Saturday, March 20, 2010

How The Tea People Demonstrate

With violent imagery. These signs turned up today in Washington D.C. in a protest against health care reform:

Have a look at some of the other signs and then ask yourself if the opposition truly isn't about race or at least the desire to keep power in the hands it traditionally has belonged to.

And then there was this:

A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-M.D.) had been spit on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-G.A.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a 'ni--er.' And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot," as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president's speech, shrugged off the incident.