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July 14, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Bristol Palin’s Bombshell!

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston engagement shocker! What will it mean for Sarah Palin?

Plus, a new Tea Party billboard compares Obama to Hitler and Lenin! How will it affect the Tea Party?

Take our poll: Does Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston’s engagement help or hurt Sarah Palin?

And! We want to hear from you!

What do you think about the Tea Party’s billboard? Propaganda…or free speech?

Weigh in below!

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BimboKay   July 14th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

Will this abstaining couple produce another baby in 5-6 months?


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

While it is entirely refreshing to now see CNN and Thad Allen discussing and openly contemplating the seriousness of a under seafloor rupture of the Louisiana BP blown Oil well drill pipe and casing resulting in multiple seafloor vents and cavity's spewing out Louisiana heavy crude Oil from the mercando Oil reservoir under immense pressure.

Month's ago, I had repeatedly posted on that very and specific situation and how serious that would be. Anderson Cooper and his blogger staff repeatedly deleted all of those comments left in AC360 blogs. Such callous actions detracts from informing the CNN audience and detracts from useful information from even being shared.


GEORGE   July 14th, 2010 8:02 pm ET

A 1 CARAT DIAMOND ? DOES HE HAVE MONEY ?


Quincy G   July 14th, 2010 8:43 pm ET

Will Levi ever call his future MIL Mom? I don't think so. My guess is that Bristol and her Mom aren't that close. She & her new fiance didn't bother to pick up the phone to call her mother. They just put themselves on the cover of US magazine. So now the whole world knows and Sarah is powerless to do anything about it. Brilliant strategy Bristol.......maybe you should run in the next presidential election.


kathy   July 14th, 2010 8:55 pm ET

i am really sick of hearing about Bristol and Levy, so what, who are they. i can care less if they get married or not. CNN need to talk about something that is going to change America, not the camera hungry Palin's. Amber and Chris are getting married in my neighborhood, put them on CNN.


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

Today, former horrific Republican vice president Dick Cheney admitted he recently had 'heart surgery'. Apparently it was unsuccessful or he would be on his knees begging the American and International Community for forgiveness over his extremely grievous and callously illegal actions, programs and goals. Apparently, that alleged corrupt war criminal is intended to feel more pain and suffering before he finally leaves the earth.


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Our country is in wrong direction yes but this didn’t startpast 1 ½ years it was going on long time

This kind of billboards heartlessness


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

I wonder if Sara would let Bristol go work for David Letterman are star in a Family Guy show Sara needs to learn restraint with the media .


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Yes in my opinion Republican and Tea Potty speakers, leaders and members are filled with hateful racist individuals, some holding racist posters, others handing out white supremest pamphlets, others on the podium spewing out racist rhetoric. If it quacks and flys like a duck, it must be a duck.

When Republican and Tea Potty conventions and meetings have obviously racist posters, pamphlets, speakers and NOT ONE organizer is seen grabbing those signs, pamphlets and removing those same racist speakers, they by their own actions are allowing and encouraging racism.


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

People calling President Obama akin to Stalin or Hitler (shaking my head) just boggles my mind and wondering where they lost theirs?


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Tea party dividing the country most of the tea party supporters couldn’t accept Obama as our president


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

The American people needs a N.A.A.W.P.


Jennifer-----Texas   July 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

This BRISTOL is sick.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Could you imagine what would happen if the white people had an organization such as the N.A.A.C.P we would be racist .


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

David Webb, still in denial for the behavior of your Tea Tokin Party!


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

tea party members against even poor people tea party from to protect rich people


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

The N.A.A.C.P. seeks American domination .


Dan   July 14th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

These people are making money like Paris Hilton –
they don't do anything, but they bask in the glory of the spotlight and get tons and tons of money doing it!!


Arnold MI   July 14th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

I don't know if the Tea Potty is racist, but they certainly appear to be a bunch of 19th century farmers who are completely out of touch with a modern day society.


tina cottonwood arizona   July 14th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

It is cheaper to keep her. After going to court and finding out how much money plus interest he owes now he has sweep her off her feet. He is good. He is smart.


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

A stated goal of the Tea Party includes deporting Hispanic infants born in America of illegal immigrants and dumping them on the Mexico border.

Heartless, Unconstitutional and Entirely Racist, YES, YES and emphatically YES!


N Rangwala   July 14th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

The TEA PARTY should be banned. SARAH PALIN is good for nothing she is a nuisance to the country. She has no right to be an evil for the President. A person who goes against the President should be punished thoroughly.


Karen   July 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Billboard is free speech. If anybody is "racist" it is the NAACP.
If they did not have that word, gee, what would they complain
about?? They want racism and will never drop it. This just goes
to show you, if news shows like yours would not play into it, they
would have no to complain to.


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Good debate


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

It wasnt to long ago I seen a black man carrying a A-K 47 at a presidential event .


christie jaffe   July 14th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

I lived in branson mo. for two years I sorry to agree that the tea party is made up with a lot of people that are under the radar. I had to keep my party of choice to my self to survive I am glad some one is awake.go do your job as reporters and go undercover and find the truth out.


Mary   July 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I am a white american citizen. I would not vote for ANYONE the Tea Party backs. They are rude, prejudice, horrible people. They claim to be holier than thou. Everytime they are on TV they are loud mouthed people.


Maria   July 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

This Tea Party segment is AWFUL! Everyone is sooo angry and nasty and PERSONAL! Why can't they just discuss the issues in a civilized manner? The Tea Party woman was incredibly rude and Nancy was unprofessional saying SHUT UP. All of you SHUT UP! I didn't hear a single thing ANY of them had to say, don't know what point they were trying to make, etc. Neither side did their side ANY justice. PLEASE pick a different panel next time.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Its better to carry a gun then to get ate by a bear .


Sheila Runfola   July 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I was shocked and appalled today when I heard the news about Bristol & Levi. How hurtful these two young people have been to their parents and extended family. They certainly need to mature and learn about good manners before they marry. What are they teaching their child? How will he react in the future to how rude, disrespectful and cruel they were to their families! I feel tremendous sadness for the Palin & Johnston families.
These two young "children" need to grow up, get educated, and become invisible. They are not important in the scheme of life. Please....get them off TV, magazines, and all else that puts them in the spotlight.


R. Douglas   July 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Palin Family is a JOKE....they are just our for stunts and fooling all of their followers to make more money, and the sad part about it is that they fall for this foolishness.


L.   July 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Thank our lucky stars Palin didn't get into office. She portrayed herself as the average couple/family. Clearly, they are only after the propaganda and money.


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Sarah Pailn proved her as politician only real politician sell their family member and buy family member Sarah Pailn control her family


Audrey   July 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

After watching the segment on the NAACP, I am very disappointed. I have seen and heard time and time again, the NAACP guilty of racism themselves. David Webb pointed out that several times, they have not spoken out on racism. Also, the NAACP has not come back and apolgized or corrected statements made and found to be untrue. Remember the Duke Lacrosse team? Also, if they fight against racism, they must fight against all racism. There is racism against all races. And, fight against prejudgices of faith, fair wadges for the sexes, sexual orientation, and the lower income brackets. I understand what NAACP was founded for, but maybe the organization should stand for more now. The advancement for all people. At one time, people did not shake their heads, when the NAACP made a statement. They were once a class act. Now they state a whole group, the Tea Party, is racist. Has the organization heard of the black panthers? The panthers were against any race, that was not "black"-could be Africian, Carribean Islander, etc. I am not a member of any party. I vote by what I hear, read, and see about anyone running for office. All I know is I have heard many things about many groups. I have friends of many races, religions, sexual orientation, and disabilities. My father fought for racial equality back when MLK still walked the planet. Maybe, if more people were raised to judge people by the content of their character, this world would be a little nicer.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

The only gun toting you will see in Texas is by a cop or a criminal at a rally .


jack   July 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

@kathy

Yes, another media created "big" story. A tempest in a cup.


jack   July 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

@Dodie

LOL, it baffles me also.


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon
You are right on target and thank you for bring this out on the blog.
This was brought out in the Huffington Post that deporting children of illegal's has already been in effect in several states which border Mexico. It is unconstitutional at least.


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Fidel Castro undoubtedly is a surviving poster child of a leader of a foreign country that stood up against the graft, corruption and utter greed by American politicians, covert agency's, organized crime organizations and the US military complex of defense contractors.

Although virtually anyone with integrity and compassion for his fellow man and woman would have done the same if they were in a similar situation, Fidel Castro now presents a in your face America image of the very worst in America.

In this post Bush Family values era, I certainly hope the corruption and aggression which typify's America's ultra right's actions on many nations in South America and in the Middle East is winding down.

To me, Fidel Castro is reminding America in the post Bush Family values, Yes you can do these horrific things like rain nuclear weapons on the many Iranian military complexes built deep within Iranian mountains, however the question is Should You and does that make it Right to do so?

Fidel Castro is reminding America that staving North Korea to the point of millions of North Koreans having virtually nothing to lose if they engage in a extremely violent active war with South Korea. And like a caged animal with nothing at all left to lose they turn on it's tormentors to the delight of the ultra right conservatives as the bear and the dogs tear one another apart, does that make it Right to do that America?

There seems to be a open moral and ethical question to America from Fidel Castro being Yes you can but does that make it Right?

Why does that scare the hell out of the ultra right conservatives in Israel, and in America's Republican lawmakers?

Questioning the moral and ethical principles with which America proceeds NOW and in the Future should be a foundation from which all decisions proceed from and it shouldn't be anything to fear.


Maria   July 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Am I watching LKL or TMZ? What's the Palin situation got to do with anything important or significant? Nothing. These people are really becoming "Paris Hilton" like in that they seem to seek out and thoroughly eat up ALL this media attention. Every time one of these stories "leak" out about the Palin family they have less and less credibility. I really don't think ANYONE cares ... at all .... not really.


jim   July 15th, 2010 12:52 am ET

I hope others understand.


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Bristol waiting for all these days to get permission form mother to marry Levi is that true I don’t wont Palin lead my country


SHANTEL KINNY   July 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

They should jst b left alone so tht they may knw wat they want 2 do wit there future..if they love each other well n gud!


tina cottonwood arizona   July 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I will bet someone a million dollars that she is pregnant especially after the comment by the reporter, "they are determined to wed by the end of the month".


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

This is tea party never respect love or human value Sarah Palin tea party leader


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

@Michael Armstrong Sr

I went to visit my family last week in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area... I do not remember seeing so many people carrying guns except for in a western movie. It was an eye opener!


Linda   July 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I have just turned off the Larry King program, not because I am inflamed about the Tea Party, but because I am so sick of hearing your guests constantly interrupt one another and disrespect one another. Is there any moderator out there who would just cut them off and end the segment when that rude behavior happens? Larry, if you "run the program" then please exert more control over your immature guests.


marie   July 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

seriously??? young love,teens, made decisions have to live with them and have to grow up. just leave everyone alone. democrat or rebublican. really not a newsworthy gig. talk about cost of suspenders. wish i could turn onlarry king and hear real news. so soft....like butter.


jack   July 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I am almost sure that when I was young the Bristol Palin marriage story might have appeared in a gossip magazine or two. It would never be something that could make someone wealthy for no good reason. I am so disappointed with this instant celebrity culture, where mediocrity is vastly rewarded.


dani   July 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I am so disgusted with the panel of choice tonight. This panel was very unprofessional and the issue was never discussed. If you are going to have a panel, make sure they understand the purpose of debate. Dana definitely played her part well by controlling the members and then laughing about it. Let's get back to the news!


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Don’t compare president daughters with Bristol. Bristol and Palin choose their public life to make money


Gregor Spieß   July 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Let Love Rule !
😉


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Theres been to much anti people polls for Obama to win .


L.A.   July 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

"Propaganda...uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented."

TOTAL PROPAGANDA!

The irony here is that the The Tea Party is using the same tactics used by those historical "evils" on the billboard to do exactly what they did, instill fear in people. So my question is, who is the real "Hitler" here?


Tom Roy   July 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

It is very insulting that those who share the views of the "tea party" are considered racist. I believe in less government and lower taxes, but not in racism. When Organization's bring up racism whenever you disagree with the politics of the President this does more harm for all of us than good. Instead of a color blind society as dreamed by Dr. King we will have a society where blacks can disagree with whites but whites can not disagree with blacks. The end result will be more racism which may be what some of the Organizations want. If we have a country where a black individual can be elected President of our great country do we really need a organization that is trying the advancement of color people. What is higher than president?


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

@ jack

two baffled Americans at least we have ours... I wonder what happened to theirs? lol


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Time for us to reject republicans they encourage tea party


charmaine   July 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

First, let me comment on the Tea Party- they are racist. And the fact that they bring guns with them is tragic. I went to school in Houston and they hate blacks. I would say 95% of Texans haven't gotten over the fact that African Americans are truly human beings. They fear the President because he is of African American descent.Well let me tell you the South is very racist and if the Tea Party continues with the hatred of the President it will be there downfall. Oh! By the way I am a Irish- German white who believes in equality. Freedom of speech is one thing but to threaten the President of the US is treason- they should be confined in jail for this.Yes, there is a line to be drawn.And they have crossed this line. They should be put out to sea with no port in which to dock.They don't like America then they can be deported.


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I went to visit my family last week in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area... I do not remember seeing so many people having guns except for in a western movie. I was waiting to see John Wayne!


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Bush and republicans made this mess it will take more than 10 years to clean up

Republicans if their have guts ask G.W.Bush to campaign for them like Bill Clinton campaigning for Democrats


Linda   July 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Larry I can not believe that you announced the Palin story in the middle of the most important issue in This Country. So sad we talk so freely about trash rather than relationship with a race of people that need to talk and heal.
The Tea Party has demonstrated a racist agenda and now all we see is a black man talking about the racist agenda of the Tea Party. Where is Mrs Palin, can she discuss the issues


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Republican lawmakers and Tea Potty members should themselves 'opt' out of Social Security and Medicare, along with their government Cadillac taxpayer provided medical care plan. Walk the talk!


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

@Gregor Spieß
lol


Bob Griffith   July 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Well it does little to squash the racial imagery. Ben Stein says all the tea partiers he has talked to never exhibited racism. How is it that first class news groups have shown the racial, bigotry and hate on signs carried at tea party raillies? It is shown and it cannot be like Ann Coulter says that it is the liberals infiltrating the group with them. Why do they never say or show that tea partiers are against them? Even Sarah Palin never speaks out or condemns them and yet they are at every rally. Is not silence acceptance? This idiot conservative that says it was never proven, why was it show on tv that spitting was done before the medical reform vote in congress? Too many people say it even outside the news reporting on the matter. Their denial does not make it not so... All the blogs or comment groups to news articles all show conservatives to be more racist or exhibit hate to contradict Ann Coulter's theory. I have read too many and consistently you will see racism or hatred from them.


Peter   July 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Little did Palin know, her biggest enemy ( for purposes of EVER being TAKEN SERIOUSLY) is in her own backyard... Everyone has their own agenda. She can kiss her political career goodbye, This woman has been preaching morale?, values? and correctness? wearing just a pair of panties. She should accept the fact she will be remembered as the housewife from Alaska that dreamn't she'd be president... Some family,
Where's the shrink?! They need one.


Jennifer-----Texas   July 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

IF SARAH PALIN STAYED HOME SOME TIME MAYBE SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT BRISTOL WAS DATING AND SLEEPING WITH LEVI. SHE SEEMS TO ENJOY GALVANTING ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF TAKING CARE OF HER FAMILY. THIS WOMAN HAS NO CHANCE OF WINNING ANY OFFICE. REPUBLICANS ARE SICK OF HER.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

The president is Blank Man .


jack   July 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

To me the tea party is mostly a corporate driven movement that uses lies to appeal to people's basest emotions. Ultra right wing, corporate water bearers disguising themselves as leaders of a grass roots movement, seem to be , for the most part, simply wolves in sheep's clothing. I hope enough Americans can see this phony movement for what it is. There are third parties I could get behind, but this isn't one of them.


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Lacoastpost is directly calling Anderson Cooper to account in today's Louisiana posts. It appears to be a similar argument which I made some days ago where Big Oil connected Bobby Jindal and swamp Parish President Billy Nungesser appear to be at actual odds in regards to what they've been spewing and their own environmental track record in Louisiana.

I previously commented on Big Oil and Gas dredging had directly led to 2,000 miles of Louisiana wetlands and maaarshes disappearing and neither Jindal nor Nungesser was jumping up and down stopping Big Oil in Louisiana from doing that, now they both are grandstanding eco-friendly? Hypocrites!


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

How official regulate Oil Companies When elected official republican apologize to BP


Dave - New York   July 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

The Tea Party question itself incorporates a bias against the tea party.

If one were to argue that the President is in many ways forcing his agenda on the country, that behavior would be like a dictator. Frequently, when he cannot get the votes for his agenda, he uses the Executive Agencies to carry out the agenda (Justice Department, Health, Education and Welfare, Fannie Mae, etc.


Arnold MI   July 14th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

The Republican Party says "profits first" and this led to the "spill baby spill" oil disaster. If BP would have followed the proper drilling procedures, they would not have been able to pay their shareholders $3 billion in the first quarter of the year.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

@ Dodie they were all undercover cops .


Thomas Katz   July 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

To Larry King: (and Ben Stein)

This is why the president did not invite foreign countries to assist with the oil cleanup:

Merchant Marine Act of 1920
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (P.L. 66-261) is a United States Federal statute that regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports.

Section 27, also known as the Jones Act, deals with cabotage (i.e., coastal shipping) and requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. The purpose of the law is to support the U.S. Maritime industry,sources.[1]

In addition, amendments to the Jones Act, known as the Cargo Preference Act (P.L. 83-644), provide permanent legislation for the transportation of waterborne cargoes in U.S.-flag vessels.


vic nashville tn   July 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Bill Clinton is our true leader


Henya   July 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Enough with bashing our president Ben our Pres. is downing a great job.


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Whether or not some MMS inspectors allowed PB officials to fill out the inspection forms, it is still BP's responsibility to use regulated standard materials, not substandard ones.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Your cally has got to realize that he is the president and thats his job is to be blamed .


linda   July 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Larry, the oil skimmers from the other countries would have helped us out, but not for free. There was a charge the American people would have had to pay. BP didn't approve outside help either, for the extra money reason also.


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

@Michael Armstrong Sr

The entire population of Texas? lol


Chaney, La.   July 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Tp lady the JOnes act does not apply in waters outside the US.
You keep talking about refusing help, this help is anything but free, I dont get it. If he accepted all the help from all the countries. and turned them loose out there it would be the biggest damn mess in the world.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

If Ben Stien were president then it would be his fault .


Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Good show tonight Larry King, thank-you!


Arnold MI   July 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

The stimulus is working, but at a snails crawl. The reason for this is, the recession hit the hardest at the lower income levels and this has curbed consumer spending, but the most of the stimulus went to the business sector who can't expand without consumer spending.


Claudia   July 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I think the billboard is a disgusting expression of free speech and indicative of how base the electorate has become. The panel this evening had an opportunity to have a thoughtful discussion, however, they too, can't control their snide comments nor do they have any idea how to have a discussion. All of this is more distraction from the real problems facing us most especially unemployment.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

@ Vic you bet he has great tast in women .


Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Love will find a way...I hope they don't have to 'tripp' over a grandmother's need to use them on, or as, a political sign for a future run into another brick wall to appease her personal/political/financial ambitions. Good night that gives me the creeps thinking of a remote possibility that would find her at the helm of a nuclear arsenal...She should stick with her comical aspirations that are condensed in her cranium. DENSE being the key adjective of her plastic moral and political gene code. She sure can make cabbage out of national issues, for sure, understanding none of them. It's just blase' blabber bought into by complete and mainly 'uttered' fools. For those two young adults...run to the Forest free of politics...run...Get free from Wahzoo, Alaska...and run.. Best of luck to them and in raising their young child...


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

@ Dodie Were all law biding cops .


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

@jack July 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

It is nice to see others have clarity of thought! (Thank You) Sometimes I really wonder about our population!


Marie Alvarez   July 14th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

All the Tea Party members I know in Texas are, at their core, deeply, deeply racist. A two-minute conversation may not reveal it, but whenever I listen to one of them talk for more than 15 minutes, the racism comes out, usually with vehemence. Their racist posters and protestors taunt us, even when we are just going to the post office. No, this is WAY beyond the limits of free speach.
How long do you think this bunch of biggots can hang around, angry, screaming, and armed without someone getting hurt or killed? Why is it always in hindsight that we see our oversights. What are we teaching our children/grandchildren about how to manage their differences?
If these people are really Christians, I suggest they focus on better things, like the fruits of the spirit: Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)


Tammy   July 14th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

Everything will effect the election including unemployment extensions.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 14th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

@ Dodie good night and let the stars of Texas shine upon you .


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Michael Armstrong Sr
If everyone is a law biding cop, who are they protecting?


Pete   July 14th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Propaganda. I think they're a group of unorganized people who use the "movement" as an excuse to vent their frustrations. I think this was a case of the left hand not knowing what the right was doing. If the teaparty wants to be taken seriously as a valid national movement, they need to get organized, and and deliver some sort of consistent message. All we hear about in the news is the crazy stuff.


Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

@Michael Armstoned..

There are approximately 148,000 people outside of law enforcement that are licensed to carry concealed weapons in the state of Texas. There are 17 million residents of the state and it is estimated that , take that times 3 and you would have a fair representation of the number of weapons in the Tejas homes. Comprende Amigo?


Annie   July 14th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

First I want to say I agree with Ben Stein that Sarah Palin probably doesn't have a chance at high office.

Also I believe the woman representing The Tea Party initiative spoke about grace and forgiveness. Unfortunately she was the rudest person on the show. Her attitude showed no grace toward Obama our first African American president. She needs to remember the basis of Christianity is helping the poor and loving thy neighbor.


RANDY   July 14th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

LARRY, THE TEA PARTY CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF WHAT? A BLACK PRESIDENT. IT KILLS ME TO SEE BLACK PEOPLE, WHITE BLACK OR ANY POEPLE, WHO TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE WRONG THAT GOES ON IN THE WORLD. IF YOU SAY, RACIST, IN THE TEA PARTY, WHY IS IT A BLACK TEA PARTY MEMBER WHO SAYS, "OH THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. OR WHAT ABOUT THE BLACK PANTHERS?" THEY ALWAYS CHANGE THE SUBJECT FROM THE TEA PARTY TO A BLACK COMMUNITY. I SEE THE SIGNS AT THE TEA PARTY RALLIES AND SO DO OTHERS.


jack   July 14th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

Palin-Bachman-Angle The strange tea party trimuvirate


jack   July 14th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

or triumvirate , I mean


jack   July 14th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

@RANDY...That may be what the ultra wealthy tea party backers want. To create infighting between races and the working classes, while they continue to take more and more of the country's wealth and leave the rest of the people disenfranchised. Fairness is what we should be in favor of . Not far right elitist propaganda.


Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

@Dodie

The population in Texas don't need no stinking badges to play poleece officer...or to kill one. Sadly, and I mean that emphatically, the current Dallas Chief of Police had a horrible Father's Day this year. His son killed a police officer responding to shots heard and witnessed. He also killed a young father in his automobile, surrounded by his wife and two tiny children. His son died also, struck by 21 rounds in volleys of gunfire. I feel sad for all, and the Chief of Police is relatively new and. so far, has been the best and he, as you would suspect, is not even close to dealing with the tragedy dealt him. The guarantees afforded by our Constitution just guarantees that, at least, 30,000 innocents will die each year at the pull of a trigger...guaranteed..


Amyre Wilson   July 14th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

I can't understand why President Obama is expected to fix everything after being in office only ONE year!!! It took 8 years to get here and it would take at least that to get out! I just find it funny that when Bush spent trillions of dollars no one said a word. There were no tea party talks and barely any criticism. President Obama spends money in hopes of helping all Americans i.e., stimilus package and health reform, and his efforts are labled unconstitutional.


paul   July 14th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

Larry, if whites had been the victIms of genocide slavery and lynchings, instead of the perpetrators, they would have a NAAWP.


gerald Jolly   July 14th, 2010 11:15 pm ET

Ya Know.

It's time to let these young people get on with their life and for the press to just SHUT UP about their decision to get back together, and that also includes Sarah Palin.

I think for their indiscretion and having a child out of wedlock that they've paid the price of being ridiculled and made fum of.

Every day thousands of unmarried young women have children out of wedlock, and there is'nt a word said or written about them.

PLEASE LEAVE THEM ALONE AND LET THEM LIVE THEIR LIVES IN PIECE.


jack   July 14th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

@Dodie July 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Yes, strangers in a strange land. Can you grok that?


Elizabeth   July 14th, 2010 11:43 pm ET

I am from Mason City where one of these billboards was displayed. I have never been so ashamed of my hometown as I have been today. You think you have a great place to live and that most the people are reasonable and educated and then something like this just blows up in your face! So embarrassing!


Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

@gerald Jolly

You big old softie..You are just to deep with love and compassion and that is what makes us friends. Best advice for all to read and sink into their lobes..Only ones that would offer dissension are those whose vocal chords are deeply entrenched in their colons..Semper Fi gerald and a pleasant goodnight..


Dodie   July 14th, 2010 11:58 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8

That is a tragic situation, indeed. It is a problem when guns fall into the hands of criminals, those irresponsible and have no training. We have had many gang and teenage related deaths here. Not only will the Chief of Police struggle emotionally for years, so will the families of those killed.


Kimberly   July 15th, 2010 12:15 am ET

The NAACP is absolutely right! The both Tea Party leaders should condemn the racist fringe. Not just the black co-founder to pit against the NAACP. How ironic is that symbolism. It means nothing to the radical racist white fringe of the Tea Party. Dick Army needs to come out and condemn the behavior as well and make it clear that those individuals have no place in the Tea Party.


jack   July 15th, 2010 12:29 am ET

Cajazz76:24:8...July 14th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

And that isn't the same as intestinal fortitude.
Though we'd want to give such a person a wide latitude.


omg   July 15th, 2010 12:45 am ET

Who cares ...she probably is with child now ......Hello.


Dodie   July 15th, 2010 12:55 am ET

@ Jack
kapeesh ... program code is a real pain... lol


be real   July 15th, 2010 12:56 am ET

Hate from any party causes division among Americans. to ignore hate is tragic and will cause the fall of that party. The many American lives that have been sacrifice on foreign soil cry out to end the hate so their blood would not be given spilled in vain.


Margaret S. Wiltshire   July 15th, 2010 12:57 am ET

Keeping it Honest. In my white family, 3 members of my family are active in the Tea Party, all three are bigots, and have been for over 50 years. The Tea Party for them is a chance to let the hate flow. I like the idea of taking our country back...but you have to believe in all our Bill of Rights, not just the second ammendment, and not the second ammendment JUST for WHITES... ps .. they also hate Jews, Native Americans, Hispanics ... on and on... Calling it first is an old ruse... calling Obama Hitler like, Lenin like FIRST means they think it won't come back on them when they act on their hates. I grew up with it, I just went my own way. Be Careful People. The root of such hate is self pity, resentment...and it is very dangerous and binding.


Patrick Thompson   July 15th, 2010 1:19 am ET

On Larry King tonight with ben stein, he let one of his guests repeat the LIE that Obama's tripled the deficit.

This is factually NOT TRUE.

If the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit Bush handed Obama was tripled, we'd have a 3.6 trillion dollar deficit. And I'm sure even the slowest folks know that isn't the case.

But is ben stein ignorant?
Does he not know anything about the budget?

CALL OUT THE LIARS.
STOP LETTING THEM REPEAT BS TALKING POINTS.


WTF   July 15th, 2010 1:23 am ET

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston engagement... There are more important issues in this world:

Afghanistan War
Iraq War
Israel and Turkey
BP Oil geyser
China's horrible floods
Uganda
North and South Korea
and the list goes on....


Patrick Thompson   July 15th, 2010 1:26 am ET

One more thing.

Stein also repeated the massive spending talking point and showed Zero knowledge of the stimulus.

The only reason people doubt the stimulus is that republicans have been lying about it from day one.

Right wing media was calling it a failure two weeks BEFORE it passed.

Well, CBO says its on pace for 3.5 million jobs, which is better than the median projection that was used when it passed.

In other words, the stimulus is exceeding expectations.

Get some good guest hosts, rather than right wing parrot ben stein.


Cajazz76:24:8   July 15th, 2010 1:42 am ET

@omg

I sure hope Bristol Palin is with child. The little sucker, Tripp is only 18 months old and to put him out on the campaign trail alone would be totally irresponsible, even though his speeches would be a lot more constructive and intelligent than Grandma Palin's.


vitoria   July 15th, 2010 2:48 am ET

why do I care about Sarah"s family problems or life style
do not anyone tell me that Sarah is coming back to be the next president
too much publicity for for this family !


mat aiono   July 15th, 2010 3:30 am ET

U do not know how it is to be a colored person on Utah, racism still is very alive. Do not turn the cheek cause u do not know how it feels.....


jgibson233   July 15th, 2010 3:44 am ET

I saw the segment, and Nancy Giles/Stephanie Miller were great. You pwned the Missouri's #1 Villain Dana Loesch.

As usual, Loesch was repeating lies off the Tea Party Talking Points memos.


Smith in Oregon   July 15th, 2010 4:04 am ET

Wow! Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Napolitano turned Fox News senior judicial analyst, loudly stated that former Republican President GW Bush jr. and former Republican Vice President Dick had committed a long list of very serious crimes and should be indicted! Kidnapping, doing away with Habeas Corpus, Illegal Wiretapping, Torture were among the list rattled off and all of them are serious Federal Crimes!

Although many of us have been repeating that charge for years during the absolutely horrific Republican Bush-Cheney administration, but coming from a former federal judge on a very pro Bush Family values network is really stunning.

I wonder what Laura Bush thinks about the stunning charge of multiple serious crimes her husband committed while swearing to uphold the laws in America?


Satya Dina Mori GaRDNER   July 15th, 2010 4:16 am ET

That redheaded Brat from the tea party is rude aggressive and off base, don"t have her back. There must be someone from the tea party who can be civil. Also one year and a half ago we as a nation were freaked about going into another great depression, HELLO, where is the gratitude that we've avoided that and are on the mend, With the difficulties that Obama started out with ,he has accomplished alot!! the health care bill was a nightmare mine field .but somethng got passed, the financial reform bill is passing, he is addressing the gay rights in the military and has fully engaged the Afganistan war, even if it isn't exactly clear that we can achieve the goals . He has been forceful and studied and his governing subtle, in the face of total Republican opposition and the slanders of the ultra right in the tea party and in the media! BRAVO, OBAMA KEEP on Keeping on!!!!


Satya Dina Mori Gardner   July 15th, 2010 4:28 am ET

Larry ,Please speak about the attacks on women by the rich and famous, Gibson, Polanski, A.Baldwin , Tiger Woods , Charlie Sheen. All setting the standard for behavior towards women in the general public. Each of these women hating ego maniacs should be sent to jail and ostrasized publicly. Where is and who are the Hollywood heads defending the rapist drugger and sodomizer of a thirteen year old girl,? Letting these sick men t continue without being punished because of their money and celebrity is a sin against humanity!


James   July 15th, 2010 9:29 am ET

@Patrick Thompson,
Ben Stein is anything but ignorant. Put your partisan behavior aside. You need to read about him; you might be surprised.


Linda in New York   July 15th, 2010 10:05 am ET

I loved watching the panel on Larry King last night, as Dana Loesch, co-founder of the Tea Party movement, showed her true colors.

Only moments after attempting to lecture another panelist on "manners," she proceeded to repeatedly interrupt and talk over Nancy Giles while she was speaking.

Loesch's behavior was so typical of the hypocrisy of the radical right. She's beyond the law, above the rules. She makes moral judgments on the behavior of others, and then repeats the exact behavior she criticises, only to a much higher degree.

I found myself shouting "YOU GO GIRL!!!!" at the TV when Giles told Loesch to "shut up." Only Nancy Giles had the courage and clear thinking to deal with what was happening in the moment, instead of saying nothing and letting the Tea Party sociopath run off at the mouth.

I hope that CNN replaces Larry King with an interviewer who has guts, and who exerts some control over the panel.

I nominate Nancy Giles!!!


tom yavis   July 15th, 2010 10:07 am ET

nothing can hurt sarah palin (besides saying she was gay) as far as those that like her now.

those tea baggers scare the hell out of me!!they have a very strong nazi vibe.they must be paying ben a fortune...


tom yavis   July 15th, 2010 10:16 am ET

do the tea baggers do goose step on the way to the rallies?


Rose   July 15th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

– Sarah Palin cashes in as expected, irresponsibly abandoning her commitment to Alaska.
– Bristol cashes in to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars for baby photos and magazine story.
– Later Sarah and Bristol cash in for more baby photos of both their sons with a magazine.
– Levi cashes in with nude photos.
– Levi cashes in with interviews about the Palins.
– Bristol cashes in as an "abstinence advocacy" speaker, charging up to $30,000 per speech.
– Now Bristol and Levi are cashing in with "US Weekly" magazine for their story. . . With more non-interesting stories to follow.

What is the lesson in this? Be irresponsible teens and get pregnant. Be irresponsible and appear nude, sell damaging stories about his son's family. Cash in without integrity – not based on any self achievement.

Message for young women: Be irresponsible and get "your man" in the end and lots of money. Not realistic and – the word for today: "Irresponsible" – the antithesis of "family values".


samantha   July 15th, 2010 1:11 pm ET

Disgraced bbc still desperately clinging on to
their racial attack on Happy
BBC has shown the media world that it is a big racist media in the world.They are still desperately clinging on to their racial and human rights abuse of Happy.They say they are afraid that if they stop it could destroy the reputation of their racist media organisation.Why can't they confess to the public that they are great liars.
Samantha


Nana Brown   July 15th, 2010 1:59 pm ET

It is sickening to see CNN and other media go on beating the drums for any of the Pailin family. Where are the true journalists? Will this hurt Sara Pailin or not who cares again the tea bagers are not much on brains are they ???? in there polyester track suit shewing gum are more likely to relate to dysfunctional family like there own in there backyard to notice. Sad is this not? Wonder why the Romain Empire fell it was popular in it's days by people like the tea bagers. Sarah Palin is the biggest nuisance put her in a boat and have her row before we become like the Romain Empire. Row Sara row leave America alone.


Serge   July 16th, 2010 4:04 am ET

to the censors at cnn. so you're not allowing my comment to appear on this blog. The tea party is allowed to openly compare obama to hitler, but when I call these people fascist and racist it is to much to take? so much about "freedom of speach" in this country...


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