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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    There are racists everywhere, of every color, race, organization, etc.

    The Tea Party, in and of itself, isn't "racist" because it's not an organization based on race. Klan, Black Panthers, Aryan Nation/Brotherhood...those are racist organizations.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    There is no end to exploitation of "inferior groups". That is why they are inferior. So as long as they get to live, everything's okie dokie?
    As long as their rights are not violated or denied, yes. The rest is history.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    What city is that and when. Surely, an event like that would have made the news somewhere.
    a few dozen people hearing a speech about Obamacare back when the Tea Party was getting started is hardly newsworthy. In the local news it was an anti-Obamacrae event, not a "OMG there are black people in the tea party". You can google image search blacks and tea party and see there are more than one.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    a few dozen people hearing a speech about Obamacare back when the Tea Party was getting started is hardly newsworthy. In the local news it was an anti-Obamacrae event, not a "OMG there are black people in the tea party". You can google image search blacks and tea party and see there are more than one.

    I googled "blacks and tea party".

    This is what I found.
    Black Tea Party Activists Called 'Traitors' | Fox News

    So in what city exactly did this event occur? Cause all I'm seeing is how black tea party members are uncle toms. No events coming up where black tea party members were highlighted.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Chris Matthews thinks so.
    No, they are not racist however looks can be deceiving. To many people the Tea Party represents the grass roots anti-Obama movement, especially 4 or so years ago when they first started to become a national force. As such it has attracted people from all stripes who hate the President for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively race-based tribalism. Often rank and file Tea Partiers who might not have any official voice in the movement still maintain their personal right to free speech can have their private speech inaccurately associated with the Tea Party, an organization they latched onto for reasons other than the official Tea Party agenda. Because of this I can understand how the Tea Party can be falsely associated with racism when in fact they are not racist.

    For example: I have a good friend who is involved with the Tea Party. Usually about 5 times a day I get emails from him bashing Obama. 99% of those emails have nothing to do with fiscal policy, the heart of the Tea Party agenda, but rather things like trying to make a connection between the President and Islam; calling into question the President's citizenship; off color jokes about the President; news about urban crime especially in Chicago presented as exciting developments; cheering America being passed up for hosting the Olympics; some emails with hints of racism; emails that promote the idea that blacks, blacks alone and just about all blacks (guys like Herman Cain and Allen West prominently excluded to offer cover against claims of racism) exploit the government's welfare programs and are bankrupting the country by Obama emptying out the treasury for them, etc. None of this represents official Tea Party positions but when its outspoken members engage in it, it can understandably be confused with what the Tea Party is about.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    nawww! there isnt any racism in the TP










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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    You have to wonder at the teabonics displayed in the signs, it's assertive idiocy gone mad!
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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    some emails with hints of racism.
    Anyone can say " I am a tea partier", and then say anything else. But the actual tea party movement is not some kind of abstraction, despite being decentralized and blissfully leader-free. It is a network of local groups that usually state their agendas clearly, in founding documents. The vast majority of those "mini-party-platforms" feature withering criticism of economic policies implemented by Obama and Bush Jr, but there's nothing anti-black or anti-Texan there.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party a racist organization?

    So everyone with a sign is a Tea Party member? Wow, that's great!

    I guess I'll go down to the unemployment office and count the Democrats.

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