Rethugs torn between a) blaming teabaggers’ racist comments to Democratic lawmakers on Dems, and b) saying racism is perfectly reasonable since repukes can’t walk thru Harlem or Detroit without getting killed.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a leading voice in the tea party movement and a legendary mattress-soiling douchenozzle, said Sunday that protesters’ recent use of racial and homophobic slurs toward Members of Congress was no big deal.No, really.
“I just don’t think it’s anything,” King said, emphasizing that the incidents were isolated. “There are a lot of places in this country that I couldn’t walk through. I wouldn’t live to get to the other end of it.”
King’s remarks come a day after tea party protesters spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and shouted a racial slur at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.); both are African-American. A protester also shouted a sexual slur at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is openly gay.
Another Republican lawmaker also brushed off the racial epithets and suggested they were prompted by
Democrats dressing so provocativelythe parliamentary maneuvers being used by Democrats to pass a health care bill.