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Will you join me (Stop the Violence)

A crowd of tea partiers shouted the "n word" at Congressman John Lewis, a former civil rights leader who marched with Dr. King. They yelled homophobic epithets at Rep. Barney Frank, an openly gay congressman. And one protester actually spat on a Black member of Congress.

Then this week, Democrats who voted for reform began receiving death threats—one had a coffin left on his lawn and another was told snipers would kill the children of lawmakers who voted yes.2 Several Democrats had their district offices vandalized, and a gas line was cut at a home that tea partiers mistakenly believed belonged to Rep. Tom Perriello.

A few Republicans have spoken out against the racism and violence, but most are still treating them as "isolated incidents."They are not isolated. They've been part of Republican-supported tea parties for almost a year and they're a natural consequence of telling people that reform is a totalitarian plot.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Mar. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (17)
  • So I guess you won't help me end the violence. Okay go ahead and dwell in your bitterness over losing fine by me.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • It's an outrage, and no American should tolerate it. So we're joining with our friends at Color of Change to stand up to the hate. Can you add your name to this letter asking Republican leaders to unequivocally condemn bigotry, hate, and violence among their supporters?


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • WE " teapartiers" are against violence. Because we have Dem.Rep. and Libs. We are against a large Government! And we do not like it when our Government is telling us what to eat, where to live, what light bulb to use and most of all we do not like it when the Government takes our money. THAT IS NOT FREEDOM.

    Both parties want to discredit the Tea Parties. Because we are making noise and people are listening to us.

    I would not listen to any talk show host they do not know us. You have to go out and walk with us. You will see what people are saying is wrong.
    I'm reposting this!

    Answer by gammie at 6:31 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Your first paragraph has been pretty well discredited.
    The rest of your little diatribe is bull, People are sick of the takeover of our rights guised as healthcare reform soon to be guised as cap and trade.
    Where were your cries over left wing violence?

    Answer by Carpy at 6:33 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • death threats—from both sides are nuts!!!

    It was done with Bush and now Obama and all the other Presidents and other Politicians.


    Answer by gammie at 6:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • It was not the fear of conservative violence that caused Ann Coulter's speech to be cancelled this week.
    It was a liberal who bit the finger off a man who disagreed with him on healthcare.
    It was Obama-loving Amy Bishop who took a gun to work and murdered co-workers.
    Joseph Stack flew his plane into the IRS building after writing an anti-conservative manifesto.
    It was liberals who destroyed AM radio towers outside of Seattle.
    It's liberals who burn down Hummer dealerships.
    It was progressive SEIU union thugs who beat a black conservative man who spoke his mind.
    It's doubtful that a conservative fired shots into a GOP campaign headquarters.
    In fact, Democrats have no monopoly on having their offices vandalized.
    Don't forget it was Obama's friend Bill Ayers who used terrorism as a tool for political change. SDS is still radical, with arrests in 2007 and the storming of the CATO Institute in July 2008.

    Answer by Carpy at 6:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • And last but not least because this is a long list
    Every time the G20 gets together, it's not conservatives who destroy property and cause chaos.

    Answer by Carpy at 6:38 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • What about the horrible obsenity and race laced voicemail left by a black man for Congresswoman Jean Schmidt? Or does it not count if it is a Republican being threatened.

    Liberals wrote the book on violence. Calling out the dogs is a little premature when there is no evidence merely fingerpointing at this time.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:43 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • MOVE ON as a source??!? Oh please!!!  LOL

    Why is that with all of those video cameras and cell phones recording this walk, not a SINGLE person has audio proof that such a word was used?  Including the last guy in the parade who you can clearly see is recording the ENTIRE procession with his cell phone camera.


    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:44 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • That move on crap was found to not be true. Or at least not provable. Give it a rest. You can't control anything but your own behavior and I can't control anything but mine.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:49 PM on Mar. 25, 2010