the Democratic Party, until recently.

When it became too big for them to ignore, (according to many polls 70% of Americans oppose the policies of the current administration) they referred to its participants as "TEA BAGGERS", and they still do to this very day.

But they are too stupid to realize that "TEA BAGGERS" are actually one of the pillars of the Democratic Party: homosexuals. And the "TEA BAG" is a euphanism for scrotum. No need to go into details.

70% Americans oppose Obama’s policies? Sounds like something that came out of Republican Politburo. Put up the poll where it says that.

But again,, you are changing subject, that means that you have ran out of arguments. We are discussing here the racial slurs (nigge* and worse) hurled at black Democratic members by Tea Party racists.

But surprise, even Republicans disagree with you, they also condemned the racial slurs (though you apparently seem to have no problem with them).

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time - Blogs from CNN.com

The fact that you see nothing wrong with the racial slurs (I have not seen you condemn them here) tells us, more that anything else, what you think of blacks as people.

Indeed, to people like Rep. Lewis, it must have been like traveling back in times, traveling back 40 years to Selma.
Last edited by SirJosephPorter; Mar 21st, 2010 at 11:27 AM..
 
Colpy
Conservative
#17
What it all comes down to is the basic fact that there is an arsehole.......or six.....in every bunch.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#18
Where did you read that, Curiosity? Can you put up a link to that? The fact is, there are very few Democrats in the Tea Party, it is mostly the right wing faction of the Republican party, frustrated because they have been disenfranchised after being 12 years in power.

For 12 years, they said jump, and the Republican Congress jumped. Bush did the same for eight years. Now for the first time in a long time, they don’t hold any power in Washington, so they are angry and frustrated.

They think that Republican party has moved too much to the left and they support a purge of the Republican Party, similar to the purge carried out by Saddam of the Bath party.

Indeed, they recently had their convention. Did you see a single Democratic speaker there? They were all republicans, the darling of the Tea Party being of course, Joan of Arc.

Anyway, do you have a link where it says that there are substantial number of Democrats in the Tea Party? Would you put up a link, please?
 
Colpy
Conservative
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterView Post

Where did you read that, Curiosity? Can you put up a link to that? The fact is, there are very few Democrats in the Tea Party, it is mostly the right wing faction of the Republican party, frustrated because they have been disenfranchised after being 12 years in power.

For 12 years, they said jump, and the Republican Congress jumped. Bush did the same for eight years. Now for the first time in a long time, they donít hold any power in Washington, so they are angry and frustrated.

They think that Republican party has moved too much to the left and they support a purge of the Republican Party, similar to the purge carried out by Saddam of the Bath party.

Indeed, they recently had their convention. Did you see a single Democratic speaker there? They were all republicans, the darling of the Tea Party being of course, Joan of Arc.

Anyway, do you have a link where it says that there are substantial number of Democrats in the Tea Party? Would you put up a link, please?

Yep....the far right wing arm of the Republican Party.....and ONLY the far-right wing of the GOP .........ended the decades-long domination of Democratic senators elected in Massachusetts........care to try again???

Oh....he can't hear me.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#20
SirJosephPorter, a slur is a slur is a slur.

When you call people of faith extremists and rednecks is no worse than anything the liberal plants hurled at Lewis and Franks.

The only difference is that some have self-respect some others have a gigantic chip on the shoulder that even the election of a black (well, half black) President could not remove.

People them (hell, people like you!) won't be satisfied until everyone who disagrees with you are securely silenced and/or incarcerated.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#21
Well YJ, even the Tea Party has condemned the behavior of your heroes, the far right yahoos. And this in your icon, FOX news.

FOXNews.com - Tea Party Leader, GOP Condemn Racial Slurs Hurled at Black Lawmakers

So let me get this straight. The behavior has been condemned by Democrats (of course), by Republicans and by at least some Tea Party organizers. The only one who apparently does not have any problem with what the tea party racists said (nigg*r, f*g and more) is you.

This really tells us what you think of blacks, homosexuals and other minorities.
 
DaSleeper
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

SirJosephPorter, a slur is a slur is a slur.

When you call people of faith extremists and rednecks is no worse than anything the liberal plants hurled at Lewis and Franks.

The only difference is that some have self-respect some others have a gigantic chip on the shoulder that even the election of a black (well, half black) President could not remove.

People them (hell, people like you!) won't be satisfied until everyone who disagrees with you are securely silenced and/or incarcerated.



 
catman
#23

Tea Party Racism


Neo-Confederates


Obama the Witch Doctor

 
Avro
No Party Affiliation
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

What it all comes down to is the basic fact that there is an arsehole.......or six.....in every bunch.


Well said.

You didn't try to deflect, defend or excuse it.
Last edited by Avro; Mar 21st, 2010 at 04:31 PM..
 
Walter
#25
I still say they are lying or it's lefty propaganda.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#26
Not worth quoting garbage, but here is my response to post #21.

So let me get this straight: on one breath (your very own post #10) you claim that FOXNews never even covered this mountain-out-of-a-molehill nonsense, then on the next breath you have the unmitigated nerve to link to FOXNews. This makes you either an unparalled fool or an unmatched hypocrite.
 
Walter
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

Not worth quoting garbage, but here is my response to post #21.

So let me get this straight: on one breath (your very own post #10) you claim that FOXNews never even covered this mountain-out-of-a-molehill nonsense, then on the next breath you have the unmitigated nerve to link to FOXNews. This makes you either an unparalled fool or an unmatched hypocrite.

Put it on ignore; I did ages ago.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#28
Put him on ignore? And deprive myself the good chuckles? The delicious absurdities? The predictable and laughable repetitions?

Although, I must admit, he caught me by surprise with his link to FOXNews.

I was saving it, but he beat me to it.
 
DaSleeper
#29
See post 22...the many faces of SPA the clown and the loudmouth
 
Curiosity
#30
Thank you YukonJack

I was surprised at what Sir Joseph wrote - but perhaps he doesn't avail himself of the same offerings of news we have in the U.S. It could be more expanded upon than is seen, read or heard in Canada. Since I moved to the U.S. I confess I don't have the same interest in Canadian politics and what has transpired since I moved.
It's a selfish thing on my part but what affects us personally and our finances does
become an important issue if we aren't included in why we are again asked to build
yet another bureaucratic arm of an inefficient, bulging, money grubbing concept
without representation.

No problem - there are people who truly believe the TeaBaggers are of one party and it may happen they organize into a third party eventually, but it will take years for them to work out the myriad of issues they have with the current socialist leaning government which is now in charge...... comprised of members of both Liberal and Conservative membership. The staggering number of eligible voters - I think 300 million approximately - will take years to blend and find the hot spot to which we can all give or take and accept.

It has been taken from the people and that is the issue - nobody signed on for a dictatorship or a "government knows all" kind of scenario.

The only binding issue for the TeaBaggers is the lack of input and representation offered by the representatives of THE PEOPLE in this current move to oversee the health care - which is just another control of finances (such as Social Security was years ago), finances the people must contribute to without a vote or to be heard in the matter. Maybe it is time for a change - and if that is true, the nobody told the people what was coming.

It scoffs at the Constitution - which has worked for as long as the U.S. has been a nation of the people, represented by those they vote into office as their representatives not their controllers.
 

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