Skip to comments.Tea Party turns nasty: ‘It’s our country – let’s take it back’
Posted on 02/06/2010 5:21:54 AM PST by iowamark
They will proudly boast of how they have galvanised ordinary Americans against runaway government spending, but a dark underbelly of xenophobia has been exposed at the first national gathering of the Tea Party movement...
The anti-Government, anti-Establishment movement, which has splintered in the past week with many boycotting this gathering, has billed itself as a revolution born of the widespread disgust at Washington and the way that the nations politicians are bankrupting Americas future.
Yet the speech that opened the Nashville event yesterday, an address greeted with whoops and cheers from the mainly white audience, reflects a movement that also appears to have a less attractive side to it.
Tom Tancredo, a former Republican congressman who ran for president in 2008 on an anti-illegal immigration platform, said of the voters who elected Mr Obama: They could not even spell the word vote or say it in English and they put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House Barack Hussein Obama!
Decrying Americas multiculturalism, Mr Tancredo said that Republicans and Democrats had voted for a black man because they felt they had to. To a standing ovation, he shouted: We really do have a culture to pass on to our children: its based on Judaeo-Christian values.
This is our country, he declared. Lets take it back! He added, to applause: Cultures are not the same. Some are better. Ours is best! The crowd, some wearing recently purchased T-shirts saying Keep the change Ill keep my FREEDOM my GUNS and my MONEY, loved it...
One featured speaker, a Patriot Pastor named Rick Scarborough, told The Times that he was not against legal immigrants but God has ordained that you are not a nation if you dont have borders...
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
King George probably felt the same way.
OK so where’s the nasty part?
London Times stays nasty.
Tim Reid, the author, is still blind to his nation’s open borders policy that is bringing the most radical enemies of freedom inside their nation.
I hope so and all I can say is it's about time. Our nation is being undermined and destroyed.
Ordinary Americans are only supposed to care about American Idol and Sports.
Judaeo-Christian values are the bedrock of our guaranteed inalienable rights.
Some nancy boy in London upset by our patriotism is fine by me. After all look what multiculturalism has brought the U.K. a county overrun with Muslims demanding and getting Sharia law. Now that’s nasty!
They could not even spell the word vote or say it in English and they put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House”
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No one ever said the NEA was intelligent.
not seeing a problem with any of the above, I guess that makes me a racist sexist homophobic xenophobe.
the dark underbelly of xenophobia!
Of course. They have to call us names because they can’t argue with the facts.
But at least he said “anti-illegal immigration” instead of the usual “anti-immigrant” label. Must have been a typo/slip up.
We are a massive glacier moving slowly to forever change the landscape. Little snowstorms don't amount to anything. The mass and gravity of the movement is the true power, not some small group trying to pull us in one direction or another. That approach leads to failure.
Why change what works which is distributed, massive political power and voting clout?
Answer: We'll stick with what works. We are winning, they are losing.
Let us see. London Times is a mouthpiece for socialsism and multi-culturism and UK. Hms. What would anyone expect from them?
If Mexicans were any good at operating a country, they wouldn’t need or want to relocate.
It's so xenophobic that it's even inspired the British parties to propose vastly scaling back on immigration. I guess that xenophobia is just fine when it's their own culture that is being wiped out.
The propagandist are at it again.
So now nationalism=xenophobia?
The “Times” should be careful about printing articles like this . . . it might give Britons ideas.
Only if you can't spell, are trying to form a socialist government or have not entered this country legally. Personally I think the left screaming idiots elected Obama because they really didn't understand the true nature of their own politics.....THEY LIE!!!!
Thanks for your concern, Timmy; but I would be more concerned about the radical Muslims that are busy shoveling the remnants of the ‘British Empire’ into the dustbin of history.
"I hate tea parties!"
A few months back I spoke with a woman from Scotland on another board. She did not understand my problem with socialism and no explanation made it clear to her. The scary thing was that a few American women agreed with her. They are happy sheep. This writer is no different. Socialists just do not understand.
They know it's happening, that's why they're massively cutting back on their own immigration. They only want future immigrants like the Poles and Czechs because they supposedly assimilate better. You'll never hear weasels such as Tim Reid mentioning it though as they're too busy passing judgments on others.
A fair amount of that pervades virtually any and all Brit commentary on the American condition.
Even more disturbing, however, to Britain, France, and to some degree Russia, China, Germany and Italy (all of whom at one time or another harbored designs for a Global Domination controlled by their own grimey mits) is the way The Tea Party threatens the plans of the One Worlders (which category, unfortunately, includes the Family Bush).
A "One World Government" can never be ushered in for so long as there remains a strong, sovereign and (most signally) armed United States of America. The rest of the world wants our bibles, guns and Constitution (and the Manifest Destiny which goes along with them) taken from us so that they can get on with the tyrannical business of subjugating the entire planet to their will.
Poor babies. You want my guns? You want my country? Come and take it... if you can. :-)
“So now nationalism=xenophobia?”
That has been a lib position for as long as I can remember. They do not believe that our nation is special or our culture superior to any others.
The “Tea Party” isn’t “turn(ing) nasty”. People just want to win, rather than give their Country to loser marxist nobam-ites and their loser ilk.
And they do not believe our culture is worth preserving? On any level?
I wonder if this Times author’s nose would be so out of joint if he realized we are only asking for the same level of strict immigration enforcement that HIS country enforced on it’s immigrants at this time.
Agreed, this writer is a blowhard.
Ian’t this what the democrats have been saying for Bush’s eight years?
They blew it. They made their move before the got our guns.
Yeah. Abortion, homo special rights, hate crimes, welfare, affirmative action, national debt, etc.
imagine Brits daring to speak out and being accused of having a “dark underbelly of xenophobia” in their country
We have not got NASTY, not yet...
Call me when the Mississippi runs red with the blood of domestic enemies - THAT will be nasty.
Politics ain't beanbag.
A perfect reason why we do not want a ‘leader’. This way the lefturds can snarl all they want, put out all the propaganda they want waste all of Soros’ money, a good thing really ... And we can continue on our merry way.
Next stop, take out the progressives ...
One lesson that has been learned, there is no such thing as a blue dog or moderate Democrat.
My district in Tampa is a gerrymandered Communist set up. I plan on supporting Teap Party types around the country in winnable districts while at the same time making life miserable for my local Congresscommie.
Absolutely correct. Europe in general is starting to wake up from the nasty socialist/political correctness that has been destroying them and their culture.
I only wonder if it is too late.
Are they still bitter 235 years later?
Every ‘story” I’ve seen in the MSM regarding the Tea Party Convention/movement in the last week has had only one objective: To marginalize the entire movement in the eyes of the biggest political party out there, the independents.
The absolute best of luck to you! ;0)
"Those American colonists are being pests again! Where are my breathing salts? I have a dreadful case of the vapors..."
Ding,Ding,we have a winner!
Translation for the Times: whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.