The Washington Times - April 1, 2010, 10:22AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Religious left targets tea party ‘hate’, Cash-poor cities take on unions, VIDEO: Rangel compares health care protesters to groups that attacked civil rights movement.

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Perpetuating the mythology of hateful and racist Tea Party zealots, United Church of Christ and United Methodist officials are attacking the demonstrators outside the Capitol who protested the March 21 vote for Obamacare.

Nationwide, politicians looking for budget cuts are confronting politically powerful unions that represent state and local government employees—15% of U.S. workers and organized labor’s biggest stronghold.
Real Clear Politics:  VIDEORangel compares health care protesters to groups that attacked civil rights movement
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): “The group that were in Washington fighting against the health bill and fighting against the President, looked just like and sounded just like those groups that attacked the civil rights movement in the South.”