An AP article about Black minorities associating with the Tea Party movement made for interesting reading this morning. The media has made up what they consider the role model citizen who is supposed to be a Tea Partier; white, male, middle age, suburban racist. My goodness, they pegged me; but all this time I thought the Tea Party movement was about ideology; just goes to show how much you can learn from the news media.
In case you’re new to my style, that last line was pure sarcasm. Getting back to the AP article, Black Tea Party Activists Called “Traitors” , I did find one truism worth bringing to light.
“Hilary Shelton, director of the Washington bureau of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, suggested a bit of caution.”
“I’m sure the reason that (black conservatives) are involved is that from an ideological perspective, they agree,” said Shelton. “But when those kinds of things happen, it is very important to be careful of the company that you keep.”
I guess Ms Shelton would take into account Obama’s close association with home grown terrorist Bill Ayers. Maybe she meant Obama’s spiritual adviser, the Rev. Wright; well known for his, “G D America”, outburst. Could she also be making reference to Obama’s Marxist advisers, of which the list is nearly endless?
I was tempted to include Victoria Jackson strumming a ukulele on her YouTube video, the one where she sings “There’s a communist living in the White House” ; but only a middle age, white conservative racist Tea Partier living in suburbia would sink that low. While we may differ on many issues, Hilary Shelton got one thing right, “…it is very important to be careful of the company that you keep.”
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.