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Racism and homophibia from the Tea Party why did it come down to this?

A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), 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.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Mar. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Way to tag the majority with the actions of the anomalous number of negative Tea Partiers. I see it's just more of the same from the left of the aisle.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • The man who spit was arrested


    tn, if you read this story and it was a "lib" you would have posted it! lol


    Didn't you just believe that BS lie about some crazy junk President Obama DIDN'T Say!!!! LOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:50 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • What? what lie? ohhhh no I did not..even I thought NO WAY would obama say those things knowing the backlash hed recieve and so I checked it out and found out it was an e-mail with false info waaaaaaay earlier today..bet you can't point to a response from me in that post..

    try again
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:58 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • Hmm could it possibly of been plants? SEIU..ACORN
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • IF it was people attending the tea party then obviously it was horrible and wrong.Not the way the majority conduct themselves..no matter how much some of you wish it to be.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:04 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • John Lewis said he did not here that, it was a huffington post reporter that said he heard it. Enough said there.


     Frank's said somebody called him a homo not a fag. Well that is a true statement.


    Why did you not bring up the 8 anti-war protesters that were arrested today?

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:05 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • Didn't you just believe that BS lie about some crazy junk President Obama DIDN'T Say!!!! LOL


    LOL is right.  Me thinks you confused someone else with tn.  Maybe you should have read it better before accusing someone of something they didn't do. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:06 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • The  necessity for a particular  political movement can't be squelched because of the actions of a few pinheads.


    But, Barney Frank is an embarrassment.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:18 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • If teabaggers are not homophobic racist then WHERE are the black people or latinos and where are their homosexual followers?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

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