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Monday, April 19, 2010

Since the Racist Tea Party meme has been so easily debunked the left now....

UPDATE FROM ANOTHER WAPO SELF IDENTIFIED LIBERAL BELOW, WHO WAS AT THE TEA PARTY PROTEST ON TAX DAY

E.J. Dionne

The tea parties are nothing new. They represent a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.

In fact, both major parties stand to lose if they accept the laughable notion that this media-created protest movement is the voice of true populism. Democrats will spend their time chasing votes they will never win. Republicans will turn their party into an angry and narrow redoubt with no hope of building a durable majority.

The news media's incessant focus on the tea parties is creating a badly distorted picture of what most Americans think and is warping our policy debates. The New York Times and CBS News thus performed a public service last week with a careful study of just who is in the tea party movement.

Their findings suggest that the Tea Party is essentially the reappearance of an old anti-government far right that has always been with us and accounts for about one-fifth of the country.

A few days ago I said this:

Why....., better educated, older, married? Not only is that not a picture of angry bomb throwing inverted bolsheviks, it is a picture of....

AN ELITE?

Make up your mind on the left.

Are we troglodytic untermenschen newly sprung from the CofCC by way of the KKK, or are we pissed off and well off uncaring elitists scared of the ugly unwashed now in power and aggravated we have been forced to leave the 14th hole to bother with all this in order to keep our lazy and selfish lifestyles?

Apparently the pendulum is now swinging towards the 'far right, govt hating, poor and underprivileged despising, children's lunch depriving, 5 handicap rich and priveledged elitist explanation'

Remember what EJ Dionne said. "will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections."


UPDATE: From Robert McCartney of WaPo-

I went to the "tea party" rally at the Washington Monument on Thursday to check out just how reactionary and potentially violent the movement truly was.

Answer: Not very.

Based on what I saw and heard, tea party members are not seething, ready-to-explode racists, as some liberal commentators have caricatured them.

Although shrinking government is their primary goal, many conceded that the country should keep Medicare and even Social Security. None was clamoring for civil disobedience, much less armed revolt.

"Someone said in the Revolutionary War, they fired bullets. This time, we're firing politicians," said Clinton Lee, 28, a wedding photographer from Tampa wearing a Thomas Jefferson T-shirt.

The rally, estimated in the tens of thousands, also displayed a wacky, irreverent spirit that I found endearing

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote: "Robert McCartney of WaPo-
I went to the "tea party" rally at the Washington Monument on Thursday to check out just how reactionary and potentially violent the movement truly was.

Answer: Not very. "


How many WaPo staff writers helped create the "reactionary and potentially violent" characterization of the tea party meme?

Monday, April 19, 2010 6:02:00 pm  

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