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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    This is what's called a reverse but monkey.
    What the hell is that?

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    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.
    But that has nothing to do with the party and what it stands for. There are racist's in every political lean and i would argue there are a lot more racist democrats, and a lot of them who call themselves "black"( but it's apparently okay to be racist and "black"). Pro-union democrats have a lot of racists in there midst too.

    The tea party policies have no baring on race at all, cutting specding and taxing FOR ALL. Democrats and liberals have more racist policies giving special handouts, funding, and privledges to people who claim to be of a certain "race" and/or a certain class. Since this is so ingrained into our society we arn't realizing the hypocracy of recognizing race in government.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    But that has nothing to do with the party and what it stands for. There are racist's in every political lean and i would argue there are a lot more racist democrats, and a lot of them who call themselves "black"( but it's apparently okay to be racist and "black"). Pro-union democrats have a lot of racists in there midst too.

    The tea party policies have no baring on race at all, cutting specding and taxing FOR ALL. Democrats and liberals have more racist policies giving special handouts, funding, and privledges to people who claim to be of a certain "race" and/or a certain class. Since this is so ingrained into our society we arn't realizing the hypocracy of recognizing race in government.
    And here we go with the name calling. "You're a racist, " "No, you're a racist." Grow up. Some Tea Partiers are racist. Apparently saying that touches a nerve and leads to Limbaugh-esque proclamations that Democrats are the real racists.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    What the hell is that?
    I don't know. It sounds like some kind of gay sex trick...

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    ...Basically anybody who is opposed to Obama at all accepts the mantle, and well, that includes racists.
    No. Basically, anyone opposed to Obama at all has that mantle thrust upon them. They do not 'accept' it. It is forced upon them.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And here we go with the name calling. "You're a racist, " "No, you're a racist." Grow up. Some Tea Partiers are racist. Apparently saying that touches a nerve and leads to Limbaugh-esque proclamations that Democrats are the real racists.
    Yeah, I don't see what the problem is. Some tea partiers are racist - this is not a controversial statement.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post

    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."
    1. You should start using Google and Wikipedia more.
    Ah Ha! He made those comments based on at least one big fat lie.


    Some black conservatives question tea party's inclusiveness

    He and other black conservatives are divided over the grass-roots movement of tea party groups that has caught fire with adherents of small government and fiscal responsibility. The tension stems from reports of racial and homophobic slurs directed against black and gay members of Congress who voted to overhaul health care, from photos circulating on the Internet of signs raised at tea party protests with slogans such as "Obama Promotes White Slavery," and the exhortation of a speaker at the group's convention that voters should be subject to literacy tests.
    The debate ratcheted up this week as two prominent black conservatives, Thomas Sowell and Ward Connerly, decried accusations of tea party racism. Connerly defended the movement and wrote in a National Review column that "race is the engine that drives the political Left."

    "In the courtrooms, on college campuses, and, most especially, in our politics, race is a central theme. Where it does not naturally rise to the surface, there are those who will manufacture and amplify it," Connerly said. "Such is the case with the claims that the 'Tea Partiers' are a bunch of racists and that many of them spat upon members of the Congressional Black Caucus. . . . I am convinced beyond any doubt that all of this is part of the strategic plan being implemented by the Left in its current campaign to remake America."
    Similarly, Sowell wrote a commentary on the Web site GOPUSA cautioning Americans to "stay away from injecting race into political issues" and doubting news reports and firsthand accounts by members of Congress that tea party protesters directed racial slurs at black legislators as they walked to the Capitol to cast their votes.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And here we go with the name calling. "You're a racist, " "No, you're a racist." Grow up. Some Tea Partiers are racist. Apparently saying that touches a nerve and leads to Limbaugh-esque proclamations that Democrats are the real racists.
    I think they are... though most may not intentionally be so.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yeah, I don't see what the problem is. Some tea partiers are racist - this is not a controversial statement.
    It is... because what is the point of saying that?
    Some of everything is racist.

    The only point in saying that "some" tea partiers are racist is the attempt at making the movement illegitimate and make people who are sensitive to the issue freak out.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Ah Ha! He made those comments based on at least one big fat lie.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx
    He and other black conservatives are divided over the grass-roots movement of tea party groups that has caught fire with adherents of small government and fiscal responsibility. The tension stems from reports of racial and homophobic slurs directed against black and gay members of Congress who voted to overhaul health care, from photos circulating on the Internet of signs raised at tea party protests with slogans such as "Obama Promotes White Slavery," and the exhortation of a speaker at the group's convention that voters should be subject to literacy tests.

    Some black conservatives question tea party's inclusiveness
    Do you think I'm stupid? The only party you highlighted was the "reports of racial and homophobic slurs". Right after that it says they were also concerned after, "rom photos circulating on the Internet of signs raised at tea party protests with slogans such as "Obama Promotes White Slavery," and the exhortation of a speaker at the group's convention that voters should be subject to literacy tests." In other words, that had several factual reasons to for voicing their concerns.

    Your silence on the other two people I talked about, Lenny McAllister and Jean Howard-Hill, show me that you haven't found a way to deny the fact that they too are concerned about racism is the Tea Party.

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