From THE HILL:
Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) said Saturday that healthcare protesters at the Capitol directed racial epithets at him and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as they walked outside.
Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with Lewis, told The Hill that protesters called the lawmakers the N-word.
Tea Party protesters held a rally outside the Capitol on Saturday, which included speeches by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and actor Jon Voight, and then proceeded into the halls to lobby members at the 11th hour.
Lewis was one of the leaders of the civil rights movement alongside Martin Luther King. Jr.
Asked if racial epithets were yelled at him, Lewis responded, “Yes, but it’s OK. I’ve heard this before in the ’60s. A lot of this is just downright hate.”
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From Talking Points Memo:
[…] Jon Voight’s speech last night at the big Republican dinner last night, at which he was the celebrity M.C., [denounced] President Obama as a dangerous radical who is a threat to Israel and the United States. And he paid tribute to the whole who’s who of right-wing punditry and their efforts to stop the “false prophet” Obama:
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From Dana Milbank at The Washington Post:
As the Republican faithful filed in for cocktails at last night’s fundraiser at the Washington Convention Center, a musical group called the Right On Band was entertaining them with a soul tune:
Rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don’t tip the boat over
Guess what, kids. They didn’t listen. They rocked the boat…
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