Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Still Don't Think They Are Racist?

I have been the biggest critic of the tea party movemant. I know that supposedly there are Black tea party supporters...I look at them as just misguided fools...There were Black soldiers in the Confederate army for that matter....What can I say? Ignorance in action is a frightening thing.

Two Weeks ago, NPR executive Ron Shiller called the tea party movement that propelled Republicans to huge congressional gains in the midterm elections last November "scary" and "seriously racist." In addition, he complained that America did not have enough "educated, so-called elite" citizens, and that the Republican Party was anti-intellectual. His opinion...and in my opinion, the absolute truth.

NPR, which is supposedly liberal(That's the rumor at least) tossed Ron Shiller under the bus, denounced his comments about the Tea Party and sought to distance themselves from him... He has since left NPR for "undisclosed reasons." They distanced themselves because his comments could possibly force the majority Republican Congress to cut it's funding ,that's why....

So I suppose the Tea Party takes umbrage at being called racist....Explain to me why they are now encouraging voters to oust a Black congressman because of his religion? Explain that?

Over the weekend, the so called Tea Party Nation sent out an e-mail to Minnesota voters backing independent candidate, Lynne Torgerson over Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison. Who is the Tea Party Nation? Glad you asked!This is the same group that sponsored the Tea Party convention earlier this year, headlined by Sarah Palin. The reason given for backing Lynn Torgerson over Keith Ellison is that Keith Ellison is an African American Muslim with alleged terrorist ties. Not only are they being discriminatory, but they also lied about Keith Ellison in the e-mail, which stated the following:

"There are a lot of liberals who need to be retired this year, but there are few I can think of more deserving than Keith Ellison. Ellison is one of the most radical members of congress. He has a ZERO rating from the American Conservative Union. He is the only Muslim member of congress. He supports the Counsel for American Islamic Relations, HAMAS and has helped congress send millions of tax to terrorists in Gaza.

A Complete lie...Not a scent of proof...just an inflammatory and irresponsible bit of truth bending.
Truth bending that they are good at...Death panels anyone? President Obama was born in Guam anyone?? It's the same old crap.

If you put the obvious grammatical errors aside,Keith Ellison is not the only Muslim in Congress, and where is the proof that he has sent millions of tax dollars to terrorists in Gaza? The Tea Party is dangerous not only because of the wacky people who are in it but also because of the rhetoric use, which is hateful, ignorant and uninformed. That is a dangerous combination that smacks of desperation. And people actually wonder, people actually question why folks think the Tea Party is racist?? Unbelievable!



Sometimes I really hate this free speech thing...people just cant keep it responsible. Thats too damn easy!

Rich Fitzgerald said...

I'm glad you keep up with this stuff because these saltines would have made me snap a long time ago.

Mizrepresent said...

YES, my brother from another mother...i feel the same!


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