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Out of Thousands of Tea Party Rallies, Liberals Tout 44 Seconds of 'Racism' in New Video
Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/15/2010 7:23:10 AM PDT by kristinn

The liberal group Think Progress has fellow liberals all excited today with a video that purports to document alleged pervasive racism at Tea Party rallies.

The fifty-three second YouTube video contains about forty-four seconds of racist or bigoted statements or images. Out of the millions who participated in the thousands of Tea Party rallies over the past year-and-a-half, the video features footage or photos of fifteen 'bigoted' people. They even throw in a gratuitous shot at Glenn Beck with a photo of a woman holding a sign that simply says "Thank God--There's Glen (sic) Beck!"

Inadvertently acknowledging a shortage of Tea Party racists, the video repeats footage of five white men making racist statements. One of the 'racists', who is filmed saying Obama is "too black" to be president, is standing with his black wife, daughter and son.

Two of the others express hatred of Mexicans and "wetbacks." Another flatly states he is a proud racist while another yells about Obama's "Afro-Leninism."

There are a few segments featuring bigotry. One snippet has a man calling another man a "faggot." A woman is shown expressing her fear of Muslims taking over America and a man is shown saying Obama should be sent back to Kenya. There are also a few still photos of racist signs and a t-shirt.

What the Think Progress video shows is that out of millions of Tea Party activists, there are a handful of goobers and racists who show up at Tea Party protests. None of the footage is of leaders of the movement or speakers at the rallies making racist comments.

Unlike, say, the NAACP which features racist speakers at their events.

Or the Democrat Party which elevates people with a history of racism and racist comments to high office like president and vice-president of the United States, president pro-tempore of the Senate, secretary of State, etc.


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1 posted on 07/15/2010 7:23:11 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The ‘Pubbies ought to counter with several hours of the Reverend Wrong’s sermons.


2 posted on 07/15/2010 7:26:16 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: kristinn

The corrupt democrat party media had to shoot many tens of thousands of hours of TV video tape to find things they could use in propaganda.

God forbid they do any news reporting.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 7:26:28 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: kristinn
They still haven't claimed the $100 grand from Breitbart


we have


4 posted on 07/15/2010 7:28:01 AM PDT by FrankR (When we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants WIN.)
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To: kristinn

That’s it? Thats the best they got? One rant by Shabazz sort of makes this version of racism pretty lame by comparison. They even used one guy twice. This is a laughable attempt and will be seen that way.


5 posted on 07/15/2010 7:29:35 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: kristinn
Why was this part put in the video:
"we think the Muslims are moving in and taking over"

When has an ideology become a race?

6 posted on 07/15/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: kristinn

That’s pretty lame if you ask me.


7 posted on 07/15/2010 7:30:27 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: kristinn
The liberals still don't understand that the Tea Party represents the views of most Americans, even those who aren't members. They are attacking the average American when they attack the Tea Party.
8 posted on 07/15/2010 7:30:44 AM PDT by peeps36 (Obama Wants To Make White People A Minority In America)
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To: kristinn

Ofcourse they do, because this crap works! And meanwhile, we have wimps taking down banners and giving advice to be the “bigger guy” when the NAACP pulls it’s stunts. THIS is why we lose.


9 posted on 07/15/2010 7:32:24 AM PDT by riri
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To: kristinn

How do we know they weren’t plants?


10 posted on 07/15/2010 7:34:36 AM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn
Same guy in this video twice was taken from this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYfmShJe5MA
11 posted on 07/15/2010 7:34:47 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: peeps36

“The liberals still don’t understand that the Tea Party represents the views of most Americans, even those who aren’t members. They are attacking the average American when they attack the Tea Party.”

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Which is why I don’t understand the concern, even here on FR, on the “image” the Tea Party projects, on “how we look”.

We are America. Exactly who are we supposed to be trying to please?


12 posted on 07/15/2010 7:35:31 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: kristinn
Lessee, the man calling Obama an Afro-Leninist wasn't engaging in racism, just calling it like it is.

The man who said we can fight Al Quaeda but can't kill Obama is more insinuating that Obama is really a terrorist and that's not racist on its face. Incendiary yes, racist, no.

I don't know how long it took them to scour all the rallies to find the proud racist guy but he's far in the minority of Tea Partiers.

The guy who called Mexican animals is being very insensitive but didn't mention race but a nationality.

All in all, it's a pretty thin case.

13 posted on 07/15/2010 7:36:20 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: kristinn

None of the footage is of leaders of the movement or speakers at the rallies making racist comments.
No story here move along pleas.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 7:37:42 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: peeps36

They will never understand. They are so narrow minded as a group, I think they believe that all groups are that way. They cannot and do not understand a true movement that crosses all parties and all races. All of their “grass roots movements” have been bought, paid for, and bussed in. They will never understand a movement where members have the freedom to think for themselves rather than being told what to think. That is why the Tea Party represents true freedom and will continue to fight for it.


15 posted on 07/15/2010 7:37:46 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: kristinn
Remember when the Botox whore walked through the tea party people with her giant gavel,she was taunting the crowd along with her black friends..Just daring them to say a word..I can't wait until November when this whore is no longer in power..She is a disgrace to this country..Maybe her illegals will be kicked out of this country,you know the ones they work for her and her brother in the restaurant they own in San Francisco..She probable has illegal house maids..

Let this moron that says the tea party called out Nigger tell us what was on Pelosis mind at the time she did that..If that had of been a tea party person that did what she did,they would have had that gavel shoved down their throat..well maybe we can do that when the whore is no longer in office..

16 posted on 07/15/2010 7:41:32 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: kristinn

I recognize the green “White People Are Pissed” sign.

It held by a LIBERAL tea party infiltrator:

http://tinyurl.com/26djkv7


17 posted on 07/15/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT by MNDude (Ask the Native American's how their "Open Borders" policy worked out for them.)
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To: marstegreg

Any footage of a Tea Partier calling for people to kill n*rs and their babies ala the Black Pamper rally?

No?


18 posted on 07/15/2010 7:44:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: marstegreg

The Left wants to believe the tea party is all racist, as that relieves them-in their minds-of responsibility of defending their beliefs and policy.

Why do a large and diverse group like the tea parties have to assume responsibility for a few racially insensitive people? If that’s the standard, then the NAACP is responsible for the actions of the New Black Panthers.

This is all Democratic Party propaganda, dutifully amplified by their fellow Democrats in the news media.


19 posted on 07/15/2010 7:47:13 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: PLD

Yeah, but wouldn’t you just love to shove that giant gavel someplace on Nancy...?


20 posted on 07/15/2010 7:47:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: indylindy
How do we know they weren’t plants?

Exactly! The NAACP has membership rolls and, I presume, membership cards. Any member making racist statements can be tied to that organization. The Tea Party is a grassroots organization. There's no formal membership and anyone can just show up. So first off the fact that they have to scrape so hard to find racism in a collection of basically random people says a lot. Secondly, since there is no formal organization, how do you expel anyone?

21 posted on 07/15/2010 7:48:47 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: MNDude
Good catch!

It looks like that was from the April Tea Party Express rally with Sarah Palin.

22 posted on 07/15/2010 7:49:13 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: MrB

Exactly! If they are putting this up as a rebuttal to the Shabazz half crazed hate-a-thon, I believe they failed. Even Farakan or Wright have spewed more hate in one speech than these morons could put together from thousands and thousands of hours of footage. Pathetic and desperate come to mind when describing this.


23 posted on 07/15/2010 7:50:49 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: kristinn
They even throw in a gratuitous shot at Glenn Beck with a photo of a woman holding a sign that simply says "Thank God--There's Glen (sic) Beck!"

Funny thing is the fact that Beck is laying track to a new underground railroad off the democrat plantation and the master is not amused.
24 posted on 07/15/2010 7:50:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kristinn

That pic looks photoshopped. The woman in back of those two guys in not proportionally correct to the position of those two guys.

Is it just me?


25 posted on 07/15/2010 7:56:19 AM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn
Think Progress is affiliated with the Center for American Progress (John Podesta-led and George Soros-funded, of course).

It's pretty revealing that this is the best they can offer: a few seconds worth of fringe elements whose affiliation with the Tea Party organizations is entirely speculative... as opposed to the proven communist and socialist radicals and hate-filled agitators who are not merely affiliated with but command the entire apparatus of the Left.

26 posted on 07/15/2010 7:56:40 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: indylindy

I think it’s just you this time.


27 posted on 07/15/2010 7:57:48 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: popdonnelly

If this is the best they have, it ain’t much. They are ideological to a fault. They will never understand true diversity within a group like this. I bet if we scoured videos of the NAACP or the Panthers, we would find a lot (and I mean A LOT) more than they were able to dig up (and strangely edit) to drive home their point. Actually, I hope some one does put something together to expose the incredible hypocracy.


28 posted on 07/15/2010 7:58:13 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: kristinn

Video labeled “private”. I wonder why. Maybe they knew that it could be easily refuted.


29 posted on 07/15/2010 8:08:03 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: kristinn
The following are STILL not RACIST:

1) "A woman is shown expressing her fear of Muslims taking over America" - Which is many muslims' stated goal.
2) "a man is shown saying Obama should be sent back to Kenya" - An arguable point, given 0bama's unwilliness to spend $12 to release his full birth certificate.
3) a photo of a woman holding a sign that simply says "Thank God--There's Glen (sic) Beck!"
4) "One of the 'racists', who is filmed saying Obama is "too black" to be president, is standing with his black wife, daughter and son." - Do they not understand humor / irony / sarcasm?
5) another yells about Obama's "Afro-Leninism." - 0bama proudly proclaims both (see Joe the Plumber), so what's the problem?

Leaving the Leftists with what?

a) "wetbacks" b) "a proud racist" c) "faggot"

Pretty thin gruel, I'd say.

30 posted on 07/15/2010 8:08:29 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Always refer to the Libs' new group as"ONE NATION, UNDER G-D!" That'll drive 'em nuts!)
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To: indylindy
The picture looks real but the people appear phony - and by that I mean potential "infiltrators".

Why would a woman at a Tea Party Rally carry a sign that says "Generic Angry Slogan"? And "I'm Gay for Palin"? Huh - really?

Also: on the reverse of the "White People" sign, there appears to be a Smiley Face and the word "Silenced!" Odd, to say the least (I'm still photo-analyzing). Finally, the hair, young age and dress of the two men in the picture are at odds with the character of most others I've seen at such rallies.

31 posted on 07/15/2010 8:10:03 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: indylindy

Yeah - one of the guys they featured in their video was CHASED OUT of the Tea Party BY the TEA PARTIERS for being racist.

Of course THAT context isn’t shown.


32 posted on 07/15/2010 8:11:52 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

I imagine those green signs were a cue to whoever took the photo for the dems.

Next time, and there will be a next time, someone needs to take video of these folks being ousted.

I suppose people should be looking for clues like the sign color sticking out.


33 posted on 07/15/2010 8:14:47 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MrB

You and i both know where it should be shoved but won’t say since it would cause me to get booted..LOL!


34 posted on 07/15/2010 8:16:48 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: kristinn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2493254/posts

Tea-party crashers: ‘I’m gay for Palin’
World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling


35 posted on 07/15/2010 8:21:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Steve Van Doorn
That's shameless on the part of Think Progress. They take video of Tea Party people calling out a provacateur and edit it to hold the Tea Party in a bad light.


Here's a photo of the plant.

36 posted on 07/15/2010 8:22:24 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: andy58-in-nh

The “White People are Angry” guy is pretty obviously a liberal agitator. They show up; in a public space there’s no real way around it.


37 posted on 07/15/2010 8:23:01 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: indylindy

“How do we know they weren’t plants?”

BINGO! We already know two of them were plants. This is dirty politics at it’s worst.


38 posted on 07/15/2010 8:24:07 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: penelopesire

Expect it to get even worse.


39 posted on 07/15/2010 8:26:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sister_T
That's odd. The video was reposted to the ThinkProgress2 YouTube channel here.
40 posted on 07/15/2010 8:27:50 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn

Re. “White people are pissed”

FWIW:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/qwrrty/4521496334/

Posted 3 months ago. ( permalink )
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upssydaisy says:

Hey, this is my brother, and he’s not white. He’s Iranian, like me. So, you know, assuming is fun and all, but... :^)
Posted 3 months ago. ( permalink )


41 posted on 07/15/2010 8:29:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn

If fearing muslims will take over America and wanting obama sent back to Kenya makes you a racist, I plead guilty.

Harry Reid has said more racist things about obama that the entire tea party. And they just buried their racist klansman senator who used the n word on TV a few years back.


42 posted on 07/15/2010 8:30:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( Democrat-Republican, whatever)
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To: kristinn

The race game

A strange game. The only winning move is not to play


43 posted on 07/15/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: PLD

It would almost be as satisfying just to draw it.

Say, Pelosi standing before a judge with the gavel handle sticking out of her rear and explaining in a “speech bubble” with a picture of her walking through the crowd of people holding that giant gavel.

I’ll get Ramirez right on that one... :)


44 posted on 07/15/2010 8:32:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: penelopesire
This is really bad. The "go home wetbacks" footage is from 2006. Three years before the Tea Party movement.

See video here.

Think Progress has taken down the original video and replaced it with the "go home wetbacks" video edited out.

45 posted on 07/15/2010 8:35:58 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn
Every one of the morons in that video are plants.

Easy to prove too. I guess TPM can't use Google. Hahahah.
46 posted on 07/15/2010 8:36:47 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: MNDude

Awesome catch! Someone should post this picture. Send it to Beck or Hannity, too. It’s ironic that some of the people they found are actually them!


47 posted on 07/15/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: kristinn

OMG! These people are so vile. Thank God we have enough footage and patriots to call them out on this smear campaign. We need to stay vigilant.

GO FREEPERS!!


48 posted on 07/15/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: eclecticEel

I would bet money that all three sign-holders are phonies. Just wait until you see what shows up in Washington, D.C. at Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally. I pray that calmer heads will prevail, but the Astroturf A**hole Element will almost certainly be there, as well as some far more unsavory characters. That’s how the Left has learned to operate: Alinsky Rules and no moral boundaries.


49 posted on 07/15/2010 8:50:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I guess its just me, and I understand that these were dirty little Hippie plants, but I don’t have a problem with the sentiment that “White People are Pissed”.

We should be.


50 posted on 07/15/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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