Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tea Party and Racism

Joe Biden says the Tea Parties aren't racist:
“I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is — is a racist organization. I don’t believe that,” Biden said. “Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.”

Here's a clearly biased interviewer chatting with Cedra Crenshaw (look at her skin color! hear her words!) about racism in the Tea Party. The Tea Party is helping Crenshaw fight against the Democratic Party apparatus which is trying to keep her off the ballot in Illinois. The conversation meanders from the recent NAACP convention to the Tea Party itself to Mark Williams' satirical letter to "why wasn't there a Tea Party under President Bush". The reporter mentions that NAACP members might be "afraid" to attend a Tea Party event and notes that she doesn't see a lot of "people of color" at such events; Crenshaw adeptly notes that the Tea Party is focused on limited government and fiscal responsibility, not about skin color. Some people just can't get that through their heads. Some people are too fixated on skin color to be able to think any other way.

In the meantime, the US Department of Justice still refuses to pursue the voter intimidation charges (clear video even exists) against the New Black Panther Movement based on some of their documented actions in the 2008 election. Why isn't that in the news more?

It used to be said that "patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel". I think an updated version of that adage might be "unfounded charges of racism are the first and last refuges of the scoundrel".


Michelle - The Bolder Tutor said...

Fabulously put. I personally am not a Tea Party member. But I do understand what they are about. I personally just don't like affiliating myself with any one group because I am an independent person who will take my time to do the research and understand the issues. So while I think it is great we have a group out there bucking the system (and of course all the harassment they are getting has more to do with that than anything else) I won't even take the people they put up and support for election without scrutinizing the candidate just like I would in any other election.

Ellen K said...

If you haven't looked at it yet, Google "We Will Not Be Silenced." As I have said before, there was voter fraud in the Democrat primary in Texas. Caucuses were flooded with people who may not have been members of the precincts and Obama was "acclaimed" the winner. This documentary is by a Democrat, it interviews other Democrats who witness the Chicago tactics of the Obama Machine. Please Darren, go see it. You will be appalled and amazed.

Darren said...

I read just a few days ago that an independent watchdog group has determined that so many felons voted in the Minnesota elections, illegally, that they put Al Franken over the top.