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NYT's editorial tells Tea Parties - You may want “your country back,” but you can’t have it.


Charles Blow (guest editorial says - Speaking of the Tea Partiers) - They were disproportionately white, evangelical Christian and “less educated ... than the average Joe and Jane Six-Pack.” This at a time when the country is becoming more diverse (some demographers believe that 2010 could be the first year that most children born in the country will be nonwhite), less doctrinally dogmatic, and college enrollment is through the roof. The Tea Party, my friends, is not the future.


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It has only just begun

This editorial doesn't have a clue , much like the Congress & the band of thieves..Lies can get you into trouble..They have a way of biting where it hurts.

You may be right about it's only just begun

I hear more people than ever talking about the crooks in DC.

It's insanely racist

to claim black and hispanics cannot stand for liberty. We live in an insanely racist country that this mentality actually does cause blacks and hispanics to hesitate from voicing their opinions openly.

The article will serve its purpose.

Diverting the argument to race is a successful tactic. That's why the socialists use it. You'll notice they only imply race matters in passing when debating someone who really stands for liberty. It's their best hope to be called on it because they didn't want to go back to the real debate, anyway.

The most I'll acknowledge it is "oh, you used the race card. I must be winning."

These open claims are meant for an audience of socialists, not us. If someone were to mention to me whites would soon be a minority at the beginning of a debate, I'd shrug my shoulders and move on and they know that. That's why they don't do it until they need to distract you from logic.

Defend Liberty!

Yeap, the race card is old, tired, boreing and worn out!

Makes me want to say - "Is that all your got - Dude"?

I'm always confused when

I'm always confused when article writers inter-mingle "whites and Hispanics and Immigrants and jews all together...as if jews (religion)cannot be white or hispanics (language) are not caucasion. I don't get his point about the future. What I do sense is a hatred for the founders of America. Does he feel underprivileged as a black man or does he feel extra zeal in the fact that the president is purportedly considered a "black" man; therefore giving this writer the opportunity to thumb his nose at "white" people and exclude them from having any future in a country they mistakenly call home??? How dare "tea-baggers feel they have a stake in the political future of their country. How dare voters criticize a "non-white" president. This is nothing more than a hit piece on the tea-bag movement, taking it to a gut base level of street fighting with a pen. I wonder where this man calls "home".

The Obamaites seem to be feeling their wheaties here lately.

They may rue the day they starting taunting the Tea Party.

(You would think all races would recognize it is the constitution that protects and provides their own rights).

Not really true

I am a catholic\hispanic and love the ideas of liberty. I talk amongst some hispanic people and they too like these ideas. Freedom is for everyone, not just caucasian people. Freedom and liberty are contagious; everyone (except brown shirts) will love our message. Don't get discourage and keep the good fight.

mistur Blow really con-vinced me

I am goin' to the tannin' salon tomorra' an git black. So I don't get left behine in the future.

Hell I hope the faux tea partiers DO get all ugly and clean house.

Then when the dust settles they and the far left ragers will be dead or locked up so we can move forward with picking up the peices after the puppet Barackio gets done bustin' up the country.

i dont use the phrase tea party

i dont use the phrase TEA PARTY much, the context never really works out...

the people who make up the entire collective which is so diverse as to be almost a non-group, have one thing in common, anger. this mixed lot, which i would call an unfocused mess, with inconsistent participation, a number of wannabes, a lot of neocons blatantly filling the ranks, a lot of brain dead palin cheerleaders, a number of ron paul supporters, a number of rand paul supporters (not all of them are so keen on dad), and countless other variations

its a mixed lot, and we arent pulling the same stone together.

the media has one picture in its head when it uses the phrase tea-party

fox news has an entirely different picture in its proverbial head when it uses the phrase tea party

palin supporters have their own self view

and every little slice and dice of the whole non-group has their own perspective on the so called tea party and project it over the entire whole, in a self serving collectivist piece of fantasy.

the leaders of the endless factions, know the game, they let their followers continue to reference the imaginary whole as THEIR tea party, while working loosely behind the scenes with the leaders of like minded factions in what amounts to a war within the republican party.

i recognize that the leaders in the liberty camp that i align myself loosely with, like napolitano, ron paul, rand paul, debra medina, alex jones, rj harris ....they will continue to reference the phrase TEA PARTY because it makes political sense to, some might even refer to the fake tea parties as a separate group....

Its a very strange dance, and perception is everything.

I personally rarely make reference to the tea parties, because im a foot soldier trying to educate IGNORANT RINOS, which the tea party has plenty of those. they out number us, because in reality, the tea party MOST REFERENCED really is the republican party masquerading.

really nothing has changed. our number one strategy is to kick the shit out of one of the parties, and make an impact, hoping that over time, the impact gets larger and larger.

it seems that we have chosen the republican party for the task. im fine with that.

for those of us in predominantly republican territory, this works well. i have unlimited people all around me that i can work on educating.

im not saying this is our sole approach, but it certainly one of the larger vectors we are using.

so nothing has changed, we are still working over the republican party, there is some new superficial structure and language ala the tea party, but the real action and movement is the same.

there is a war going on, the victor gets to define what conservative means, the victor gets to define what tea party means, the victor gets to define what republican means....

we are fewer in number, but we are far more educated and motivated.

the sean hannity, sarah palin, glenn beck couch potatoes ...they will either some day GET IT, or they will step aside ...or they can be proverbial cannon fodder.

sorry for my butchering of the typed english language, i have a nasty cold, im tired, and this is a zero edit post.

Let me get this straight

Because of the skin color of the majority of tea-partiers, they cannot be the future?

What would the MSM be doing with this editorial and writer if the skin color discussed were anything but white?


"Minorities" from years ago HAD to be part of EVERYTHING ("affirmative action") at the expense of those who were more deserving based on their merits (not their skin color!).

So theoretically in 2048 "whites" (which I find offensive as "black", btw, thanks Obama census!) will become a new minority but are NOT DESERVING of having a stake in saying how their government or country works.

So there you have it.


Did I miss

something along the way? I presume the tea party was a attempt to reform the Republican party. Who cares what this race card player thinks...

This is a common misperception among liberals

The tea party and/or Ron Paul supporters are not for the most part "far right conservatives".

Just to be clear, I would call Mike Huckabee or Sarah Palin a "far right conservative". I think but am not 100% sure that most far right conservatives are blood-thirsty neocons.

The liberty movement confounds these progressives to no end so they simply label it as "far right", not realizing that the only "right" think about the Tea Party movement might be "old right", as in the style Taft or Goldwater. But they cannot detect shades of color, just black and white.

So pigeon hole the liberty movement and conflate it with violent extremists, it's easy when you don't know what you are talking about.

The Liberty Movement, if it is going to survive a night of broken glass under Obama, must shake off the "far right conservative" smear (and it is a smear!) that the left uses to marginalize it.


I'm half pissed...at us.

Look folks, we need to pony up and admit it! The Tea Party IS the remnants of the GOP of old. They are almost exclusively white, evangelical, anti-Obama, uneducated, controlled ditto-heads.

As pure as we might want the Teabaggers to be compared to how WE started the idea. They are not. They are pro-war, American Imperialists and wouldn't know a Federal Reserve Note if they were choking on one.

I know there are some good Tea Partiers out there. But, you've already lost the public perception battle thanks to Beck and Palin. You've lost any hope of intellectual conversation thanks to the co-opting of Hannity/Limbaugh morons. The Tea Party lost focus (or should I say purposely altered by the CIA/RNC/DNC) and became focused on a single issue of health care and the easily debunked "death panels" and the distraction of the abortion issue instead of dealing with debt, the police state, and perpetual war.

Sorry - and I'm not condoning the tactics of the author. But, I bet 75% of America agrees - and that was our failure to not boot the GOP'ers in the head.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Is it just me...

Or is this guy OBSESSED with race!


the tea party critics are obsessed with race. And they have the nerve to accuse us of being nuts.

It's always easy to play the race card

especailly when that's all you got.

The world's really gone dumb

The world's really gone dumb lately... Either that, or I've simply spent too much of my life out of touch with the world's stupid side.

I mean, for the longest time, I thought referring to the Southern Poverty Law Center, pretty much assured you were being sarcastic. Setting up a joke. Like citing The Onion. Or Paul Krugman, or something. But nowadays, one commentator after another actually act like these guys are to be taken them seriously! It's unbelievable.

I realize this particular article is from the NYT, which isn't all that different from The Onion in and of itself; but the NYT seems to at least try to pretend they still have the reputation they had back when Hazlitt were writing for them. Citing SPLC for any other purpose than eliciting laughter, just isn't going to do them any favors in that regard.

Even Fox has figured this out, and only bring on an SPLC rep when they need a truly hopeless caricature of a liberal straw man, to beat up on.

What an arrogant, racist sob.

What an arrogant, racist sob. I guess if there will be less Caucasians born than other races this year for the first time, then Caucasians will be the ethnic minority and can claim the race card, equal rights, education quotas, and hate crimes in their favor.

Wishful thinking.

I think it will all be over by that time.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

This Charles Blow sounds like...

Obama's PR man. He is playing the ol' race card and the sheeple are eating it up. I look forward to the day that Ron's prediction of the collapse of government (due to bankruptcy), occurs and all of these "entitlement taking bums" are left flat on their lazy asses...When your facist masters throw you all under the bus, don't come to me for help. You will have gotten what you asked for and I for one will remember you to be the stupid lackeys that you are....I can skin a squirrel. Can you?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

This is maybe the only thing that

This is maybe the only thing that Sarah Palin and Tea Parties have in common.

They hit that nerv in selfrighteous lefties to say things that show their true color.
I find it interesting.

That sucking sound we hear

are the elite vacuuming all the wealth out of the country before they leave.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

This is typical of the hatred

This is typical of the hatred they use against us. The truth is, the radicals of the Sixties are now running the show, and they certainly don't want us to take back the country. These people, the same people who spit on returning Vietnam veterans now brand returning Iraqi veterans as "potential terrorists".

They accuse us of inciting hatred, but their entire appeal is based on hatred: hatred against "old, white men", hatred against the military, and hatred for our Constitution.

Don't pay any attention to their screed. Their efforts to demoralize us, to brands us as racists and terrorists, and every other nasty name has been used for decades in this nation - by the American Communist Party. That's not to say that these people are or were members of the CPUSA (certainly some of them were), but they are the spiritual descendants of the Commies.

The war protestors of the 60's were anti-interventionist

and stopped the Vietnam war.

What the self-appointed authority doesn't know is

74% of the country claims Christianity! 74% can have just about anything they want.

I love how they "nicely" call us stupid.

It said some university took a poll that said we were less educated than your average joe. The true believers argument of we are smart and you are dumb.