Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tea Baggin' For Dummies (And Misguided Negroes)

I must admit, I don't care much for the Tea Party movement and to find out that there are black Tea Party members and candidates disturbs me a bit. Even more disturbing is news today that black Tea Party members (or let's just call them misguided negro conservatives) are upset that the NAACP has condemned the Tea Baggers as racists. Where have y'all been?

NAACP President Ben Jealous has said the Tea Party movement needs to "be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don't tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members." I guess this is too much to ask. Members of the Tea Party movement vehemently deny that their movement is racist, yet a CBS news poll in April found 52% of Tea Party members believe that "too much has been made of the problems facing black people". (This is not racist? Okay!) Far fewer Americans overall, 28%, believe as much. Among non-Tea Party whites, 23% say too much attention has been paid to the problems of black people.

The original NAACP resolution, submitted by the group's Kansas City branch, said the Tea Party movement has "displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically." A true statement. This much has been caught on newsreels around the country. Where are the misguided conservative negroes when all of this is going on?

The NAACP further condemned "racist elements" of the movement as "a threat to progress" and referenced instances in which black congressmen said they were verbally and physically abused by Tea Party activists. Again, this was captured on film. What more does the apologists, negroes, and whites need for a frame of reference?

Of course, the Tea Party people have launched their usual rhetoric about "democratic operatives" planting some of the racist signs and people into the rallies to discredit them and embarrass them. I don't think anybody can embarrass them more than they have embarrassed themselves and the nation.

William Owens, a misguided negro Tea Party express speaker, says... "The NAACP is trying to address some of the racial slurs from within the tea party movement and as a result, they are marginalizing the more important issues that the tea party movement is addressing: Government intrusion, fiscal irresponsibility, putting upon people more and more taxes."

Owens wasn't around when the last president was being fiscally irresponsible was he? In fact, he was so fiscally irresponsible that the nation's economy nearly collapsed. The Tea Party apparently doesn't realize that both Democrats and Republican presidents have been raising your taxes for the past 20 years. No, they missed all that. So, I ask again... Where have y'all been?

Owens, founder of and author of "Obama: Why Black American Should Have Doubts", goes on to say... "They (The NAACP) are doing an injustice to the black community by not giving a fair and balanced perspective on the legitimate concerns that the tea party movement expresses, especially how it affects not just black America, but all of America."

Owens believes the NAACP chose to take on the Tea Party movement to divide Americans. Oh, really? Divide them any more than the Tea Baggers have divided and confused everyone... especially, well-meaning people who are genuinely concerned? "I think it’s just side-stepping the major issues,” Owens says. “You are going to find signs in every movement that express sentiments of racism, but those are far and few in between when you look at the issues involved."

I want him and his kind to remember this when one of their Tea Baggin' comrades gets drunk at one of these rallies and forgets that he is on their side and calls him a nigger. That's right, I said it! I notice that when these rallies have gotten really ugly, i.e. when the black congressmen were spat on and attacked, I didn't see a black face in that sea of Tea Baggers. And, it was smart of them not to be in that crowd right then. But, just wait... the day is coming when a group of Tea Baggers forgets that they are at a Tea Baggers rally and thinks they are at a Klan rally (which was scheduled for another night). Then, things are going to get interesting. Just wait!

Disclaimer: The photo above of Sarah Palin is a fake and I used it to make a point. She's not really in the Klan. (At least, I hope not!)


Solomon said...

But the pointed white hood fits her perfectly.


Arlene said...

Yes Keith, where have these baggers been? Were their eyes and ears open at any of the gatherings? Hmm. I also heard from a David Owens, the black spokesperson for the national tea baggers group interviewed on CNN. When asked directly about the racist aspects of the party he responded that HE didn't feel any racism within the group!! HE didn't see or hear ANY racist behavior. He said he was beyond the point where HE could be touched by racists and their backward thinking. (He must stand in the parking lots during the meetings!)
Unfortunately, the other 13 million of us are not so far from their reach and we must deal with the result of racist behavior and the society and laws created to bolster their positions.
I won't say more because I know you keep a clean blog!!


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