Yesterday, in Washington, tea party protesters gathered to allegedly protest the healthcare reform bill — you know, the group that claims to be all about “fiscal conservatism” and “limited government.”
In addition to calls to violence, as evidenced by this sign:
as reported by The Huffington Post, “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.
And the Republican response to such vile displays?
As The Huffington Post also reported, “Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) came to the defense of the racists and bigots who shouted slurs at members of Congress Saturday. The Tea Party protesters shouted the ‘n’ word at African American members of Congress the ‘f’ word at an openly gay member . . . Rather than condemn the anachronistic behavior, Nunes blamed the Democrats, saying that they make people do and say crazy things with their tyrannical behavior . . . ‘When you use a totalitarian tactics, people, you know, begin to act crazy.'”
BEGIN to act crazy? The lunatics are, in fact, taking over the asylum — the asylum, of course, being the Republican Party.