Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pretty good turnout for a Night Riders reunion

On a school night. (Actually it was Friday afternoon.)

That’s how Tbogg described the massive gathering at the Capitol to hear Michele Bachmann and others rail against health care reform. Actually, he said Night Rangers, but I think he may have misspoken.

A hockey game in Minnesota draws way bigger crowds.


Some of the members of Michele’s friendly little claque were moved to call John Lewis a nigger:

WASHINGTON — Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol, angry over the proposed health care bill, shouted "nigger" Saturday at U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia congressman and civil rights icon who was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s.

The protesters also shouted obscenities at other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, lawmakers said.

"They were shouting, sort of harassing," Lewis said. "But, it's okay, I've faced this before. It reminded me of the 60s. It was a lot of downright hate and anger and people being downright mean.

“Downright mean” seems to me to be a rather charitable description of it.

Somebody spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a black Kansas City Democrat.

And Bachmann was there all right to add her own brand of pixie venom to the affair:

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