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Left-wing Black Activist Acknowledges Race Attacks on Tea Party Are Bogus But 'Effective'
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 30, 2010

Posted on 07/30/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

What will it take for the media to acknowledge that the Tea Party is not a racist movement, and that liberals have smeared it as such in a naked politicization of race relations? How about a lefty activist admitting just that.

UPenn professor Mary Frances Berry, a leader of the "far-left black political scene," as NB Executive Editor Matt Sheffield wrote,  penned this astonishing email to Politico, published on July 20:

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.


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1 posted on 07/30/2010 11:02:02 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Something I have noticed is the lack of reports on TV about the T Party. Is it me or do you see this.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 11:05:10 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS)
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To: EternalVigilance

Dream on, the only ones that care about being called a Racist are the uninformed.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 11:05:34 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: EternalVigilance

What’s the most effective counter? Ridicule? Ignoring them?


4 posted on 07/30/2010 11:06:26 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Employing freedom of speech/expression in order to condemn freedom of speech/expression¬ógo figure..)
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To: EternalVigilance
Uhh,

Ok.

But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks

Well, so far I think the actual count (as I recall) is . . . two.

One took a day or two and the other was shooed off in about 15 minutes, before the end of the rally. None have been detected since and I believe no more REAL ones exist.

and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November.

If their is a candidate that is in opposition to the documented platform of the TEA Party Movement the odds of them being a real Republican are, umm, Zerø.

As far as that helping a communist calling themselves a democrat win this coming November?

They are daydreaming of Ø-bammy land again.

Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

Well Mizzz Berry, now that you are on the record as throwing false accusations to divert attention to the wrecked economy that started in 2006 (one more time... what happened in `06?) the republicans have been relieved of that 5 minute chore.

Which will be more than enough time for all of us to listen to EVERY glowing success story of introducing socialism / marxism / communism into an existing thriving economy and watching joblessness vanish.

Mizzz Barry?

Woooooo Hoooooo, Mizzz Barrrr-ry!

We are all waiting Mizzz Barry.

You can start telling us about the wild and out of control success stories of introducing socialism / marxism / communism into an existing thriving economy.

We now have plenty of time...

Mizzz Barry?

The wild and out of control success stories of introducing socialism / marxism / communism into an existing thriving economy?

Just one Mizzz Barry?

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5 posted on 07/30/2010 11:07:23 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: EternalVigilance

The TEA Party dislikes one man in particular.........who happens to be black. This crap is totally political and means nothing.


6 posted on 07/30/2010 11:07:27 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: EternalVigilance

Tea Party is not nor has ever been a racist movement.

But the far-left black political scene is a front for Marxism whether the media wants to admit it or not.


7 posted on 07/30/2010 11:07:49 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: EternalVigilance

Just not as effective as thugs with nightsticks...


8 posted on 07/30/2010 11:08:01 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: EternalVigilance

I don’t even think it’s effective. It’s an attack on the American people themselves. Only people who already hate America agree with it.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 11:08:03 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: EternalVigilance; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ..
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.

Right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook.

10 posted on 07/30/2010 11:08:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Ridicule.

Incessant ridicule.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 11:08:22 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

Because we like joblessness and want the party that brought us massive joblessness to keep on doing what they're doing rather than risk electing someone with an R behind their name who might help get the economy back to work???

12 posted on 07/30/2010 11:08:27 AM PDT by JustSurrounded (Yes, they are doing in on purpose.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I hope they call the Tea Party and everyone who opposes 0bama “racist” even more, because the more they do, the more the charge is exposed as transparently political. In 18 months, 0bama has pretty well spent race politics into bankruptcy.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 11:08:36 AM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I hope that the NAACP, congressional black caucus, black panthers, National Association of Black Journalists and other similar groups eventually realize that making enemies out of people that are more like them than not is a very big mistake.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 11:09:20 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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should help Democrats win in November

That's right, honey, ya'll just keep working for Massa Cracker on the Democrantation, ya heah! He gones be lookin attaya reals good...

15 posted on 07/30/2010 11:12:06 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: Silentgypsy
What’s the most effective counter? Ridicule? Ignoring them?

The Brietbart Strategy. Show everyone that they are even more racist using their own words and actions.

16 posted on 07/30/2010 11:13:00 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Silentgypsy

Ignore them, and laugh at them. Spend as little time on it as possible because that’s what they want you to do. The more it’s in the air, even as a lie, the more it gains mindshare.

If someone tells you that tea partiers are racists ask them if they’ve ever been to one. and then invite them to the next one so they can see it first hand, and then get on the offensive talking about the real issues.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 11:17:51 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: EternalVigilance

BOGUS... But EFFECTIVE?,,,............ ROFL...


18 posted on 07/30/2010 11:18:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Silentgypsy
What’s the most effective counter? Ridicule? Ignoring them?

Exposing their lies. Call it "McCarthyism." Joe McCarthy followed this philosophy: if even one of your friends is a communist, you need to answer a few questions for the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The Democratic Party has embraced essentially the same philosophy: if you have a Tea Party gathering of 2 million people in Washington DC, and just one guy at the back of the crowd has a sign that says "Taxpayer=N---ER," then all 2 million of those people are racists.

Even if that guy with the sign is from MoveOn.org, and voted for Cynthia McKinney for president because Barack Obama wasn't sufficiently left-wing for him.

I say that when they call us racists, it's the new form of McCarthyism.

19 posted on 07/30/2010 11:19:37 AM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: EternalVigilance
From the article: "This willful and purposeful use of the race card for nothing more than political gain is toxic to race relations ...

These race hustlers are going to find out very shortly that the race card isn't a trump anymore. It's soon going to be as effective as "Your mother wears army boots ..."

The shame is that African-Americans are being sold out by the people who claim to represent them. Whether the NAACP likes it or not, civil rights in this country depend on the basic decency and fairness of the vast majority of white Americans. The African-American community is allowing that good will to be squandered for the benefit of Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Charlie Rangel and their ilk. Obama has set race relations back 20 years ...

The Bible instructs us to turn the other cheek - it doesn't specify that we allow ourselves to have the sh*t slapped out of us.

20 posted on 07/30/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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