Poll: The working-class/populist Tea Party Movement is white, male, rich and college educated. http://bit.ly/cRrUK8
You forgot raaaaaaaaaacist!
It's implied in the sheer numbers. I don't have to say it.I mean what did you bring to support your argument? An article about one token black guy you found?Wouldn't it kinda be a lil more credible if you had maybe 10%, 15%, 20% minority in this conglomeration of folks who are simply opposed to higher taxes after 95% of people got a tax break, expanded government involvment in our lives, breaches of the constitution, and runaway spending?Is the the same single black guy that they had in 40% of the camera shots in "Teabaggers: The Movie"??http://is.gd/8D5Z7
"It's implied in the sheer numbers.'No it's not, YOU implied it. As for sheer numbers, that CNN poll isn't that impressive. Go look at how many people they polled. "Wouldn't it kinda be a lil more credible if you had maybe 10%, 15%, 20% minority in this conglomeration of folks.."Everybody knows the tea party is basically the conservative wing of the Republican party. Like most of the elections in the 80s-90s, the black vote has gone 90% for the Dems. So the tea parties will reflect that reality. But for a so-called racist bunch of people, white conservative activists sure seem to go out of their way to highlight black conservatives. The truth of the matter is that EVERY sub group in this country probably has around 10% racists. That includes the labels liberal and conservative. I can easily lament about Harry Reid's comments or Robert Byrd's comments about 'white niggers' just as easily as you can pick some tea party sign of Obama as a witchdoctor. "There are racists in both parties. But, there are a lot more of them in the Democratic Party and there always have been."http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=15893"An article about one token black guy you found?...Is the the same single black guy that they had in 40% of the camera shots in "Teabaggers: The Movie"??"That's a different guy. And really...do blacks have the freedom to think any way that they want without being called 'tokens' once they step outside of the mainstream black establishment? That is just so condescending, similar to the 'acting white' thing being laid upon individuals who maybe didn't grow up around a lot of black people or if they do well in school.
"...Everybody knows the tea party is basically the conservative wing of the Republican party..."I do know that. But a lot of the folks who get on stage at the rallies try to portray just the opposite. "We have Dems, and Indies and people who have no affiliation and blah blah blah blah." Glad you can admit it at least.And if you're gonna include Harry Reid's "negro dialect" remark (being used btw, in praise of a candidate he was endorsing as he said it) in the subset of comments you can easily identify as racially charged (which it clearly was) or "racist"...? Then hoooo boy... you got a whole LOT of racist motherfuckers in your ideology. Don't EVEN attempt to defend Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan or Tom Tancredo again, cause you just cut off your entire lifeline. Frankly, having to go back 50-60 years to point at Byrd, as so many conservatives constantly do, is something I always see as humorous as well as weak when comparing two ideologies in terms of here and now.The difference between us both is Dems can stand up and call that shit out as improper and demand apologies, as Democrats immediately did with Reid. I did and every other Democrat I know was condemning Reid for that bullshit loud and clear (even though the only person offended should be Obama. Whether he asks for an apology or not is up to him, but he sure has been similarly gracious and let a lot of shit slide from your side of the aisle too).When somebody on your side fucks up racially... you all leap to his defense, deny any wrongdoing, claim that what was said isn't racial at all, or cook up justifications of why our culture's climate is just to "PC" sensitive."Token" - Everyone understands what is meant by token, even when the situation is reversed. And no, it's not condescending for the person who can use the term properly... to easily identify what is happening in the occurrence of "tokenism".It IS condescending however, on the part of the group that is trying to hold said individual up as a shining example of that group's ability to be "inclusive".My goodness, I love to see you flounder, twist, squirm and stretch in an attempt to milk every angle you can out of the wrong side of a topic.Issues of race really seem to be your Achilles' heel too. :)I'm done here... you can have the last word if you like.
"I'm done here... you can have the last word if you like."Punking out I see, as usual! "Issues of race really seem to be your Achilles' heel too. :)"Sort of, it's easily one of the top 3 or 4 reasons why I became an ex-leftist. When you've traveled throughout the world and lived in Austria and have been denied entry into a restaurant due to your skin tone, and when your parents are from the dominican republic (which is far more color conscious and outright racist than America), the "America is a racist nation" cries tend to be seen in my eyes as sort of hollow. "When somebody on your side fucks up racially... you all leap to his defense, deny any wrongdoing, claim that what was said isn't racial at all, or cook up justifications of why our culture's climate is just to "PC" sensitive."Look up Trent Lott losing his Senate Majority post after his comments, and everybody from the president on down condemning it. "having to go back 50-60 years to point at Byrd"The "white niggers" comment I referred to only happened 5 or 6 years ago. Look it up on youtubeHere's a classic example of what is going on right now. I laughed out loud at this http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2010/02/19/cpac-breitbart-calls-ny-times-reporter-who-alleged-racism-cpac-despicable
Tea partiers to MSNBC: Your all-white lineup is cordially invited to experience our diversity http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/22/tea-partiers-to-msnbc-your-all-white-lineup-is-cordially-invited-to-experience-our-diversity/
Wow... just can't let it go even with the last word, huh? Ok..."...it’s true that there certainly is a diversity problem not just at MSNBC, but on all of cable news. You would be hard-pressed to find a non-white host on any of the cable news networks. And while the guest list may be getting more diverse, the major players remain largely Caucasian..." http://is.gd/95Uw2However, to MSNBC's credit... in addition to all the other hosts Olbermann mentioned...Lester Holt, Alison Stewart, Tamron Hall, Christina Brown, Carlos Watson, Gene Robinson, Clarence Page, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, and Paul Mooney... Keith also forgot Jonathan Capehart, Tourex, Ron Christie, Michael Ross and Gayle King.Let it go Dude. You're just wrong. No biggie.
NBC Chastised by Congressional Black Caucus Members for Lack of Diversityhttp://newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2010/02/26/nbc-chastised-congressional-black-caucus-members-lack-minority-hiring