Skip to comments.Reporter asks black protester if he's "uncomfortable" as part of tea party
Posted on 04/17/2010 7:51:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked Darryl Postell, a black man at a tea party rally held Thursday in Washington: "There aren't a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?" Postell replied, "No, no, these are my people, Americans."
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O'Donnell's question wasn't the only one addressing race at tea parties. Politico asked one white tea party protester about how she could spot an "infiltrator" -- a liberal posing as a tea party protester -- and she said that more "racially-oriented signs" were a giveaway. "This movement is not about race. My husband and I are an interracial copuple. He's African American. We don't make this party about race, we make it about principles." Video below:
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It didn't occur to me, by the way, to ask Richard if he felt uncomfortable. But maybe that's because he was right at home:
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Golly, didn’t he know that ALL Tea Party Patriots are nothing but racist white people? He is lucky they didn’t lynch him on the spot! </sarc>
And they accuse tea partiers of being racist. They are the ones who aren’t color blind or they wouldn’t be asking that kind of question.
Sea plants have more brains than people at MSNBC. They have gone from being a joke to embarrassing.
Main stream media = RACISTS!
Kelly O’Donnell is essentially asking “Your skin is black. Why don’t you think like all the black people I know?”
The Press Corpse is no match for intelligent people like a TEA Partier.
Maybe his answer should have been: “I feel uncomfortable now about you because you asked that question”
He was too nice to her.
Media types wont learn their lesson till its thrown right back in their face.
The Mainstream Media are usually a bunch of race baiters.
Or perhaps something like “not as uncomfortable as you being among freedom loving Americans you racist bitch!”
“Kelly ODonnell is essentially asking Your skin is black. Why dont you think like all the black people I know?
Your skin is black. Why dont you think like all the white people tell me that black people are supposed to think
Either way it’s indicative of deep racial prejudice.
My dear Negro, Do you realize you’ve stepped off the plantation?
Could be the TEA Party people didn’t realize that he was “black”.
Anyone not asking for liberal gifts is, of course, an American, and as we know from decades of history classes, being a plain-old American is a sin, making one retroactively guilty for oppression, genocide, etc/
Once one embraces his/her victimhood status, and admits only liberal governmental control can wash away that sin, he/she can be considered a normal person. Any American who actually stands up for liberty, especially if he has skin of a darker color than Nora O'Donnell's is, of course, a weirdo.
Probably was until the reporter showed up!
That line : the media as holy water : vampires.
Yes, she is definitely working with a preconceived idea of what black people are supposed to think. Prejudice, to pre-judge, is where she is coming from and his skin color is the basis for it. It is entirely accurate to say that Kelly O'Donnel is racially prejudiced.
It's kind of troubling that in the 21st century the MSM has so many people in it with such narrow-minded attitudes.
I have said to many people the only real Uncle Toms are the liberal blacks that have been on the Liberal Plantation for the last 100+ yrs. They have been destroyed by the Liberal establishment.
When does Comcast take over MSNBC....I’m telling you, they need to become the history channel...
>> Kelly ODonnell is essentially asking “Your skin is black. Why dont you think like all the black people I know?”
You nailed it TE.
It kind of cracks me up when libs call black conservatives “Uncle Toms”. The real Uncle Tom was part of the underground railroad and helped other blacks escape slavery...They might need a history lesson...LOL
ANSWER#1: "Not at all. ma'am. What makes me uncomfortable are racists who prove by their condescending, idiotic questions that they think my skin color requires me to hold a certain political view."
ANSWER#2: "Not at all, ma'am. But on the same topic of group identity, tell me, are you uncomfortable with the fact that nationwide polls regarding which groups are 'most trusted' and 'most admired' consistently rank your profession in the single digits, somewhere between the KKK and prostitutes?"
Postell should have asked the reporter if he was “uncomfortable” being surrounded by thousands of people every one of whom was more intelligent than he was.....
I found this heroic guy on Facebook. I checked out his page. He is part of the Constitution party and he talks about liberty and limited government. He is even a retired military man. He’s the real deal.
Lol! I saw on his Facebook wall that he just got over 100 new friend requests since Wednesday-including mine.
I wonder if Kelly O’Donnel (or Nora O’Donnel for that matter) feel stressed out when they can’t get a Guinness, some corned beef and cabbage, a potato and get in a fist fight over a game of darts? /s
I loved his answer, and wish we could’ve seen the reporter’s face when he gave it.
I was recently back home in California visiting with my liberal family, and one of them asked me, "How do they treat you in the Tea Party?"
I replied, "The Tea Party is the most welcoming group that I've been privileged to be a part of. The charges of racism you hear on TV are totally false."
They must have believed me, because they all just nodded their heads, which surprised me. They're all dyed-in-the-wool lefties.
>> when they cant get a Guinness, some corned beef and cabbage, a potato and get in a fist fight over a game /s
LOL - usually the fun begins after the Guinness is found.
That's pretty much the reaction I get at all Tea Party functions. If there's any unusual reaction I get, it's a sort of delighted surprise and a twinkle of the eye.
At Thursday's gathering a couple of folks took my picture, holding my Texas and Gadsden flags. It'll probably show up on blogs here and there as proof that there are indeed black folks who oppose this administration and the destruction of our liberties.
Great assessment, and totally spot-on.
I'm constantly amazed at people who are amazed that I'm a conservative black man. The unspoken communication from them, is, "How can you possibly side with those who've oppressed you and your kind? Don't you understand that only we liberals care about you poor, unfortunate, and powerless black people?"
Once they realize that I'm the real thing, they treat me just like any other evil conservative. It's pretty disgusting.
Thanks. It's been my personal slogan since before I was a member here.
Liberals treated him (and other blacks in legal and administrative Hollywood work) as Others, and congratulated themselves for their special treatment...and they had NO idea how utterly inhuman that was. (A black female lawyer at a major studio reported she was repeatedly asked "How did you get this position?" something no one would ever think to ask of a white lawyer working at a studio.)
My friend was ultimately fired (and defended by, among others, Robert Osbourne, who I believe now hosts movies on Turner Classics)for writing a piece in one of the Hollywood dailies about how Hollywood congratulated itself so much for being progressive, yet where were all the movies starring blacks? (It took Spike Lee to show Hollywood that just because Hollywood had a couple of black stars, it was criminally behind the times in terms of behind the camera talent--I recommend some of Lee's later movies to FReepers, whatever you think of his talent ((yet another conservative friend of mine has worked closely with Lee and says he's nothing but professional and personable, unlike a number of Hollywood a-holes I could name based on friends' experiences)).)
Anyway, once my friend actually wrote an article saying, "Yeah, all your TALK is nice, but where are the JOBS, you people who employ talent?" he was fired over a nothing issue less than a month later.
You can imagine why, all these years later, he didn't blink when people pointed out I'm a conservative and he shouldn't like me. All those good liberals we knew then vanished when my friend encountered hard times, while I gave him a few bucks here and there while I was living on pretty meager wages. That's what FRIENDS do--people who see other people as Others who they can use as political pawns seem to have a problem with that. (I think my friend reached detonation level when one of these (white) liberals accused my friend of...anti-black racism.)
Sorry to drone on and use you as a sounding board, but this issue is something I'm writing about, and it so happens I had a long conversation with my friend today and am reading a biography of Samuel R. Delany (who's basically a socialist, but whose observations on race are surprisingly down-to-Earth for a commie :).
You're doing better than I am. My liberal sis called my Mom and I "brain washed" some years ago upon hearing that we listen to Rush Limbaugh. She ended all political discussion in 2000 after saying "Clinton was attacked for nothing but sex." I started to respond about perjury, suborning perjury, etc, and was cut off.
When she comes to see Mom she tells her she can't watch Fox News. (Mom is getting senile and likes her routine ... oddly enough/s) Oh, she also accused Mom of being racist because she was "looking at a black woman in the grocery store." Mom actually remembers that "incident." She thought she saw someone she knew. (A big deal given her memory.)
I have had it. She isn't even that committed to liberalism but I'm not going to extend the least bit of courtesy to her anymore. I could take it but the insults to our mother, who raised us to see people as people first and foremost, has just fried me.
(Sorry for the rant. I guess you hit the "family" button. lol)
Wait until your black friend is accused of being a "racist" by a black liberal! My own (progressive) brother once accused me of that very thing, when I dared to criticize The One.
I couldn't help but laugh.
It's pretty hysterical, actually. Liberals just cannot fathom how a black person could possibly have their own mind, and draw their own conclusions regarding politics and culture. We're supposed to march in lockstep with the state-approved religious orthodoxy of liberalism, like good little sheep.
Their attitude is "But if you think like we do, we're for social programs, and welfare, and racial preferences--how can you NOT be for those things?"
It never occurs to them that this kind of thinking is textbook racist thinking--believing that one's ethnicity determines thought.
It would never occur to Nora O'Donnell to ask a white person these questions, because of COURSE whites have different points of view from other whites.
Yep. I'm one of the 8 percenters (conservative blacks). Out there on the bleeding edge of cultural evolution.
My liberal sis called my Mom and I "brain washed" some years ago upon hearing that we listen to Rush Limbaugh.
Pretty standard babble from liberal family members, in my experience. I've endured much worse. I'm a "race traitor" and an "Uncle Tom" don'cha know. A "bamboozled, hypnotized pawn of the evil right-wing, etc".
Thing is, a person can't un-know what they know, and I've come to know quite a lot since I escaped the liberal mind control plantation. My certainty in what I know about the truth of America goes right down to the core of my being, and can't be shaken by insipid liberal barking.
Like any conservative, my allegiance to the right isn't about my belief in its principles, but in the knowledge of them. That certainty is maddening to liberal family members, whose positions are based on feelings and indoctrination, alone.
O’Donnell (”reporter”): Do you feel uncomfortable being
a black man among all these whites?
Postell: No, I don’t feel a bit uncomfortable. As a low
down lying scum sucking member of the left wing biased
main stream media do you feel uncomfortable being in the
middle of all of these honest hard working Americans?
Yep. That's what passes for intelligent reasoning among liberals.
As you said, it never occurs to liberals that such "reasoning" pre-supposes that blacks are incapable of running their own lives, or succeeding in life without some sort of government crutch.
It's utterly demeaning - especially when you consider that there are so many fine examples of black people who've achieved the American Dream through their own efforts.
Liberals like to bask in the glow of struggle to get where they are and rarely stop to think if they arrived in the right place.
I think of the accomplishments of some of the kids that came out of Dunbar High in DC, back in the bad old segregation days, and just shake my head. All the upheaval and sacrifice to undo all that, and look what so many are doing with it. It’s sad. You, and people like you, are the only ones who can speak out and alter the trajectory. Everyone else gets branded racist.
That latent responsibility is something that's in the back of every black conservative's mind. I didn't ask for the job, but I've got to admit that me and others like me are best equipped to take the conservative message to the black community.
I've had people urge me on more than one occasion to take up that task. I'm still rolling it around. Right now, I'm just trying to do my bit for America.
It can’t be espeically easy, but please continue. It’s very much needed.
I went to a Tea Party here in California this year. As I stood there with my sign, a very nice black man came up to me and said, “Thank you! Thank you!” and shook my hand because of what I had on my sign. It said: “MARCH 2010: CONGRESS SHOVED OBAMACARE DOWN OUR THROATS. NOVEMBER 2010: WE WILL SHOVE IT BACK.”
Libs kill me. They don’t understand that it is about priciples, not color.
“That’s an incredibly racist assumption you are making just to ask that question of me. Why did you pick me out of the entire population gathered here? Is it because I am black or because I may have an answer you are looking for?”
Plan for attacks like this:
1. Reject the preconditions of the questions.
2. Answer the outrageous question with another question proposing they need to answer.
Think about the question:
“How long have you stopped beating your wife?”
It assumes the precondition that you have beaten somebody.
These people should not be allowed to set up conditions where protesting is OK for one group and not another. Especially when you see the violence and damage the left imposes upon others.
You've nailed that down tight. Once you know something all the emotional spin and propaganda dissipates like morning dew. It is really tough when the conflict is with family. People who should know you well enough to know you aren't a racist, traitor, brain washed, and on and on. But when you know the truth it does transcend even the closest ties.
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