It’s an ongoing theme of the Obama Administration, Congressional Democrats, and the lapdog MSM outlets that the Tea Party Movement is “racist,” in the hope of discrediting the TPM without speaking to any of the issues. This is completely at odds with my experience and that of everyone I know in the TPM. Apparently the main basis for this charge is the proposition that opposition to Obama policies is ipso facto racist, since he happens to be black. And, if baseless accusations that you’re a racist make you mad, well, that just proves you are a racist.
Over at Big Journalism Andrew Breitbart continues to blow the whistle on the latest manufactured “racism incident” on Capitol Hill: The claims that members of the Congressional Black Caucus were subjected to shouted “N-Words” as they walked through a crowd of protesters – Barack Obama’s Helter-Skelter, Insane Clown Posse, Alinsky Plans to ‘Deconstruct’ America.
The first sign that a plan was in place was the ham-fisted, high-camp posturing of the most controversial members of the Democratic caucus walking through the peaceful but animated “Tea Party” demonstrators on Capitol Hill. There is no reason for these elected officials to walk above ground through the media circus amid their ideological foes. The natural route is the tunnels between the House office buildings and the Capitol. By crafting a highly symbolic walk of the Congressional Black Caucus through the majority white crowd, the Democratic Party was looking to provoke a negative reaction. They didn’t get it. So they made it up.
As Breitbart points out, it’s more than a little peculiar that despite the sea of AV equipment in the crowd, there is not a single recording of a single instance of “The N-Word” allegedly hurled from the crowd. He has put his money where his mouth is on this, offering a reward of $100,000 to anyone who can produce such a recording. The offer has no takers to date, and it’s a safe bet there won’t be any.
The proof that the N-word wasn’t said once, let alone 15 times, as Rep. Andre Carson claimed, is that soon thereafter — even though the press dutifully reported it as truth — Nancy Pelosi followed the alleged hate fest, which allegedly included someone spitting, by walking through the crowd with a gavel in hand and a shit-eating grin on her face. Had the incidents reported by the Congressional Black Caucus actually occurred the Capitol Police would have been negligent to allow the least popular person to that crowd – the Speaker – to put herself in harm’s way.
Read the whole article. It’s well worth it.
Evidently the way the Left is transcending race in this Brave New World is by gratuitously inserting it into every aspect of every discussion of public policy. For the fight against real racism this will soon accomplish what Joe McCarthy’s campaign accomplished for anti-Communism.