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Friday, March 26, 2010

Communist Party USA News: Tea party’s ugly reality: racism, sexism, homophobia

Here is yet another Article from the Communist Party USA news paper, People's World. Oddly enough the Communist are doing exactly what the Democrats in Congress are doing, Calling eh Tea Party Racist.

"Tea party’s ugly reality: racism, sexism, homophobia

by: Jarvis Tyner March 26 2010
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Last weekend's final days of struggle to pass the health care reform bill starkly showed the ugly reality that is the "tea party."

From its inception the tea party people have used every dirty trick in the book to try to scare people into opposing heath care reform - from the "death panels" to how "awful" a government-run health care system would be - even though that is not what was proposed and most countries with government-run health care have better health care then we do.

But those lies and distortions could not win the battle for them so they threw in a massive dose of racism, primarily aimed at the president, sexism on the abortion issue, and red-baiting to try to further confuse, divide and panic the people. Media outlets like Fox gave the fullest coverage to these lies day in and day out.

I favored a stronger bill, at least with a public option. But in that atmosphere it is amazing that even the modest final version of the bill passed. Those members of Congress who stood up to the hysteria, racism, red-baiting and threats and voted for the bill are to be commended. In our electoral system it's tough for capitalist politicians to do the right thing when it might mean they will face a well-financed right-wing attack machine this November.

The tea party folks, fearing a big loss was coming, were all over Capitol Hill last Saturday making their final push to defeat health care reform. Just like they did at the town hall meetings last fall, they were in the faces of members of Congress, screaming and cursing.

It was a shocking display of in-your-face racism. Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., was called the "n" word more than once. So were Reps. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and Andre Carson, D-Ind.
Lewis, the African American veteran civil rights leader who was beaten unconscious on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the 1965 Selma, Alabama, march, said, "I haven't heard anything like this in 45 years." Clyburn, a fellow member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a veteran of the Southern struggle, called it "absolutely shocking."

But that's not all. When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.,who is gay, was walking through the halls of the Capitol building which were packed with tea party protesters, he was also verbally assaulted, repeatedly called the "f" word. "It's almost like the Salem witch trials," he said.
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., also black, pointed out the sheer confusion of the protesters. "I have never heard anyone campaign for their freedom to be uninsured. I've never heard anyone campaign against Medicare," said Scott. "That's what you're dealing with."

The protesters carried many signs opposing any inclusion of women's reproductive rights in the bill. In fact, bowing to right-wing pressure, the bill retains the reactionary restrictions of the Hyde Amendment which prohibits use of any federal money to pay for abortions.

The stench of fascism is all over the teabaggers."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps when the air of truth finally emerges, those who've attempted to find political and financial gain on the backs of the American people will be exposed and extricated from the Democratic process once and for all. The Constitution stands for Liberty, those who pervert the rights of others will fail miserably.