I’ve been saying it all along: The “Tea Party” movement and the summer’s town hall eruptions are symptoms of a racist revolt in America. All those other complaints – about the national debt, Socialism and big government – and whatever – are merely pretexts.
Tom Tancredo, a former congressman from Colorado and failed candidate for the Republican nomination in the last presidential election, removed any doubt last night when he told a cheering Tea Party gathering that America should bring back the literacy tests once used in the south to prevent black citizens from voting.
So now it is out in the open. These protesters are “mad as hell” not because of government spending or high taxes but because a black man is America’s president.
And they no longer give a damn who knows it.
Things have reached the point where that sly fox, Sarah Palin (photo below), figures it’s to her political advantage to join the “revolution.” She pocketed a hefty fee – reported to be $100,000 – to be the keynote speaker at the first national convention of the “tea party” coalition last night in Nashville,Tennessee. And she exuberantly declared herself one of them.
Here’s an excerpt from the Associated Press report of the event:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sarah Palin declared “America is ready for another revolution” and repeatedly assailed President Barack Obama on Saturday before adoring “tea party” activists. They make up a seemingly natural constituency should she run for president.
Palin noted Democrats’ electoral losses since Obama took office a year ago with talk of hope and promises of change and asked: “How’s that hope-y, change-y stuff workin’ out for you?”
What do you mean, “should she run for President”? Come on, Associated Press, is there any doubt?
The former Alaskan governor (briefly) is showing up all over the place, stumping like mad, and you’re wondering whether she plans to run in 2012?
She’s running all right. And – now – she is running as the flag bearer for the white revolution.
That’s scary as hell. Two-thirds of America’s voters are white, but – so far – most of them have ignored the call to take advantage of their huge majority and bring back the America that existed before the civil rights legislation of the 1960s. And from the polls I’ve seen, White Power is not that popular in America – yet.
But if Sarah Palin thinks the Tea Party wave is worth riding, you have to take the threat seriously. After all, the TV networks and news channels considered her speech last night worth broadcasting live. And the mainstream media is brimming with coverage of the event today.
Could America be on the brink of turning back the clock? Palin’s popularity will be a weather vane worth watching.