The time has come to look into the face of hate and call it what it is. Smarty pants boys and gals at the GOP give aid and comfort to haters in the false belief that they can use haters to their own political advantage. These GOP folks have opened the sewers and the rats have come out. Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh are hate mongers. Fox cable News practice hate mongering. Some of the leaders within the Republican Party, its RNC staffers, its operatives, some of its lobbyists practice hate mongering. The Tea Party, a party started as a tool to be used against President Obama and the Democrats, is driven by haters
What happened yesterday, (3/20/10/) outside the capitol building-- An angry mob, who one could have thought had stepped out of a time machine from fifty years ago, jeered African-American Congressmen with racial slurs, and one member of the mob spat at an African-American Congressmen.
"Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told a reporter that as he left the Cannon House Office Building with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights era, some among the crowd chanted 'the N-word, the N-word, 15 times.' Both Carson and Lewis are black, and Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones also said that it occurred. -- 'It was like going into the time machine with John Lewis,' said Carson, a large former police officer who said he wasn't frightened but worried about the 70-year-old Lewis, who is twice his age. 'He said it reminded him of another time.' -- Kristie Greco, spokeswoman for Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said a protester spit on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., who is black and said police escorted the lawmakers into the Capitol. -- Clyburn, who led fellow black students in integrating South Carolina's public facilities a half century ago, called the behavior 'absolutely shocking' -- 'I heard people saying things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus, ' Clyburn told reporters. (CBS News)
The smarty little devious minded GOP operatives and their talk radio partners, who unleashed this hate, this venous poison on the body politics should be filled with shame. But so far they aren't They think that the-in-your face race and hate tactics are going to bring them back into power. And so far, the GOP leadership has not denounced the hate and the racism within the Tea Party movement.
Reference Reads: The Rotting Racist Underbelly of the Tea Party Protests, Latinos Launching Campaign Exposing Tea Party Racism, Too much tea party racism, Make That the Nas-Tea Party, What is the Tea Party: Taxation, Big Government and racism?, Tea party condones racism, Meghan McCain: Tea Party Statements Reflect Racism.