ACTIVIST 1: He’s too black to be President.
"And if you look at my wife, you'll see it's not about his skin color. It's about the blackness of his heart." (His wife is black, and his son is standing next to him.) Think Progress didn't tell you about the *blackness of his heart* comment, did they.
ACTIVIST 2: I’m a proud racist, I’m white.
This guy was confronted, and kicked out of the Tea Party. Think Progress didn't tell you that, in their video, did they. They also cropped the video so you couldn't see all the Tea Partiers following him around with "INFILTRATOR" signs.
ACTIVIST 3: Afro-Leninism! Coming to you on a silver platter, Barack Hussein Obama!
What the heck is Afro-Leninism? Michael Savage apparently calls Obama that, so no doubt this guy listens to Savage. Does that qualify as racist? Bush was called all kinds of names like Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, etc.
ACTIVIST 4: Go home wetbacks!
This was from 2006. Once Think Progress was called out for it, they removed it from the video. (There weren't any Tea Parties in 2006.)You would think if there were SO many instances of racism at the tea parties, Think Progress wouldn't have to fabricate them and go back to 2006. This guy is racist, but not a tea partier.
ACTIVIST 5: Why do you hate Mexicans? Answer: Because they're filthy, stinking animals.
All I can find on this guy is that his video is from a site on Facebook called Cuéntame and the videos deal with immigration and immigration rallies. "The official page of Cuéntame the ¡Latino Instigators" They placed this soundbite in a video about Tea Partiers, but there is no backup explaining from what event. This leads me to believe it is most likely from an anti-immigration rally. Unless someone proves otherwise, that's what I'm going with. I don't know why someone would ask him, at a tea party rally, why he hates Mexicans. Either way, the guy is a jerk, but we don't know if he is a tea partier.
ACTIVIST 6: You're a faggot.
Funny that a group, One Wisconsin Now, that purposefully set out to infiltrate and counter protest managed to capture one guy, arguing with someone, and calling them a fag. Hmmm, that's not suspicious at all. Makes one wonder what was being said to him, and by who, and how it just so happened to be caught on camera, by One Wisconsin Now.
Otherwise, without the heckling and infiltrators, (and this one instance of ugly name calling, by an Americans for Prosperity member) it was a peaceful protest.
ACTIVIST 7: We can't kill Obama.
This guy, shockingly enough, was defended in a dairy, by someone at Daily Kos, "The guy who says "We Can’t Kill Obama" wasn’t advocating it, he was advocating defeating them electorally, because that’s what he said next." This is all I could find below, and he is not advocating killing Obama.
MAX: Who do you think is more dangerous Al Quaeda or OBama?ACTIVISTS 8 and 9: INFILTRATORS
MAX: Obama's more dangerous than Osama?
MAN: He's trying to change the country from within. We can fight Al Quaeda, we can't kill Obama.
I seriously can not believe that Think Progress included these two images in their video. These guys are phony tea party infiltrators. Tea Partiers are really going to hold up signs announcing how *white* they are? Here is the White People are Pissed sign, from a counter protest rally, Crash the Tea Party in Boston. And the This Sign is the Brownest thing... sign.
ACTIVIST 10: T-Shirt Yup I'm a racist.
The Shirt Says on the Front: Yup, I'm a Racist
On the Back: if the Government Says so Because...
I support the ConstitutionIt's interesting that Think Progress put together such a sloppy, dishonest video. Perhaps because the usual clips and images we see of Obama involving a monkey (monkey see, monkey spend, held by a ~13 year old kid), witch doctor and Hitler were so prevelant during the Bush years, it's impossible to now claim those same exact images are *racist*.
I support Free Speech
I support the Right to Bear Arms
I support the Bill of Rights
I support Capitalism
I support NO Government Bailouts
I support closing the border
I support the Military
I support the Tea Party
I support Jesus Christ as My Savior.
And it's impossible to say that the Right, or Tea Partiers, have cornered the market on hate.
Obama supporters now even want to claim a billboard of Obama with Hitler and Stalin is racist, despite all kinds of disparaging billboards that ran during the Bush years. (what's with the CONSTANT charges of *racism* anyway? How is this racist? Stupid, maybe. Mean? But racist?)
The Tea Party has been smeared from one end to the other. Members of Congress have lied about them, saying they were spit on, and called the n-word, and been disproven. The NAACP announced their plans to denounce the Tea Party as racist, and has now backpedaled, but has ignored their own racism, and that of the New Black Panther Party. Tea Party leaders have publicly condemned any violence and racism, despite all of the lies, distortions and smears against them, that have been proven false.
But that still isn't enough.
Yes, there are racists, and mean evil bigots in the world. And we saw a couple in the video above. But not all of those people were Tea Party people, and not all Tea Party people are racists.
And there are plenty of racists and bigots in the Democratic party.... Funny how they like to forget their long history of NOT supporting civil rights. And it's ok to have been in the KKK if you are a Democrat. You're just a good ol' boy, trying to get elected. And you can call black people *boy* if you're a liberal. But you're a racist if you're a Conservative.
I think the last race card has been played. It no longer has any meaning. It has become a joke. Enough, already. Really.
H/T Left Coast Rebel, Right Klik and all the sites they have linked. They all did some awesome leg work on this.