No, there’s no racist element to the far right. None at all.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that racial epithets were hurled at them Saturday by angry protesters who had gathered at the Capitol to protest health-care legislation, and one congressman said he was spit upon. The most high-profile openly gay congressman, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), was heckled with anti-gay chants.

 
  • akonsen

    Incendiary accusations are good for making news, but where's the proof?

  • A :23 video debunks the entire allegation! LOL. Alo, buddy. You're slipping. This is like Kentucky versus Wake Forest here. I feel bad being up almost 30 points. I'm gonna give you a layup so you won't cry.

    You can't be so stupid as to think this debunks anything. You can't be so stupid as to think all of these things are made up given the proven documented nature of tea party rallies in general. Seriously. Try again.

  • mvirenicus

    these teabaggers and gop behavior in general are causing me to hope this bill passes. i mean OMG, if this bill gets these idiots so riled up it can't be all bad, right?

  • ding ding ding! we have a winner!

  • mvirenicus

    doesn't change the fact that dems are still wimps at best and paid for at worst.

  • you have like a cynic tourrettes tick.

  • mvirenicus

    call it what you will. i see the world as it is.

  • akonsen

    So far I've seen exactly zero seconds of footage showing racist epithets hurled by Tea Partiers. Your side made the accusation. Back it up, or shut up.

  • No. You intimated that it didn't happen by showing a few seconds of video in which no such things can be heard. I can think of several scenarios in which both things can co-exist. It's quite possible that no video exists of the insults being hurled. It's also quite possible that the video you show only picked up surrounding audio and missed that of those hurling the insults.

    Either way you can't now claim that it didn't happen based on the evidence that you provide. I know this may come as a shock to you Alo, but lots of things happen in life that aren't captured on Internet video.

    Mere months ago your tea partiers were shouting “kill him” at political rallies. Is it all that much of a stretch to imagine that they'd yell racist and homophobic insults? Hardly.

    How about you shut up until you have something substantive to say and/or share?

  • akonsen

    The claim that it did happen came from your side. So far, we've got nothing but claims from a couple of politicians about disgusting slurs being hurled from a crowd. That crowd was full of people with video cameras and was surrounded by the mainstream press. All those recording devices were whirring away, and nobody caught the slur on audio or video? Surely someone would have thought “wow, I can get on Until somebody has something more to offer than mere accusations from politicians who have a lot to gain by playing the race card and the homophobia card, you've got nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada.

  • You're starting to worry me here Alo. You sound like a 9/11 truther. Do you or don't you believe that a jumbo jet smashed into the side of the Pentagon? I mean, there is no clear convincing video or audio evidence that it did happen. One grainy security camera that shows something hitting, but it's not really clear now is it?

    I don't need anything. There is no criminal or civil case nor any burden of proof. I know one thing. If two Congressmen tell me they heard racial and homophobic slurs at a teabagger rally I'm sure as hell taking their word over the word of anyone who would show up to one of those. I'm under no obligation to prove anything beyond the allegations have been made and I think they are most likely true. You can call them liars, but you need better evidence than a :23 video clip. You can believe what you want, but you can't come here with weak evidence that it didn't happen. Precisely what you did.

    What the fuck do they have to gain by playing any race card? I will remind you of who you are making this now completely unfounded accusation.

    I'll see your steaming cup of STFU and raise you a watch your ass or you won't comment here again. Dig?

    I'd ask what's shaken you loose in comments lately, but I think I know what it is. 😉

  • akonsen

    Don't be obtuse, and spare me the faux concern. The 9/11 Truth “conspiracy” is a pile of idiocy built on a foundation of bad logic and bad science. Nonsense on stilts, believed largely by idiots on the left. There are mountains of physical evidence, video footage, audio, and multiple disinterested eyewitness accounts supporting the most obvious explanation: muslims intentionally crashed four hijacked airliners into three buildings and a field.

    Now back to the topic at hand.

    There is a burden of proof when you parrot accusations like these … that is, if you want to be taken seriously by anyone outside your little ideological circle-jerk. The accusers claim they heard people yelling “nigger” and “faggot” but that's all we've got in evidence: accusations. The accusers stand to gain sympathy from wavering House colleagues looking for any fig leaf of an excuse to vote for Obamacare (and thus against the desires of the majority of their constituents). Are you telling me that politicians are above lying to advance their goal of passing a piece of legislation that the progressive movement has lusted after for decades? Are you telling me that none of the swarm of media cameras and microphones caught the alleged shouts of disgusting slurs on tape, or that if they did catch it they declined to exploit ratings gold?

    Puh-leeze. Two words, champ: Occam's Razor.

    You can rage and ridicule and threaten to your heart's content, Eric. The lefty playbook is worn out. I don't care if you dislike me, detest me, disparage me, make uncouth insinuations about me, ban me, or even hate me. The tactics of Saul Alinsky and his disciples won't work forever.

    Enjoy your Pyrrhic victory today.

  • Um. You may wanna check out the latest post on this matter. Checkmate. Video of “faggot” and plenty of evidence circumstantial to back up the accusation that someone used a racial slur.

    Occam's Razor would support the assertion that a bunch of racist, bigoted, wingnut sycophants shouted a racial slur at a black Congressman. It's simply the simplest explanation.

    Wrong, sir. Wrong! You get nothing. You lose! Good day, sir!

  • akonsen

    Just replied.

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