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May 2, 2010

Newsweek poses and answers the question: Are Tea Partiers Racist?

I agree with this guy:

David Bositis of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies finds the movement’s arguments about reckless federal spending unpersuasive. Why, he asks, weren’t they up in arms when President George W. Bush launched two costly wars and created a new unfunded mandate with his Medicare prescription-drug plan? Why didn’t they take to the streets when he converted a surplus into a massive deficit? “I don’t like to be in a position where I’m characterizing people as being racially biased,” says Bositis. “But when the shoe fits, what do you do?”

But this lady doesn’t:

“That is so pathetic,” says Danita Kilcullen, the founder of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale. “Nobody in the Tea Party movement that I know is a racist.”

Well then I guess we can extrapolate that data for the whole “movement”!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2010 12:10 pm

    I agree with him too.

  2. debaseface permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:10 pm

    Unfortunately there are certainly a few Tea party idiots who’s motives are missplaced – but a few rotten apples shouldn’t spoil the pie.
    I would not be surprised to see the same people currently condemning the tea party protests – themselves taking to the streets when the govt takes the inevitable steps to cut its own deficit. (see Greece).
    Those responsible for the crisis were not held accountable. Massive amounts of debt has been shifted from the private to the federal balance sheet. This massive debt can not be resolved without reducing spending and increasing taxes. (austerity measures)
    If these measures are NOT taken we push the present fundamental problems over to future generations.

    “Given the nature of much of today’s spending — predominantly consumption, not investment — we must acknowledge that our borrowing places an unfair imposition on future generations of Americans, who will sacrifice the fruits of their labor to pay off a debt they had no role in incurring.”
    America in the Red
    – Donald B. Marron

    • A. Strung permalink*
      May 2, 2010 1:37 pm

      Well that’s the thing; it’s more than a few. The “few” would be those that have their facts and motives straight.

    • May 2, 2010 8:49 pm

      Actually, the fundamental problem is our capitalist driven society. The European model of balancing the public/private sector is where we should be heading. As usual, we’re lagging behind our friends from across the Pond.

  3. tiefighter25 permalink
    May 3, 2010 9:36 am

    It should be pointed out that our Euro-buds were just as greedy, and invested in the derivatives that an 8th grader could see would eventually fail. (Wouldn’t recommend a romantic vacation to see the acroplis any time soon.) More importantly, let’s see this guys gams!

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