The Little White Lies About the Tea Party’s Racism

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“You might be a racist if you’re waving a traitor’s flag to protest the Black man in the White House.”

The Tea Party is not racist. The TEA Party is not racist. The Tea PARTY is not racist. THE Tea Party is not racist.

No matter how many times or how many ways you say it, you can’t deny it: The Tea Party IS racist. As hell.   Let us not dither or waffle or obfuscate.  When something is obvious, you must call it what it is, not what it protests it is not.

An arsonist is not someone who loves fires.   An arsonist gets his rocks off by burning shit up.

A pedophile is not someone who loves children.  A pedophile screws kids and screws up their lives.

The Tea Party is not made up of firebugs and scum that bugger children.  A Tea Partier is not someone who simply has a philosophical and political difference with President Obama.   A Tea Partier is a White person who didn’t give a shit about politics under there was a Black man in the White House.

Morgan Freeman is not my default go-to guy on politics, but he’s been around long enough to know the nativist, regressive, reactionary language of the Tea Party is merely old-fashioned racism remixed for the 21st Century and he let the bullets fly in an Daily Beast interview.

The lengths that people will go to show their prejudices!  You see some of these signs that say, “TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!” What the fuck is that? Whose country are you talking about? They are being pushed to the side, which is a good thing for them to realize: you don’t have the power you think you have in this country. Obama was legitimately elected president. If you don’t like that, fine, either move out, or make your point and get yourself elected, but don’t tear the country apart! That’s not going to get you anywhere. I think the Republicans have pretty much destroyed themselves by allowing themselves to be controlled by a small contingent of people with a lot of money.

My position on The Tea Party has evolved as their politics have regressed.   They have zero tolerance for anything and anyone that does not conform to what “America” is and so too has my position that these nitwits, half-wits and dim wits should be met with tolerance and understanding.  Tried that and it doesn’t work.   You can’t reason with idiots whom are impervious to understanding and view even attempting to as a sign of weakness.  That’s when they pounce and go for your throat.

My stance for the Tea Party is the same as Michael Corleone for the Five Families;  I don’t have to wipe all of them out.  Just the ones whom are my enemy.

Guys like Larry Klayman.

Before the shutdown ended,  there was a rally of right-wingers in Washington to show their support for the GOP’s extremism and one speaker, Larry Klayman, an attorney, a founder of the advocacy group Freedom Watch, and a contributor to World Net Daily upped the ante for suggesting the U.S. military should overthrow President Obama to calling for a second American revolution to force Obama from power.

In a day of provocations and incendiary language at Tea Party-type protests Saturday in Washington D.C., WorldNetDaily.com author and Birther attorney Larry Klayman stands out.

“I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town,” said Klayman, a founder of the conservative Freedom Watch political advocacy group. Before a crowd at the “Million Vets March on the Memorials” Klayman demanded that President Barack Obama “… get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”

The rallies had been pitched as a protest by veterans opposed to the shuttering of monuments, but have turned into Gadsen and Confederate-flag festooned rallies reminiscent of Tea Party rallies, complete with calls by some speakers for “people to stop obeying this government.”

“In 237 years, our country has declined more than Rome took 2000 years to do,” he said. “We are ruled, quote-unquote, by a president that bows down to Allah.”

Birds of a feather:  Republican Sen. Mike Lee, Sarah Palin and Larry Klayman

Birds of a feather: Republican Sen. Mike Lee, Sarah Palin and Larry Klayman

The Constitutional right of freedom of speech does not absolve citizens of responsibility for our speech.   If Klayman’s incendiary words don’t  rise to the standard of sedition, it skirts the edge of it.   This isn’t the first time Klayman has advocated the overthrow of President Obama.  In August he wrote a column pleading for the military to depose their Commander-in-Chief.

Standing by while Klayman called for a revolution were former Governor and noted quitter, Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz and neither of them distanced themselves from Klayman’s remarks.   Probably because they agree with them.

This isn’t your normal Republican vs. Democrat slap-fight.  This is more than a simple difference in politics.  This is hate, pure and simple and no amount of apologizing for the Tea Party excuses it.

When Rep.  Alan Grayson (D-Fl) said in an interview the Tea Party “was no more popular than the Klan” the conservative press was annoyed and demanded other Democrats denounce his remarks.

Which few did, because while the Tea Party is more popular than the Klan their hatred of the President is exactly the same and there’s no denying that.

The Tea Party isn’t racist? Suuuuuurrrre, they aren’t.

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6 thoughts on “The Little White Lies About the Tea Party’s Racism

  1. Second only to Klayman’s disgusting comments were Palin and Cruz protesting the very closures of the national parks that they supported in the government shutdown.

    • Cluelessness and hubris seem to be two requirements to be a leader of the Tea Party and Palin and Cruz have more than enough of both. Why, when they have both accomplished so little of note is baffling to me.

      • As that famous “philosopher” Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid and don’t mess with crazy!”

    • Yes, Valentine, but nobody in the GOP has the moral principle to call them on it and especially not John McCain who serves in the Senate with Cruz and elevated Palin to her place of prominence. The idiot.

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