In a tea party-led protest of the health care bill outside the US Capitol yesterday, protesters started chanting the N-word at John Lewis, a black congressman from Georgia and a giant of the civil rights movement. I understand (although don’t agree with) fighting against the health care bill, but yelling racial epithets at anyone, let alone 70-year old men, is another clue that, as I’ve discussed before, parts of the tea party are crazy.
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Absolutely ridiculous. And it discredits those who might actually have reasonable points to make.
It is evidence of a lingering illness that we haven’t cured yet. John Lewis has been around long enough to have experienced racism in some of the most ugly manifestations too. How very sad.