Tea Party Patriots gathered in the Capitol and showered racist and homophobic abuse on Congress members supporting health care reform.
Protesters called Atlanta Congressman Lewis a n----, spat on Congressman Cleaver and called Congressman Frank a faggot. In the Texas district, Tea Baggers called Congressman Rodriguez a wetback.
Republicans have refused to condemn these acts of hatred and bigotry. Republican Congressman Nunes even went as far as to blame Democrats for the protesters’ hateful invectives, and affirmed the protesters’ “right to say what they want.”
Republican Bachman says that she wants the people of Minnesota “armed and dangerous.”
Republican Boehner threatened that Democrat Steve Driehaus was a “Dead Man.”
Republican King went so far as to say, “Let’s beat them to a pulp! Let’s take them out!”
For two years, Republican politicians have been calling Democrats anti-American, while suggesting to supporters that they perpetrate violence on their political opponents.
Republican Tea Party extremists have made death threats against lawmaker’s children, thrown bricks through office windows of Congress, and ‘Tea Party Terrorist’ even sent an envelope to a Democrat Congressman with white powder telling him to “drop dead.”
There’s almost nothing that the Tea Party Patriots can do or say that Republican Senators and Congressmen will not defend.
If we let the Republicans get away with condoning this kind of disgusting rhetoric from their Tea Party Patriots, we will witness the end of any resemblance of civil public debate in this country.
The Republicans must apologize for their hate-spewing proxies. It is not acceptable for Republicans to defend bigotry and hate among their supporters.
It’s time for the leaders of the Republican Party to end this dangerous Republican demagoguery. Republicans have become the “brand new home grown ‘Tea Party terrorist.”