Do ducks quack?
Considering how much effort the Tea Party is putting into PR to counter the charge of racism against them, you would think they might have checked the websites run by the organizations of which they are composed.
Reprinted from Daily Kos. With screenshots.
National Tea Party Federation and Racism
Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 01:15:17 AM EDT
The National Tea Party Federation’s list of members can be seen here.
Their statement on the NAACP’s criticism and on race in general:
… we emphatically deny that their are existing Tea Party racist leaders based upon the facts. Those facts being no one inside the Tea Party Movement can identify any person fitting the parameters the NAACP announced. Further, we challenge the NAACP to identify those leaders or those bona fide Tea Party Groups publicly taking a racist position or making racist statements. The Tea Party Groups do not sponsor, support, encourage or even ignore racists.
Where can one go to find out whether the NTPF’s positions are possibly extremist and/or bigoted?
For anyone seeking the mission of these movements one needs to look no further than their websites.
OK, can do.
- Rotten Orchard’s diary :: ::
Reverse blackface “Bobo The Clown”
Part of a Grand Jury to accuse Obama of “Fraud and Treason.”
Joke blog posting about Muslims.
Natural Born Citizen … “there is no possible way for BHO to be our president.”
Boycotting Best Buy for their Muslim war on Christmas.
“you can’t take the Ghetto out of the organizer”
All people who protest are defacto illegal immigrants?
Islam is on a quest for world domination.
“Islam is taking over the UK – are we next?”
Various comments on whites, blacks, and the lazy and self-centered.
Kagan is a “stealth candidate”… because she supported school desegregation.
Government raids on militias are unconstitutional.
Those who rely on government aid are “parasites.”
Political correctness is being shoved down his throat. (I’d say there’s little evidence of that based on his Internet posts).
Racial profiling isn’t racist… “it is the only way to keep America safe.”
Democrats are the party of racism, and other various comments on race.
“We’ll take away… his dignity at the tea party” (So that’s part of the purpose of the Tea Parties?)
“Will O give up going gangsta”
“Gestapo and SS officers to intimidate US citizens into giving up more freedoms.”
What exactly is their problem with liberals being anti-racism and anti-homophobia?
“When will your Caucasian progressive pals stop using leftie ‘social justice’ minority groups to do your bidding?
Tip: If you can only think of one adjective to describe a black politician, it’s better to remain silent than use “articulate.”
Obama intends to “lower decorum to a baser level” (than GWB?!? Really?)
“Birth Certificate” will be an epiphany
“Obama is going to Saudi Arabia… The Hadj, perhaps?”
“Obama, what’s up? Wouldn’t mideast envoys with less “Jewish” sounding names be more readily accepted?”
Obama will turn healthcare over to unions, Acorn, Soros… asdf (labor, blacks, jews).
With Macaca Allen.
Note: The NAACP doesn’t owe the Tea Party or anyone else a statement on the New Black Panthers.
Obama a closet muslim? “no prayer and deeeep bow…Hmm”
Color of Change akin to terrorists?
Note: If you want us to believe that you don’t support their signs about slavery, don’t feature them on your website.
Note: The woman in the video says she’s glad Obama won and it makes her feel as though she won’t have to be so worried about gas and house payments, and they turn it into that.
Supporters of the healthcare bill are mercenaries.
Protest signs featured in videos produced by the group:
We came unarmed, this time
Taxation proves that slavery was not abolished
Obama is fascist, ACORN is a criminal enterprise
ACORN, bringing prostitution to a neighborhood near you
Is that George Allen again?
Joke blog post: “I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I’m supposed to hire for my building crew.”
Views on the “Gangster Government,” Kenya, and Muslims.
“Islam cannot assimilate or tolerate other faiths in a culture”
“Obama’s NASA objectives: New American Sharia Accomodation”
Obama is a “hood” who is “robbin”people.
Still defending the statements Rush made about a black quarterback that got him fired from ESPN. Really? Still?
Promoting Rush’s view that Sotomayor is a racist.
Featuring a John Birch Society video
Blogger claims recorded audio of their meeting in which they promote racial profiling limited to Spanish speaking countries, Asia, and Africa… and want to deny citizenship to children born in the country to illegal immigrants. Note: this is 2nd hand information.
- LAREDO TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
In their official response to the NAACP, they claim the NAACP doesn’t embrace people regardless of color, race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. They do.
Sponsored an event featuring NumbersUSA, a group denounced by the SPLC. LULAC, the oldest Latino civil rights organization in America, protested the event and forced the university hosting it to drop NumbersUSA from the schedule.
Also, “The Kenyan Has to Go!”
Yup, that guy.
Tip: If you’re organizing a protest of the first black president’s administration and you come from a place called Lynchburg, don’t start a drive to send ropes to elected officials as a symbol of your anger: Got Rope?
“Obama is threatening to have Black Panthers and OFA use force to stop tea party movement. Chicago goon tactics abound.”
“Racism is being promoted by Obama and his black pawns. Wakeup”
“Obama should be impeached for sowing seeds of racism”
Tells Obama to go back to Africa.
America should thank British Petroleum
The “soon to be mayor” calls John “the leader” in the video.
Obama’s “questionable heritage.” I strong recommend everyone follow the link and read his entire rant. I would also recommend everyone visit John’s LinkedIn page (he’s a big-whig) and go watch the 2nd half of the video mentioned above. It gives a very clear picture of how elites in the Republican party are really running the show, and how cynically they’re using the base with their rhetoric.
“I say term limit and age limit to even run! We don’t need the dumb young candidates… and we sure as hell don’t need these dotey old…”
Posting comments on white supremacist-connected biker gang websites.
“Ummm… what about the white guys?”
Support Rand Paul’s position on the Civil Rights Act.
Gay marriage is a slippery slope to pedophilia
Tip: When you realize you may be spouting hate speech and bigotry, your response shouldn’t be “that’s too bad.”
Taxes are slavery. Tip: No, slavery is slavery.
Promoting the statement that Islam is arrogant and insensitive.
Led by a stealth candidate for the Democratic primary in a largely black district who is attempting to infiltrate the party and who claims he’s “no Democrat.”
Refers to the children of illegal immigrants as “anchor babies.”
Campaign platform is to make English the official language and to make Islamic laws illegal.
Illegal immigrants are “criminal invaders.”
Obama is the “Enemy within” even if he puts up the Christmas tree at the White House. BEWARE!!!
“we have to overcome Political correctness” (Note: I think you already did)
Not being racist is predicated on minorities assimilating to “American” culture.
“Are you ready to get the rifle out, clean it up, and get ready to go to war?”
No foreign flags should be flown in America. Love it or leave it.
“It is time for the noose to come out and justice to prevail!”
Mel Gibson is less racist than Eric Holder and Obama, the most concerning racial incidents are those that affect whites, and the most dangerous examples of racism are by a “powerful subset of blacks against whites.” Oh, and that’s their official “position” on the NAACP resolution.
- OSAGE COUNTY TEA PARTY
- PENINSULA PATRIOTS
- PITTSBURGH TEA PARTY
Shares Rand Paul’s views on the Civil Rights Act.
Obama is the Muslim world’s “bitch” and holds a grudge against white people.
Is upset about the Obama admin giving gay teens access to books with narratives written by other gay teens (via Breitbart).
Obama Bin Laden
Ode to Sonia (white men)
Says their position on race can be understood by reading Ayn Rand’s essay “Racism.”
In it we learn that:
Those who are proud of their diversity have no other virtues to be proud of.
The demands of “Negro leaders” are irrational, outrageous, cynical, shortsighted, and have a contempt for principles.
Racial quotes are one of the worst evils of racist regimes.
Racial quotes demand that white men be penalized for the sins of their ancestors.
“They are Voting Us Into Slavery.”
Obama’s Muslim faith
Fans of H.L. Mencken who said Jews were an “unpleasant race.”
Illegal immigrants are our enemies.
Liberalism is designed to create dependents who will in turn vote for them.
Michael Moore is a welfare queen?
Higher government wages are slavery for taxpayers.
H.L. Mencken again
“There were more than 10 Jewish legislators only in New York (24), Florida (17), and Maryland (13).”
“A false charge of racism is itself, racist” -David Webb (That’s setting a pretty tough standard for your fellow Tea Partiers, but mainstream Americans appreciate it).
see Waco Tea Party below
The great lesson from Avatar is that the American is the “chosen one” and still “fucks” the natives’ princess
Environmentalists are worse than Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot. It’s “not even close.”
Draw Mohammed Day!
“Censor this, assholes”
Against public education?
They support the AZ law and to make it perfectly clear…
Will use “any and all means possible”
Wants to see the birther cases go forward.
They will never be silenced. I guess that includes hate speech?
“I am not a racist… as proof, here’s a video” of Alan Keyes at the even I coordinated.
Dems are “baby killing” wolves
As a youth pastor, has helped gay teens “come out” of that lifestyle
Qualifies the victimhood of minorities as a “perception.”
Tip: If you want to argue that the Tea Party Express wasn’t the center of your movement, try having more links on your website.
Misinforms about Americans being arrested for violating Sharia Law in America.
Tip: Avoid comparing border-crossers to hordes. They aren’t Mongols.
Obama’s “gay” “wrist flipping.”
“CNN blames white folks for BHO lack of oil spill response.” (No, they didn’t “blame” white folks – they said Obama was hesitant to appear angry because historically Americans don’t respond well to angry black men).
See Chester Patriots above
Obsessed with making “descendents” of welfare recipients pay, and then stealing from them.
Those people near Bobby Scott’s office lack humanity
Rape, brainwashing, Stockholm syndrome… etc. Wow.
Massive race statement fail
Final Note: Far be it from me to draw any conclusions from all this. I think that’s a job for the NAACP, our national media, decent mainstream Americans, and David Webb at TEAPARTY365. If he applied the same standard to the rest of the federation that he did to the Tea Party Express, then I think he’s got some very difficult decisions to make in the near future.
Or does it?
After last week’s propaganda debacle, MoveOn.org has released an amateurishly-edited video of Andrew Breitbart talking about his allegiance to al-Qaeda, proving that with video editing anything can be proven.
Breitbart and embattled RNC Chairman Michael Steele will be appearing side by side at an upcoming Republican event, just in case you’ve forgotten who works for whom.
The Love Song of J. Michael Arpaio
LET us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a lover etherized, wistful and alone;
Let us go, through certain half-remembered streets,
The stuttering defeats
Of restless nights tequila drowned
And lively restaurantes hot with bodies:
Streets that flow with feverish longing
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming feeling …
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.
In the tienda the ladies come and go
Talking of Español.
The pale-jade fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The pale-jade smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes
Flicked its tongue into the sultry airs of the evening,
Lingered upon the voices that play at night,
Let fall upon its ears the music that falls from windows,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft octubre night,
Peeped through the curtains, where a chica lies asleep.
And indeed there will be a time
For the pale-jade smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing itself upon the window-panes;
There will be a time, there will be a time
To prepare a sneer to meet the smiles that you meet;
There will be a time to love and hate,
And time for dusky faces and dusky hands
Framed, ah – lovely, by the bars of the closed gate;
Time for that and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred arrests,
And for a hundred arrests and protests,
Before the taking of an illegal’s plea.
In the calle the ladies come and go
Talking of Español.
And indeed there will be a time
To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
A time for rejection and retreat in despair,
To tear with clammy hands my pale, lank hair—
[They will laugh at my back: "little hombre, pequeño!"]
My mourning coat, my collar pulled over my ears, head low,
My belt loose, hands scrabbling, shoulders bent low—
[They will shake their pinkies at me: "pequeño Americano!"]
Do I dare
Taste exotic fruit?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which in a minute will be moot.
For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, the buenas tardes,
I have longed my life for succulent kisses;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
Dark eyes transfix you in a Spanish phrase,
And when I am fixed, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?
And I have known the arms already, known them all—
Arms that are braceleted, dusky and bare
[But in the lamplight, downed with dark brown hair!]
It is perfume from a dress
That makes me so digress?
Arms that sprawl long a bed, or wrap about a shawl.
And should I then presume?
And how should I begin?
. . . . .
Shall I say, I have crept at dusk through narrow streets
And watched the fruit that hang from the trees
In the parque, exotic fruit swaying in the warm southern breeze?…
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
. . . . .
And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps its siesta!
Smoothed by brown fingers,
Asleep … languid … it lingers,
Stretched on the floor, before the fiesta.
Should I, plying my devices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have loved and hated, loved and predated,
Though I have burned to taste chaotic kisses,
I am no lover—and when my kiss she dismisses;
Then, then the moment of my fondness flickers,
And I flee the open door, and hear the snickers,
And in short, I was deflated.
. . . . .
No! I am not Don Juan, nor was meant to be;
Am an embittered boy, one that will do
To bait, to regress, arrest a wetback or two,
Punish them all; no doubt, an easy tool,
Hypocritical, glad to be of use,
Political, cruel, and corrupt;
Full of high dudgeon, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, truly ridiculous—
Utterly, at all times, the Fool.
I grow old … I grow bitter …
I yearn ever for the savor of exotic fruit.
Shall I profile them all? Do I dare to taste a Spanish peach?
I shall wear white, eat white, and listen to the Pastor preach.
I have heard the dusk-maids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them dance, skirts sweeping the floor
Curling the dark hair of dark boys in their fingers
I have watched them touch, laughing, a kiss lingers.
. . . . .
We have lingered in dreams of hot, strong embraces
By dark-girls wreathed with scents sultry and brown
Till shrill voices wake us, and we drown.
Yes, of course I put it in quotes. President Obama ticked “black” on the Census form under “Race”, and the “he’s dissing his mom and lying that he’s not half-white” folks are suddenly back in gear.
Amazingly enough, just such a blog post on OpenSalon, the “every blogger” wing of the news and opinion site, ended up getting promoted as though it was some kind of expression of original thought.
Earlier this week it was reported that the president had checked off “Black” on his 2010 census form question about race…
Though I do wonder why the president chooses to ignore his white half…the question Obama’s race selection raises for me has more to do with telling the truth…
Obama could have checked off both “Black” and “White” had he cared to be honest about it….
…The man had a white mother: get over it!
But when the president…makes a decision…to tell a half truth on an official US document he sets a bad example…
Clearly none of the commenters were aware of the history of the meme, but you would think that before Salon.com decided to actively promote a racist wingnut screed they would check into something like that.
Even if they were so desperate for teh google, you’d think they’d show a wee bit of discretion so as not to appear as pushing a racist point of view.
The “issue” that everyone seems to be missing is that this “Obama is not black” meme has been circulating since long before the election.
It is all part and parcel of the “post-racialist society” myth that says that discrimination is a thing of the past and has been so for decades; that Obama is an “empty suit” who got where he is strictly because of affirmative action, and earned none of it; that the only people who voted for him were racist blacks and whites who were practicing “reverse racism” to prove they were, um, n****r-l****s.
It by necessity claims the lie that most blacks in America are 100% African in origin, and that you can tell by looking at someone exactly what percentage of each race their blood contains.
The question has been asked at least 36,000 times in the Politics&Government category of Yahoo Answers. Google on “Obama black” and you will find 90,000,000 pages to peruse, many of them hatefully racist.
There is nothing original in this post. It is just an attempt to legitimize something that is inherently illegitimate and bring it to those of us who have not frequented sites like red state, free republic, storm front, etc, where post-racialism occupies a place with birtherism, southernism, and other such philosophies.
You should be ashamed of yourself, Mary Ann.
Elon James is seriously funny.
The Republican party made him do it. Without them there would have been no material.
Well, well, well. It turns out that our friends at the Department of Homeland Security have been posting anonymous racist comments to newspaper stories about immigration. How clever. Keep it classy, guys.