Democratic Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said during a Democratic town hall this weekend that he would defend against “tea party people” who want to go back to a time of segregation and no women’s rights. (VIDEO: Dem Rep: GOP Still Believes In Slavery, ‘Racial Superiority’)
CLEAVER: During the health care debate, we had some mess going on in Washington. We had tea party people, all over, everywhere, and they were screaming at us. And I’ll never forget this guy, on the steps of the Capitol says to me, ‘We want our country back!’ And I’ve got people on both sides screaming, ‘We want our country back!’
So I turn and I say, ‘Well you can’t have it! You can’t have it. You can’t have it. And the reason is we’re not going back! You can’t have it back! We’re not going back to a day when we were segregated. We’re not going back to a day when women were considered secondary citizens. We’re not going back! No, you can’t have it back!