Friday, February 5, 2010

Tea Party Racism

I really would have preferred to ignore the whole "tea party" convention, but my youngest sister (who's an extreme christianist wingnut) keeps emailing me all their propaganda crap. I know she doesn't read this blog (she thinks I'm a communist), but it has motivated me to comment on how insane these people are. Take Tom Tancredo (please):
One of the featured speakers during the convention’s kickoff was former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo.

Tancredo told the audience that the country had elected “a committed socialist ideologue in the White House” because “we do not have a civics, literary test before people can vote in this country“:

The opening-night speaker at first ever National Tea Party Convention ripped into President Obama, Sen. John McCain and “the cult of multiculturalism,” asserting that Obama was elected because “we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country.”

The speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., told about 600 delegates in a Nashville, Tenn., ballroom that in the 2008 election, America “put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House … Barack Hussein Obama.”

Given that the convention is being held in Nashville, Tennessee, Tancredo’s remarks are particularly offensive. For years, literacy tests were used across the South to disenfranchise African-American voters, who generally had illiteracy rates 4-5 times as high as whites due to historical discrimination and lack of opportunity. Unfortunately for Tancredo, the 1965 Voting Rights Act makes literacy tests illegal.

That's flat out thinly coded racism, folks. Blame the 'colored folk' for the election of that 'colored fella'.
And those fine patriotic christian tea partiers are incompetent when it comes to rituals:

The convention’s first day lacked the orchestrated staging of most modern political events. The convention host delivered a meandering welcome speech without notes, saying he misplaced them. Former congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) offered a fiery defense of Judeo-Christian faith and traditional American values, but there was no prayer or Pledge of Allegiance to open the convention — nor was there an American flag in the convention hall.(Skoda blamed the oversight on the hotel staff.)

No prayer? No pledge? No flag? Sounds like a bunch of damn commies to me. Racist commies...and idiots.


Mauigirl said...

That Tancredo is despicable, isn't it?

Greendayman said...

Unbelieveable. How do they do it? How do they get away with it? It amazes me.

Remember the flag pin and 'hand over the heart' outrages during the campaign? And now they just "forget" to get a flag, or say the pledge of allegiance, or play the national anthem? They blamed the hotel staff. Musta been commie immigrant infiltrators.

What is it going to take? If we don't wear an 'effin flag pin we are socialist nazis... they forget the whole ceremony and they are patriots. Geeze...