Saturday, March 20, 2010
Now the truth about health care reform opposition is coming out
The tea party people have been saying their opposition has nothing to do with racism. I've thought differently all along. But what happened today in Washington, I think bears out my worst fears, that racism is at the core of the opposition to health care reform, and any other major changes President Obama has on his agenda.
"Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) claimed Saturday that healthcare protesters at the Capitol directed racial epithets at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as he walked outside.
Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with Lewis, told The Hill that protesters called Lewis 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. "