Skip to comments.In the faces of Tea Party shouters, images of hate and history (Barf Alert)
Posted on 03/27/2010 6:41:47 AM PDT by GregNH
The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school's first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.
Those same jeering faces could be seen gathered around the Arkansas National Guard troopers who blocked nine black children from entering Little Rock's Central High School in 1957.
"They moved closer and closer," recalled Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine. "Somebody started yelling, 'Lynch her! Lynch her!' I tried to see a friendly face somewhere in the crowd -- someone who maybe could help. I looked into the face of an old woman and it seemed a kind face, but when I looked at her again, she spat on me."
Those were the faces I saw at a David Duke rally in Metairie, La., in 1991: sullen with resentment, wallowing in victimhood, then exploding with yells of excitement as the ex-Klansman and Republican gubernatorial candidate spewed vitriolic white-power rhetoric.
People like that old woman in Little Rock, the Alabama mob that hounded Autherine Lucy, the embracers of Duke's demagoguery in Louisiana, never go away.
They were spotted last weekend on Capitol Hill under the Tea Party banner protesting the health-care-reform bill. Some carried a signs that read "If Brown [Scott Brown (R-Mass.)] can't stop it, a Browning [high power weapon] can." Some shouted racial and homophobic epithets at members of Congress. Others assumed the role of rabble, responding to the calls of instigating Republican representatives gathered on a Capitol balcony. [emphasis mine]
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This is irresponsible and libelous what is is passing for journalism here.
Expect to be smeared by Libs and their MSM enablers.
We’ll get no help from the “free press.”
Ahhh, glaring information left out.....those U of A protesters were Democrats....
Where is the barf alert? Stuff like this, especially from the Washington compost requires a barf alert. I am going to hit abuse and ask the moderator to ad it to the title
This WashPost author’s claims are absurd prevarication. As a veteran of several local Tea Parties as well as two in Washington D/C., I can vouch that I have nothing that could even remotely be called hate. Rush is right when he calls propaganda outlets such as the WashPost the “State Controlled Media”.
Fools & Tools. Is there anyone with a brain cell functioning reasonably well who doesn’t see through this crap? We were there last Sat. This is total BS.
Wow - this guy has really fallen off the deep end. I guess when you grow up constantly being told you are/have been/ will be persecuted for the color of your skin it affects the way you view everything.
While there may/may not have been any racial slurs at the rally it is wrong to persecute the entire Tea Party movememt for the possible actions of a few. Any one who is rational can see that.
I’m actually encouraged by this article in the WaPo. They have no answer to the growing Tea Parties activities and what Tea Partiers actually stand for and so race baiting is the only thing left to do for them in their desperation.
The party of the cockroaches and their friends, the cockroach press, are becoming rapidly irrelevant.
As far as the alleged racism is concerned, it’s water off my back. We all know that it’s not true and that’s all that matters.
This joke of a writer can’t figure out a group of protesters who pick up after themselves. Somehow we Tea Party members haven’t learned how to trash the place like his types.
So obamacare is about race? damn. These folks have a great imagination but ......... whatever it takes to play the racecard.
Disgusting that the post would print this.
A sign of desperation?
It’s an op-ed piece. It’s garbage.
He is right about one thing: I have a lot of hatred. I hate race-baiting, thieving, lying, baby-killing leftist vermin with an insatiable hatred. The next one I meet will bleed to death.
Consider the source: WashingtonCompost
“This is irresponsible and libelous what is is passing for journalism here.”
You are correct, vicar7. Absolutely sickening.
The time has come, when disent is not allowed. And we have these media advocates to keep people in their places.
My older brother was there. He and his wife and son were visiting my nephew in Washington, D.C. My nephew is a lobbyist for global warming (I know but I love him anyway) - my sister in law is conservative and my brother is an independent. They ended up in the midst of the tea party demonstration not by design but by accident on their way from one tourist destination to another. They saw the “perp walk” of the dem congresscritters hoping to stir up the crowd. My brother simply reported that the crown was not scary at all, that they moved back peacefully when the police asked them to, that he heard nothing yelled except “Kill the Bill” as the congresscritters walked by. He’s a retired trial lawyer and also we were raised to know we would be severely punished if we used the “N” word so his testimony is very credible. So this is to me a first hand report from a neutral observer.
Stupid Marxist animals think they can just vote themselves ever increasing amounts of our money and freedom and we’re just supposed to like it or else
They haven’t seen anything yet
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