April 26, 2010

Debating a black Tea Party

In Imagine a Black Tea Party, I asked what would happen if a black Tea Party stormed DC? Cops, rioting, blood? This led to the following exchange with correspondent Tom:Maybe Keith Olbermann would rank them as Worst People in the World.

So the teabaggers found the half a dozen minorities in attendance and put them on camera. So what?

Not one of them had a valid critique of the Obama administration or its actions. The obvious followup question is: "Why are you protesting now when the Bush administration did much more to increase the size of government and curtail your freedom?"

For some of the mountains of evidence that teabaggers are motivated by racism, see:

Another poll proves teabaggers are racists
Poll proves teabaggers are racists
Klansmen, militias, and teabaggers"A Delayed Bush Backlash":


And the whole point of this posting was how America would react to a large mass of armed black protesters calling for the government's overthrow. Therefore, noting a few scattered brown teabaggers is beside the point.If it was a large mass of African-Americans calling for lower taxes, dialing back the welfare state and lowering business regulations while exercising their rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, I, and a lot of other people, would join them.

One thing: All of you out there who are always calling the tea-party protesters "tea-baggers" just sound like a pathetic, out-of-tune band of rusty trombones.
Funny to see Goldberg call the liberal position "lazy sophistry" when his position is idle speculation invented out of thin air with no basis in fact.

Obama has lowered your taxes, bright boy. Or are you unaware of that?

What teabaggers are actually calling for is an end to moderate healthcare reforms, nonexistent "socialism," and the democratically elected government now in office. Your fantasy version of what they want bears only a tangential relationship to reality.

You might join the black marchers, but your fellow conservatives would denounce them as a mob. It would be the hatemongering we saw against Michelle Obama, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Sonia Sotomayor times a thousand.

Incidentally, I couldn't care less if the hypocrites and haters don't like the name they chose for themselves. Anything I say is sweet music compared to the vituperation coming out of their mouths. And your opinion about how the name sounds doesn't move me in the slightest.

Teabaggers' Big Lie technique

In fact, the only thing that sounds stupid here is your fellow conservatives' juvenile misuse of the word "socialism." Are these people really this ignorant of economic concepts, or are they using the Big Lie technique to bamboozle the public? Ignoramuses or liars...you decide.

Here's a good article to help you determine whether teabaggers are stupid ignoramuses or hypocritical liars:Listen to Tea Partiers on cable news—or read the signs they hoist or their Internet comments—and you frequently encounter the flagrant abuse, the historically ignorant misuse, of words such as tyranny, communist, Marxist, fascist, and socialist.

You hear them say, for instance, that we live under "tyranny" because one side lost a health care vote in an elected legislative body. And that, in all seriousness, the president is a communist. For many Tea Party members, the word is not just a vile epithet; it's a realistic political description.
And:The muddled Tea Party version of history is more than wrong and fraudulent. It's offensive. Calling Obama a tyrant, a communist, or a fascist is deeply offensive to all the real victims of tyranny, the real victims of communism and fascism. The tens of millions murdered. It trivializes such suffering inexcusably for the T.P.ers to claim that they are suffering from similar oppression because they might have their taxes raised or be subject to demonic "federal regulation."P.S. Obama hasn't done one thing to limit the ownership of guns. But yes, he is a scary black man in office. That must be why you feel the need to assert your 2nd Amendment rights. You certainly don't have any rational reason to do so with Obama in the White House instead of Bush.

In other words, irrational gun-control fears = evidence of teabagger racism. Thanks for helping to prove my point.

For more on the subject, see "Get a Brain, Morans!" and Any Excuse to Hate Obama.

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