When they first set out to smear the Tea Party with charges of racism, the left-wing media apparently had no idea how difficult a task it would be. It probably would be easier to find a socialist Tea Partier than it would be to find a racist one. Racist yahoos are entirely unwelcome at Tea Party gatherings.
This comes as no surprise to those who have actually participated in Tea Party activities. The Tea Party is focused not on inflammatory social issues, but on the desire for small government, big liberty and economic opportunity for everyone who cares to seize it.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of this movement. He dreamed of a colorblind society. The tea party is a truly post-racial movement. Based strictly around the three simple principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free market capitalism, the movement is uninterested and uninvolved in the politics of race.
But leftists, well-versed in Alinsky's juvenile tactics, don't allow the truth to interfere with their goals. This week, ThinkProgress.org, a well-funded left-wing outfit, produced a fraudulent video featuring the antics of Tea Party infiltrators and crashers, and attributed that bad behavior to the very Tea Partiers who were chasing the miscreants away.
Predictably, the Democrat-dominated dinosaur media is rushing in to defend leftist smears. With a token link to RightKlik, the New York Times dismisses* proof of left-wing anti-Tea Party fraud by giving, Ta-Nehisi Coates, a bed-wetting Journolist Alumnus, the final word:
While much of the debate has centered around whether alleged examples of blatant racism at Tea Party events are factual or fraudulent, the Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates feels that the most invidious racism is the sort that you can’t even see:
"I think it’s worth, first, considering the record of American racism, and then the record of the Tea Party and its allies. Racism tends to attract attention when it’s flagrant and filled with invective. But like all bigotry, the most potent component of racism is frame-flipping–positioning the bigot as the actual victim. So the gay do not simply want to marry, they want to convert our children into sin. The Jews do not merely want to be left in peace, they actually are plotting world take-over. And the blacks are not actually victims of American power, but beneficiaries of the war against hard-working whites. This is a respectable, more sensible, bigotry, one that does not seek to name-call, preferring instead change the subject and strawman..."
Proof? They don't need no stinkin' proof! The Gray Lady and her sister harpies of the left-wing anti-enlightenment machine are entitled to their own facts. Since evidence of tea party racism can't be found anywhere the leftists look, they have no choice but to put words in Tea Partiers' mouths.
There are 49 million Tea Party activists in this country, and by the leftist assesment, every single one of them is guilty of racism until proven innocent.
Proof of Tea Party racism is in the liberal imagination!