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« on: April 16, 2010, 09:04:43 pm »

Since there have been more than a couple of suggestions that racism is a factor in the recent upsurge in TEA party events, I've been searching the internet for 'evidence,' subtle or otherwise, for this allegation.  Personally, I'm of the belief that this slur is out of desperation.  Beyond any doubt TEA party events are made up of whites as a whole (there has been a small percentage of non-white attendees), but can this alone be the determining factor that racism is a hidden common denominator of the attendees?  NO!

Are members of all-white, or mostly white, churches necessarily racists?  Of course not.  IMHO, the people making this charge are grasping at straws and attempting to distract from what the 'TEA' in TEA party stands for.  It's very, very important to keep in mind that 'agent provocateurs,' or 'infiltrators,' are a reality that every radical or anti-big government group has had to deal with forever.  The FBI has planted informants in groups like the Black Panthers, the Aryan Nation, Grandmothers Against War, the Hutaree, etc.  And I don't meant to imply that the FBI would infiltrate the TEA party, unless it becomes a real threat to the status quo, only that the same method is used by Obama-believers in order to de-legitimize the TEA party.  Perhaps they are the ones with the mis-spelled words on their signs, or yelling racist remarks (although there has yet to be any evidence that I'm aware of that racist remarks have been used, only allegations), for the sole purpose of making TEA party attendees 'appear to be' dumb or racist.  

So I've been looking for evidence anyway...So far:

One of the protesters, Don Miller, hoisted a hand-made sign into the air. It shows Barack Obama in a suit decorated with the Soviet hammer and sickle and it says "Say no America to egotistic dictators".

"Because they are taking power away from the people, basically the same thing that the Soviet regime has done and also Nazism, same type of socialist policies, and I believe that the federal government should not have so much power," Mr Miller said.

Protesters like Marlene Feltz: "What it's doing is making Congress aware that there are a group of people that are common, everyday people, well-educated, some, some not, that are tired of this and the bottom line is they want to keep their jobs and they want to get elected," she said.

"So the only way they can do that is if we vote for them, and if they find out there's a large enough group of people that are not going to be voting for them, then I think it's going to change a lot.

"It's going to change the way they do business."

 Ms Lynch says it was Mr Obama's healthcare reforms that gave her the motivation to come to Washington.

"I'm writing to my senators and they're not listening to me. They send me a letter back without any clarity or any answer as to why they voted for the bill, except for I know what's best for you.

"I don't really believe that they know what's best for me."

Ms Lynch's daughter, Jennifer: "I think the Tea Party's about taking our country back. I love history, so did history all my life. I've studied what the country was founded upon and what's happening right now is not what the country was founded for," she said.

Jennifer Lynch says she is taking the country back from communists. "I don't think it's right. America is about being an individual, prospering as an individual, not having the government help you."

Many of the Tea Partiers are agitating for incumbent politicians to be voted out of office at the November congressional elections regardless of whether they are Democrats of Republicans.

(AMEN!!!)

Jennifer Duffy, a senior editor at The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan political newsletter, says disappointment with the Republican party has helped fuel the emergence of the Tea Party.

"There are a lot of voters, most of them conservative Republicans, who are really disappointed with the more establishment Republican party of the last few years, especially on fiscal matters," she said.

"They saw a Republican-controlled congress under a Republican president who increased spending.

"They seemed to lose their way on some of their core principles like balanced budgets and lower taxes and so the party really emerged from this."

"For the moment the Tea Party is making Republican candidates and elected officials very nervous because they don't know how much sway this movement has with votes.

***Regarding 'infiltrators'***

Tea Party activists have been on the lookout for infiltrators. In recent weeks, Web sites such as crashtheteaparty.org have urged people to "act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV
interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the publicís opinion of them."

Dick Armey, the former Texas Republican congressman offered a message to any would-be infiltrators.

"My daddy told me when I was boy, it's better to be persecuted than ignored. We must be meaning something to these folks or they wouldn't be attacking us."

However, Armey did express concern about the havoc infiltrators could wreak on the movement.

"Why don't you have the decency to be proud to be you for crying out loud? Just don't come in here like a bunch of juvenile delinquents on a lark and try to sabotage our event. We have a right to present ourselves to the American people without mischaracterization. It's hard enough for the conventional press in America to get it, who we are and what are the lessons of liberty that we are so committed to, without you confounding the picture with your antics."

***Note the statement, 'Bigotry is not allowed in this movement.'



Is everything federally-regulated already?  Big Brother...

http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11388

So far no racial intonations,...but wait!

Breitbart Rips MSNBC's Brewer; Calls MSM 'Bulls**t Artists' for Coverage of Tea Party Movement

Are the mainstream media playing fast and loose with their coverage of the tea parties and what the tea party activists believe? Andrew Breitbart says they are, and points to accusations of racism.

...Breitbart continues to offer a reward, which started out at $10,000 and now has grown to $100,000, for anyone that can offer a video of anyone hurling racial slurs at Reps. James Clyburn, Emanuel Cleaver, John Lewis and Andre Carson on March 20 as they walked through the protest to the Capital. To date, no one has taken Breitbart up on that offer.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2010/04/16/breitbart-rips-msnbcs-brewer-calls-msm-bulls-t-artists-coverage-tea-party#ixzz0lJlXpFsA

Racist Provocateur Posing As Tea Partier Threatens To Shoot Obama

http://www.prisonplanet.com/racist-provocateur-posing-as-tea-partier-threatens-to-shoot-obama.html

And finally:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid50822477001?bclid=1493222136&bctid=78383379001

Where's the racism?  Put up...

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 10:29:20 pm »

You must be kidding.  Shocked

Tea Party Protests: '****,' '****' Shouted At Members Of Congress

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/20/tea-party-protests-nier-f_n_507116.html


Personally I make a distinction between Tea Partiers and Tea Baggers. The Tea Baggers can't spell and would have given Bush and Cheney a third term.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 10:25:26 am »

You must have missed the part in my post about infiltrators.

Tea Party activists have been on the lookout for infiltrators. In recent weeks, Web sites such as crashtheteaparty.org have urged people to "act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV
interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the publicís opinion of them."

Dick Armey, the former Texas Republican congressman offered a message to any would-be infiltrators.

"My daddy told me when I was boy, it's better to be persecuted than ignored. We must be meaning something to these folks or they wouldn't be attacking us."

You didn't read this part either?

Breitbart continues to offer a reward, which started out at $10,000 and now has grown to $100,000, for anyone that can offer a video of anyone hurling racial slurs at Reps. James Clyburn, Emanuel Cleaver, John Lewis and Andre Carson on March 20 as they walked through the protest to the Capital. To date, no one has taken Breitbart up on that offer.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2010/04/16/breitbart-rips-msnbcs-brewer-calls-msm-bulls-t-artists-coverage-tea-party#ixzz0lJlXpFsA

Jeesh...I thought that the style of 'cherry-picking' went out with Bush and Cheney.  $10,000 reward...no takers.
However, Armey did express concern about the havoc infiltrators could wreak on the movement.

"Why don't you have the decency to be proud to be you for crying out loud? Just don't come in here like a bunch of juvenile delinquents on a lark and try to sabotage our event. We have a right to present ourselves to the American people without mischaracterization. It's hard enough for the conventional press in America to get it, who we are and what are the lessons of liberty that we are so committed to, without you confounding the picture with your antics."

***Note the statement (in the video,...you didn't watch the video?...Ooookay), 'Bigotry is not allowed in this movement.'

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 08:51:52 pm »

Just found this video...I will say that I agree with everything in it 100%. 

The Blood of Patriots & Tyrants: The Tea Party's Founders

http://www.pjtv.com/video/Afterburner_with_Bill_Whittle/The_Blood_of_Patriots_%26_Tyrants%3A_The_Tea_Party%27s_Founders/3353/
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 07:50:48 pm »

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. -  Aldous Huxley

Maybe it would clear up some misconceptions if I pointed out that, IMHO, the TEA Party is NOT about being pro-Repub or anti-Dem, it's about being 'anti-incumbent.''   

Allow the wizened Devvy make some things perfectly clear about the Repubs' 'Pledge to America.'

http://www.devvy.com/new_site/gop_pledge_to_america_092410.html
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 08:26:54 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUqR9stMBSk&feature=player_embedded
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