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Published:March 21st, 2010 11:45 EST
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Tea Party: Racist And Homophobic

By Robert Paul Reyes

" Protesters outside the US Capitol, angry about the proposed healthcare reform bill, shouted `n*gger`` at a US Congressman, John Lewis, a civil rights icon from Georgia who was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s.

teaThe protesters also shouted obscenities at other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, legislators said.

Capitol Police escorted the members of Congress into the Capitol after the confrontation. At least one demonstrator was reportedly arrested.

Protesters also directed slurs at Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts who is openly gay. A writer for Huffington Post said the crowd called him a `faggot.`"

http://www.smh.com.au/world/black-congressmen-run-gauntlet-of-racist-slurs-20100321-qo4b.html

The Tea Party claims that they are a grass roots movement that appeals to all demographics. They insist that they are non-partisans who are fed up with big government and high taxes.

But at tea party gatherings you will see a sea of white faces, with almost no African Americans, Hispanics or other minorities in attendance. The speakers condemn and criticize only Democratic leaders.

The Tea Party movement is the antitheses of diversity and inclusiveness, it`s an organization of angry white men who tend to be Republican and Libertarian. (and racist.)

Tea Party protestors outside the US Capitol, furious about the proposed health care reform bill that would help minorities and the working poor, shouted "n*gger" at John Lewis.

It`s an outrage that Congressman Lewis who was almost beaten to death at a Civil Rights march in the 1960`s, should be subjected to such vile racist epithets outside the Capitol building.

Republican National Chairman Michael Steele and one of the organizers of Saturday`s Tea Party mob condemned the verbal attacks on Lewis and Frank, but the cat`s out of the bag the Tea Party movement is racist and homophobic.

 Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertpaulreyes