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Racist Teabaggers Exhibit Beck & Palin's Real PositionsTim King Salem-News.com
Some things need no corroboration, but have some anyway.
(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.
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 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, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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