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NBC Reporter To Black Republican: Are You Aligning Yourself With The "Racism" In The Tea Party?
RealClearPolitics ^ | May 7, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 05/07/2010 12:44:08 PM PDT by ianschwartz

MSNBC HOST: Lt. Col., our time is limited, but my last question to you. The Tea Party has raised concerns that it may have, I guess, racism build in it. We have seen some racist signs at past events. People have said that is not apart of the Tea Party movement, but are African-American candidates aligning themselves with the Tea Party?

LT. COL. ALLEN WEST (RET.): Well, I don't think they're so much aligning themselves with the Tea Party. The principles and values I espouse: limited government, lower taxes, individual responsibility, accountability, liberty and honoring the traditions of our Constitutional Republic are connecting me with those grassroots Americans that attend Tea Party rallies. And I've spoken to four or five of those rallies and I've not seen any racist type of signs.

Lt. Col. Allen West, retired, is a Republican Florida Congressional candidate.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allenwest; blackrepublicans; nbc; racism; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/07/2010 12:44:09 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz
We have seen some racist signs at past events

The so-called "racist" signs equate to any sign that criticizes The One...

2 posted on 05/07/2010 12:45:30 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: ianschwartz

Paraphrase: Sir we see racists all the time in the Tea Party. The Tea Party is racist. You are black. Are you a black racist?


3 posted on 05/07/2010 12:45:38 PM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: ianschwartz

NBC Reporter and others like you guys have race issues on the brain. It makes you the racist.


4 posted on 05/07/2010 12:47:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: NMEwithin

“We have seen some racist signs at past events”

On one hand I’d like to see some examples of this but on the other, isn’t diversity good?


5 posted on 05/07/2010 12:47:48 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: ianschwartz

Translation: Everybody’s a racist but me.

Pray for America


6 posted on 05/07/2010 12:48:49 PM PDT by bray (Keep the communism, I want Freedom!)
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To: ianschwartz

MSNBC. Nobody saw it.


7 posted on 05/07/2010 12:49:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: ianschwartz

Next narrative: how blacks owned slaves.


8 posted on 05/07/2010 12:49:48 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked")
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To: ianschwartz

NBC reporters are communists.....


9 posted on 05/07/2010 12:49:51 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ianschwartz

Awesome response!

It was a standard issue off the cuff reply, you could read between the lines of Col. West’s commentary.

He’s too polite to tell this moron to shut up.


10 posted on 05/07/2010 12:50:02 PM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: Red Steel

The media and guys like the principal in Ann Arbor who organized a field trip for black elementary students (no whites allowed) to meet and hear a speech by a black rocket scientist won’t let racism die. Anytime someone separates the races in their talk, racism lives on. I have always thought that the person who brings up racism (either to discuss it or to call someone a racist) is the real racist and projects his/her opinion on others.


11 posted on 05/07/2010 12:50:52 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: ianschwartz

Next question: I have heard you have stopped beating your wife, is that true?


12 posted on 05/07/2010 12:51:06 PM PDT by MontanaBeth (Miles to go...)
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To: ianschwartz

Show us the “racist” signs of which you speak.


13 posted on 05/07/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT by RC2
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To: brothers4thID
". . . Are you a black racist?"


14 posted on 05/07/2010 12:52:00 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: NMEwithin

15 posted on 05/07/2010 12:52:38 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: ianschwartz
"The Tea Party has raised concerns that it may have, I guess, racism build in it. We have seen some racist signs at past events. "

Produce the signs or STFU!!!

16 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:03 PM PDT by avacado
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To: DallasDeb
"I have always thought that the person who brings up racism (either to discuss it or to call someone a racist) is the real racist and projects his/her opinion on others"

You got it! bttt

17 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:06 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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To: ianschwartz

Like I’ve said before, can we trade out Obama for West?


18 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:10 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: ianschwartz

19 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:19 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ianschwartz

MSM translation.... Limited government and lower taxes are Racist attitudes. Fork it over you Capitalist Pig!


20 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:55 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: ianschwartz

I’ve listened to LT. Col. Allen West and I like him a lot, What I wouldn’t give to have him occupying the oval office right now.


21 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:59 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: blues_guitarist

That was one funny skit! On why he left his white wife: “Because she was a n****r lover!”


22 posted on 05/07/2010 12:54:01 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You forgot the ‘Lick Bush and Dick’ sticker I saw.


23 posted on 05/07/2010 12:55:28 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: ianschwartz

allen west is da man


24 posted on 05/07/2010 12:55:37 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: ianschwartz

NBC reporter: I see racist signs.
Kid from that movie: I see dead people.

One’s about as valid as the other.


25 posted on 05/07/2010 12:55:56 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: ianschwartz
The Anchor guy said "We have seen racist signs".

Exactly WHO is "we"?

26 posted on 05/07/2010 12:56:08 PM PDT by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: ianschwartz

....zer0bama’s black????

I never thought to look, nor do I care, one way or another.

I hate the POSOTUS because he is a commie, rat b@$t@rd, terrorist lovin’, scumbag....

...is that wrong???? (no....it is not.)


27 posted on 05/07/2010 12:56:25 PM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: ianschwartz

Wow. They will not let go of this will they? I have never witnessed anything like this with the media. It is the worst I have seen.


28 posted on 05/07/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT by cpanter
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To: ianschwartz
Wake up whites. No kidding. Genocide is the agenda.

29 posted on 05/07/2010 12:56:31 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: ianschwartz

Don't worry MSNBC...everything is going to be all white.

30 posted on 05/07/2010 12:58:56 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: I see my hands

To the left...everybody is a racist. (YAWN...)


31 posted on 05/07/2010 12:59:21 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("BOOT The Communists Out of Your Govt.-Don't Take Their Goodies!" Yuri Bezmenov- KGB Defector)
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To: ianschwartz
. The principles and values I espouse: limited government, lower taxes, individual responsibility, accountability, liberty and honoring the traditions of our Constitutional Republic are connecting me with those grassroots Americans that attend Tea Party rallies.

Exactly. I would suggest sending this to Bill Press but I think he already knows this and is feigning ignorance as to what Americans want.

32 posted on 05/07/2010 1:00:21 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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Just move along, nothing to see at those amnesty rallies.

33 posted on 05/07/2010 1:00:43 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ianschwartz

The reporter makes me admire Rahm and his steak knives.


34 posted on 05/07/2010 1:01:40 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: ianschwartz
"The Tea Party has raised concerns that it may have, I guess, racism build in it."
The Tea Party raised those concerns?!
I could have sworn it was the media that fabricated that "concern"...
35 posted on 05/07/2010 1:02:24 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: ianschwartz
The Tea Party has raised concerns that it may have, I guess, racism build in it.

Have you stopped beating your wife yet? The Tea party did not raise concerns, but the MSM did, over and over.

36 posted on 05/07/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ianschwartz

MSNBC...an entire network built of straw.


37 posted on 05/07/2010 1:05:39 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: ianschwartz

How’s this for a racist Tea Partyer: I would love to vote for Lt. Col. Allen West RIGHT NOW for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 05/07/2010 1:08:23 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: ianschwartz

This technique is called Poisoning the Well - another favorite news media logical fallacy, along with the straw man argument (”Why do you hate black people?”), the appeal to authority (”Everyone knows Professor X is a genius and he believes Y, therefore it must be true!”), and the Ad Hominem argument (we all know it well).


39 posted on 05/07/2010 1:09:51 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: TOneocon

Yes...who are “we?” And can they tell us which signs they saw that were racist?


40 posted on 05/07/2010 1:12:11 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TOneocon
Exactly WHO is we?

Tonto: "Who is we, White Man?"

41 posted on 05/07/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT by gigster
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Yup, LOL!
42 posted on 05/07/2010 1:19:00 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: McKayopectate

Tough race for COL West. I hope he wins...


43 posted on 05/07/2010 1:19:02 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak the truth, right the wrong, follow the King)
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To: ianschwartz

who’s the clown host edging for a government job?


44 posted on 05/07/2010 1:19:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"(YAWN...)"

Fool.


45 posted on 05/07/2010 1:23:07 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: McKayopectate

Tough race for COL West. I hope he wins...


46 posted on 05/07/2010 1:23:47 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak the truth, right the wrong, follow the King)
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To: ArmyTeach

Worth repeating...;-)


47 posted on 05/07/2010 1:25:31 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak the truth, right the wrong, follow the King)
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To: ianschwartz
MSNBC HOST: Lt. Col., our time is limited, but my last question to you.

..old couric tactic...ask a question in such away as to make a statement, then be prepared to cut off guest because of time restraints. Actually the best answer Col West could have given is "Hell no I'm not aligning myself with racist, why do you think I'm running as a Republican"

48 posted on 05/07/2010 1:28:15 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
NBC reporters are communists.....

Commies are right-wing wackos compared to reporters.

49 posted on 05/07/2010 1:30:46 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (zero has me pining for the glory days of carter.)
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To: cpanter
It is the worst I have seen.

...because Ears is in trouble with the American people....his ignoring Tennessee is not being missed by large numbers

50 posted on 05/07/2010 1:30:57 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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