A Moral moment with Rev Barber and JoyAnn Reid about Rep Scalise and those who saved his life...despite of his politics.


Rev. Barber reminds us that GOP Congressman Scalise, the recent victim of the shooting at the ballpark, not known for his racial sensitivity, gay rights support, or championing of the least amongst us, thus supporting voter suppression laws, anti gay rights bills, and the stripping away of healthcare to the poor, along with supporting the possession of assault rifles, just had his life saved by two working class African Americans, one of whom is a lesbian.  Ironic ain't it.  Rev. Barber, good man that he is, hopes for a moral shift within Scalise because of who just took a bullet for him.  Let us pray.

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Comment by Ron Powell on June 18, 2017 at 2:15am

If it were a Hollywood production, you could bet on a change of heart in a Scalise type character...

But this isn't the movies...

Wouldn't it be grand if I were wrong?

Comment by koshersalaami on June 18, 2017 at 4:24am

That's because liberals make Hollywood productions. If conservatives made them, we might as well borrow a Spike Lee title to twist to say such films might as well be titled Do The Wrong Thing. 

In any case, their answer would probably be that such help transcends politics. It's outside the realm of actually being responsible for the consequences of policy. 

That or he figured that's what you're supposed to expect from the help. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 18, 2017 at 6:42am

I'm hoping that all of us can back and think about walking a mile in the shoes of the other.  R&L

Comment by Ron Powell on June 18, 2017 at 7:44am

The media should be going out of it's way to rub his nose in it...

So far only MSNBC has looked at it in any depth.

Comment by greenheron on June 18, 2017 at 8:52am

Jezebel has a sharp piece about this too.

As someone who has done some hard time in hospital beds, you become pretty enamored of all those people who help you to stay alive. My bet is that he will feel some degree of gratitude after his good clear look into the abyss. That view can change anybody's mind. It will be interesting to see. 

Comment by Ron Powell on June 18, 2017 at 9:37am

.....and Trump lied about his visit to the hospital....

Comment by MV Neland on June 18, 2017 at 11:31am

I think everyone is right on this today!  A bit of all of the above.

So, i gotta still agitate and hope and be a part of the Good Work, hard as it is. Hey, George Wallace after being shot,  Glenn Beck after helping elect Trump, Rev Billy Graham after Christian attacks on gays, many others who began to back away from their worst judgments and rhethoric.  The song Amazing Grace is about a slaver realizing the suffering he has wrought.

Rev Barber reminded me WHY we do social change and not to give up. Had none of us tried, for example, during the Civil Rights movement, the current Tea Party GOP and Trump wouldn't have anything to roll back or take away. We'd already ALL be completely under the thumbs of hate and fear and ignorance.  And, we're not.  So, the work goes on. Glad you're all here.

Comment by koshersalaami on June 18, 2017 at 7:18pm

I'm an admirer of Rev. Barber and have had the good fortune of hearing him speak. He is the best public speaker I've ever seen. 


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