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Tea Party Made Up of 'Freaked Out White Men': Whitney (Santelli responds)
CNBC.com ^ | Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | By: Jeff Cox CNBC.com Staff Writer

Posted on 08/10/2011 4:13:40 PM PDT by philo

Tea Party Made Up of 'Freaked Out White Men': Whitney

By: Jeff Cox

CNBC.com Staff Writer

Tea Party members are primarily “freaked out white men” who pose the greatest political threat to Democrats in 2012, according to banking analyst Meredith Whitney.

Speaking in the broader context of a discussion on CNBC regarding the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt, Whitney said the dissenters represent the type of problems that have led to the current predicament in Washington.

“Call it Tea Party, whatever you will, the fringe element is I characterize (as) freaked-out white men who are unemployed and have been unemployed for three years and they’re scared to death,” she said. “Three to four million of them are about to roll off unemployment benefits in the next three to four months. This is only going to get worse.”

Democrats looking to hold the White House and regain full control of Congress will need to take note.

“For this reason you have to deal with the structural issues,” Whitney said. “If you are a Machiavellian Democrat you want do deal with this issue and defuse the Tea Party as fast as you possibly can because this poses the biggest threat to their re-election in 2012.”

Her comments come at a turbulent time for markets, which saw a more than 600-point drop for the Dow industrials on Monday that was followed by a more than 400-point gain on Tuesday.

Economic uncertainty is at the crux of the tumult, with investors caught between crosswinds of debt issues in Europe and the U.S. as well as the threat of rising unemployment.

Whitney said extending unemployment benefits, which already have been pushed to 99 weeks, is not the answer.

“You feel better about yourself when you’re working. Kids feel better about their parents when they’re working. Having a job is more than having a paycheck,” Whitney said. “To push for the extension of unemployment benefits is going to and should unleash absolute backlash against this administration because that’s a horrendous idea.”


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Rick Santelli responds to this loon in a video embedded in this article at the web site
1 posted on 08/10/2011 4:13:42 PM PDT by philo
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To: philo

ROTFLOL These people haven’t a clue as to who or what the Tea Party is.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 4:16:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: philo

Yes the very people that built this place are freaked out, you Leftist loon!


3 posted on 08/10/2011 4:16:45 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: philo

Well, don’t judge everybody by me.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 4:19:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: freekitty
Wow. I don't feel ‘freaked out’ and I pay more taxes then most of my block.

Am I white? I act white and kind of ‘Uncle Tomish’.

We now know that the Progressive Left and the 2012 election will be all about replacing ‘BushHitlerCheny’ with the ‘Boogie Man TEA Party’ to run against.

Hey, where did all of those AstroTurf War Protesters go? ANSWER? Not a peep since the DNC told them to back off. MoveOn.... LOL, hiding.

5 posted on 08/10/2011 4:20:09 PM PDT by Oiao
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To: philo

Santelli - Take no prisoners! Pissed off the rich white woman!


6 posted on 08/10/2011 4:20:27 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: freekitty
As with most elitists, Whitney simply doesn't get it.

They continue to try to demonize us or marginalize us, but it backfires and just makes us even more passionate about our cause.

7 posted on 08/10/2011 4:21:53 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: philo

Ah, the old ‘what’s wrong with you; why are you so angry at the horrible things I said about people like you?’ response from her. A classic.


8 posted on 08/10/2011 4:22:06 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: philo

I wonder what kind of reaction a political headline that contained the words “Freaked Out Black Men” would create? Oh, I think I know the answer.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 4:23:24 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: philo

Whitney stepped in it and Santelli called her out. She seemed sincerely flummoxed...it’ll be interesting to see if she changes her snobbish tune.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 4:23:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: philo
The Tea Party isn't about race.It's about a CHANGE from the status quo of Washington.
11 posted on 08/10/2011 4:24:27 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire but I swear I didn't see him in the rearview mirror.)
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Santelli is the founder of the Tea Party. This loon doesn't know who she is criticizing. She thinks it is unemployed angry white men.
12 posted on 08/10/2011 4:25:12 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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“…freaked-out white men who are unemployed…”
Well, she’s partially right about that. I am freaked out and I am white. That’s because I AM employed and seeing my future slip away because of runaway government.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 4:25:34 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: philo

Angry because they want more unemployment benefits? This woman is completely in the dark about the tea party.


14 posted on 08/10/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT by imskylark
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Hmmmm, last time I checked I was a white female. And so were about half the people that showed up to our last tea party rally. In fact the person in charge of our tea party is a woman.

Seems much more likely that it's the left that's freaked out.

15 posted on 08/10/2011 4:27:46 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: D_Idaho

Yeah, whoever this Whitney person is, she totally missed the boat. TEA = Tax Enough Already.


16 posted on 08/10/2011 4:28:24 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: philo

Imagine if Rush said: The DNC is made up of angry blacks.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 4:28:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: KJC1
Ugh, I meant "Taxed Enough Already" lol
18 posted on 08/10/2011 4:29:06 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: philo

Bump


19 posted on 08/10/2011 4:30:17 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: philo

“Economists exist to make weathermen look good.”


20 posted on 08/10/2011 4:31:11 PM PDT by twister881
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