... the only reason he did that is because he's likely to face a primary challenge from some of the far-nutters running around central Wisconsin (I grew up there)& wants to marginalize them while 'strengthening his base' and gaining some future stature within what's left of the GOP.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) issued a statement late Saturday saying that he was spit upon while walking to the Capitol to cast a vote, leading the Capitol Police to usher him into the building out of concern for his safety. Police detained the individual, who was then released because Cleaver declined to press charges.
"The congressman was walking into the Capitol to vote, when one protester spat on him. The congressman would like to thank the U.S. Capitol Police officer who quickly escorted the other Members and him into the Capitol, and defused the tense situation with professionalism and care," said Danny Rotert, a spokesman for Cleaver.
But it'll be watered down and white washed..(ha-ha). Only a few will comment, they'll probably be hand picked.
Then they'll find an incident that a "librul" was involved in (that only they thought was "wrong") and point out that both sides have undesirables. The they'll go on to say that IF this happened of course they don't condone it, but you cannot judge the whole movement by a few radicals. They'll say the tea baggers are made up of Dems, Indies, and Repubs, and it's just average Americans that are upset. They'll completely ignore the fact that every protest (whine fest) that's taken place have all had racial undertones, and in your face racism as well as homophobia. That will be their version of an apology. And they'll act like we should consider ourselves lucky to get that.
Somehow they'll try and make themselves the victims.
56. It's just a matter of time before it turns violent
with this crowd. The conservanazis want someone to assasinate Dems. They would jump with joy if that happened. That's part of the reason for the creation of these teabagger idiot groups. It's the conservanazi republikkklans "brown shirts".
23. Michelle Bachman should be censured for just being associated
with these f-ing sewer dwellers. She is prompting this kind of behavior. Oh, she will claim its just a few bad apples or something. Bottom line, Bachman and her ilk are contributing to this. When there is a fire, you douse it with water asap.
As much as I dispise these sick bastards, I hope indy voters see this repug-teabagger association and vote accordingly. Show America your true colors teabaggers--all the way to Nov. Keep it up scumbags. You're digging your little sewer hole deeper.
as a Gay American, thank you for standing up for equality and common decency. the sad thing was those fucking hillbillies from Georgia and Texass, came on after words and took offense to the fact that Congressman Ryan called them teabaggers. Fuck them and Goddamn their america
24. That's the spirit that all Democratic reps. must have saving democracy is the new civil rights...
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 01:31 AM by ProgressOnTheMove
movement and they must soldier on no matter what. As there are always clear skies on the other side. The civil rights movement got hard it got tough but the only, way out is to keep on keeping on. They can only brush it off keep on walking. Block out the names, the only voices that matter are those that want to improve the nation and representatives family members.
but thanks for the attempt Congressman Ryan. These people are encouraged to do so by their own reps. Remember Joe Wilson calling Obama a liar during his health care speech on TV for pete sakes! So what if he apologized the damage was done. He humiliated the president and his family for a political moment in the sun. Republican supporters hailed it as speaking truth to power. The neocons don't really care about protocol when they're not in power.
...shove this Brown Shirt behavior in the faces of every damn BlueDog, or others, that are trying to 'extort' the Administration and the Party over their vote on Health Care Reform, then they're just as inept as we've been saying they are. How anybody can 'side' with the Repugs and their Corporate benefactors in the face of this kind of extremism, not to mention the 'chum-flavored' interview that Faux did with President Obama last week, is beyond me. Fact is, if they still won't 'come around' then to hell with 'em. I don't know if a 'real' Democrat can win elections in states like Arkansas, Louisiana or Nebraska, et. al., but I'm not sure I care anymore. I'm sitting here in a 'lost cause' of a State that will likely never, ever, see the light of humanity again - Georgia - but it won't keep me from lettin' 'em know what they have become.
Face it, all this bunch of 'teabaggers' needs to make the picture complete are brown-shirted uniforms...and maybe a spokesman with a funny mustache.
43. The GOP is full of wild-eyed lunatics who are gleeful about the teabaggers
and their behavior. If they haven't denounced it by now, they have no intention to. They see it working in their favor and that's all that seems to count to them. Calling upon their better nature to uphold any sort of dignity or respect for the House of Representatives is appropriate but these GOPers have no dignity or respect. They have only self-interest.
turn the tables. If a group of people did this to their side you'd hear them say: "The Democrats are supporting this type of attack on our values. If they do not denounce it shows they too would spit on returning war vets (or whatever) that they too hate the very people who are trying to help keep us safe. By their silence, the Democrats are are telling the world "spit on us! Spit on our soldiers! Attack us and kill our children in their beds while they sleep. We will not defend ourselves against you." The Democrats, they would say, are killing American children while they sleep in their beds by their silence.
We say: The republicans should say they think it is not nice to spit on black people or call them nigger.
Of course, we we sounded like republicans the media would eat us alive but when the GOP says it, the media agree and say "yeah, why are the democrats condemning this? The Democrats really do want this lawless mob to murder your children in their beds."
The Tea Party claims to be not connected to any political party, yet FOX NEWS give them support and ample coverage...not the bad stuff, just the anti-Obama reactionaries.
IF YOU CANNOT SEE SARAH PALIN'S HAND IN ALL OF THIS, YOU ARE EITHER TOTALLY BLIND OR SO FAR-RIGHT TWISTED THAT NO TRUTH WILL PENETRATE YOUR CEMENTED BRAIN.
The other demented party behind the violent racists in the tea party is Glen Beck. I see him as the closest thing to something like the nazis of pre-war Germany and Joseph McCarthy who accused without any consideration for truth.
NO, the Tea Party does NOT represent Americans----Just the far fringe mentally deranged people who are either alcoholics or spaced out on drugs.
In all this people have been missing one key point. In all this Teabaggers ( the name fits them by the way) rallies and marches WHERE ARE ALL THE DEMOCRATS that marched in HUGE numbers (not made up ones like the right uses) but ACTUALLY 100's of thousands to get Obama elected? Where are the counter marches, where are the supporters of this health care issues whether you totally agree or not with the actual bill WHERE ARE YOU now that you helped get Obama elected WHERE?. Is Obama on his own now that he's president?
To me the cowardly Democrats that are now laying low are no better then the Teabaggers. WHERE ARE YOU?? I'm nowhere near DC or I'd go but there certainly are enough in the area to counter these protests and show there is another side and the AMERICAN people the repukes like to think they represent are ACTUALLY made up of A LOT of Democrats and indies that tend to vote more liberal that we too have a voice and WE WANT HEALTH CARE REFORM and the majority the REpukes speak of is a majority of REPUBLICANS NOT AMERICANS!!..
51. Love this guy. More Dems should be calling on the GOP to reign in their goon squads before it
really gets out of hand. I'm not kidding. One (or more) of these people will show with guns. It's bound to happen as much as they've been whipped into a frenzy. Then will the Republicans tone down their lies and their rhetoric, when someone finally gets killed.?
This is why when Election day comes around, because of these Tea Party Nazi's taking over the Republicans I can say that the Republicans will not regain control of the Congress as a matter of fact they will lose 50 seats in the House and the Re3publicans will lose 10 senate seats and control of another 10 states. and as The census comes in and state houses redo the congressional lines back to a fair way like before the 90s The Democratic Party will have 2/3 Control of both houses and a Huge majority of the states, and that is when we will get real stuff done regarding Human Rights, Health Care and Social and Financial Justice.
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