But many mainstream media outlets have been reporting that the Tea Party movement, in reaction to the federal government’s unprecedented intervention into the American health care system, is a movement of “old racist white people.”
It seems almost laughable, the utter hypocrisy of major broadcast networks and newspapers reporting on allegations of congressmen having racial slurs shouted at them by a misguided few. Paradoxically, you would be hard pressed to see those same media outlets make the case that the supposed race baiters who (allegedly) screamed N____ and other racist and insensitive statements at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga), Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass), were saying the same racist and incendiary statements repeated constantly by rappers like Jay Z (who recently visited the Situation Room with President Obama) on bestselling rap albums for the last two decades.
Yes folks, we have seen this movie before.
Time and time again, those on the Left in the media and persons with a specific political agenda, associate any white person who has the ‘audacity’ to espouse any substantive disagreement to President Obama and his policies, with racist, hate speech hurling Klansmen.
Yes, the majority of Tea Party protesters are white men and women. But white men and women make up the majority of the American population. In fact, the U.S Census Bureau concludes that in 2008 white Americans made up 79.8 percent of the population, and black Americans were 12.8 percent.
What’s more, the 92 percent of blacks who voted for President Obama in 2008 are still “giving him a chance.”
But there is more to consider.
What two things do Angela McGlowan, former Fox News political analyst and Republican candidate for the 1st congressional district in Mississippi, Kenneth Blackwell, former Secretary of State of Ohio and current Vice Chairman of the Republican National Committee’s Platform Committee and Herman Cain, radio talk show host and former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza have in common? They are all proud proponents of the Tea Party movement and yes, you guessed it, they are all Black.
The old ‘dinosaur media’ would have you believe that like the author of this opinion piece, not only do black conservatives not exist; they are certainly not present at any Tea Party rallies.
But sadly, this is contrary to fact.
“We want our country back” (a widely used Tea Party chant) is not an attack on all things minority, it simply illustrates the increasing frustration that hardworking Americans have over the growing number in our society who are all but comfortable with being “wards of the State,” on our dime. “We want our country back” from those at the highest levels of federal government who admire and quote communists and socialists.
The Tea Party movement, rooted in individual volition, represents a contingent of concerned Americans of all races and ethnic backgrounds, who at the end of the day, don’t want their hard earned income to be “spread around” or “redistributed.”
Unlike most things liberal, the Tea Party movement does not have a “racial quota” to meet.
The Tea Party is not and never has been about race; but instead, exists only to argue why we are, and what we must do to remain, the greatest country in the history of the world.