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Rodney King, Emmanuel Cleaver, Steve Cohen (D, TN-09), Riots were not the intention

Here is a few portions from Wikipedia about the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

... The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest,[1][2][3] were sparked on April 29, 1992, when a jury acquitted four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of African-American motorist Rodney King following a high-speed pursuit. Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area rioted over the six days following the verdict. At that time, similar, smaller riots and anti-police actions took place in other locations in the United States and Canada.[4] Widespread looting, assault, arson and murder occurred, and property damages topped roughly US$1 billion. In all, 53 people died during the riots and thousands more were injured.[5]

... King had led police on a high-speed car chase and, after driving through several red lights and boulevard stops, had pulled over in the Lake View Terrace district. In a later interview, King, who was on parole from prison on a robbery conviction and who had past convictions for assault, battery and robbery,[7][8] said that, being on parole, he feared apprehension and being returned to prison for parole violations. ...

The Tea Party takes its first scalp

Scott Brown's big win in the Massachusetts special Senate election represents a lot of things, but one thing that shouldn't be overlooked is that it's the first big win by tea party activists.

A lot of forces were at play to be sure.  Coakley wasn't a great candidate.  Brown was.  She took the race for granted and didn't work hard.  He did.  But even when you take that into consideration you still look around and realize that you're talking about Massachusetts, a state Obama won with over 61% of the vote in 2008.  One of the "bluest of the blue" states in the country.

So how did it happen?

In short, Obama made it all possible in the sense that he (and the Democrat leadership) created the political environment that gave rise to the Tea Party movement all across the country.  Their big push for bigger government and even bigger spending, more debt and more government control.

It started with opposition to the bailouts...then the TARP...then the stimulus...and then the Democrats push for their version of health care reform.  All in the face of the opposition of the American people.  And that opposition crystalized into a movement that's swept the country to the point where opinion polls show support for a non-existent "Tea Party" as being higher than for Democrats or Republicans.

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Ignorant in Connecticut

This week, in the armpit of Connecticut, Torrington, a small group of people gathered at the local park for a planned tea party. And sure as rotten food attracts flies, the tea party people were joined by protesters from the "left", or so the local paper exclaims. With out wasting much precious time the ugliness and ignorance ignited, any time you have a group of alleged white folk together, you know it has something to do with racism.

The local paper reported this extravaganza as a protest between Obama supporters and Obama bashers, typical. As a resident of Connecticut, I can attest to the utter ignorance and over abundance of uninformed people. If your against Obama, you must be a racist, this is by design. Instead of illuminating the outrageous expenditures of our out of control government, these parties have been marginalized and reduced to anti-Obama rallies.

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