Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Facts Are in the Headlines, Right?

I'm tired, and frustrated. There seems to be no end to the number of bed wetting liberals accusing the Tea Party of being a bunch of racists. Furthermore, without any evidence.

So what happens next? They need evidence, of course! So a group of researchers at the University of Washington conduct a study. They ask Tea Party members questions that are ideologically biased. They publish the results. And then, on queue, Newsweek runs a headline, New Poll Finds Tea Partiers Have More Racist Attitudes. And finally, a visitor to my blog posts a link to the article, as if to say, "See! I told you so!"

Subsequent comments are addressed to the collective "you"; lemmings on the left that can't read beyond a headline or think one or two steps beyond the sound bites:

Did you even look at the questions in the study? What would you expect Tea Party members to say? A group that is known to favor liberty and individual responsibility?
"It’s really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites."
Of course Tea Party members agree. But agreeing with this statement does not make one a racist.

I remember a conversation that my father had in 1978 with some fellow members of the African Students Association at West Virginia University. I was seven years old. I remember them discussing the fact that as immigrants, they had to work harder than Americans (and particularly white Americans) in order to succeed. Were these men a bunch of self-deprecating niggers? Shiftless and lazy blacks that "knew" they were inferior to whites? If your answer is no, then how can you accuse Tea Party members for being racists if they take the same position?

FACT: African-Americans generally start in a position of disadvantage, as compared to their white counterparts.

It does not take a rocket scientist (or a racist) to see that an African-American has a longer row to hoe.

If the researchers intentions were aimed at the truth, they'd propose a statement like this:
"Blacks are in their social position because they're genetically inferior to whites."
But why ask that question? Well, perhaps because they'd find out that hard core lefties are in fact, openly and unashamedly the real racists. And here's some REAL evidence:

P.S. all of those men in that 1978 discussion went on to become extremely successful. God Bless America.


Dwayne Stovall said...

I appreciate your views and I'm glad you are posting them. But I am curious about one thing. Will you ever drop the African and just call yourself an American?

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you would pick that one comment and ignore the rest of the poll. How about this:

"Only 35 percent of those who strongly approve of the tea party agreed that blacks are hardworking, compared with 55 percent of those who strongly disapprove of the tea party. On whether blacks were intelligent, 45 percent of the tea-party supporters agreed, compared with 59 percent of the tea-party opponents. And on the issue of whether blacks were trustworthy, 41 percent of the tea-party supporters agreed, compared with 57 percent of the tea-party opponents."

It's not racist to think that black people are not hardworking, intelligent, or trustworthy?

We could also talk about Mark Williams if you'd like:!5588556/the-embarrassing-racist-satire-of-tea-party-leader-mark-williams

Anonymous said...

More tea party racists: