If this shot was from a Tea Party event…

March 10th, 2011

….we’d already be hearing about how racist the all-white crowd must be.


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Entry Filed under: Observations,Politics

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. TerryN  |  March 10th, 2011 at 1:12 pm


  • 2. Wendy  |  March 10th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Um, hello, Jesse Jackson is there.

  • 3. Dan  |  March 10th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Great point.

  • 4. Roland Melnick  |  March 14th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    TEA Party events have had David King, David Clark and Herman Cain…yet the racism meme persists with the added insult of these guys being labeled as Uncle Toms or similar “not black enough” epithets.

  • 5. John Foust  |  March 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    You mean as paid speakers, right? The criticism I’ve seen has been aimed at the composition of the crowds, as well as the questionable message on homemade signs. Surely we can’t tar the entire group with the actions of a few, right?

  • 6. Roland Melnick  |  March 14th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Paid or not paid wasn’t the question. The issue at hand was whether Keith Olbermann’s racist teabagger meme had any merit.
    I’ve been to several TEA Party events and mingled through the crowds. I mentioned those guys because when they spoke, the crowds cheered them. Before and after their speeches, many people engaged them with conversation and/or compliments.
    The meme is false.

  • 7. John Foust  |  March 15th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I don’t think anyone has described the TEA Party demographic as identical to the population at large. Milwaukee is roughly 40% black. That lakefront TEA crowd was 40% black?

  • 8. Roland Melnick  |  March 15th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I see there’s no point continuing this discussion as John prefers to argue with the voices in his head rather than respond to what I’m saying…or what Elliot’s saying.

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