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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Not the topic of this thread.
    Yeah, but you get my drift. Somebody wants to declare the Tea Party racist and already has. I have seen this topic before, and some forums consider it a given for Tea Partiers to be all racist.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    It's a movement that is racially biased as a result of the socioeconomic realities of the group but I don't think it is racist.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Tea Partiers consist of all races, joined together to take back America, the true American way as per the US Constitution.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Pretty simple question here.

    As a group, a collective, is the Tea Party movement racist?
    It's founding principles were based in economics, so it's not inherently racist. But it has clearly attracted some/many (I'm not sure which) racists. Even some black Republicans have questioned the role of race in the movement. So I would say it's founding economic ideas are not racist, but that it attracts racists. I think the question of why it attracts these people needs to be explored more.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Yeah, but you get my drift. Somebody wants to declare the Tea Party racist and already has. I have seen this topic before, and some forums consider it a given for Tea Partiers to be all racist.
    And yet all the votes, and responses in this thread have been no.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    And yet all the votes, and responses in this thread have been no.
    That is impressive coming from many here. It is refreshing to see that from so many because I just came from a site that had branded the Tea Party on a par to the KKK.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Pretty simple question here.

    As a group, a collective, is the Tea Party movement racist?
    Only a partisan hack retard would make the claim they are racist.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Tea party should not be labelled racist. Every group has some extreme elements in it. Taxed Enough Already to me is a legitimate criticism of "our" money spent by the government. Some people feel they pay too much in taxes. Others feel that they are not getting their moneys worth based on the amounts being put in. Racism should not come into play.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not in any overt way, no. Do they appeal to some racists, sure. They are not alone in that. And there are questions concerning the timing of their rise, since none of this is new today. But I see no overt racism on the whole.
    There are bigots in every party. Some just more overt than others.
    The next time Democrats take to the national airwaves to dishonestly accuse Republicans of racial hatred, remember who the historical record up until this very day points to as the real bigots: The Democrat Party. In all possible ways, the Democrat Party is built around the pillars of ultra leftists, many of whom are known participants in racism and/or affiliates of racist hate groups. Consider the Democrat Party of today's heroes and leaders:
    - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Democrat icon and orchestrator of Japanese Internment
    - Ex-House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, former affiliate of a St. Louis area racist group
    - Ex-Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd, former Ku Klux Klansman known for making bigoted slurs on national television
    - Rev. Jesse Jackson, Democrat keynote speaker and race hustler known for making anti-Semitic slurs
    - Rev. Al Sharpten, Democrat activist and perennial candidate and race hustler known inciting anti-Semitic violence in New York City
    - Sen. Ernest Hollings, leading Democrat Senator known for use of racial slurs against several minority groups
    - Lee P. Brown, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat mayor of Houston who won reelection using racial intimidation against Hispanic voters
    - Andrew Cuomo, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat candidate for NY Governor who made racist statements about a black opponent.
    - Dan Rather, Democrat CBS news anchor and editorialist known for using anti-black racial epithets on a national radio broadcast
    - Donna Brazile, former Gore campaign manager known for making anti-white racial attacks. Brazile has also worked for Jackson, Gephardt, and Michael Dukakis
    The simple truth is that the Democrat Party's history during this century is one closely aligned to bigotry in a record stemming largely out of the liberal New Deal era up until the modern day. Bigots are at the center of the Democrat party's current leadership and role models. And in a striking display of hypocrisy, many of the same Democrats who dishonestly shout accusations of "bigotry" at conservatives are practicing bigots of the most disgusting and disreputable kind themselves.
    The Democrat Party’s Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    It's founding principles were based in economics, so it's not inherently racist. But it has clearly attracted some/many (I'm not sure which) racists. Even some black Republicans have questioned the role of race in the movement. So I would say it's founding economic ideas are not racist, but that it attracts racists. I think the question of why it attracts these people needs to be explored more.
    It doesn't attract racists any more than any other group, so why even say that?
    What black Republicans have questioned the role of race in the TP movement? Surely not Alan West, or Herman Cain.
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