The Tea Party seems to have collapsed on its own success. After geting elected in a number of places, they both proved that they are as loonie tunes as Demo0crats had accused them of being…
One of the reasons they hate AG Eric Holder so much – is, so far, the FBI has been very good at catching Tea Party compatriots BEFORE they commit murder and mayhem. Like these folks in Michigan, these Republicans in Florida, these faithful in Alaska, these congregants in Georgia, and this group of faithful citizens trying to make poison gas in Florida…
I guess the “bomb throwing” Anarchists, who would normally be relegated to the left don’t count because, after all – they are closet Libertarians.
Tea Party leaders in Arkansas are on the defensive after a board member of a Tea Party group in the Ozarks made a racist joke at a rally over the weekend drawing laughs from the audience.
The Baxter Bulletin in north-central Arkansas reported that Inge Marler made the comments at the annual rally of the Ozark Tea Party. The remarks, which suggested that African-Americans are on welfare, were condemned by Tea Party leaders in the state. The Bulletin reported that the condemnation came after they contacted the Tea Party for comment.
The Bulletin reports that Marler, who told the newspaper she would stop using the joke, said the following as an ice-breaker in her speech:
“A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’
‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’
‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’
‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.”
Audio of the speech can be heard here.The remarks come as national Tea Party leaders have denied accusations that their followers are racist.
Earlier this week, former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (R) wrote a column for theBaltimore Sun arguing that the racism charge is being used by progressives seeking to discredit the Tea Party. The NAACP has voted to criticize what it believes are racist elements within the Tea Party.