Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Kill The Bill", "Ni**er", "Fa**ot": "If Brown Can't Stop It, A Browning Can." This Is Getting Ugly.


Unidentified tea party protester outside of Representative Russ Carnahan's Brentwood office this afternoon. Apparently this woman needed to write "kill the bill" on her hand so she could remember what she was protesting.

The protesters torched Russ’s photo while they chanted “Death to Dictator.” A link to Briefbart's blog on the anti Carnahan rally and comments are here

Earlier today, in Washington, D.C., Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) was spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a 'nigger.' And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot," as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams.

Representative Cleaver issued this statement later this afternoon:

For many of the members of the CBC, like John Lewis and Emanuel Cleaver who worked in the civil rights movement, and for Mr. Frank who has struggled in the cause of equality, this is not the first time they have been spit on during turbulent times.

This afternoon, the Congressman was walking into the Capitol to vote, when one protester spat on him. The Congressman would like to thank the US Capitol Police officer who quickly escorted the others Members and him into the Capitol, and defused the tense situation with professionalism and care. After all the Members were safe, a full report was taken and the matter was handled by the US Capitol Police. The man who spat on the Congressman was arrested, but the Congressman has chosen not to press charges. He has left the matter with the Capitol Police.

This is not the first time the Congressman has been called the "n" word and certainly not the worst assault he has endured in his years fighting for equal rights for all Americans. That being said, he is disappointed that in the 21st century our national discourse has devolved to the point of name calling and spitting. He looks forward to taking a historic vote on health care reform legislation tomorrow, for the residents of the Fifth District of Missouri and for all Americans. He believes deeply that tomorrow's vote is, in fact, a vote for equality and to secure health care as a right for all. Our nation has a history of struggling each time we expand rights. Today's protests are no different, but the Congressman believes this is worth fighting for.

8 comments:

Zaq.Hack said...

Considerably worse things have been done and said about George Bush and Sarah Palin.

Welcome to free speech - its what our founders wanted, even though they knew it was often nasty.

Busplunge said...

Pray for healthcare.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Zaq.Hack, the worst things I can think of to say about Bush and Palin don't even come close. And I don't think any Democrat ever spit on them or implied that they should be shot.

Welcome to reality - getcha some.

Anonymous said...

And now the G.O.P. leadership try to justify this crap. You think it is mere coincidence that a Latin-looking congressman to deliver the message:

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/21/nunes-tea-part/

I can imagine the conversation between Boehner and Cantor going something like this:

JB: Eric, get that idiot Portagee Nunes to go justify our racially motivated terror tactics.

EC: Done. Can I lick your boots now? Please tell me I'm dirty. (slurp! slurp!) Please tell me I'm dirty.

d5thouta5 said...

I am sorry, but health care is NOT a right. It is a priviledge. After reviewing our bill of rights, I did not see any reference to National Health Care. The right to bare arms was there, but not the right to health care. Please do NOT call it a "right" when it is not. If you chose to get off your ass and get a job that provides health care, then more power to you. If you decide to live off the proceeds of others, then accept the concequences of your lack of action.
DO NOT look to have your health care given to you.
I pay "premiums" every month for my health care. Enough of a premium so that could afford to buy a nice country home. How much do you pay?
And as for that "FAT' woman that wishes to become the largest woman in the world. Who is paing for her health care.
BETTER NOT BE ME.........

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the insurance lobby decided to chime in.

Busplunge said...

Nah, that ain't the insurance industry.

That's my little brother Ed. Apparently he's a Republican.

Anonymous said...

Let's talk about "free speech", Zaq Hack.

Your "nasty" folks have been wanting to yell kill the Ni**er ever since Obama received the Democratic nomination. Now it's out in the open.

Welcome to free speech?

Welcome to the South in the '50s.

-paintedpine