I’ll just go ahead and acknowledge the elephant in the room right upfront.
The Tea Party is a “party” built on racism and hate.
If you simply oppose Obama’s policies, you are a Republican or an Independent… perhaps you belong to the Green Party…
… But if you are a member of the Tea Party, you have joined a party full of people who are simply fighting for the right to be openly racist and homophobic.
One Saturday in late March, a group of teabaggers Tea Party members gathered on Capitol Hill to protest Obama’s Healthcare Reform package.
Nothing wrong with that, right?
Georgia congressman and old school civil rights veteran John Lewis found himself taunted with chants of “Nigger! Nigger!” as he came to work that day. He said the entire scene was reminiscent of some of the darkest days of the 1960s.
Massachusetts Senator Barny Frank, who is openly gay, was blessed with screams of “Faggot!” as he walked past.
… This was a protest of Healthcare Reform legislation.
It wasn’t meant to be a gay-and-black-hating lynch mob…
Or was it?
The scene certainly looked as if it was becoming a mob, as opposed to a peaceful protest, with one person being injured and another arrested.
If I am wrong, and the Tea Party movement is not simply a group of racist pricks, where then is the outrage? Why hasn’t a party member emerged, shaking his/her fist in anger over the gross misrepresentation of this organization?
There isn’t any outrage, at least among the teabaggers there isn’t.
Our black President is making good on the promises that got him elected to the highest office of the land… promises to minorities and homosexuals… promises that some people will go to desperate lengths to make sure he never has the opportunity to keep.
I agree with the premise that being against healthcare reform does not automatically make one a racist…
… But more and more, it appears that’s exactly what belonging to the Tea Party means.
Clearly the Tea Partiers cannot stand on the merits of their anti-healthcare arguments. They have to resort to hate-filled rhetoric and scare tactics in order to make their voices heard.
It’s simply another branch of the KKK.
Wear it proud, Teabaggers.
We’re watching you.