Rallies outside the Capitol are typically orderly, with speeches and well-behaved crowds. Saturday's was different,anger-fueled demonstrators surrounding members of Congress who walked by, yelling at them.
A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), 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.
March 22, 2010
Not what we used to call a tea party
It shames me to call these people "fellow Americans."