By Laura Flanders
Fresh 342-page exchange softcover anthology of articles in regards to the Tea occasion Movement's ramifications.
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Paul asked me afterward. “It still is the economy.... I’m not running for preacher. ” The movement is almost exclusively white. The fact that its agenda is informed by issues of race and its ranks infected with racism is undeniable, but the driving force behind it is clearly much more complicated. If Condoleezza Rice were president they would probably love her. And if Obama were half as liberal as his base thinks he is, he would spark opposition regardless of his race. While some have drawn an equivalence between the Tea Partiers and Obama voters, the comparison is more asymmetrical.
Every Tuesday at a nonalcoholic Bar None in Lexington, a 9/12 Project group meets. This is Fox presenter Glenn Beck’s initiative, aimed at returning America to the values it embraced the day after 9/11—not the outpouring of gratitude toward government workers like firefighters and police but the flag-waving patriotic and religious unity that ostensibly engulfed the nation. Fourteen showed up the night I was there. A straw poll revealed that they blamed the entire establishment, not Obama alone, for leading America in the wrong direction.
And I think that is fine, because there is no love lost. Many political observers always looked at their overtures to people of color with a jaundiced eye. But the Republicans are playing with fire LOBBYIST MONEY + RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS = TEA PARTY 37 now as they court the angry lynch mob. And we have been down this road before. I speak of a time, during Jim Crow segregation, when opportunistic politicians—the White Citizens Council, or the white-collar Klan—appealed to their unwashed racist brethren by standing against desegregation and voting against civil rights.