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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:42 AM

Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) calls the police after a Glenn Beck post incites the Tea Party

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/04/5782756/yvette-clarke-calls-police-after-glenn-beck-post-incites-tea-party

Representative Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn said tonight that she notified the Capitol police force of threatening phone calls made to her office, after Glenn Beck's website posted a video that appeared to show her criticizing Tea Party protesters.

In the video, which shows Clarke talking to the Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform earlier this month, the congresswoman says members of Congress were spit on and called racial epithets during the health care debate, and that the protesters showed the "ugliest sides of the United States of America that you can imagine."

Clarke said in a release that it was "extremely disappointing" that the comments had been edited to appear out of context.

The video is a production of Breitbart TV, the outfit established by the late conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, who drew national attention when he posted an edited video of former USDA official Shirley Sherrod which appeared to show her making racist remarks.

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Reply Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) calls the police after a Glenn Beck post incites the Tea Party (Original post)
Newsjock Apr 2012 OP
atreides1 Apr 2012 #1
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #2
Freddie Stubbs Apr 2012 #13
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #14
Freddie Stubbs Apr 2012 #15
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #16
Scuba Apr 2012 #3
lpbk2713 Apr 2012 #4
MineralMan Apr 2012 #5
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #6
Initech Apr 2012 #7
bongbong Apr 2012 #8
Smilo Apr 2012 #9
Roy Rolling Apr 2012 #11
pansypoo53219 Apr 2012 #12
Lint Head Apr 2012 #10

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:46 AM

1. Even from the grave...

Breitbart is affecting people's lives...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:56 AM

2. I hope she sues the bastard. If I were a politican I would make sure every thing I'd say was

 

recorded and if taken out of content then I would sue.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:55 PM

13. On what grounds would she sue?

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:51 PM

14. Inciting people. Kinda of like yelling fire in a crowded room. People are calling in death

 

threats.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:04 PM

15. Did he suggest that people harm or threaten the Congresswoman?

Saying negative things about someone is not inciting violence.

We have freedom of speech in this country.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:45 PM

16. I guess if she gets killed than that will prove your point.

 

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:17 AM

3. "You're side behaves like thugs." ... "That's right, and we're gonna prove it!"

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:21 AM

4. She did the right thing.




The mindless zombies should be held accountable for their actions.
Even though the people they elect to office never are.


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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:26 AM

5. The Tea Party/Glenn Beck Types Seem

to always be posting nasty rants in comments about news stories, making threatening phone calls, sending threats through the mail, and so on. It seems to be a character trait for them. That's alarming, I think, since many of them are also avid firearms owners. The combination of the kind of anger that would cause people to threaten others for disagreeing with them and access to deadly weapons is very worrisome.

Beyond that, the police do not seem all that interested in such threats.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:27 AM

6. I love how laughably thin-skinned and butthurt the teabaggers get

they dish it out 24/7/365, but throw a tantrum when someone calls them out...

At least (most) of the "But we can't ever label the Tea Party as racist" DUers are long gone...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:39 AM

7. I know - it's almost as if they're choreographed to respond that way.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:15 AM

8. The WAAAAHmbulance

 

It's the only car those wingnuts own..

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:29 AM

9. They don't even like been called

teabaggers anymore.

To me they will always be the teabaggers - a blight on the scrotum of democracy.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:05 PM

11. New name

Thanks to the DU post they are not Teabaggers anymore, they are called Kochsuckers.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:53 PM

12. Kocksuckers. the kock brothers.

nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

10. Tea Baggers Tea Baggers Tea Baggers Tea Baggers Tea Baggers Tea Baggers

They are hanging their metaphoricals over us all and it's time they had them removed by justice.

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