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Why were the Tea Partiers acting like a wild mob when the health care bill was being signed into law?
Why were they so incoherent and spitting on the black congressman carrying guns and knives and things?
@How can you debunk whats on Camera? That's what fox told you and they cut that part out. They were spitting all over the man. The spit was flying. Debunked my grandmothers eyes.
@So pleased how can they debunk that? They cant. They probably wont even watch it anyway .
@Kathy They were acting like a wild mob yelling and ranting and waving huge racial signs. That was no civilized at all. And you say one incident. It was a mob and a scary one. You cant disclaim that one.Those people are down there trying to make a point without guns. I know it hurts but you have to face the truth someday. Your precious fox news has been lying and suppressing the news and you fell for it. Hook,line and sinker.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Don't forget they also threatened the lives of the CHILDREN of Democrats who voted "yes" on the health care bill. They also CUT THE GAS LINE of the brother of one of those Democrats (the teabagger got the wrong address.) Not only are they vile -- they're stupid as well.
Tea Party Member Threatens To Kill Rep’s Children Over Health Care Vote
by Thomas Wellborn
In response to the passage of health care reform, Tea Party activists have upped their rhetoric to include despicable threats against children. Last August, windows were smashed at Democratic headquarters in Denver causing at least $10,000 worth of damage (pictured). More recently, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’s Tucson office was vandalized. And last Thursday, a shocking recorded message was sent to Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-NY) campaign office. (via Daily Kos)
Assassinate is the word they used . . . toward the children of lawmakers who voted yes.
The FBI is investigating.
POLITICO reported on Monday that Mike Troxel, an organizer for the Lynchburg Tea Party, posted on his blog what he thought was the congressman’s address, encouraging tea party activists to “drop by.”
The address has since been posted on websites of at least one other local tea party activist.
Law enforcement authorities are investigating the discovery of a cut propane gas line at the Virginia home of Rep. Thomas Perriello’s (D-Va.) brother, whose address was targeted by tea party activists angry at the congressman’s vote for the health care bill.
An aide to the congressman confirmed to POLITICO that a line to a propane tank behind his brother's home near Charlottesville had been sliced.
- SocratesLv 710 years ago
A small handful were acting like buffoons. Out of the literally hundreds of tea Party rallies, this is the one of only a couple, and a weak one at that, of anything even close to violence. Your characterization of a "wild mob", spitting, carrying guns and knives are being blown WAY out of proportion. That is what your friends you listen to have to do in order to discredit the Tea Parties. What else do they blow out of proportion?
- kathy_is_a_nurseLv 710 years ago
That spitting allegation has been totally debunked. It was totally made up by a reporter trying to create a racist story where none existed.
FYI... In all the months of Tea Party rallies there has NEVER been an arrest. In just a matter of a few weeks, the OWS mobs have seen well over 800 arrests... so far.
Then why have rewards for video/pictures proving that allegation never been found? Sorry, you're the one swallowing the propaganda.
I watched BlameMe's video carefully and it looked like the so-called spitting session was simply the Congressman being so close to the shouter that he got caught in some spray from the yelling. It did NOT look like a spitting situation at all. If it had been, why didn't the cop right by him intervene? Also, in reading some of the comments below, apparently news leads watched it too and came to the same conclusions as me.
Sorry, I think you guys are LOOKING for a reason to criticize the Tea Party because your counterpart in the OWS mob is making your side look like a bunch of unwashed thugs. Even if this ONE incident was legit... and I still maintain it isn't... the Tea Party looks just like a child's tea party compared to the mob rule going on right now.
- RonLv 610 years ago
1. Nobody spit on a black Congressman. That lie's been debunked. Many cameras were present, and a huge reward was offered to anyone who could present evidence of spitting, or racial name calling. To date, no one has claimed that reward.
2. The guy in the photo you were shown with a rifle? Notice how they cut off his head? That's because he was a black guy. They'd rather keep you ignorant of that kind of thing.
3. Go to a Tea Party gathering, then go watch the Occupy folks and tell me who's the incoherent mob.
- coldfuseLv 710 years ago
Who on earth told you this, and where is the audio/video evidence to back it up? Tea party demonstrations have been nothing like the occupy demonstrations of the left or the union thug demonstrations in Wisconsin.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Tea Party- Against wasting taxpayer's money.
OCW- Against wasting investors money and crashing the economy with oil speculation, OTC derivatives, credit default swaps, etc.
Just how many Tea Party people were arrested? And no one can prove any spitting or name calling, a reward was even offered for anyone with proof.
- roadster9879Lv 610 years ago
There is no video proof and no police evidence, or public information ever produced that could be traced to any member of the Tea Party. You question is based on a proven false premise and is titascouterbase. There is no answer to your question.
For the same reason wasps'll sting you even if you aren't bothering them - It's in their nature to do so.
- Anonymous10 years ago
They seem to forget that they spit on congressmen too. They say they are non violent, har,har har.