Skip to comments.Out of Thousands of Tea Party Rallies, Liberals Tout 44 Seconds of 'Racism' in New Video
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.
The ‘Pubbies ought to counter with several hours of the Reverend Wrong’s sermons.
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.
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.
When has an ideology become a race?
That’s pretty lame if you ask me.
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.
How do we know they weren’t plants?
“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.”
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?
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.
None of the footage is of leaders of the movement or speakers at the rallies making racist comments.
No story here move along pleas.
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.
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..
I recognize the green “White People Are Pissed” sign.
It held by a LIBERAL tea party infiltrator:
Any footage of a Tea Partier calling for people to kill n*rs and their babies ala the Black Pamper rally?
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.
Yeah, but wouldn’t you just love to shove that giant gavel someplace on Nancy...?
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?
It looks like that was from the April Tea Party Express rally with Sarah Palin.
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.
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?
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.
I think it’s just you this time.
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.
Video labeled “private”. I wonder why. Maybe they knew that it could be easily refuted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You and i both know where it should be shoved but won’t say since it would cause me to get booted..LOL!
Tea-party crashers: ‘I’m gay for Palin’
World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
Here's a photo of the plant.
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.
“How do we know they werent plants?”
BINGO! We already know two of them were plants. This is dirty politics at it’s worst.
Expect it to get even worse.
Re. “White people are pissed”
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Hey, this is my brother, and he’s not white. He’s Iranian, like me. So, you know, assuming is fun and all, but... :^)
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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.
The race game
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play
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... :)
Think Progress has taken down the original video and replaced it with the "go home wetbacks" video edited out.
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!
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.
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.
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.