I believe the Tea Party movement is, if not racist, certainly exclusionary. The Tea Party stance seems to be "we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more". Unfortunately, the "we" involved too often seems to be predominately white, conservative, religious, and anti-diversity (of almost any kind). I feel history will be unkind to the Tea Partyers, for the world will only continue to become one huge stirred-up gumbo of all colors, creeds, orientations, income levels, nationalities, loyalties, biases and beliefs. The job of all right-minded people should be to try to find ways to get along, not build walls between us. I feel that any movement that tries to assert the perceived rights of "our sort" — whether that sort is a Tea Party, Christian Coalition, jihad, Aryan Nation, Jugglers for Jehovah, or Southern Connecticut Amalgamated Dishwashers Credit Union — will eventually wink out of existence. As it should.
I disagree with Rick Zimmerman. There may be some in the movement who are racist against blacks, but the movement is political and not targeted against a race. The fact that most in the Tea Party are white does not make it a racist group. They disagree with Obama (so do I - and I'm not a tea party activist or a racist), but it isn't about his race. It's about his politics.
The Tea Party is not a racist organization. But just as there are fringe elements to all groups, I'm sure that there are racists among them.
The intent of the Tea Party movement is not to be ring wing or left wing. Their concern is and has always been the growing control and massive power of the federal government. We see the government claiming power that was never intended for them to have. That is why you see them carrying signs stating that they want to take the country back. Back from the corrupt politicians, all of them, no matter what color, and back into the hands of the people like it states in the Constitution.
Is the tea party racist against blacks is like saying is the Democrat party racist against whites since the new Black Panther's are Democrat...
Just for the record - part of the reason they are growing is because too many Independents are tired of the status quo Republican tactics as are many of the Blue Collar Democrats disturbed with the Pelosi League
by Poppa Blues 8 years ago
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 … th-threat/An arrest has been made in a death threat against a Jewish Republican Congressman by a pro-Obama supporter. Obviously all the Democrats must be just like this guy, anti-Semite haters. I mean it makes sense right, since all the Tea Party...
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201 … s_sub.htmlBeck once called Obama a racist and I disagreed. Beck later apologized for his remarks but now I wonder was he right? If Obama isn't a racist he sure likes to use race to his political advantage!
by SparklingJewel 6 years ago
I am forwarding this....______________________________Tea Party Patriots push back against the liberal media and expose these “Occupy Wall Street” protesters for what they are: America-hating anarchists who want to take their anger out on ordinary, productive citizens.Tea party rallies...
by Ralph Deeds 8 years ago
Last week, Matt Continetti published a long essay in The Weekly Standard arguing that we should understand the Tea Party as a movement that’s torn between two competing political instincts — one reformist and one reactionary, one that “wants to repair deformities in the American political...
by SparklingJewel 8 years ago
I am personally involved with some of the TEA Party people and can vouch for these facts...all the patriots I have been involved with throughout this past year have been honorable, honest and absolutely none violent in their actions. We have had a few that have acted "out of line"...
by Doug Hughes 7 years ago
This is from the most recent poll from Pew Research."As the Tea Party has evolved from a grass-roots movement to become a major force on Capitol Hill, public views of the Tea Party have grown more negative... The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press,...
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