Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black Tea Partiers Seeing A Rise In Racism From The Left Wing

Associated Press smallALBANY, NY - They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white Tea Party movement -- and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.



"I've been told I hate myself. I've been called an Uncle Tom. I've been told I'm a spook at the door," said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

"Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks," he said.

Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the Tea Party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they're black — or that most tea partyers are white — should have nothing to do with it, they say.

"You have to be honest and true to yourself. What am I supposed to do, vote Democratic just to be popular? Just to fit in?" asked Clifton Bazar, a 45-year-old New Jersey freelance photographer and conservative blogger.

Opponents have branded the Tea Party as a group of racists hiding behind economic concerns — and reports, as yet unproven, that some tea partyers were lobbing racist slurs at black congressmen during last month's heated healthcare vote give them ammunition.

But these black conservatives don't consider racism representative of the movement as a whole — or race a reason to support it.

Angela McGlowan, a black congressional candidate from Mississippi, said her Tea Party involvement is "not about a black or white issue."

"It's not even about Republican or Democrat. from my standpoint," she told The Associated Press. "All of us are taxed too much."

Still, she's in the minority. As a nascent grassroots movement with no registration or formal structure, there are no racial demographics available for the Tea Party movement; it's believed to include only a small number of blacks and Hispanics.

Some black conservatives credit President Barack Obama's election — and their distaste for his policies — with inspiring them and motivating dozens of black Republicans to plan political runs in November.

For black candidates like McGlowan, Tea Party events are a way to reach out to voters of all races with her conservative message. "I'm so proud to be a part of this movement! I want to tell you that a lot of people underestimate you guys," the former national political commentator for Fox News told the cheering crowd at a Tea Party rally in Nashville, Tenn., in February.

Tea Party voters represent a new model for these black conservatives — away from the black, liberal Democratic base located primarily in cities, and toward a black and white conservative base that extends into the suburbs.
Black voters have overwhelmingly backed Democratic candidates, support that has only grown in recent years. In 2004, presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry won 88 percent of the black vote; four years later, 95 percent of black voters cast ballots for Obama.

Black conservatives don't want to have to apologize for their divergent views. "I've gotten the statement, 'How can you not support the brother?'" said David Webb, an organizer of New York City's Tea Party 365, Inc. movement and a conservative radio personality.

Since Obama's election, Webb said some black conservatives have even resorted to hiding their political views. "I know of people who would play the (liberal) role publicly, but have their private opinions," he said. "They don't agree with the policy but they have to work, live and exist in the community ... Why can't we speak openly and honestly if we disagree?"

15 comments:

  1. Just ask Joe, it's not racist if black people do it.

    White man votes for white man because of the color of his skin = racist

    Black man votes for black man because of the color of his skin = Hypocrat

    LOL

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  2. Black, White, Conservative, Independent,Democrates = Tea Party and NO Matter What Left Says Or Does NATION Will Be Better For It! Period.

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  3. And the left act like they aren't racist;-)

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  4. Al, did you look at the Winston group series of polls? It says the Tea party is mostly older white males. Stop trying to make yourself look like your anything but that.

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  5. I see a couple people got arrested for death threats against two democrats. You going to blog on this?

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  6. JoeC Winston Group Poll! Never Heard nof it!

    Death Threats Should Be Prosecuted to The Full Extent of The Law in Criminal Court!

    Im Sure Its Just A Conservative Thing Joe, Liberal Flag Burning War Protesters Would Never Make Threats!

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  7. There is no such thing as a black conservative.

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  8. Al, but your telling me what the tea party is aren't you? Perhaps you need to be better informed then and not just let Chris cherry pick your reality for you.

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  9. BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHA ... Joey decries "cherry-picking" and then comes up with some BS "Winston" Poll, ROFLMAO ... this chit is so hilarious, you can't make this up!!

    Joey Two Wrongs is the only one that ever brings up race. Then the poll showing that 21% of the TEA Party is minorities and he can't handle the truth, starts complaining because blacks are only 6% rather than 11%?!?! LMAO

    By the way Joey Two Wrongs, you absolutely did say that! I will give you a chance to change your answer, how is that? Joey Two Wrongs, if a black man voted for Obama merely because of the color of his skin, does that make him a racist? Remember Joey Two Wrongs, I can go back through the blogs and find where you said it wasn't racist, you big fat liar! BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

    What a racist you are Joey! You and all the Hypocrats, performing your racism and feeling so guilty about it you have to try to project it on a group that is protesting high taxes and government waste, what a bunch of jerks.

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  10. JoeC Lost Me On Your Post But Im Old And Will re Read It Over a Cup Of Tea! Unlike Liberal Pin Heads I Make Up My Own Mind On Facts Joec NOT Talking Points. Your Begining to Sound like ManCow and Overbite! Just Spewing and Lashing Out!

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  11. John your awesome, but again stupid. The Winston group is a right of center political group that does many thing including polling....

    http://winstongroup.net/people/

    In one of the most extensive looks to date at just who Tea Party activists are, how they think, and the ideas that matter to them, the report found that 17% of the people polled considered themselves “part of the Tea Party movement” and more than four in ten Tea Party members said they were either Independents or Democrats.

    The study also found Tea Party members are more likely to be male by a 56-44% margin, slightly older than the electorate as a whole and middle income earners. When it comes to issues, the research found that Tea Party activists espouse a strong economic conservatism.

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  12. John, please, without all the hyperbole, radical theories and lacking your silly little overdone laugh track, explain how i am a racist?

    Simple terms. nothing that would require you to find and use a dictionary or anything.

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  13. LMAO ... Joey Two Wrongs, you tell me to use simple terms to avoid using a dictionary? I don't need a dictionary for large terms Joey, apparently you are having difficulty comprehending my sentences and phrases without having a Merriam-Webster handy?!?!

    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA, what an idiot! Joey just called himself stupid, this is too priceless! Joey, maybe it will help you if you sound out the words Fo - net - ik - all - ee? LMAO

    Joey, what does your poll prove? Where is the LINK for the poll Joey? Are you referring to this article, that goes on to say about a comparable Gallup poll:

    "A new Gallup Poll out this morning of 1,033 finds nothing fringe about self-proclaimed Tea Party adherents; they are slightly more likely to be employed, male and definitely more conservative. But otherwise Gallup's Lydia Saad writes, "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large."

    While economic issues like stubbornly high unemployment rates and declining home values cause widespread worries, Winston found top issues among the self-identified Tea Party followers are jobs/the economy and the exploding federal deficit. A whopping 95% told pollsters that Washington "Democrats are taxing, spending and borrowing too much." Fully 87% told Gallup they oppose Obama's healthcare legislation.

    (Are you able to keep up with the words here Joey, I know I'm using a couple multiple-syllable words, I hope it isn't going over your head dumbass).

    Now, as to how you are a racist, you prove it every time you bring race up to divide people. We're The United States of America, we celebrate our unity but you want to point out our differences. You are the prototypical Hypocrat racist, blaming everyone but yourself and accusing everyone else. The TEA Party is about being over-taxed, and you want to turn it into a race thing, just like you have been instructed to by the Hypocrats. You're a good little Hypocrat racist Joey. You want to "ignore" and "forget about" your racist party's TRUE past, but you won't stop harping on MADE-UP stories about the Republicans? You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Chris Matthews, Harry Reid, Jesse Jackson, Kwame Kilpatrick, Al Sharpton, on and on and on, these people demonstrate their racism at every turn and you defend them to the hilt. No TEA Partier has done ANYTHING remotely racist, the Hypocrats MAKE UP a story about them screaming the N word, and you bugle it from the rooftops. Shame on you shame on you shame on you; if you aren't a racist, you are at the very least guilty of promoting a racist dialogue, and covering for a party that was, and still is, racist as hell.

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  14. Joey, I'm sorry, I forgot to include my "link" demonstrating that you are a racist. Here it is ... youtube.

    BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

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