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U.S. Rep. Conyers: “Rational Abilities” of Tea Partiers are “Compromised”
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/19/2010 | Jarrett Skorup

Posted on 04/19/2010 1:44:53 PM PDT by MichCapCon

In an interview, U.S. Representative John Conyers, D-Detroit, repeatedly referred to anti-government activists as "tea baggers" and said that their "rational abilities" are "compromised" because of their anger.

"We are here now to understand the frustration of the tea baggers and the people who are angry," said Conyers. "Many times when you're angry, your rational abilities are compromised."

The comments came at the Michigan Democratic Party endorsement convention.

Conyers, who is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, turned the conversation towards the tea parties and the recent health care bill after being asked how Democrats could remain in contention in Michigan.

"The facts are, many of the tea baggers that were hollering and being profane and screaming and using profanity...guess what? They are going to be beneficiaries [of the health care bill]."

(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; braking; homophobia; media; politics; teabaggerinsult; teaparties; unamerican
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1 posted on 04/19/2010 1:44:53 PM PDT by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

shouldnt he be visiting his wife in the pokey?


2 posted on 04/19/2010 1:45:46 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: MichCapCon
Says the man with the IQ of a cantaloupe.
3 posted on 04/19/2010 1:46:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: MichCapCon

We must forgive him... the brains in the family obviously belonged to his lovely wife.


4 posted on 04/19/2010 1:46:29 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: MichCapCon

A-hole career criminal extraordinaire Conyers, the Destroyer of Detroit, babbles on.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 1:46:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (If you don't send money to Conservative/Libertarian candidates, Obama will just steal it.)
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To: MichCapCon

This is satire, right? Please, oh please tell me it’s satire. No one can be that stupid, least of all, a duly elected representative of the United States’ citizens...


6 posted on 04/19/2010 1:46:51 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: MichCapCon
"Many times when you're angry, your rational abilities are compromised."

Just watch Barack Obama when he gets wee-weed up.

7 posted on 04/19/2010 1:47:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: All
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8 posted on 04/19/2010 1:47:55 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: MichCapCon

We Can See November From Our House!!!


9 posted on 04/19/2010 1:48:12 PM PDT by avacado
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To: MichCapCon

I’m not so irrational that I don’t understand the need to elect squeaky clean republicans who will send Conyers to prison for the rest of his life.


10 posted on 04/19/2010 1:48:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MichCapCon
Yo, Conyers! Don't you know that 'teabaggers' is the new N-word for disparaging decent human beings exercising their First Amendment CONSTITUTIONAL rights?!? But you go right ahead and us PROFANITY to describe AMERICANS who attend TEA parties. Let's hear from THEM in November!

Gads, I cannot wait until boneheads like this are voted OUT. Buh, bye, Conyers! Don't let the door hitya where the Good Lord splitya!
11 posted on 04/19/2010 1:48:38 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: MichCapCon

Compromised - like his wife’s ethics/morals?


12 posted on 04/19/2010 1:48:59 PM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: MichCapCon

These guys really have no clue.


13 posted on 04/19/2010 1:49:05 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: MichCapCon
Frightening that this racist will be making our healthcare decisions for us now.

Sounds like he is threatening us...shut up, or you don't get healtcare.

Time to sack DC.

14 posted on 04/19/2010 1:49:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: MichCapCon

Conyers, with his CRIMINAL WIFE, that HE cannot afford to pay for a defense attorney, has very little room to talk about “compromised” ANYTING.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 1:50:39 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: MichCapCon
"The facts are, many of the tea baggers that were hollering and being profane and screaming and using profanity...guess what? They are going to be beneficiaries [of the health care bill]."

Congressman Conyers, the only beneficiaries of your health care bill will be Democrat officeholders. And you damn well know it.

Don't insult us with your feigned ignorance.

16 posted on 04/19/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: pillut48

Unfortunately Conyers isn’t going anywhere by way of the ballot box.


17 posted on 04/19/2010 1:50:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MichCapCon

I love having idiot Conyers be the visible voice for the looney left. Cant’ he get on some more prime time news channels? That’d be good for another few percent off Obama’s approval rating.


18 posted on 04/19/2010 1:50:57 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: MichCapCon

Conyers needs to go “island tipping” with Hank Johnson...a mental match made in heaven.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Says the man with the IQ of a cantaloupe.

Why, I have to say, that your comment is quite insulting... to cantaloupes...

the infowarrior

20 posted on 04/19/2010 1:52:15 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: avacado

Hey I like that!


21 posted on 04/19/2010 1:52:58 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: MichCapCon

“rational abilities”

The irony is too rich, even for a comedy writer. Conyers, on a good day, has the brain of a dead turnip. And he’s questioning the “rational abilities” of someone demanding a return to the constitution?

This is why the Dems are the Dims.


22 posted on 04/19/2010 1:52:58 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: MichCapCon
"The facts are, many of the tea baggers that were hollering and being profane and screaming and using profanity...guess what? They are going to be beneficiaries victims [of the health care bill]."

Oh, yeah? Not if we can do something about it, slimebag.

At least we have "rational abilities." which is more than I can say for Conyers and the other Dems.

23 posted on 04/19/2010 1:53:22 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: 6ppc

These guys really have no clue.
____________________________________________

And they really don’t give a $h!t as long as the money is rolling in.


24 posted on 04/19/2010 1:53:41 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: MichCapCon

does that mean he’s going to force us to have mental health evaluations?


25 posted on 04/19/2010 1:54:06 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: MichCapCon

What is Conyers’ definition of rational abilities? Not reading bills that you are passing. Not obeying the constitution. Choosing special interest over you own constituents. Yea, Conyers has real credibility when it comes to rational abilities (sarcastically).


26 posted on 04/19/2010 1:54:31 PM PDT by paman12
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To: MichCapCon

Comimg from a representative of the Nation’s finest constituency


27 posted on 04/19/2010 1:54:40 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MichCapCon

HaHaHa, well at least our moral judgment is not compromised.


28 posted on 04/19/2010 1:54:47 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: MichCapCon
They are going to be beneficiaries [of the health care bill].

This is of course a proven lie, but even if it were true, that still doesn't mean that I should support it. Heck, I'd also be a beneficiary if you made Bill Gates buy me a Mustang. It is not right for me to expect another American citizen to pay for something that I should be responsible for.
29 posted on 04/19/2010 1:55:33 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: paman12

Oh, I forgot he was from Detroit. That explains everything.


30 posted on 04/19/2010 1:55:33 PM PDT by paman12
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To: MichCapCon

Idiot Conyers, in his attempt to vilify and impugn the Tea Party movement, has managed to speak the truth, though it’s probably not what he meant.

Maybe I missed something, but I don’t recall any reference to last week’s T.E.A. Parties in his quote. And “tea-baggers” (using the original use of the term) are quite angry, mainly because the government doesn’t give them full rights to do anything they want to anyone at any time in any place.

If the leaders of the movement are intelligent, they could and should turn this one right back on him and the rest of his ilk. But that’s just me...


31 posted on 04/19/2010 1:55:54 PM PDT by ssaftler (America feared a third "W" term, and got a second "Jimmuh" term instead.)
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To: MichCapCon

On his website, one of the issues is ‘Reparations’.
I guess that’s next on the WH agenda...


32 posted on 04/19/2010 1:56:06 PM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: avacado
We Can See November From Our House!!!

I first saw this phrase last night and i'm still smiling from it today!

33 posted on 04/19/2010 1:56:17 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MichCapCon
"Many times when you're angry a race-baiting liberal, your rational abilities are compromised."

There - fixed it.


34 posted on 04/19/2010 1:56:39 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Arrogant, stupid and treasonous is no way to go through life, Barack.)
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To: MichCapCon

will the media call out this racist for his obvious slur??


35 posted on 04/19/2010 1:57:12 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Liberty Valance

I saw it in a picture of a poster from the Tea Party posted here today. I love it!


36 posted on 04/19/2010 1:58:39 PM PDT by avacado
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To: paman12

“The facts are, many of the tea baggers that were hollering and being profane and screaming and using profanity...guess what? They are going to be beneficiaries [of the health care bill].”

I just read this sentence. I guess Conyers didn’t get the message that tea partiers (their real name) are more wealthy and educated than the general public. They most likely already have their health insurance, like it and want to keep it.

Sorry, I misspoke, everyone will be the “beneficiaries” of the health care bill once access is limited to a select few.


37 posted on 04/19/2010 1:59:27 PM PDT by paman12
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
No one can be that stupid, least of all, a duly elected representative of the United States’ citizens...

You must be new here. Welcome to Urth.
38 posted on 04/19/2010 2:00:54 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: pillut48

Someone should explain to him what teabagging is and how it is Anderson Cooper came by the term.


39 posted on 04/19/2010 2:02:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: cripplecreek

“God will provide”.

Not that I wish any harm to come to the man, but you never know what God has planned for the future.


40 posted on 04/19/2010 2:02:06 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: cardinal4
Exactly... how's that hope and change working out for you there John?

Has your wife been released yet from jail?

Compromised? Please....

41 posted on 04/19/2010 2:03:09 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 6ppc
He's as dumb and dirty as dirt. Someone should tell him to spit the marbles out of his mouth so we could understand what he says. He sounds like a punch drunk boxer. What the hell are bee baggers?
42 posted on 04/19/2010 2:04:07 PM PDT by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: roses of sharon
...shut up, or you don't get healtcare

This is the WHOLE POINT of Healthcare Control.

43 posted on 04/19/2010 2:04:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MissyMack66

0bama has already stated, in a 2004 interview,
that he doesn’t favor anything called “reparations”
or any single “one check” reparations policy
because it “lets America off the hook”.

He said he preferred nationalized healthcare and free education for minorities, because those programs would
be in perpetuity.

And guess what? Both were in the Healthcare Control bill.


44 posted on 04/19/2010 2:06:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: pillut48

Google “imprecatory prayer”,
and pray it for Conyers.


45 posted on 04/19/2010 2:07:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: peeps36
What the hell are bee baggers?


46 posted on 04/19/2010 2:07:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: All
“The facts are, many of the tea baggers that were hollering and being profane and screaming and using profanity...guess what? They are going to be beneficiaries [of the health care bill].”

Like that old saying, "I'm from Missouri"...PROVE IT OR SHUT UP, CONYERS. You sit there on your high horse using disgusting pornography obscenities to describe a large portion of AMERICANS...race baiting and all kinds of other lies! You are a big fat LIAR. Yes, I'm calling YOU a LIAR. Just exercising my First Amendment Rights there!!

GIVE US AUDIO/VIDEO EVIDENCE OF YOUR ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DECENT AMERICAN CITIZENS, then maybe we'll let you give us the time of day! Until then, you are a blathering pornographic idiot. < spits in disgust >
47 posted on 04/19/2010 2:08:00 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
This is satire, right? Please, oh please tell me it’s satire. No one can be that stupid....

Nossir. Satire is now impossible.

48 posted on 04/19/2010 2:09:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: cardinal4

I wonder if they affectionately put their hands on opposite sides of the glass.


49 posted on 04/19/2010 2:09:39 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: MrB
Exactly!! We can't fight this great battle against corruption in our government WITHOUT God's help!

Found this great explanation at Imprecatory Prayer Psalm 35

When any prayer is answered we have joy, but when the answer stops the attacks of the enemy our praise should be unceasing, or as David said, "praise all day long."

We hope that we never need to pray for the Lord to punish evildoers who are harming us, but sometimes that is the only way to find relief. Righteous imprecatory prayer is the last hope of the patient, innocent, faithful saint.

Use of this type of prayer may not be a pleasant thought, but the grave sin of evil men spoils many things. Imprecatory prayer is one of the helps God extends to us in times of such need."

50 posted on 04/19/2010 2:13:30 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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