The Tea Party and Racial Slurs

Taegan Goddard shows an example of why we should not believe denials from tea party supporters that racism is a major driving force behind the movement:

“These people could be anybody. I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats to plant somebody there. They’re trying to label the tea party, but I’ve never seen any racial slurs.”

— Dale Robertson, self-proclaimed founder of the Tea Party, quoted by the Washington Times.

The only problem? The Washington Independent caught Robertson at a Tea Party rally last month holding a sign with a racial slur.

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    CeCe says:

    I was watching Hardball with Chris Matthews and he had a woman on who was a Tea Party Organizer. She was claiming the same thing about the lack of racism in the “mainstream Tea Party”. She was saying this as the montage of video and photos of Tea Party protests were showing radical images and words about the Democrats. When Chris Matthews asked her about an image, she responded by saying he was mis-interpreting what that image meant. Seriously?

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