20,000 Tea Partiers, Congressman…? Really…?

As MSNBC reported…

Located at the West Front of the Capitol in the grassy area below the steps, are according to two Capitol Hill Police officers between 1,500 to 2,000 Tea Party protesters.

Interestingly, Faux Spew boasted…

…Thousands of Tea Partiers descended upon the Capitol in an effort to derail the march toward "Obamacare" by pressuring undecided lawmakers to vote "no" Sunday.

At times protestors broke into chants of "Kill the bill!"

More than 60 Tea Party affiliates organized the event in the four days since Tuesday’s rally after organizers were flooded with requests to hold another one for those who couldn’t take off of work for the first one.

I do suppose 1,500 to 2,000 does qualify as ‘thousands’…

As Roll Call reported today, Rep. Nunes (R) wasn’t the only Repug trivializing the sordid affair…

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a leading voice in the tea party movement, said Sunday that protesters’ recent use of racial and homophobic slurs toward Members of Congress was no big deal.

“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.”

To focus on a few incidents is “embellishing something that is determined to undermine the people,” said the Iowa conservative.

I found it interesting that certain MSM outlets, namely Faux Spew and the AP, completely ignored the Tea Partiers’ significant digressions for an entire news cycle. My daily rag which uses the AP feed, only featured a photo of the Tea Party and not one word of their actions. However, Faux Spew finally acknowledged the sordid affair today. Whom did they trot out to do so…? Why… RNC Chairman Michael Steele, of course…! Who else…? Gird thy loins…

Republican National Chairman Michael Steele and one of the organizers of Saturday’s Tea Party rally strongly condemned the racial slurs that some black lawmakers alleged were yelled at them by some health care protesters as they headed for a procedural vote at Capitol Hill.

"I absolutely think it’s isolated," Amy Kremer, the grassroots coordinator of the Tea Party Express, told Fox News on Sunday. "It’s disgraceful and the people in this movement won’t tolerate it because that’s not what we’re about."

Steele rejected the notion that the incident may make any association with the Tea Party Movement a danger.

"It’s not a danger," Steele told NBC’s "Meet the Press on Sunday." "It’s certainly not a reflection of the movement or the Republican Party when you have idiots out there saying stupid things."


Think what would happen if a Code Pink lady spat on Boehner…! Do you suppose Boehner would drop the charges against her…?

I can only imagine what the headlines would look like then…!