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An Iced Tea Party? (Dem Midterm Strategy)
The POLITICO ^ | July 20, 2010 | BY Mary Frances Berry

Posted on 07/26/2010 8:49:21 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: disinformation; racism
Mary Frances Berry, African American college professor, articulates the Democrat strategy for 2010 midterm elections. This was first posted 7-20 by Ooh-Ah, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2556205/posts
1 posted on 07/26/2010 8:49:22 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2556205/posts


2 posted on 07/26/2010 8:50:48 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Like SHE is a reasonable voice?... right...


3 posted on 07/26/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yet the reality is that the Progressive ideology is entrenched in racism and continues to push policies that deprive people of a right to individual liberty and to deny people of a equal right to representation for all.

How many ideoligical stances of the progressive movement originated from the days of the KKK/progressive movement alliance?

Abortion is a progressive policy stance by ideolgical progressives that originated with the progressive movements KKK days whereas they also held views of eugenics. Where their ideolgical leader Margaret Sanger used to be a speaker in front of the KKK.

Separation of Church and State originated with the progressive movements ideological hero FDR and his appointment to the Supreme Court of KKK lawyer Hugo Black. The progressive movement worship this bigoted doctrine of discrimination in the public square against all who hold religious views. Originally the KKK had adopted this stance as well when they called for boycots of religious ceremonies in Congress because republicans had invited blacks to participate as well.

These progressives need to be called out on their own ideolgical bigotry and racism. They still today believe that the Poeple do not have a EQUAL right to representation on issues including on how sexuality is dealt with publically. The progressives want to push their bigoted and perverse morality on the Poeple and to deny us our rights.


4 posted on 07/26/2010 8:52:24 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Brad from Tennessee

effective for who exactly???

the more the left smears us with bogus charges of racism the more energized the Tea Party will be....the more America will see the double standard as well...


5 posted on 07/26/2010 8:57:17 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The “Dems” and their allies in the press will pull out all the stops and snag all of those “brilliant” Independents at the polls.

IMHO


6 posted on 07/26/2010 8:58:40 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats.

I disagree. I think it has re-energized the Tea Party and those who favor it and/or agree with its principles.


7 posted on 07/26/2010 9:01:32 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nat Turner

YEAH...my first thought? MARY FRANCES BERRY!!!! Bawwahhhh


8 posted on 07/26/2010 9:07:51 AM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November."

That is all that matters to the party of Alinsky...winning the power to control every aspect of life.

Truth, integrity, honor...those are silly, relative notions that have no place in pursuit of their misguided obsession of what is best for the masses in the eyes of the Democrat Party.

9 posted on 07/26/2010 9:08:42 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Brad from Tennessee

RAceBAitHits

RaceBaitWalk

racecard


10 posted on 07/26/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Mary Frances Berry from WIKI... Mary Frances Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She is also the former board chair of Pacifica Radio. She is a past president of the Organization of American Historians, the primary professional organization for historians of the United States.
11 posted on 07/26/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Is this Berry woman dumb or what?


12 posted on 07/26/2010 9:13:13 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Mary Francis Berry, no doubt planning to retire where life is more “fair”. Havana, Caracas or Pyongyang perhaps?
13 posted on 07/26/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Spitz? No, she swallowed the Obama agenda.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

‘taint working!

the left has been organizing so many inbred astroturf communities, they seem pretty clueless about dealing with a real populist movement that transcends gender race and even political party

Krista Branch- “I am America” (Tea Party anthem?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT54cGEv7Nk


14 posted on 07/26/2010 9:19:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: SumProVita

yeah!
Have you heard the Tea Party anthem? Pass it along!
I Am America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT54cGEv7Nk


15 posted on 07/26/2010 9:21:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: goodnesswins

right now I getting rather nauseated just watching these libtards at work...


16 posted on 07/26/2010 9:21:06 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: goodnesswins

She is also a past failed chancellor of Unidiversity of Colorado- when black students took over buildings and made some racial demands, she caved to them

then left

She is as dumb and as rasist as they come- and making a living off black anger and white guilt for almost 40 years, by my guess


17 posted on 07/26/2010 9:24:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Nat Turner

can you watch videos? These may cure your nausea

“I Am America”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT54cGEv7Nk

“Star Spangled Banner” - 4 verses w/lyrics - eye opening, especially the final verse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piT33GV2EMA

“We the People”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE


18 posted on 07/26/2010 9:30:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
More wishful thinking from the Progressive Fascist propagandists at Politco You have to wonder if they ever bother to think for even a second about how this sort of blatant Jouroslist style propagandizing for the DNC reflects on their intellectual credibility.
19 posted on 07/26/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
What is most interesting about the current turmoil is that this decades-old ploy has failed to work, and the dismay you hear in the voices of those accustomed to using it is "well, it always worked before." And so it did. And because it did, a couple of generations of opportunists have used it to advance their careers within the very lucrative civil rights industry.

What you see here, and Berry is likely to be among the first to recognize it, is a meal ticket disappearing. That's a very bad thing for the ones at the trough, and I would not expect them to let it go without a furious fight. It isn't overly cynical to note the number of media and academic careers, multi-thousand-dollar wardrobes, seats on boards, committees, and university chairs, that depend primarily on the ability to name another human being a racist or to threaten to do so if certain concessions aren't made.

Pushback terrifies these people, most of all the ones in the media. They mean not to allow it, but lo and behold! suddenly it can't be stopped. There was virtually no warning that this particular playing of the race card was one time too many. They're in a state of shock that it was. They'll be out of that shortly and the screaming will be a thing to hear - just in time for the November elections. That isn't a good strategy for the Dems, it's disastrous.

20 posted on 07/26/2010 9:38:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: indylindy
[Is this Berry woman dumb or what?]

It may be she is using sarcasm in hopes of promoting a higher political dialog than what the White House and its minions now spout.

As Democrats continue to push the race card Berry's words could be used by Republicans in campaign commercials.

21 posted on 07/26/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Mary Francis Berry is one of the original race pimps. I wouldn’t give ANYTHING she says any credence, at all.


22 posted on 07/26/2010 9:58:19 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: silverleaf
Thanks, that helped a bit...that a some conservative colleagues in the work place. I still have a sense of Boston 1770 or Paris in 1785

We will see in November if there are any real Democrats left or if the socialists have taken over lock, stock and barrel. If the libtards, have won, I will follow the political dictum so aptly expressed by Malcolm X "the Bullet or the Ballot".

23 posted on 07/26/2010 10:14:57 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You keep thinking that DEM-WIT, we are not falling for it anymore.


24 posted on 07/26/2010 10:32:20 AM PDT by hejahale (Keep thinking that)
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To: God luvs America
Angry people vote. If traditionally, less than 60% of those eligible to vote go to the polls, 30% of the eligible can control the outcome. That means only 30% have to be angry enough to show up and to “vote the bums out.” You think folks angry about TARP, Stimulus, Health Care, financial reform, pending end of the Bush tax cuts — those folks are at least 30% of the eligible? I do. Note in an “off-year”, its not even anywhere close to 60% participation, but that makes my 30% that much more devastating for the rats in November. Imagine, if the Republicans could actually offer a candidate you could get excited about.
25 posted on 07/26/2010 10:44:12 AM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats.

No it isn't. The race card has been overplayed and people are tired of it. It isn't playing well in Peoria and it isn't playing well with mainstream Americans.

But, if the fools at the Politico want to shovel this dung and make us think we're buying, it makes the coming November results that much more of a Shock (and Awe!) for them!!

26 posted on 07/26/2010 10:50:59 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yes siree bob, politico is who we should be listening to!

If this racist Tea Party thingy was so successful the MSM, and the whole damn left would have been on Shirley Sheerod and this story like a duck after a junebug on Sunday’s talking head shows. Not one peep. Rush was just talking about this and contends that this racist Tea Party thingy backfired on the lefties big time, so they dropped the subject.


27 posted on 07/26/2010 10:56:38 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember come November)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When you can’t get any more traction from “Blame Bush”, reach for that old standby, “Racism”.


28 posted on 07/26/2010 11:36:08 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

Or the endemic cultural criminality of the group doing the accusing...

If I am ever called a 'racist,' my only response would be call the proven racist DOJ and be prepared to prove it.

Trial by jury; Discovery. Good luck!

29 posted on 07/26/2010 12:44:24 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: Billthedrill

hear...hear...what YOU said.....PUSHBACK is what I think should be the rallying CRY till Nov 2nd!!!


30 posted on 07/26/2010 1:16:02 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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