Friday, October 30, 2009

Republicans Introduce Resolution Honoring Tea Party Marchers

Representative Tom Price (GA) recently introduced a resolution honoring "tea party" marchers who gathered in the capitol on September 12. He was joined by 75 Republican co-sponsors, including House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (VA) and Rep. Joe Wilson (SC), who shouted "You lie" as President Obama addressed Congress on health care–conduct applauded by the protesters. The resolution contains a wildly inflated crowd estimate of 1,700,000.

Price released a statement calling the event "a great step forward for the causes of freedom and limited government." He looked forward to "continued efforts" through which "these patriots will once again make accountability and responsibility core values in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Watch as Max Blumenthal interviews those whom the Republicans want to honor: the "patriots" who compare the President to Hitler and Al Qaeda, who call him "the enemy within," and who state that his goal is to destroy the U.S.:

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