Friday, October 23, 2009

Tea Party Moves Against GOP. So Where Is The Racism?

From Politico:

Tea party activists from across the nation are rallying around the House special election in upstate New York, viewing it as the first electoral test of the nascent conservative movement’s political muscle.
Organizers up and down the East Coast report that activists are making their way into the campaign offices ofConservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, with the volunteers focusing their efforts in Oswego, Madison and Jefferson counties. While tea party organizers say the election is a unique opportunity to hold the Democratic and Republican parties to account, much of their energy is being directed against Dede Scozzafava, the GOP establishment-backed nominee whom they view as a squishy moderate who represents all that is wrong with the Republican Party.

Well, well, well,  the Tea Party movement is now venting its rage against a very WHITE GOP candidate. Does this not contradict the insane ramblings of the Raaaaacism Industrial Complex? Where is Jeanane Garofalo to say  "this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."?  Funny, I don't see any black men in the NY-23 race.  What about Jimmy Carter, where is he to say that the "overwhelming portion of opposition" is based on racism? So Jimmy, where is the overwhelming number of racists here?

Perhaps the answer to these questions is what it always has been, that the Tea Party protest isn't about racism, Democrats or Republicans, but is about bringing an out of control Federal government to heel. Perhaps the answer is also that members of the Raaaaacism Industrial Complex are all about making up charges of racism against the Tea Party movement for the sake of shielding Obama and the Democrats from the strong criticism they deserve.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Politico
Via: Newsbusters


Anonymous said...


You're the first I've seen to connect the dots on this. Great analysis and insight. Well done.


Gary said...

Cliff, as always, spot on commentary.Well done sir!


Republican Redefined said...

Very well stated. So much is lost when every issue turns to a discussion of race. Huge fan of the site. I posted a link to this post on my site.

heathermoor83 said...

Great Job Cliff! Spot on!

Angie Lee said...

Pshaw, Clifton. You know better. It's because she's a WOMAN, of course. They only need to redefine the argument so that it's the white male race being excoriated. Oh, and white females who sell out. And blacks. Or Hispanics.

Ah, fuggedaboudit. We're all a bunch of racists if we're anywhere right of center.

Ron B said...

The cameras were turned off and it did not meet with their agenda. No way those who cry racism would want to dare call tea party protesters racist on this one.

fatman0349 said...

If it is against Obama or the democartic party it is automatic Rasist. That is just how it is! This country used to beleive in free speach, but now we have a black president...............just give him a Nobel Prize!

Clifton B said...


Thanks but I was sure everyone would have noticed. Well, at least I hoped they would have.

Clifton B said...


Thanks, your approval means a lot!

Clifton B said...


Thanks for the linkage. You are so right, the race issue, when not applicable, skews everything.

Clifton B said...


Thanks and welcome to ABC!

Clifton B said...

Angie Lee:

I am sure the left can scrape together an appropriate collection of grievance groups to paint the tea partiers in a negative light.

Clifton B said...

Ron B:

So true, if it doesn't support their narratives, then ignore, ignore, ignore.

Clifton B said...


I know what you mean, the charge "racist" is starting to become a joke.

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