I called it over the weekend -- in my piece at Big Journalism and here at Atlas. Tens of thousands took to the great lawn, after a year of similar peaceful actions, to right a government gone off the rails. The peaceful, patriotic millions who marched over the course of the year were virtually ignored by the media and certainly ignored by the President. Big media only deemed fit to cover the people's revolution to libel and sexually smear them ("tea baggers").
This campaign of destruction culminated over the weekend when a specious charge was made that a protester shouted "ni**er" at the Congressional Black Caucus and "spat" at another. LIE. I am not sure why Nazi Pelousy and the Black Congressional Caucus deliberately chose to walk through the crowd as they shouted "kill the bill," but it sure sounds like a set-up.
These protesters are the salt of the earth. The best of America, our salvation, if it is to be had.
The Washington Post: “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that racial epithets were hurled at them Saturday by angry protesters who had gathered at the Capitol to protest health-care legislation, and one congressman said he was spit upon. The most high-profile openly gay congressman, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), was heckled with anti-gay chants.”
The media were frenzied, like vampires to human blood. And the lefty blogs like the Puff Ho (HQ for Jew-hating incitement to genocide) was epileptic with joy. We've been down this road before with the Puff Ho; they have concocted slander against the tea parties before (watch that Atlas vlog here).
What it is, is a degenerate tactic to drive the national dialogue away from what is really important (the rout) to a mendacious discussion about the "racist," "homophobic," "tea baggers." Garofalo laid out this strategy in April 2009 when she said that the tea partiers were "a bunch of teabagging rednecks," adding that "this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."
Let's go to the videotape:
Video Of The Spitting Incident Appears On Youtube March, 25, 2010 — nicedebhat tip MJ
In a news break during the Rush Limbaugh Show, Kansas City’s KMBZ reported that a video that proved Mo Rep Emanuel Cleaver was spat upon ( with the clear implication that it was purposeful) had appeared on You tube, and you could find the link at the KMBZ website.
Well, here it is, and what it shows is a guy cupping his hands around his mouth to form a makeshift megaphone, hollering ” kill the bill!” as the black caucus entourage walked by. The spittle that sprayed on Cleaver was clearly unintentional:
As you could see, the guy was yelling the entire time, and there were Capital police officers accompanying the entourage the whole time. If there had been any criminality whatsoever, they would have acted.
Of course, Cleaver didn’t press charges.