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2010.03.20

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NickM

The Teabaggers really brought the crazy today:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/tea-partiers-call-lewis-nr-frank-ft-at-capitol-hill-protest.php?ref=fpa

"Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Andre Carson (D-IN) related a particularly jarring encounter with a large crowd of protesters screaming "kill the bill"... and punctuating their chants with the word "nigger."
[snip]
And that wasn't an isolated incident. Early this afternoon, standing outside a Democratic whip meeting in the Longworth House office building, I watched Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) make his way out the door, en route to the neighboring Rayburn building. As he rounded the corner toward the exit, wading through a huge crowd of tea partiers and other health care protesters, an elderly white man screamed "Barney, you faggot"--a line that caused dozens of his confederates to erupt in laughter.

After that incident, Capitol police threatened to expel the protesters from the building, but were outnumbered and quickly overwhelmed. Tea party protesters equipped with high-end video cameras were summoned to film the encounter and the officers ultimately relented[!]"

Alec Mento

Thanks for reading, NickM!

I saw that TPM item earlier today. The tea party might have really stepped in it this week -- they're *very serious people with very serious points and very serious passion* to the "liberal" media, but perhaps not so much if they're going to drop n-bombs and f-bombs so freely. (Though I still think a teabagger could drop a b-bomb on Nancy Pelosi and the "liberal" media would act like no one's in the forest to hear it.)

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