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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Tea Parties Race Label?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 10:27:39 AM EST
    Tags: news, Michigan, Traverse City, Lloyd Marcus, Race, Tea Party, Progressives (all tags)

    Recent debate..  Who is in fact more racist?  Or perhaps who is so focused on the color of one's skin, they cannot see the substance of what that person is saying...

    The issue of race, and its place in politics is a perennial favorite for pundits, and documenting of issues that might affect racial relations seems to be a favorite challenge for reporters who want to be "daring" in their editorial pursuits.  Often parroting the concerns of the left, interviews will begin with a "I see you are the only black ..." and usually are followed with questions related to the stereotyping, or perhaps framing that the left has used to insist the efforts of Tea Partiers or conservatives are racially biased.

    And many of us look at these reports and scratch our heads.. wondering what in blazes they are talking about?  Because there is a majority of caucasians at Tea Party events, it automatically makes the events racist, right?  Is that how it works?  Was Kelly O'Donnell's question of the black veteran in DC on tax day a search for the truth of the matter?  When she asked: "Do you feel uncomfortable?", she couldn't have ASSUMED he was there because he wanted to be there?

    His answer? "these are my people.."

    Not acceptable to the left.. Not at all when they have worked so hard to vilify conservatives as cruel to minorities. With a decades old, and unending effort to buy the favor of minority constituencies by progressives, such dissent is not at all acceptable. It does not fit their contrived assignation of "the enemy", as they see us.

    Consider Traverse City Michigan, a "lily white" community that hosted the April 10, Tea Party visit by the Tea Party Express.  Indeed, there were few blacks present.  What would one expect given the demographics?  Does that mean the population of Traverse City is Racist?


    One of the visitors to the Traverse City Event was singer songwriter Lloyd Marcus, an American who is black.  He typically starts off part of his performance with a "I'm Not an African American..." and pretty much renounces the hyphenated separation that seems to have become the norm in this country.  He rejects it, and says he is "an American."  So is he wrong in doing so?  Apparently some in the press seem to think so..  He writes:

    After my performance at a tea party in Traverse City, Michigan, a white reporter approached me for an interview. The upbeat, mostly white audience loved me and my patriotic performance. Smiles were everywhere. With a stony face, the snooty female reporter asked me a series of annoying questions straight out of the liberal playbook.

    But what really got my blood boiling was when she asked me the following question with the trademark liberal condescending edge: "Mr. Marcus, don't you think by calling yourself an unhyphenated American, you are encouraging white people to feel comfortable with their racism?"

    I wanted to say, "Lady, what the heck are you talking about? You are obviously one miserable, bitter, and unhappy human being. Get away from me." Instead, I replied, "With all due respect, I strongly disagree." I turned and walked away from her, abruptly ending the interview.

    Perhaps I should have stayed and argued my point of view. But I have lost patience with arrogant liberal reporters who think that they are so much smarter than us. This negative-spirited reporter had decided the spin of her story before interviewing me. My answers to her questions would not have made a difference.

    Perhaps it would not..

    Perhaps the news reporters often will get cues from the left because of the tactics used to separate us from each other.  "identify, isolate, freeze and escalate." which is Alinsky rule #13. I should hardly have to explain how effective it is to make someone a marginal player. There is strength in numbers, and the left will attempt to use the race issue to separate good patriotic Americans from each other by race, level of extreme beliefs, ("birthers" "truthers")and simply by saying "home grown terrorist" in the same sentence or paragraph when discussing Tea Party activities.

    "News" defined, is anything that is not previously common knowledge, or is a reporting of recent events.  It is documenting the activities, and experiences we share..

    It is also something that has real effect.

     "Alarming news" has upended nations, "sad news" has elicited mourning, and "Disastrous news" has empowered many to pull together for the repair of communities and our friends abroad.  It was the very presses of the day which allowed the patriots in the colonies to gain support for the very revolution that spawned the greatest country to ever have existed.

    Its effect is very well known to the left.  Which is why influence of the press and news outlets is so crucial to the efforts of progressives.  It is a tool where one group can be shown as opposed to the interests of another.  It is where we can be reported as separate and adversarial.  It is where our goals will seem to be conflicting if documented that way.

    The Tea Parties have run the gamut of vetting throughout a year and some months worth of news reporting.  First they didn't exist, then became a cause of humor for a word used in a most juvenile manner, then found little truth in the reporting of numbers who were interested in this cause of liberty.  In the last several months, the attachment of racism tags to the coverage of Tea Party Rallies have been the attempted "coup de grace" to an effort to hold our government accountable.  Even a now debunked claim by black congressional members that racial epithets were used in DC reveal the uncontrollable angst in the left's attempts to frame a certain group which has both white, black, and all shades in between, as racist.

    It really begs the question.. who really has the problem?

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    by grannynanny on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 02:03:56 PM EST
    Great article - especially your conclusion.  Our media really is one bunch of weenies.  Thank our education system for the liberal/progressive crap shoved down students throats. All of them - from kindergarden thru college.

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