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Thread: Is the Tea Party racist?

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    It's a bunch of people with signs. If your message is smaller government, less spending, fiscal responsibility, and there's not much else, and your main avenue of development has been rallies, guess what, you'll get a bunch of people in who are less than desirable spokespersons. It still does not make the movement racist.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    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.
    They'll do the same here, only they won't be as obvious.
    They'll say
    "I don't think they are racist BUT"
    Then they will proceed to paint them as racists. It's called a but monkey (sometimes a however monkey)
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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.
    This is what's called a reverse but monkey.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    There are bigots in every party. Some just more overt than others.
    The Democrat Party’s Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism
    Amazing the democrat party did all that **** and was once considered the party of the KKK, had a DNC convention jokingly called a Klan bake but yet the republicans are the racist bigots.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It doesn't attract racists any more than any other group, so why even say that?
    1. Do you have support for that claim?
    2. Because I felt like it.

    What black Republicans have questioned the role of race in the TP movement? Surely not Alan West, or Herman Cain.
    1. You should start using Google and Wikipedia more.
    2. Here you go:

    Brandon Brice, a primary black speaker at a tax-day Tea Party rally, said he was worried about the movement, noting that, "It's strayed away from the message of wasteful spending and Washington not listening to its constituents, and it's become more of this rally of hate." Lenny McAllister, a Republican commentator, author and Tea Party supporter said he has seen racism within the movement and has confronted it, and like Brice, thinks leaders of [/B]the Tea Party movement must not ignore the issue[/B]. McAllister told the Washington Post, "The people are speaking up and becoming more educated on the issues, but you have fringe elements that are defining this good thing with their negative, hateful behavior."
    Jean Howard-Hill, leader of the National Republican African American Caucus, wrote that, "Any movement which cannot openly denounce racism, calling it out as wrong troubles me. To attack President Obama on his policy is one thing, but to do so on his race or some hysterical pretext of socialism is yet another." During an interview on NPR with Michel Martin, columnist Cynthia Tucker and Lenny McAllister discussed racism and the Tea Parties; Tucker wrote about the interview, concluding that McAllister's take on racism was that he'd seen enough racist signs at other Tea Party gatherings to know that racism is associated with the movement.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    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.
    how many "niggar" signs do you see at democrat rallies?

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Amazing the democrat party did all that **** and was once considered the party of the KKK, had a DNC convention jokingly called a Klan bake but yet the republicans are the racist bigots.
    You do realize that most of the staunch racist Democrats deliberately left the Democratic Party and went to the Republican Party, right?

    In 1948, Democrats alienated white Southerners in two ways. The Democratic National Convention adopted a strong civil rights plank, leading to a walkout by Southerners. Two weeks later President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 integrating the armed forces. From 1948 onward, southern whites against integration looked for political accommodation for their views... The civil rights movement caused enormous controversy in the white South with many attacking it as a violation of states' rights...With the old barrier to becoming a Republican removed, traditional Southerners joined the new middle class and the Northern transplants in moving toward the Republican Party.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...mes_Republican

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    As a movement absolutely not. Individuals within the movement yes. And from an above post the Tea Party is aware and dealing with it. Thats good enough for me.

    Good to see the poll results so far.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Amazing the democrat party did all that **** and was once considered the party of the KKK, had a DNC convention jokingly called a Klan bake but yet the republicans are the racist bigots.
    Amazing that we're dredging up ancient history to prove our point. It is ironic that it was once the Democratic party. When the Democrats became the Civil Rights party in the '60s, Nixon developed his "Southern Strategy" and, while not openly "racist," blatantly appealed to those who probably were.

    The Tea Party is not openly racist, but it does attract some racists. Basically anybody who is opposed to Obama at all accepts the mantle, and well, that includes racists.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    how many "niggar" signs do you see at democrat rallies?
    pro union demcrats at rallies have everything under the sun on picket signs.

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