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Elements of Racism and the Arc of Hate
At its annual convention in Kansas City, the NAACP on Tuesday issued a report
stating that the loose alliance of Right-wing interests collectively known as the "Tea Party" had "racist elements" within its ranks. Putative leaders of the movement roundly denounced the allegation. Sarah Palin, often seen as the unofficial representative of the new American Right, asserted
that the NAACP's accusation of Tea Party racism was "...false, appalling and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand." Mark Williams, billed as the "Tea Party Express spokesman," refused
to say that the Tea Party does not welcome racists, instead asserting, "Racists have their own movement. It's called the NAACP."
Even as the Tea Party's media representatives were denying the charge leveled by the long-standing civil rights organization, its own members seemed to be working at cross purposes to the benignly non-racist image Palin and others were trying to set forth. The Right-wing Washington Times
, owned and controlled by the shadowy ex-convict Sun Myung Moon, founder and head of the global cult known as the Unification Church, headlined an editorial attacking the NAACP with the title, "Kill the Crackers," apparently accusing the NAACP of trying to incite murderous violence against Whites. Further depleting the credibility of denials from Tea Party officials, White supremacy Websites quickly published their own attacks on the NAACP in particular and, in some cases, Black activists more generally. A number of Right-wing commentators and officials brought up a case of voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party
as exemplary of African-American racism targeting Whites.
As if the rank-and-file factions had not already offered troubling evidence contrary to denials of racism within the Tea Party, the seemingly official "North Iowa Tea Party" bought ad space on a billboard in Mason City, Iowa, and posted
an appalling sign associating U.S. President Barack Obama with Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin.
Despite the claim by North Iowa Tea Party founder Ben Johnson that the sign would 'remain up for a month,' it was hauled down within a day as national Tea Party personnel scrambled to distance the movement
from a (quite literally) towering example of its members' troubled mentality and outrageously preposterous hyperbole.
The NAACP accused the Tea Party of having racist elements in its ranks. Notwithstanding the furious denials of this allegation by Sarah Palin and other inspirational forces within the movement, the actions, words, and behavior of Tea Party members provide ample evidence that the Tea Party, for all its apparent lack of central command and control, does in fact have powerful undercurrents not only of racism, but also of nativism and generalized vitriol.
From the daily, appalling statementsboth direct and in coded languageof Right-wing extremists like radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to the vile racial epithets hurled at Congressmen of color during last year's run-up to passage of national health care legislation (with the Tea Party claiming that these distinguished men were lying about the ugly incident), from gun owners openly parading firearms outside buildings where President Obama was speaking to racist diatribes published on Websites of White supremacists and their militias, the hate directed against Blacks, against immigrants, and against the United States government, itself, is palpable.
To the extent that the Tea Party cannot meaningfully change the values of its membership, the movement has yet to demonstrate its fitness to assume national power, given that it has not yet summoned the courage to openly embrace its character.
I hate to say this but I think I like this picture of Sarah better than any I have ever seen. Seriously. It may have something to do with her normal plastic smile being scary for me the way clowns are scary for some folks. In this she looks like an actual human being.
Of course, another caption for this could be " After a day in our unspoiled wilderness, our animal natures emerge and I love when Todd just mauls me like the Momma Grizzly I am"
I have some bleach, if anyone needs it for their brain now...
"So after you've wrestled the moose to the ground..."
When I saw that sign, I couldn't help but remember the eternal chant, that criticizing our president in a time of war, gives aid and comfort to America's enemies.
Wild Clover I have to agree. In the photo, she does express genuine sincerity. She's lost that, automatronic deer stuck in the headlights look.
"Of COURSE I had to get a boob job! Do you think THESE baby meese would ever get me elected?"
I saw on other forums, that Tea Partiers are complaining that the word 'prey' was misspelled.
Or should I say, the word, 'pray' was misspelled as 'prey'.
Weaseldog, you ain't gotta explain that one, here. hehehe.
WC/FT sittin' in a tree, uh what? Oh, I agree. I must be the only male in the US that does NOT see anything "pretty" about Sarah Palin. Her looks do absolutely nothing for me.
And yes, if she were not so fucking insane, greedy, grasping, and hypocritical, I might be tempted to change my mind. I guess it's the old, "pretty is as pretty does."
Also, Weaseldog, while I certainly agree that between the regular Republicans who shamelessly flip flop and denounce things they supported when a rightwinger did them and the teabaggers who are too stupid to understand why their incoherent rants are just as hypocritical, I have seen way too many of the Democrats similarly being quite flexible when it comes time for them to show some backbone.
Here's a wonderful example, courtesy of the Obama administration: http://washingtonindependent.com/91851/obey-white-house-suggested-cutting-food-stamps-to-pay-for-edujobs-funding
IF the story is true, and there's really no reason to not believe it, there isn't enough disgust to describe my feeling toward these nematodes!
We saw the teabigots carrying at early Obama speeches, and he allowed it. Maybe it's a good thing he went Bush on us and stopped the town hall shit! Someone must have told him it's getting like the South Side of Chicago out there!
I...I'm...ahh shit! This is worse than Republicanism. This is sub human. We're real close to a repeat of early twentieth century Europe!
Let them eat books! If ketchup can be a vegetable, then cookbooks can be a staple properly prepared...along with boiled shoe!!
As per your comment on the "beauty " of Moose Palin, the one outstanding thing that comes to mind would be that incredibly shrill voice!
Voitus interruptus! All the Viagra in the world couldn't help.
I can't understand how the First Dude can put up with that shriller...what's that? Oh my wife says that Ms. Palin has probably never had a reason to shrill in bed!
FT and Trog.... My daddy in conversation with me a while back made the comment "I like Sarah Palin" . I said, "Why on earth?" He says "She has nice legs. I'm a leg man."
My daddy has not so much turned conservative in his old age as become cynical... the school that says there is no difference between any politician and another. And that shit happens. Discouraged maybe? Dunno. But I imbibed liberal democrat at his knee and with my mother's milk, and he shocks me sometimes. Like finding anything attractive in SP.
What's that old saying--something about:
"I wouldn't screw her with somebody else's dick."
POLT.... that is priceless.... and being female I would have to agree, even if the degree of separation is greater in my case. If I were male, I would have to shudder thinking about the fact that she has bred, repeatedly, which means someone has had sex with her. Ewwwwwww..... Or used a turkey baster, which would have been most appropriate come to think of it.
"Turkey Baster?" LOL!
Would that mean she and others like her were:
"In-semi-tated?" - with a turkey baster? repeatedly? For enjoyment?
Or maybe they just connect a hose to the kitchen "bigot" and flush their "minds" of all intelligence, humanity and compassion.
Could explain their isolationism views!
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