No matter how many shows tea party leaders appear on to deny they are racist, people will remember one of their leaders helped to railroad an innocent black woman with a doctored videotape and a false claim of racism.
There are two ways for Democrats to fire up the base. One is to focus on results. The other is to let ultra-conservatives carry the ball for them by scaring the bejeezus out of key Democratic constituencies.
The Tea Party is clearly a rising force in American politics. The constitutional foundation is excellent and greatly enhances its credibility, but can stand some refinement in order to maximize its effectiveness.
The Tea Party movement is not a movement of boomer patriots, but rather the whine of the Free Lunch Society who banquet from the harvest of their parents' sacrifice while leaving the bill to their children.
I don't like the racist images and speech at Tea Party rallies either, but can the NAACP really do anything about it? Probably not. Instead of focusing on that issue, why don't you condemn this recession's destruction of 25% of the Black middle-class?
Tea Party activists, I owe you an apology. I used to think that the country was divided between blue states and the "irony-free zone." I realize now that the Tea Party is, in fact, a lot funnier than Democrats ever were.
I just saw that whole "army of the dead" in a movie. Well, actually, a couple of movies. If you want a demonstration of the studios' imagination deficit problem, just screen-hop at your local multiplex.
Sarah Palin is and was a Southern Strategist. So it's with considerable hilarity that I read her latest Facebook remarks in which she insisted there isn't a racial component to the various tea party groups.
We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.
Democrats, stop worrying about the Republicans slamming you for increasing the debt or for burgeoning socialism. Otherwise, the have-nots, in their inchoate anger, will once again sweep the haves to power.