Tea Party Is Dealt The Race Card

July 15, 2010 09:40

Hope and change? Sounds like playing the old race card to us.

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Last August, MSNBC tried to portray Tea Partyers as a bunch of bitter people clinging to their guns and religion and fearing people not like them, in a heavily edited video of someone described as a “white man” packing heat at one protest.

MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer warned breathlessly that “there are questions about whether this has racial overtones … white people showing up with guns.” The unedited footage showed the man, who appeared at a health care rally outside President Obama’s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix, was in fact an African-American.

This may be a shock to Shabazz and the NAACP, but the Tea Party movement has black members. Lots of them, all concerned about ObamaCare’s damage to the economy and the creeping socialism advanced by this administration. Like so many other Americans, they ask: “Where are the jobs?”

The proposed NAACP resolution says Tea Partyers “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.” Attacking the president’s policies is not racism, though his defenders have tried to say so since Day One.


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