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Nov 5, 2010

Are those Teapartiers Racist?

A common criticism of MSNBC and the Democrats including Obama, of the Tea Party is that there is a lack of colored faces in the rallies. While I seem to have noticed quite a few, the following clip of Allen West’s victory speech seems to lack them.

I can just hear the Dems pointing to them and saying, “Look at all those teabagging racists cheering on that firebrand Republican trouble maker:”

H/t Gates of Vienna.

There are videos offering better views of the speaker but this one is better for the audio, which tends to be drowned out in some of the others.

It was somewhat amusing to see the President offering a conciliatory tone after the results became clear. Over the last few weeks he has made increasingly erratic and hostile statements to the point where his mental stability was becoming questionable in such a way that he could arguably be accused of inciting violence.

Early last month he claimed, “A Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, …” This was followed by a call for Latinos, “to punish our enemies,” in other words Republicans. It is doubtful if in living memory a President has urged any racial group to take this sort action on his political opponents, let alone call them ‘enemies’ rather than opponents.

West made a great reply, “He also talked about how this would be won in hand-to-hand combat, well I’ve got to tell you something, if you want to pick a fight with a US Army paratrooper, bring it on.”

It sounds odd to hear a guy talking about being bipartisan after saying,‘We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back." The President is no Martin Luther King.

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