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Racist Teabaggers Exhibit Beck & Palin's Real Positions

Some things need no corroboration, but have some anyway.
If a picture is worth a thousand words: woman on left, backed by a huge crowd, screams at a pro healthcare advocate, as the woman on her right exhibits her racist sign depicting the U.S. President as a minstrel show performer.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The prejudice and bigotry overshadowing so-called 'tea party' events moved to the front of the bus over the weekend, and the neocon warriors beat the drum loudly enough to really drive the headlines this time.

One media outlet headline blasted that the teabagging became a full-blown Ku Klux Klan rally.

As House Democrats prepared for their final debate and vote on comprehensive health insurance reform, they could only hope that the floor proceedings would be more civil than the day before.

More civil, the Democrats stated in a press release, "than yesterday's despicable incidents with extremist tea party activists sent to the Capitol by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck."

After being addressed by Republican Leader John Boehner and Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson as he has come to be known, tea party activists launched a series of bigoted attacks on House Democrats walking to a meeting with the President.

It's the kind of thing that only a few years ago, would never have been imagined in America.

The eternally laughable Glenn Beck is terrible for this country as I have written in the past, along with his throng of right wing pundits, and Sarah Palin is something the Republicans actually deserve in a strange way. Their attraction to her is a sure sign that they won't be back in charge of this country any time soon.

This is taking place in Washington D.C. in 2010

It was pretty clear some time ago that the Republicans simply don't have a candidate they can run. Every single one of them is so flawed; they are self-defeating.

And then you have their followers and supporters, what a nice bunch they are, good old all-American low-life racists.

"Reports from the protest include claims of shouting disgusting racial epithets at civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis and terrible homophobic derogatory language at Rep. Barney Frank -- as well as going so far as to actually spit on a member of Congress," the press release from the Democratic Party read.

As Congressman Clyburn put it to one heckler, "I am the hardest person in the world to intimidate, so they better go somewhere else."

Well they're sore losers, that's for sure. This oddball set of right wingnut pundits that represent the interests of the ultra rich, insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, big market shareholders, and (never forget) the military industrial complex, are a festering wound on our skin as Americans. It looks like it might actually be time for some of that change Obama talked about.

I do commend this President for achieving his goal; that is undeniably a big deal, one of the biggest ever, and the abortion aspect is there, but big things are going to happen. If we have learned one thing about Barack Obama it is that, like Bill Clinton, he is quick and willing to make concessions. But he got the healthcare package through, and he showed Americans which party is there in the last moment to make something real happen.

I do not subscribe to the theory that there is little difference between the two parties. It is certainly true in many cases, but items like this show where the real difference exists, and it is pronounced.

Barack Obama has won again, and that Nobel Prize now has a reason for existence, though this isn't what it is awarded for. He needs to consider the plight of people everywhere in the world as he forges on. One big score for Americans, now let's see something happen for the people of Palestine, where our complicity in Israel's genocidal oppression is destroying our decency.

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address:

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Johnny America November 9, 2010 6:59 am (Pacific time)

Glenn Beck is a very unintelligent idiot and those who follow him are just mindless sheep who love being led around by the nose and love being told what to think. Beck's stupid, red necked, brainless, impressionable followers are no different than those who followed Adolph Hitler into one of the darkest chapters of world history.

RAD September 24, 2010 5:36 am (Pacific time)

You teabaggers are a joke that have been totaly brainwashed by beck and fox with nothing but pure devil LIES and just look at who you are in a mirror, A bunch of fat racist old slobs who are mostly all retired and getting ssi checks every month and you bitch about that cuz its a BIG goverment program, Man talk about biting the hand that is feeding your fat asses into 350 lbs morons! If i was obama i would cut ssi off and only to you teabaggers then you would have something to really bitch about you bunch of neo-con right wing bush loving morons, And stop with your LIES you do hate obama cuz he is black as its seen at all of your nutty teabag rallys, You my have some of the people fooled but ya don,t fool me, Now you be a good lil puppet and keep letting glen beck dangle you with his puppet strings as you really seem to like that.

Ridley September 13, 2010 9:03 pm (Pacific time)

Americans need to wake up the fact that Beck is simply another opinion pushing charlatan who is a product of mormon cult theology and he mixes this with his personal make up as a dry alcoholic. And for the record, he is a Mormon and not a Christian. As someone with a graduate degree in religion, I can say with all qualifications that Mormonism fits all parameters of a cult and has none of the parameters of a religion. A cult is any group (regardless of its size) that interprets the doctrines of a religion in an unorthodox fashion. The problem here is the fact the most Christians do not understand the difference and they easily fall for the lies of Mormon missionaries when they come to one's door. On Beck's radio show and Fox Network program he consistent demonstrates all the unstable behaviors of a dry alcoholic which include grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance, impulsivity, ADD and indecisiveness. Alongside that reality, Glenn Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, has no college degree, has no qualifications and he is definitely not a true conservative. But then, what can anyone expect from someone who can't find anything filthier than their own personal reflection. Since people like Beck cannot survive on the basis of any personal merits, they survive by putting others down with lies and half truths in order to feel good about themselves. The truth about Beck is that he a dry mormon alcoholic who never got the counseling required for alcoholics. To further complicate things and confuse people, Beck flippantly throws around Christian terms like "God", "Jesus","Holy Spirit" as well as voices of other so called "Spirit Powers" on his radio talk show. Beck is a mormon in active standing with the mormon church and is not a Christian. Mormonism teaches many gods, that the god of the earth was once a man who attained godhood status, there is no trinity, the cross of Christ means nothing and that Jesus Christ and Satan were brothers. Because Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, he is the perfect abortion poster child for Fox Network. The people who love what Beck says are no different than the impressionable sheep who loved every speech made by Adolph Hitler in his early years when he brought Germany into an era of economic prosperity These same sheep also blindly followed Hitler into one of the darkest chapters of world history. Beck and the Fox Network both cater to the same lowest common denominator of demagoguery. Beck would not know the first thing about God as he is a mormon. Someone should ask him which of the many mormon gods he kept talking about during his argument with himself on Saturday on the square in DC. Like a typical dry alcoholic, Beck even lied on national television when he spoke about holding a document signed by George Washington. That event never took Place. Unfortunately, people who love being led around by the nose do not realize that Beck is talking about a different god than that of Christianity, Judaism or Islam and that he has been a product of mormonism cultism from the day he started doing a radio talk show as an opinion pusher. You don't have to have a degree in psychology to see that he exhibits all the signs of a dry alcoholic. The only reason this unstable impressionable idiot fell into mormonism was because the woman he wanted to have sex with would not do so unless they got first got married and from that point, they joined the mormon cult. Glenn Beck is as big a charlatan as Joseph Smith or that 5th grade graduate (Charles T Russell) who started the Jehovah's Witness cult. This is Glenn Beck in a very accurate and concise nutshell. Considering the fact that Becks personal views are extreme Marxist Libertarian, his form of patriotism is false and he is a person who has no real substance or depth. It will not surprise many of us when Beck’s next big thing is to come out of the closet and announce his homosexuality to the nation. Simply put…he is just another predatory neocon who is pushing the buttons of very ignorant and impressionable people who love being told what to think and believe. We live in a period of history where it has become very socially acceptable to be stupid and follow extremist idiots like Glenn Beck, Adolph Hitler, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh. Chicanery and lies are their middle names.

Chuck April 12, 2010 3:39 pm (Pacific time)

LOL! A picture of a "minstrel show performer"? Really?? Are you that stupid? When are you liberals going to demonstrate that "superior intelligence" you always claim you have? LOL! What an idiot!

Editor:  Yeah, aren't dirty racists just sick?  Imagine trying to pull that one off and say "duh, that wasn't racist" Some people are amazing in what they try to sell.  Sadly, in this case, some people are so unable to absorb what is taking place, but they live by fear of what they don't understand and that is where all of this is coming from.  The U.S. waited too long to really drive home the fact that Civil Rights exist.     

Coral March 28, 2010 5:48 pm (Pacific time)

Tim, great article!

For comic relief, I watch The Daily Show.

Jon Stewart, the Daily Show host, pulled all the stops March 19th with a 15-minute parody of the Fox News host Glenn Beck

WATCH this 15 minute parody of Glenn Beck. Enjoy!
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Tim King: Thank you Coral!

steveo March 28, 2010 2:29 pm (Pacific time)

Mr King, great article. Please try and ignore the racist bigots who are also hypocrites. They seem to revel in the fact that poor people should be denied healthcare...that is until something happens that they need medical help, then they scream "why didnt the ambulance get here fast enough". While it is true that we have some of the best doctors and hospitals in the world, it is criminal that we have the 37th best system in the world because we have a system that is based on profit and is there only if you can afford it. These "Tea Party" protesters sadly believe the lies and drivel spewed on Fox, which is run by Republican operatives...and they act on it without looking at facts and reality. It is a sad state of affairs indeed. This bigotry and following like sheep Tea Party will only lead them off the cliff and wind up giving the Dems an even bigger majority in November.

Gary March 25, 2010 5:40 pm (Pacific time)

Well, clearly you are an ignorant bigoted moron. The poster is not showing Obama as a minstrel man, it is from the Batman movie - The Joker. Come on, how stupid are you?

Tim King: Not as stupid as you are, thanks for the laugh and for having the audacity to actually try that one.

Jeff March 24, 2010 11:12 am (Pacific time)

Why do you continue to provide false and/or incomplete information? Are you a liar just like the below CBC members? You openly libel/slander Tea Party participants by calling them "Tea Baggers", which you know is an epithet that invites scorn and even, historically documented, violence against those you demean. Your hateful and incendinary comments have been logged over time and that log grows daily. May your advertisers be appraised that their customer's opinions on this anti-American blog have no use for those who subsidize hate. I promise you, and swear on the souls of my deceased fellow Vietnam veterans that your libel/slander will receive a never-ending resolve in exposing your incredibly hateful behavior.  "2 More Videos Surface Of John Lewis Walking Through Protesters, NO Evidence of Any Racial Slur  hotairpundit ^ | 3/24/10 | HAP  This bogus story pushed by the media since Saturday continues to have holes punched in it, which is no surprise to us, there isn't anyone who can produce audio about the story..2 more videos of Lewis

Tim King: I'm sorry, did you actually say 'slander' a teabagger?  These people live to openly insult others, they are against poor Americans like my brother and sister veterans who are dying over stupid greedy self-centered Republican pro-insurance pro-big pharma politics.  I will write any damned thing I want to about these embarassing cousins and I think 'tea baggers' is putting it nicely.  What do you have to say about it?  Jack squat, thank me for letting your words appear here at all.  I hate racists, you're right.  I absolutely hate them and the sewage that flows from their mouths.  I think bigots are weak-willed half-humans who grind away through their miserable short lives.  My favorite has always been the middle aged white guy in a beat up Ford Maverick smoking like a dog moving down the street, with his "Bush" sticker in the window.  Little Archie Bunker wannabes at best.  I know people like that weren't born with much and the angst of the neocons fits their bill.  The ones I really have a problem with are the ones pocketing the profits that make the top 2% of Americans possess 98% of the nation's wealth.  Did you realize that your own rightwing source is called 'hot air pundits?'  There's some irony for you.

 And, I ran your IP just to make sure you were a legit person, but you eat it on that one too.  Here are the names this person has used as of late: Keith Brindel, Carl,  Son of Esquire and KB.  There really are just a tiny handful of people who make these pro Republican and pro-racist comments.  They use different names to try to appear as different people.  Republican politics have no boundaries or limitations.       

Son of Esquire March 23, 2010 11:51 am (Pacific time)

Editor you have been encouraging hate and possibly deadly violence against people who have opposing views that you have, which is the majority of Americans. If you are familiar with both statutatory and tort laws as recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, then you may be able to forcast your future. You are a truly evil organization that spreads hate and may you receive the full weight of our legal system for the collective hate that you and your filthy ignorant scummy staff diffuses, which you alone are responsible to have published. The First Amendment does not okay screaming fire in a crowd/theatre, and you have done far worse. How many people do you think have been criminally assaulted, or worse, because of your hateful rumor mongering? Just one needs to file a complaint, just one! Cascade effect...

Tim King: Geez what a loser.  I mean, are you for real?  This article is about a bunch of people who are frustrated that they have a black President who wants to make Americans have health care.  As for the bigots you advocate for, who take the time to advertise their racial epitaphs, in public no less...   I think I have heard it all now.   

Jennifer March 23, 2010 9:59 am (Pacific time)

It may happen that a lawsuit is pursued to put people under oath about their allegations. It's time that we see just how truthful some elected officals are. Of course if caught would they still get re-elected? Ask Rep. Alcee Hastings impeached and convicted for bribery as a federal judge. And of course Marion Berry, former DC mayor and currently on the city council as a convicted drug user among other convictions. Why make these lies against the innocent, unless the notion of honesty, ethics and integrity play no part in your life? Then also, the rule of law also means nothing to you. Karma, how many believe in that? I sure do.  Here’s the guy that helped perpetuate this LIE.  William Douglas I’d say he’s due a few emails asking him to support his baseless allegations: WASHINGTON — Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol, angry over the proposed health care bill, shouted “nigger” Saturday at U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia congressman and civil rights icon who was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s. Here’s PROOF this didn’t happen:

Editor: I highlighted your last link and tried to view it; it opened YouTube but not a specific video.  I was curious, maybe you can try to send that in again. 

RHarrisonScott March 23, 2010 8:11 am (Pacific time)

Those who contend they have succeeded in completely suppressing the negative stereotypes they've internalized over the years about other racial groups are kidding themselves. To one degree or another, everyone is a racist. Get real.

Anonymous March 22, 2010 9:05 pm (Pacific time)

why is it...that every time i tell the truth, i am called a racist? my children are 1/4 hispanic, which means i married a hispanic 1/2 anyway..the other half is italian...and i have been an advocate for the rights of black people for more than 3 decades...i suppose, when the truth hurts, just call people racist.. if i had a racist bone in my body, it would not be towards black people or hispanics, it would be towards someone else i wont mention..calling people racist in regards to truth, just lets me know how desperate people can get. Your racist comments, as well as the anti-semetic comments are getting very old...very one falls for that anymore henry;; your false tactic has run dry..You wanna know the truth? this government has paid to kill hundreds of thousands of black children..their clinics are set up in black neighborhoods..I fight against u? i fight against the black u? didnt think so.

Editor: We have run several recent article defining what anti-Semitism is.  I have no time for this nonsense, in fact I don't even know who you are, please don't act like you are some kind of regular item around here.  You are an abortion protester?  You're real proud that??  Thank yourself for making young people flee the other way from Christianity because they think my religion is represented by a bunch of weirdos hassling young women in a bad spot.  How many disabled minority children with AIDs have you adopted?  Didn't think so.  You are against the President, probably all for war, you are against a woman's right to choose what she does with her own body, which is total facism, and you try to excuse all of this by telling us you have kids who are 1/4 Hispanic?  So what?  Oh, and you are all behind Israel's genocide of the Palestinian people too I see.  Great work, no wonder this country is so damned messed up.

Hank Ruark March 22, 2010 12:32 pm (Pacific time)

  Your naivete knows no bounds when confronted with T-party crowd behavior, sir.
  Yours is example in multiple form, as you excuse actions of "a few" which mirror multiple manifestations already plainly seen and well-understood by millions

  Then you use any attention   here to perpetuate precisely the same distorted denials of  facts well demonstrated by what has been "seen with own eyes" by other millions,widely recognized as true American historic event demonstrating the best qualities of a truly transformative President just hitting his natural stride on massive democracy-damaging obstructionism by those who cannot admit any other group has the people-conferred right to wise governance action.

  The image you finally praise as providing proof is for most merely one more mean-minded symbol of racism, underlying your entire exercise. 

Anonymous March 22, 2010 3:19 pm (Pacific time)

90% of the time, any type of violence or such as this, is done by an outsider..The cia has been caught over and over again..mainstream documented news. I dont know what happened here, and I am getting to the point where I dont even care. Too many people do not research and that is why our country is in such a mess.. most everyone I know wants health care reform, and to help the poor, but the government and how they do it causes the poor to be poorer, and the rich to be richer. have you read the health care bill? I have many hours of research in it and also have many who have also sharing with me. doesnt matter tho, the health care bill will be repealed when the country goes bankrupt in 3-18 months. While the liberal democrats are fighting the conservative republicans, our country is being taken away from under your noses while you guys are fighting over a gosh darn label that was made up by a think tank long ago. p.s. I commented on Daniels article last night, and I feel I was a bit rude, and I apologize, will try to do better. signed; the goatwhisperer :-) tea parties? they were started long ago, I cant remember the name of the organization, but they took over the tea parties and invoked beck and palin. the original tea party is long gone. both democrats and republicans are sell outs, obama is bush on steroids, and all of them should be got rid of and many should be prosecuted and put in jail. Forget the health care bill and what is in took bribes and threats to get it passed...welcome to your new democracy.

Jen March 22, 2010 12:26 pm (Pacific time)

And another liberal ...

Editor: I'm sorry scummy people have to totally violate our rules by leaving nasty profanity.  You are gross and sad, good luck getting treatment for your bigotry.  

Gary March 22, 2010 10:07 am (Pacific time)

Sorry Timmy, but you are wrong on every level. The so called racial slurs never happened. It was nothing more than Alinsky tactics by the members of the black caucus who knew they were losing the argument for communism. There is plenty of video of the incident to back us up on this.  Being a typical leftist/communist, all you have is lies and hate, and that is well reflected in you "work"  No one is buying it those, you loser.

Tim King: Boy the truth hurts doesn't it?  I can't help it if you are against poor Americans, why don't you put a sign on your pick up that says that, and slap one on your banjo while you're at it.  No, I won't put your stupid link in.  Back to Fox with you, and don't forget your annual shearing at the sheep farm next weekend.

Denny March 22, 2010 8:54 am (Pacific time)

Isn't the term "Tea Bagger" a gay epithet? Below is a link that provides video of several African-American members of congress walking through Tea Party protestors, there is no racial epithets heard. I also have reviewed other video and none are heard. The different media "personalities" that said this occurred have not provided checkable proof. "Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, released a statement late Saturday saying he too was called the "N" word as he walked to the Capitol for a vote and that he was spat on by one protestor who was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police. Cleaver declined to press charges against the man, the statement said." Was anyone arrested? Absolutely not. A CNN reporter who claims they heard the word faggot used against Barney Frank also has no proof or other witnesses. Reminds me of accusations of racial slurs and threats at an Obama rally which proved to be a fabrication and utter nonsense. These are people who are exercising their 1st Amendment rights and being maligned because they disagree with the democrats health policies, which the majority of voters in this country also disagree with. As far as conservatives not being able to field acceptable candidates, well recent elections say otherwise and November will be here soon. We shall see.

Sam March 22, 2010 7:26 am (Pacific time)

OMG you're an idiot!.. That is not a minstrel show, it's the Joker from Batman.  You cannot be that dumb and actually own a computer.

Tim King: Oh if the shoe was on the other foot you would be the biggest whiner in the crowd.  You are the idiot, and you are also pretty low IQ I would guess.  If you hate poor Americans that is your problem.  If you hate this country then move the f*ck away, what an idea!  People like yourself need to go, you aren't part of the success, only part of the problem.  Have fun with your Bill O'Reilly fantasies.  

Sean March 22, 2010 6:12 am (Pacific time)

Mr. King, I find the actions of a few among the crowd of protesters this weekend abhorrent. "There's one in every crowd" as the saying goes and if the crowd is large enough apparently there's a few in it. To impugn the entire movement based on the actions of a few makes no more sense than to flatly state that all liberals are short and believe in UFO's like Congressman Kucinich. Further, it is well know that the image of Obama in face-paint depicts not a "minstrel" as you assert but "The Joker" from the most recent Batman movie. The image is meant to convey the destructive and chaotic potential of his leadership.

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