Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tea Party Thuggery and the Climate of Hate...

Last night in Kentucky at a public planned debate between Candidates Paul and Conway there were protests outside. There were people from MoveON and other liberal progressives as well as people from the Tea Party. One news station estimated the number at about 300. During the outside protests 2 Teabaggers decided to stomp on a young woman's head from MoveOn, It's ugly video. It is concerning on multiple levels. That no one went to help the young woman, that the police did not stop it or intervene, and that there were no arrests made. I am not a lawyer but from the video I have seen it does look like assault and battery.Another version of this Incident is on this blog and had enlarged photos to attempt to identify the Thugs on the video . You can also click the Title above to link to the HuffingtonPost story.

My main concern has been since the Summer of 2009 that the TeaParty has been allowed to engage Thuggery and Bullying and no one comments on it. It started during the HCR battle at Town Hall Meetings and even with Sick or disabled people or grieving families being harassed, and heckled or worse at Public Meetings. And the MSM bears alot of responsibility for this, by legitimizing their Hate Rhetoric and Hatemongering by calling them a true "movement". Now the BBC and The Guardian even are following their political antics and maneuvers. As an American it is embarrassing and Disgusting.

As an American I worry, how much worse is this going to get ? When is the MSM going to realize they have fed a Monster ? Because I think many of us do worry that at some point Someone will be hurt. For the Teaparty is not full of Political Mindful people it is full of Racists, Bigots,Thugs, White Supremacists, and Militia Members. Add All the Glorifying FREE Media Public Attention and their ramped up Misguided Anger and you have a recipe for Disaster.

More Video from YouTube: Graphic shows how rough it was, note the Chanting as well, Also not the Police are visible within feet of incident :

5 comments:

davidgs said...

The wingnut bullies are the same bullies -- and about as mature -- as the Junio High school bullies. They are immature, childish, brutal, and cowards. All bullies are cowards.

Border Explorer said...

There's a general lack of civility and respect, even in such small ways as in public forums: the comments sections of online newspaper blogs/articles. People in the nation point at our youth and bullying in schools, but--really--our whole nation's political policy is bullying all around the world. The youth are reflecting what they see adults doing. This is one more example. Someone on another blog commented that this sort of beating up was the way whites treated blacks in the civil rights days of the 60's. It is fear-driven, aggressive behavior.

tom said...

These folk have jumped the shark, they are over every line, there is NO line they won't cross, the concept of a loyal opposition has been thrown out.
So we await the voting and non voting and see if we can hold them back
The Stars are not aligning for us as we would like.
I don't understand how these folk can continue to run roughshod over their fellow citizens..
This, along with that horrible anti Obama ad on the internet...from the anti choice crazies
Yikes hot times coming...
I'm reminded of that Old chicago song
America needs you Harry Truman...

enigma4ever said...

David...
they are cowards...so true...and you are right ...most bullies are cowards...

BorderExplorer....
About Bullies-so so true-they learn it somewhere.
..no one ever mentions that...or how the Leaders set the example either....

Tom...
you are so right...riding roughshod that says it all...
I don't know who they are...really worrisome what happens next...

NEWSGUY said...

Tea Partiers and most Republicans live in fear. They are afraid, fearful of their own boogeymen. Afraid of black and brown people, afraid of gays, afraid of Muslims, afraid, afraid, afraid. By definition, they are cowards, and by extension they are bullies.

Cowards and bullies. Reminds me of the Brownshirts of the 1930s in Germany.