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The Tea Party, the debt ceiling, and white Southern extremism (That's Racism! Alert)
Salon ^ | 8/2/2011 | Michael Lind

Posted on 08/02/2011 1:01:12 PM PDT by mojito

The Tea Party movement takes its name from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, when American patriots dumped British tea into Boston Harbor to protest British imperial power. But while New England was the center of resistance to the British empire, there are few New Englanders to be found in today's Tea Party movement. It should be called the Fort Sumter movement, after the Southern attack on the federal garrison in Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12-13, 1861, that began the Civil War. Today's Tea Party movement is merely the latest of a series of attacks on American democracy by the white Southern minority, which for more than two centuries has not hesitated to paralyze, sabotage or, in the case of the Civil War, destroy American democracy in order to get their way.

The mainstream media have completely missed the story, by portraying the Tea Party movement in ideological rather than regional terms. Whether by accident or design, the public faces of the Tea Party in the House are Midwesterners -- Minnesota's Michele Bachmann and Joe Walsh of Illinois. But while there may be Tea Party sympathizers throughout the country, in the House of Representatives the Tea Party faction that has used the debt ceiling issue to plunge the nation into crisis is overwhelmingly Southern in its origins...

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liberalfascism; mediabias; teaparty; thatsracism
This liberal cracker has made me want to get out my Lynard Skynard cds.

Oh, and by the way, Mr. Liberal Cracker, just what party was it that dominated the Confederacy?

1 posted on 08/02/2011 1:01:18 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

I didn’t know that Michelle Bachmann was from the south? /s


2 posted on 08/02/2011 1:05:14 PM PDT by avacado
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To: mojito

Ask Jackie Robinson or former Celtics great Bill Russell if there was racism in the north?

If I’m not mistaken, the KKK originated in New York.

I’m really tired of “The South” being used as a pejorative.


3 posted on 08/02/2011 1:06:10 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: mojito
the latest of a series of attacks on American democracy

Wrong ... Ours is a Repubolic ...

Ref: "... and to the Republic for which it stands."

4 posted on 08/02/2011 1:06:22 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: avacado

1000 ways to die

Yesterdays episode trashing Sarah Palin and Tea Party.

Last segment of episode: ;mayoral candidate gets the point. (20:00)

VIEW VIDEO

Advance the slider to 17 minutes into the episode.

http://www.spike.com/full-episodes/rf7lm7/1000-ways-to-die-today-s-special-death-season-3-ep-326

I like to watch the cable series “A 1000 ways to die” on Spike TV. And I like the series “Coal”. But I have seen how the leftist liberals influence the production of stories on 1000 Ways to Die.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1000 Ways to Die

1000 Ways to Die is a docufiction television series that premiered on May 14, 2008 on Spike. The program recreates unusual supposed deaths and debunked urban legends[1] and includes interviews with experts who describe the science behind each death. Up until the end of season one, the final story of each episode showed actual footage of dangerous situations that almost ended in death, along with interviews with people involved in the situations. A portion of these deaths have been nominated for or have received a Darwin Award.

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.


5 posted on 08/02/2011 1:06:33 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mojito
the latest of a series of attacks on American democracy

Wrong ... Ours is a Republic ...

Ref: "... and to the Republic for which it stands."

6 posted on 08/02/2011 1:07:08 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: mojito

We’re a Representative Republic, not a Democracy. The Founders abhored Democracy.


7 posted on 08/02/2011 1:07:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: mojito

So, Mr. Liberal Cracker,

would you be willing to let half the country secede so you wouldn’t have to put up with us anymore??

No? Because you insist that we live as you would dictate to us?


8 posted on 08/02/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mojito
Oh, and by the way, Mr. Liberal Cracker, just what party was it that dominated the Confederacy?

The Democrat Party :
That brought us: Slavery, Terrorism(KKK), and Economic Depression.

9 posted on 08/02/2011 1:09:32 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: mojito

Yeah, yeah, We’re racists, terrorists and hobbits.

And yet while screaming invectives at us they still can’t deny we’re devastatingly in debt, on verge of a credit downgrade that should have come long ago and risking economic collapse. They may feel better by throwing tantrums but I am well past the stage of caring. Let them scream in the middle of the store aisle. I’m not embarrassed, shamed or willing to give in to red faced children that don’t like hearing the word “No”.


10 posted on 08/02/2011 1:09:46 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didnÂ’t have the pThey may feel bettrinciples.---Jim DeMin)
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To: Retired Greyhound
If I’m not mistaken, the KKK originated in New York.

The first Klan was founded in 1865
in Pulaski, Tennessee,
as a terrorist organization

11 posted on 08/02/2011 1:14:52 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: OldNavyVet

But even his original comment is incorrect.

The Tea Party is doing everything according to the constitution. It is just that, in spite of their comments, the Tea Party represents the majority of Americans. Just wait and see after the 2012 elections.

The Tea Party is disappointed in the budget deal but accept that this was about as good as you can get with Dems in the White House and Senate.

The Tea Party will win at the ballot box in 2012 and make the changes after that. They are trying to use Saul’s rules but it is hard to smear a majority.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 1:15:14 PM PDT by NeilGus
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To: mojito
No there are not many New Englanders but there are plenty of Scotch Irish and Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Texas as well as Tennessee Volunteers.

Ignorant wretch.

13 posted on 08/02/2011 1:17:42 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: mojito
But while New England was the center of resistance to the British empire, there are few New Englanders to be found in today's Tea Party movement.

Wow, Michael Lind was so anxious to display his utter ignorance that he couldn't restrain himself for any longer than it took to write the second sentence in order to unleash it.

Evidently he missed some clues along the way, such as the election of Senator Scott Brown, the election of Senator Kelly Ayotte, etc. etc.

But evidently he isn't one of those neanderthal sticklers for accuracy who would allow facts to get in the way of his foolish pet theories...

14 posted on 08/02/2011 1:17:51 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: mojito

The media has truly become the enemy of the Republic,they really want their liberal utopia at absolutely all costs to everyone else?


15 posted on 08/02/2011 1:18:09 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: mojito

I wonder how many Damned Yankees believe that Shi’ite? Ma! Where’s my sheets? I have a lynchin’ to go to.


16 posted on 08/02/2011 1:21:20 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Del Rapier

From a communist’s point of view, the ends ALWAYS justify the means because their ends are defined as a heaven on earth. To achieve those ends, anything is justified, including extermination of all who oppose them.

Stalin, IIRC, quoted thusly: So what if three quarters of the world’s population will have to be eliminated to achieve global communism. If the remaining fourth is all communist, we will have achieved perfection.


17 posted on 08/02/2011 1:23:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Soul Seeker
Expect more and louder hissy fits from liberals, more name-calling and more tantrums.

Liberals do indeed live in a fantasy world, but the real world in intruding in unwelcome and unignorable ways.

The economic, institutional, and intellectual underpinnings of liberalism and the Democratic Party are collapsing before their eyes. And that makes Mr. Liberal a very sad and very angry little fellow.

18 posted on 08/02/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT by mojito
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To: NeilGus
The Tea Party is doing everything according to the constitution.

The left would say that the Constitution is inherently racist because it was written by rich white slave owners.
Any reference to the Constitution by a leftist is purely out of convenience.

19 posted on 08/02/2011 1:26:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mojito

The fool starts right out with an error. The Tea Party actually takes its name from the slogan Taxed Enough Already.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 1:33:37 PM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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To: mojito

What this leftwing moron fails to write about besides the fact that the Confederates were ruled by the democrat party is that it has been the progressive movement that has waged war against our Republic continually since their political party lost the Civil War and failed to destroy the United States.

It was the progressive movement that revived the terrorist wing of the democrat party, the KKK, and fought tooth and nail against liberty with filibusters and any means possible. It was the progressive movement that denounced the Founders. It was the progressive movement that spawned terrorism during the sixties counter culture revolution. It is the progressive movement that spawns eco-terrorists.

It is the progressive movement that still today retains policies and tactics created by the KKK. Abortion originated with the progressive Margaret Sanger as a means to limit the reproduction of undesirables (blacks) and control population. She was a regular speaker before the KKK. Separation of Church and State began with democrats boycotting religious ceremonies at the Capital because republicans had invited black Americans and was later enshrined into law by the progressive KKK lawyer Hugo Black.

The democrat party and progressive movement have always been at war with the government of the United States. It is their entire history as a political party and as a ideological movment.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 1:43:38 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: mojito

...in the case of the Civil War, destroy American democracy..

I think he means The War of Northern Aggression.


22 posted on 08/02/2011 1:51:24 PM PDT by BlowNegative (The Thing about Silent Warfare - Don't leave footprints)
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To: BlowNegative

or maybe the war for Southern Independence


23 posted on 08/02/2011 1:55:46 PM PDT by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (Better to have and not need than to need and not have...my theory on gun control)
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These idiots are screaming, but no one is listening.
America is OVER racism and the “race-card” is being rejected by the majority of Americans.
Libs and race-hustlers know this which is why you see them acting up......
I’ll start giving a damn about racism when black folk do...


24 posted on 08/02/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Soul Seeker; stylecouncilor; windcliff
Yeah, yeah, We’re racists, terrorists and hobbits.

And yet while screaming invectives at us they still can’t deny we’re devastatingly in debt, on verge of a credit downgrade that should have come long ago and risking economic collapse. They may feel better by throwing tantrums but I am well past the stage of caring. Let them scream in the middle of the store aisle. I’m not embarrassed, shamed or willing to give in to red faced children that don’t like hearing the word “No”.

Bump for Truth. Thank you.

25 posted on 08/02/2011 2:03:14 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: BlowNegative

or as Granny Clampett called it, The War Twixt the North and the Americans.


26 posted on 08/02/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Zeppo

Yeah, Scott Brown, I was going to mention him.

Brown has been a huge disappointment as a senator, shifting as he did to full-bore RINO mode almost as soon as he was sworn in, but the ONLY reason he was elected is Tea Party support.

In fact, if I am not mistaken, he represents the earliest actual Tea Party victory.

Doesn’t matter. The article is pure dem-o-rat projection.


27 posted on 08/02/2011 2:21:47 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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28 posted on 08/02/2011 2:23:17 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: BlowNegative; mojito
I think he means The War of Northern Aggression.

That's how I learned it.

29 posted on 08/02/2011 2:27:14 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Here’s what’s true as a matter of historical fact: The Democrats started the KKK, and the NAACP was started by white Republicans.


30 posted on 08/02/2011 2:44:15 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: mojito

I’m a Tea Partier, Southern, white and have no reason to be ashamed of or apologize for any of the three.


31 posted on 08/02/2011 3:56:48 PM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam wants you dead.)
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To: mojito
there are few New Englanders to be found in today's Tea Party movement

Not true.

Maybe not the same percentage as elsewhere, but there is a sizable number of Tea Party people EVERYWHERE.

32 posted on 08/02/2011 5:29:49 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Smart Grid is Stupid)
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot

I’m a Tea Partier, from Ohio, white and have no reason to be ashamed of or apologize for any of the three.

None of us have anything to be ashamed of, we are on the right side of this rising argument.


33 posted on 08/02/2011 5:33:56 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Smart Grid is Stupid)
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