Once again the radical right wing known as The Tea Party, that has become the face and voice of the Republican Party, has shown it ugly side and gotten the attention of the media. The Tea Party movement with the blessings and assistance of the Republicans in Congress once again demonstrated that they are arrogant, ignorant, bigots.
The “Partiers” called Democrats, even the ones that supported their misogynist, hate agenda, “baby killers” from the floor of the House and several demonstrators were arrested for shouting racial and hateful epithets from the Gallery. The demonstrators outside and in the halls harassed the Black members of congress with the worst racist insults and even spat on them. They screamed insults at Gay members of the House.
The Republican members of the House refused to criticize these demonstrations and were insulted when they were chastised for their silence.
Last night and this morning, the media called the Republicans out on their hate. On “Countdown”, “The Rachel Maddow Show” and Bob Herbert, in the NYT, took them over the coals.
On the Rachel Maddow Show, she, too took them to task for their racist and homophobic hatred, praising the decision by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the Democratic members of the House marching through the demonstrators arm and arm into the Capitol building. (sorry, I can’t find the transcript to Rachel’s comment,yet)