Posts Tagged ‘Tea Party’

New Report on Tea Party Movement: Racist, Christian Supremacist Ties Documented

For those who still refuse to believe that the Tea Party movement is thoroughly infested with racists, white nationalists, Christian supremacists and assorted extremists — and who cleave to the lie that they are only protesting “big government,” taxes and deficits — this report completely demolishes any legitimacy to the latter, sanguine view. Put together for […]

Glenn Beck Defends Tea Party Candidate Linked to Racist, Violent Motorcycle Gang

Imagine for a moment that any Democratic Party candidate, especially a black or brown one, were to invite members of the Bloods, Crips or MS-13 (a notorious Salvadoran-American street gang) to attend one of their campaign events, or to provide personal security for that candidate during an interview. Or imagine that the candidate of color […]

News Roundup — Bits and Bytes from the Past Few Days

Once again, I’ve fallen behind on posting (and comment approval — sorry about that), but am trying to catch up and post a bunch this coming week, along with a few new essays. In the past week or so there have been several interesting stories and/or articles, bouncing around the web, that touch on race. […]

Catching Up – News Bits and Bytes for the Past Week

I’ve been unable to post for a few days , due to hectic travel and difficulty figuring out how to embed links to the site using my iPad (which is all I had with me on the road), because for some reason the editing options for WordPress sites are different on the iPad than a […]

Facing Race 2010 Final Plenary: Amazing Conversation – Check it Out!

Here is the final plenary session of the 2010 Facing Race Conference, in Chicago. I’m on the panel with Rinku Sen, Van Jones, Maria Teresa Kumar, and moderator Cathy Cohen

Full Interview with Laura Flanders for GRIT TV, 9/24/10

And here is the full interview to go with the previously posted clip…We discuss health care, safety nets and race, the problems with colorblindness and post-racial liberalism, and the Tea Party folks, among other things… More GRITtv

South Carolina White Conservatives Show Their Racist Asses…Again (This is a Historical Constant, Actually…)

But remember everyone…just because we dress up in Civil War period uniforms and pose for pictures with black people in antebellum period clothing (which is to say, black people representing slaves) doesn’t mean we’re a bunch of racist jackasses… Read more about the “party” that brought forth this racist crap here. And know that this is […]

How to Make Sarah Palin Look Rational: Christine O’Donnell’s Special Brand of Stupid*

Wow, the Tea Partiers just make it so damned easy to ridicule them. Just when you thought nobody could make Sarah Palin look informed by comparison, along comes Christine O’Donnell, the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Delaware, she of the “masturbation is a sin” school of evangelical Christian silliness. O’Donnell is such an extreme […]

Tea Party Float Portrays Obama Whipping White Taxpayer…Thanks for the Subtlety!

Amid denials by tea partiers that they are in any way motivated by white racial resentment and racial paranoia (about losing “their” country), comes now the following feast of psychological projection…a Tea Party parade in Yakima, Washington, in which some of those funny, ever ironic white conservatives have a guy dressed in an Obama mask, […]

Farce on Washington: Glenn Beck and the Assault on Historical Memory

To be angry with Glenn Beck would be easy. So too, to conjure an ungenerous spirit of contempt for his acolytes who came from around the country to attend Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally this Saturday, would hardly take Herculean effort. His demented narcissism and their cult-like devotion to the man who once said he was […]