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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    You provided no link for any true discussion. I don't know about Matthews, nor what proof he gave if he made that statement, but Glenn Beck thinks the Tea Party is racist.

    Glenn Beck Suggests Tea Party Is Racist | ThinkProgress

    n a startling admission from a major Tea Party champion, former Fox News host Glenn Beck said Friday that race may be a motivating factor in the Tea Party’s opposition to President Obama. In an interview with Fox Business host Andrew Napolitano, Beck said Obama and GOP front-runner Newt Gingrich are both “big government progressive[s],” so he doesn’t understand why Tea Party members are supporting Gingrich. “If you’re against [Obama] but you’re for [Gingrich], it must be about race,” Beck said:

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    Indeed, just this weekend, a Tea Party group in Kansas drew condemnations from the local NAACP for depicting President Obama as a skunk. “It is half black, half white, and almost everything it does, stinks,” reads the website of the Patriot Freedom Alliance, a Tea Party of Hutchinson, under a picture suggesting “the skunk has replaced the eagle as the symbol for the president.” Darrell Pope, president of the Hutchinson NAACP, called it “a blatant statement of racism.”
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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    I agree CM does equal Hannity. But to address the question. I was born and raised a very conservative, funamentalist Christian. Almost everyone I live around is TP right or further. The area I live in is very, very right wing. This is anecdotal, I have no idea how the rest of the country is to this degree, but the people I know around here well enough to know are very racist. It is still not unusual to hear the N word, espically when Obama comes on Faux news at the local bar. In my expericne every far right winger I know well enough to know is racist, often considering themselves post racist. They say stuff like libs are all the racist etc, but in reality...
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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Tea Party: Old Whine in New Bottles | Mother Jones

    And that's a problem. It's a problem because too many observers mistakenly react to the tea party as if it's brand new, an organic and spontaneous response to something unique in the current political climate. But it's not. It's not a response to the recession or to health care reform or to some kind of spectacular new liberal overreach. It's what happens whenever a Democrat takes over the White House. When FDR was in office in the 1930s, conservative zealotry coalesced in the Liberty League. When JFK won the presidency in the '60s, the John Birch Society flourished. When Bill Clinton ended the Reagan Revolution in the '90s, talk radio erupted with the conspiracy theories of the Arkansas Project. And today, with Barack Obama in the Oval Office, it's the tea party's turn. From FDR to JFK to Clinton, something like the tea party fluoresces every time a Democrat wins the presidency.

    There are, of course, differences between each of these movements. The Birchers were single-mindedly obsessed with communist infiltration, a fear that's largely gone out of style; the Arkansas Project crowd seemed motivated more by cultural issues and a burning personal hatred of the Clintons than by policy matters. And there are structural differences, too. The Liberty League and the John Birch Society were formal groups with formal leadership. The anti-Clinton brigade was chaotic and leaderless. And the tea party movement is somewhere in between: funded and inspired partly by formal organizations (FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Patriots) and specific personalities (Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck), but with a membership that, in practice, is an agglomeration of hundreds of local groups that often compete with each other and hotly insist that they take direction from no one.
    The tea party is just another brand name of the John Birch Society of the 1950's. Nothing more, nothing less. Get a democratic President, get a right wing backlash. Racists? Oh, yeah.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I agree CM does equal Hannity. But to address the question. I was born and raised a very conservative, funamentalist Christian. Almost everyone I live around is TP right or further. The area I live in is very, very right wing. This is anecdotal, I have no idea how the rest of the country is to this degree, but the people I know around here well enough to know are very racist. It is still not unusual to hear the N word, espically when Obama comes on Faux news at the local bar. In my expericne every far right winger I know well enough to know is racist, often considering themselves post racist. They say stuff like libs are all the racist etc, but in reality...
    We're in the heart of the John Birch Society and the Koch Brothers are feeding them cash.
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    But what is "racism" anyway?

    Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior or superior.

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    Personally, I don't find anything wrong with racism until one starts exploiting or killing the "inferior" groups.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    there are things a lot more subtle. Such as promoting policies that keep the inferior group in question from obtaining education on a par with the favored group. Not killing them, but still racist.
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    But what is "racism" anyway?



    Personally, I don't find anything wrong with racism until one starts exploiting or killing the "inferior" groups.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    But what is "racism" anyway?



    Personally, I don't find anything wrong with racism until one starts exploiting or killing the "inferior" groups.

    Racism is the PRACTICE of discriminating against a group for jobs, education, housing, etc. A racist is person who hates a person because of their race alone.
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    And to answer the question.... Chris Matthews thinks everything "right" in America is racist. Therefore, he's a total idiot.
    I think Matthews has lost it. Says a lot about his employers that he is still given a platform for his lunatic ravings.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I think Matthews has lost it. Says a lot about his employers that he is still given a platform for his lunatic ravings.
    And yet, there's no link to prove this. How sad to be a person who jumps to conclusions without evidence. Let me guess. You vote republican.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    While the organization itself could not be classified as a racist or hate organization, there certainly are racists within it. My own brother-in-law for one and I can say that with 100% certainty.
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