Sunday, March 21, 2010

Asses of Evil

As if calling 70-year-old openly-gay US Rep Barney Frank a "f****t" weren't bad enough, the teabaggers assembled at the US Capitol, without any sense of shame or embarrassment, called 70-year-old civil rights warrior and US Rep. John Lewis the N-WORD!

Shouted it. In public no less. Raw Story has the facts:

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot," causing the surrounding crowd to erupt in laughter. A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said a protester spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a leader of the civil rights movement, was called a "ni**er."
Although Frank shrugged off the incident, Clyburn was shocked and told reporters that he hadn't experienced such treatment since leading protests in South Carolina in the 1960s.
"It was absolutely shocking to me," Clyburn told the Huffington Post. "Last Monday, this past Monday, I stayed home to meet on the campus of Claflin University where fifty years ago as of last Monday... I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins... And quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus."
We all knew pretty much the way the teabaggers true colors ran -- it was obvious from the start that if Obama had not been an uppity Negro usurping the ("White") People's House, they probably wouldn't have gotten so vicious right from the get-go.

But now we know, beyond any reasonable shred of doubt. Interesting that so far there has been very little in the way of even mock outrage from Rethug politicians, in or out of congress, over this.

After all, the teabaggers are their base and they have to count on their votes to get reelected. Don't bite the hand, etc... All of which continues to prop up that moronic far right fringe of teabaggers as the new Asses of Eviltm.


Anthony Pitman said...

Good to see you posting more frequently. You're either feeling better or pissed off. My guess is a combination of the two. Keep up the good fight.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, AP. You're correct--it's a combo plate.
--The F Man