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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Obama: Tea Party is Racist

Seriously,  Mr. President? You're going to act like Rachel Maddow now and call the Tea Party racist (m)? I've asked it before, and I'll ask it again: What the hell is racist about balanced budgets?

I love how the President told his interviewer that there is a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement, a racially-biased one. Umm... if by subterranean, he means grassroots (I guess those are below the ground, right?), then yes- I agree. There is absolutely a grassroots agenda in the anti-Obama movement. That agenda is to not turn the most prosperous nation to ever exist into the latest failed experiment in socialism before handing it to our kids.

Even I have to admit that Obama could be on to something though. Another big story today was the recent statement by Tea Party leader Judson Phillips that John Boehner should go (m). Phillips claims that he wants John Boehner to be replaced in 2012 because he "did not get the message" from the Tea Party to drastically cut federal spending levels, but maybe Obama's right and the Tea Party really just can't stand politicians with dark complexions. Oh wait:

(even snarkier take on Boehner / Tea Party "racism" here)

FLASHBACK: Remember when Representative Joe Wilson yelled "You lie!" during a joint address to Congress? When the President accepted Wilson's apology for the incident, he said:

"I do think that, as I said last night, we have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big, important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name-calling, without the assumption of the worst in other people’s motives."

Maybe listen to your own admonition, Mr. President? I know that is a lot to ask of someone who is used to playing by a different set of rules than the ones he helps set for everybody else.

And last, but not least. Watch this again and share it around. Listen to the arguments I make and how I make them. This is how to respond to someone at the water cooler when they characterize the Tea Party movement as racist:

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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