Skip to comments.Lloyd Marcus Defends Tea Party on Fox & Friends
Posted on 09/30/2011 7:02:54 AM PDT by Lloyd Marcus
Tuesday, I flew up to New York from Florida to appear on a Wednesday 7:15am segment on the Fox News channel's Fox & Friends. Typically, CNN & Fox send a car to drive me to a studio in Orlando. This was the first time I had to fly to New York to be live on the set.
Mary booked my hotel in Queens so I would be close to the airport. Fox would send a car to take me to their studio in the morning and back to my hotel afterward.
Remember that old Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis movie when his wife accompanied him to New York for a job interview and they became horribly lost? I got horribly lost in Queens trying to get to my hotel. I laughed at myself, after all these years, trying to morph into my old streets of Baltimore don't-mess-with-me body language.
It was around 7:30pm and the streets were mobbed with people going in all directions. Seeing me lugging my suitcase and computer bag over my shoulder, one of two urban attired black guys chatting stopped and asked, Cab?. Totally frustrated, I said, Yes. Insanely, I followed this stranger to a dark parking lot. He had an SUV. He delivered me to my hotel for 10 bucks. I gave him twenty. But, our encounter was divinely inspired. I scheduled him to drive me to the airport the next day after my Fox appearance.
This young black man was smart, a good guy and loaded with potential. We chatted about business, unemployment and other things around the fringes of politics. I never felt lead to tell him, Obama sucks.
The young black driver gave me a wonderful compliment. He said he had never driven anyone who talked and made him feel good the way I did. Thus, confirming I was exactly where God wanted me to be, doing what He wanted me to do; encouraging this young man and hopefully assisting in pointing him in the right direction.
When he dropped me off at the airport, I gave him a copy of my CD album, American Tea Party. Whenever I go to New York, I will give my driver a call.
On Fox & Friends, I was part of a three person panel discussion hosted by Gretchen Carlson, a very nice lady. The program producer emailed me the day before with a list of topics on the agenda for discussion; none of which were the continuing charges that the Tea Party is racist.
With the NAACP, CBC and black actor Morgan Freeman calling the Tea Party racist, I felt God's number one purpose for having me on national TV was to be a black voice defending the great people of our divinely inspired Tea Party movement.
During the break before our final segment, I asked Gretchen if she would give me an opportunity to address the racism charges against the Tea Party. Remarkably and graciously, Gretchen said, yes. It was a God Thing, thanks to all of your prayers.
Here is the link to view the segment.
I realize we are facing challenging times ahead. Obama will probably raise a billion dollars for his re-election campaign. Still, I believe we, the Tea Party, will overthrow his evil regime come November 2012. How? If God be for us, who can be against us.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin
Wow, great story and great job. You know you are following the right path when all the little things fall into place like this.
Good for you.
God bless you Lloyd. You’re an inspiration.
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Good work, my FRiend.
What a time in Albany, huh? Glad nobody got struck by lightning. You guys made the right decision to get out early. We’re still recovering from the flood disaster that followed.
Booked a hotel in Queens near the airport? Big mistake right from the get go!
Great job, Lloyd! I had the privilege of being on Fox & Friends a couple of months ago, with Steve, and they were very accommodating. At least somebody is letting us speak some truth!
We need guys like you to continue to explain the TEA party and continue to smack this TEA party is racist meme that is only going to get worse.
I'm a Sarah Palin guy, but if she chooses not to run, I'll happily go with the Herminator, and I've run some real numbers, and his 9,9,9 tax reform will really work.
I've been to a TEA party where Cain spoke and he is a genuine, hard working, smart American and the fact that he is black does not enter into any equation as to his qualifications to lead this Country.
Keep up your good work and God Bless you.
You rock, brother!
Thanks for testifying we are not racists. You were compelling and convincing.
Not a fan of the hat though, it’s a little distracting. Fine everywhere else, I know it’s your signature.
I saw Beckel last night and for the first time in my life I had to send FOX e-mail saying how disgusted I was.
The reason being was that Beckel kept bringing up color, how republicans have done nothing for the black community while ignoring the civil rights, KKK, etc
I admire your courage for standing up and calling out these haters and people who keep raising the issue of race.
I’ve found that many shut up when I say this.
When you have no money and in debt at your house do you go and get another loan and keep spending to get out of debt or do you stop going out to eat and do some cuts.
Never do they answer that question.
Lloyd, you always make us proud!
I hope that Fox at least paid for your airline ticket and hotel room. Ailes has been getting very cheap lately.
Well done, indeed!
Well done, sir.
I saw that segment..the household budget example was perfect...as were your comments re: the Tea Party being branded as racists.
In my opinion, these charges of racism need to be answered by denigrating their usage as intellectually lazy -
it’s much easier for someone like Morgan Freeman to just drop the race card than it is for him to try to intellectually address the actual issues that political opponents bring to the table.
The charge of “racism” is simply an accusation in lieu of an argument.
Well done, and thank you.
I avoid NY, also. Heck, I hardly leave SE La.