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Law Professor Confronts O’Reilly Over Fox News And The Far Right: “Fox News, Far Right Have A Race Deck, And They Play The Ace Of Spades Every Day”

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O’Reilly tries his best to talk over Professor Levitt, an avowed Republican conservative. So right off the bat, O’Reilly was not able to dismiss him as a liberal or Democrat. I agree that all conservatives and Republicans are not racially biased against the President. But it was humorous to watch the Professor read off racially-tinged signs at Fox’s News’ 9/12 demonstrations in Washington, and ask O’Reilly why the Republican party was not discouraging this right-wing fringe behavior.

Dr. Jeremy Levitt

Dr. Jeremy Levitt

Dr. Jeremy Levitt, a law professor at Florida A&M University, confronted Bill O’Reilly tonight over Fox News’ role in fomenting racial tensions regarding President Obama. Specifically Dr. Levitt cited Glenn Beck and the network’s role in encouraging the 9/12 protests, which featured an assortment of racist signs.

Here is the link to the article written by Professor Levitt, that got O’Reilly’s attention.

President Obama, Race and the Unpatriotic Right

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A Sign of the Times, an Editorial by Paul Begala

Democratic Strategist, Paul Begala

Democratic Strategist, Paul Begala

Paul Begala/Huffington Post—The sign said it all. It was not some last-minute message some meth addict scrawled in crayon on a scrap of cardboard. No, this sign was professionally printed. White block letters on a blue background, the four-word message was in all caps. Someone had to have thought this through. Someone wrote it, edited it, planned it, designed it, ordered it, paid for it. Someone approved it, printed it, distributed it. And then someone thought this was a message he or she wanted to convey to the world. Thank goodness someone had the courage to take a photo of it, and then Huffington Post had the guts to post it on its home page.

The sign made me nauseous, made me embarrassed, made me wonder if at long last there is no decency on the far right. The sign said:

“BURY OBAMACARE WITH KENNEDY”

Oh, I get it. Sen. Kennedy is dead, and these slugs want health care reform to be dead too. That is so clever.

Fourteen days after Edward Kennedy was laid to rest in the company of his fellow American heroes in Arlington, right-wing hate-mongers decided to use his burial to make a cheap point about their opposition to health care reform.

What would they have done if liberals had printed signs that equated Ronald Reagan’s burial with the hoped-for death of George W. Bush’s plan to privatize Social Security? Or Bill Buckley’s painful passing with the GOP’s loss of the White House in 2008? Or the demise of my right-wing former colleague Bob Novak with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts? You can’t imagine that, can you? Because, while we progressives have our moments of frustration and our occasional lack of couth, there is nothing I can think of that compares to the sick, savage sign that the teabaggers were waving in Washington.

The inmates have taken over the asylum. The ever-sunny Reagan is dead. The congenial Buckley is dead. The old-school conservative Novak is dead as well. In their place is the party of Joe the Shouter and Joe the Plumber and Sarah the Death Panel Screecher.

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Teabagger’s Gone Wild


Posted by GeoT and Audiegrl

More Pictures from 9/12 Teabagger’s who insist this is only about healthcare & deficits and has nothing to do with race….

Enjoy the pictures. I’m not sure which is funnier, the signs, the costumes, or the post rally hi-jinx. The teabaggers are trying to inflate the number in attendance from the true number (DC Police estimate a crowd of 70K) to one or two million. They even sent the right-wing bloggers pictures of todays crowds, with only one small problem, their picture is sunny and bright, and today’s weather in DC is clowdy and raining. More info on the crowd scam here.

Demonstrators take photos of an Obama sign placed under droppings from a police horse.

Demonstrators take photos of an Obama sign placed under droppings from a police horse.


The final product.

The final product.


Sign referencing Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), a leader of the 1960s civil rights movement.

Sign referencing Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), a leader of the 1960s civil rights movement.


We came unarmed...this time

We came unarmed...this time


Where's my gun?

Where's my gun?


Another  We came unarmed...this time

Another We came unarmed...this time


Ok, this one is a toss-up. I can’t decide which is more disgusting. Is it the picture of poor deceased Terri Schiavo, the actual picture of someone’s grandmother in their coffin, or using a graphic photo of the Twin Towers in flames. Maybe its the fact that they had the nerve have an American flag and a quote from the Bible on this entire piece of crap.

So now Nancy Pelosi is a Nazi too?

So now Nancy Pelosi is a Nazi too?


The sign was held by a 16 year old kid.

The sign was held by a 16 year old kid.


According to Andrew Sullivan the protestor is comparing an attempt to privately ensure millions of people currently uninsured is the equivalent of this:

According to Andrew Sullivan the protestor is comparing an attempt to privately ensure millions of people currently uninsured is the equivalent of this:

Action T4 (German: Aktion T4) was a program, also called Euthanasia Program, in Nazi Germany spanning October 1939 until August 1941, during which physicians killed 70,273 people specified in Hitler’s secret memo of September 1, 1939 as suffering patients “judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination”, but described in a denunciation of the program by Cardinal Galen as long-term inmates of mental asylums “who may appear incurable”.

Wouldn't be a teabag party with out a birther sign

Wouldn't be a teabag party with out a birther sign


more birther fun

more birther fun


Just in time for Halloween, it's the hearse from the Munsters

Just in time for Halloween, it's the hearse from the Munsters


Shout-out to Dick Cheney

Shout-out to Dick Cheney


Just had to give this sign an honorable mention...

Just had to give this sign an honorable mention...


Anybody stupid enough to carry a “Wilson for President”…..

ThinkProgress’ Victor Zapanta produced a video from the rally today, and ThinkProgress reader Vikrum Aiyer submitted several photographs.
Watch it:

The following quote from Democratic Tribune’s diary “Unprincipled Dissent” sums up the day.

I have no problem with principled, respectful conservative ideology. This nation wasn’t meant to operate under one line of thought – and regardless of how we may feel about various viewpoints, spirited debate featuring pluralism makes for a more robust polity.

That being said, the level of classlessness on display at the conservative D.C protest, while not entirely unsurprising, continues to be appalling and completely useless to the process of formulating and implementing public policy solutions – particularly where the health care reform debate is concerned.

Now for a little sanity…

Obama Takes On “Socialism Label” At Health Rally In Minnesota Today

One pro-healthcare reform man braves the crowd, it was a good thing the police were protecting him, because the crowd was ready to mob him.

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