- Politics and Social Issues
Are the Tea Party Conservatives Racists?
Tea Party Movement Advancing Racism in America?
I have to wonder why Michelle Bachmann would vote to raise the debt ceiling without questions for the lily white George Bush and then vote against raising it for the ever so tanned Barack Obama? For everyone and anyone within the broaders of the United States to believe that racism is dead in America they only needs to look to the example set by the Tea Party Conservatives. Among other things they have given themselves a huge raise when they couldn't raise the debt ceiling. Never mind that they resolutely raised the debt ceiling for George Bush every single time he requested and they have kept it a well hidden secret that the majority of the excess spending by the Bush administration was legitimized by budget supplementals. When considering the debt ceiling question I consider the revelant factors. Where is the fire? Since when does the USA balance budgets during wars? Never, but now that we have a black president there is a new presendce. And what I am left with to consider is that Tea Party Members are racists. No one in either party in their right mind would question a white POTUS. Why are there two sets of standards based on race still in this country?
And it isn't just the debt ceiling. Do you think a white guy would have his citizenship questioned, his academic credituals impugned or even his ability to lead questioned? GWB wasn't fit to lead and still no one openly challenged him. Well almost, I think Nancy Pelosi might have had her teeth in him but I am not certain.
And Barack hasn't lowered himself to playing the race card but he must feel it. He must feel like if only he were a white president then he wouldn't be hounded by those racists Tea Party Movement Fascists. And what kind of presedence does this set for the future. No doubt a woman would be faced with even more discrimination. So women leaders are out especially those who are racist...Michelle Bachmann.
The simple fact is America hasn't moved beyond judging each other in superficial terms and for this simple reason we have been internationally humiliated. When I hear the Tea Party Movement Members claim the media is nice to Barack, my first thought is, "Thank god so we don't look like the most racist nation on the planet." and "Finally, a little blance.".
If I were China I don't think I would want to invest in a country with such racial strife. The world has to be waiting with baited breath wondering why the racist Tea Party Movement is allowed to continue to organize. Does the Tea Party have Urban League Members? Some how I doubt it.
Americans are now at a fork in the road. They can either change and follow the leader for whom they elected or they can continue to be the racist hate filled country which all of the interantional community detests. Personally, I think we should follow POTUS in all circumstances. As a country our opinions only matter in the voting booths and that is the only time they should be expressed. And as a human being, an America with a diverse group of friends I am embarrassed by the ignorance and racism of the Tea Party Movement.
I have many hubs published. Please find within and I have offered criticism for POTUS but with a measure of restraint. POTUS has the benefit of his people's loyalty until he is no longer POTUS. It really is that simple. We are a Democracy but we live under post 9/11 rules ad that means obiedence. And that disobedience comes with a high price. And while I feel for Barack I can only say that Congress has embarrassed us all. The Beltway is way behind the people in racial tolerance and acceptance perhaps because we are surrounded by lily white rich people all day and Americans actually have to work together to get anything accomplished.
It saddens me for the current generation of people who don't have a racist bone in their body who would like to be friends with everyone. Our leader are setting examples of racism for which the world will judge us. They are also cultivating racism within our country which is strictly a political device to divide citizens. And this is a self inflicted public relations nightmare created by the Tea Party Movement and Congress in the name of the United States Constitution.
Barack is too classy to play the race card so I am but sadly it is for real.