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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:28 PM
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Clyburn to KKK 2.0 Teabaggers "they better go some place else!"
You TELL 'em Jim!!!!

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."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/20/tea-party-prot...
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:31 PM
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1. You go James!
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:31 PM
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2. He's right! If this year proves anything, its that the protests are not about health care!
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:32 PM
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3. Back to the rock they crawled out from under.. Give em hell Rep. Clyburn
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:39 PM
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4. Sickening. Glad to see the intimidation tactics will not work.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:40 PM
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5. Tea baggers are frightened bigots! Sorry they are so ignorant.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:41 PM
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6. "I am the hardest person in the world to intimidate."
:patriot:
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:42 PM
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7. TPMA!!!
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 04:44 PM by Born_A_Truman
TPMA=Tea Party My ASS!

They are racist bigots. GOP has become the party of hate.


ETA: Got so PO'd I couldn't spell.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:44 PM
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8. The upside is ..
now they know exactly who the enemy is if there was any doubt before.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:44 PM
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9. I thought they weren't racist and bigots...but fighting against big gov.
Now we know the truth.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:47 PM
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10. They're traditional Americans!
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:49 PM
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11. Kick
:kick: :patriot:
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:49 PM
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12. They've been wanting to use the N word ever since Obama won the Democratic Nomination.
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 04:51 PM by Raffi Ella
That Party is nothing but a racist bunch of Dumb ass inbreds. Go ahead Freeps! Show your ass like that cuz all you're doing is proving we were right about you and your so called "cause". thank you, you fuckin idiots.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:50 PM
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13. The racists are emboldened
As always, the mass media has cheered them on and gave their hate rallies more attention than they deserved. The Teabag protests have become a magnet for neo nazi skinhead types.

Maybe this show of their true colors will begin to wake people up.

But we all will reap what the GOP and the news networks have sown.
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EffieBlack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 09:09 PM
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16. Exactly!
n/t
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:50 PM
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14. The Hon. James Clyburn
does not deserve this. I am sending him an email of support right now!
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 09:04 PM
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15. Those people aren't fit to wipe Clyburn's boots.
He has more brains, class and courage in his pinkie than all those ignorant racists have combined.

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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 10:38 PM
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17. Turn the firehose on these miserable fucks.
Let THEM see how it feels.
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