Must be seen to be believed: #OccupyATL votes down chance for Rep. Lewis to speak

Posted by: ST on October 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I touched on this a little bit in my post on Occupy Charlotte last night, but wanted to expand on it here as I’ve just gotten a chance to watch the video all the way through and to read Fox News’recap. It really is something that has to be seen to be believed. First, the set up – from Fox:

Rep. John Lewis is one of 435 members of the House interminably frustrated by the arcane ways of the Senate. At an Occupy Atlanta protest, he encountered a process arguably worse.

A lengthy video posted online over the weekend showed what happened when the Democratic congressman tried to address an “assembly” of protesters in his home state. Instead of giving the floor to a man who is not just a longtime U.S. representative but a revered civil rights icon, the protesters employed a tangle of parliamentary procedures to ultimately prevent him from speaking.

A stunned Lewis could be seen watching the whole thing unfold before ambling away.

Asked about the incident Monday, a Lewis spokeswoman told “the only comment that we’re going to give is the comments already made.” In a prior interview about the matter with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Lewis said, “It’s okay,” and that “they didn’t really deny me.”

The end result, though, was that Lewis did not get to speak to the protesters.

The procedures they used — rather, invented — would make the Senate blush. Imagine some combination of Model U.N., Lord of the Flies and a Phish concert.

They aren’t kidding. When you’ve got ten free minutes, watch the video for yourself:

You gotta admit, it’s pretty amusing. This, OTOH, is scary:

Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

SEIU, a longtime ally of ACORN, has done it before, as ably documented by Big Government’s Liberty Chick.
The home invasions are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Lerner, a prime architect of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, laid out the Left’s plans to his fellow Marxists at the left-wing Take the American Dream Back conference in Washington, D.C., on October 3, 2011.

Here’s the (audio) of his remarks:

When I read stuff like that and watch disturbing videos like this one of a group of SEIU thugs storming the front yard and front porch of a BOA lawyer last year, I’m reminded just how much the Tea Party is NOT like the “Occupy”/ “Gimme MINE!” movement in any way. Thank God.

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5 Responses to “Must be seen to be believed: #OccupyATL votes down chance for Rep. Lewis to speak”


  1. nina says:

    Fence your yard and if they jump you have to defend your property. It’s trespassing. Post big signs.

  2. Robert says:

    “It’s okay,” and that “they didn’t really deny me.”

    Really John? no RAAAAAACISSSSM at all in that was there? none at all. you just slink away and pretend nothing happened.

    I’m glad, Mr. John Lewis, great civil rights champion, would say THE SAME THING if he ever was denied an opportunity to speak at a Tea Party rally. I’m sure he would. in fact I suggest we all call his office to commend him for knowing he would show the same passivity and meekness and feigned respect for us when we exercise our rights, as when his pack of creeps and parasite communists did that to him.

    oh, my bad, wasn’t it Mr. John Great Civil Rights Man Lewis who lied about the Tea Party with a false smear that he was spit on when he marched out in front of their protest to rub the healthcare law in our faces?

    good to know that John Lewis hates law-abiding Americans, to the point of making up a vicious smear lie against them, and supports parasitic creeps who demand totalitarianism, to the point of being told to shut up and slinking away hoping they will still vote for his worthless a__. thanks for that Mr. Lewis. what a great champion you are.

    still waiting for your RAAAAAAACIISSSMM charge Mr. Lewis. those chanting white Marxist hippies really made you go to the back of the bus there boyee.

  3. parentofed says:

    Lewis never confirmed or denied the spitting occured. I think it was Andre Carson, who’s a mouthy hothead, who made the charges but they were never verified by anyone who claimed to have seen it. Lewis would no doubt have backed Carson up if he could. That he didn’t back him up is a virtual admission this didn’t happen. At least Lewis didn’t lie, but he sure didn’t show any backbone and tell the truth. People just kept repeating it.

  4. TexasMom2012 says:

    I do not understand why New York allows people to be terrorized in their own homes. Don’t they have Castle laws? I don’t believe this could happen here in Texas. Especially not with children in the home. What is wrong with these people that they believe their rights trump the rights of people to be in safe in their own homes? The rights of protesters should not be allowed to trump the right of others to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I know the founders took property out of this phrase in order to help facilitate the end of slavery but I wish they had left it in while exempting slaves from being property. Then Kelo would never have happened and protests would not be allowed at private property. Unforseen consequences. I am sure the founders never could have predicted the unwashed gimmee crowd of the OWS ilk.

  5. Carlos says:

    Lewis wasn’t allowed to speak simply because, even as stupid as the protesters act, they are fed up with all the lies.

    How can you tell if a politician is lying? In general, if he’s breathing, there’s a 90% chance he’s lying. Specifically, if he’s a Democrap, he’s lying.