by Datechguy | August 31st, 2011
Last year when I covered the primary race in GA-4 staying in a predominantly black city, I was really taken aback by the reaction of some black folks when they discovered I supported the tea party:
It was if a switch was suddenly turned on with ice in her voice I was told: “I have no comment”. For the rest of.the time I was there I was stared at with contempt as if I was something lower than low. My race had not been an issue nor the Crucifix being Catholic in a very protestant state, but once it was known I supported the tea party it was as if I was wearing a Klan outfit. I heard the ladies talking among themselves saying you could tell I was a tea party man just by my appearance. When I left glares followed me out.
I blamed the media at the time but apparently this racial hatred is being stoked by dishonorable people whose title begins with the words “Honorable”
Black America has been ill-served by their “leaders” and the democratic party since the time of the great society:
Howard Portnoy puts it this way at Hot air
It appears that these lawmakers understand the actual threat the Tea Party poses—namely, a retrenching of the government handouts that help these politicians win reelection by keeping their constituents down.
I’m trying to think what is worse. The idea that these black “leaders” do not understand the tea party and are speaking from ignorance and panic (if so that’s inexcusable), or do understand the tea party and are purposely sowing race hatred for political gain. If the latter it’s one of the most despicable things I have seen in my lifetime.
Meanwhile in a time of internet and online communication there is no reason for anyone to not know the truth about the tea party. If individuals believe this nonsense then they can only blame themselves, both for their own self-deception and for the quality of their representation.
Update: Politico reports on it and equates it to “you lie”. Amazing