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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    The thing is, it shouldn't even be an issue.
    Do we go around asking if the boy scouts are racists? Of course not, but I'm sure we could find some bigots in the boy scouts.
    Uhh racism anywhere is an issue..
    Especially in a political force. This question was directed at the Tea Party and about the Tea Party, not the "boy scouts"....


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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    none, i see. thanks.
    Here's the video.
    Glad that's not my party. I'd be distancing myself real quick.
    As far as the any racist signs that existed at tea party rallys in the past, to my knowledge they are gone.
    Video: Koch protests include calls to lynch Clarence Thomas; Update: Common Cause “outraged” over comments « Hot Air
    Yes, these comments come from the attendees, not the speakers at the protest organized by Common Cause at the Koch political conference, but according to the media rules on covering the Tea Party, that makes all liberals racists, and also responsible for the murders committed by Kermit Gosnell in his abortion clinic in Philadelphia. Right?
    Granted, the cameraman is trying to get the people to say something outrageous, but he also doesn’t have to try very hard. He asks people at the rally what “we” should do after impeaching Clarence Thomas to get justice for Anita Hill, and he gets some mighty interesting answers: Send him “back to the fields.” “String him up.” “Hang him.” “Torture.” One older woman wants his wife Ginny Thomas strung up as well. A younger and more creative woman wants Justice Thomas’ toes chopped off and forced-fed to him. Thomas isn’t the only one to get the necktie treatment; one protester wants Fox News executive Roger Ailes to get hung as well
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Not much to find on them. They aren't conservatives anyway and it's no wonder the tea party isn't their cup of tea. One says he has confronted those with racist and asked them to take them down. That's good. The other says he is concerned about them not denouncing racism (they have) and the accusations of socialism. Sorry, but I think the tea party is right to worry about socialism.
    Yes. They are. Do you even check your facts? Both of them have run for Republican offices. McAllister is a conservative commentator and Howard-Hill was involved with the Black Republican Women's Coalition and the National Republican African-American Caucus.

    Now, they've had their chance to speak. How about listening to a black man that has been with the tea party since the beginning and hopefully will be our next president.
    How about you stop assuming that because I make Claim X, I'm unaware of Fact Y. I know that there are black republicans who support the tea party, but you asked me what black republicans questioned tea party racism - so I answered that question. You want me to pander to your sensitivities by making sure that I mention the things that you want people to think about the Tea Party. It's not going to happen.

    First, you try to tell me that Brandon Brice based his criticism of tea party on false information by selectively highlighting an article and ignoring his legitimate reasons for concern and assuming that I wouldn't actually read what you posted.

    Then, you try to tell me that McAllister and Howard-Hill aren't conservatives (when they obviously are) in order to hide the fact that two more black conservatives have reservations about the Tea Party.

    Finally, you try to "educate" me about black Republican Tea Partiers as if I didn't know that they existed.

    Your revisionism and denial of reality is getting old. Guess what - there are racist tea partiers. Guess what - there are black Republicans who question the involvement of race in the tea party. Oh ****ing well.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    pro union demcrats at rallies have everything under the sun on picket signs.
    signs with that word? really?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Here's the video.
    Glad that's not my party. I'd be distancing myself real quick.
    As far as the any racist signs that existed at tea party rallys in the past, to my knowledge they are gone.
    Video: Koch protests include calls to lynch Clarence Thomas; Update: Common Cause “outraged” over comments « Hot Air
    no "niggar" huh? that's what i asked for.
    Last edited by liblady; 04-21-11 at 04:38 PM.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Huh? I said the group is racially biased because of socioeconomic realities, as in that the group is mostly comprised of white people who are not impoverished. I also said that I didn't think that made them racist.
    But they are not racially biased. Conservatives of all colors are welcome. They do not discriminate.
    Look at the last election. If anything the bigotry comes from the left against black conservatives.

    Tea Party Could Put Record Number of Black Conservatives in Office
    Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year.
    According to Onnidan Online, “Black conservatives are used to having to defend their values, but they now are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white ‘Tea Party’ movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of America’s first black president.”One such black conservative is Timothy F. Johnson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support the free market and limited government. “I’ve been told I hate myself. Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks.”Unfortunately, black members of the Tea Party movement have to contend with cries of treason from their communities. In April, Fox News reported, “They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values.”David Webb, organizer of New York City’s Tea Party 365, Inc., states, “I’ve gotten the statement, ‘How can you not support the brother?’”
    K. Carl Smith, president of the Conservative Messenger, explained of the coalition, “We want to reignite America’s passion for liberty and create an atmosphere for political dialogue where conservative candidates can engage in conversation about the issues without being accused or racism or called Uncle Toms.”
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I'm pretty sure the role of racism or bigotry in any organization is always "an issue" and relevant to people's political decisions.
    That's terribly sad and hopefully not true.
    You must be able to relate to Chris Mathews when he said he "forgot Obama was black for an hour"
    I can't relate at all to that.

    Sorry, I don't place importance on skin color.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    let me be clear: the tea party organization itself is not racist. the tea party organization attracts racists, and has some racist members. yes, i belive some dems are racist, but i don't believe the democratic party attracts racists, simply because the dems champion the rights of minorities. enough with the ancient history here, it doesn't MEAN anything in this instance.
    Why would you say a thing like the tea party attracts racists?
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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    But they are not racially biased. Conservatives of all colors are welcome. They do not discriminate.
    Look at the last election. If anything the bigotry comes from the left against black conservatives.

    Tea Party Could Put Record Number of Black Conservatives in Office
    CT's not talking about active discrimination or bigotry. He's not even talk about racism. Read his posts. Jesus Christ.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no "niggar" huh? that's what i asked for.
    I never said there was a niggar sign on the left. I said there was worse than that.
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