Here we go folks. Every time a race-baiter on the Left has an opportunity to be consistent and call down a Liberal who utters racist remarks, they instead make excuses. The latest example? Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Hutchinson defends Rangel calling the Tea Party racists and White Crackers
Rangel has history on his side to back up his broadside. During the 1960s, GOP ultra conservatives, libertarian groups, and the far right from the John Birch Society to the Young Americans for Freedom waged a prolonged and bitter fight against liberal Democrats and moderate Republicans to block civil rights legislation. It was always the same argument. Those civil rights and voting rights bills encroached on state’s rights, usurped the Constitution, and were a gross impediment to personal and commercial freedom.
Of course, one doesn’t have to go back to the 1960s to make the case that Rangel inelegantly made that many of those who back the Tea Party today would have opposed civil rights back in the day. There are a few notable Supreme Court judges that used virtually the same arguments as civil rights foes of the past to gut the Voting Rights Act, and any other civil rights strengthening measure that has been on the court docket. There are legions of Tea Party affiliated GOP House representatives that cloak themselves in their read of the Constitution and libertarianism to relentlessly flail Obama and the Democrats for spending on domestic programs that aid minorities and the poor. Ron Paul and son Rand are the two top guns for the GOP’s right-libertarian wing, and they have filled up a small directory with putdowns of past and present civil rights initiatives.
Of course, most people who benefit from programs like food stamps are White. And, I could point out that Conservatives and Libertarians criticize the WASTE and CORRUPTION in those programs, and no necessarily the programs intentions. But Hutchinson doe snot want facts
Then there’s the Tea Party’s well-documented silence when it comes to denouncing the overt bigots within the ranks of its various factions. This bunch unleashed a proliferation of Obama “Joker” posters — showing him as Batman’s ultimate nemesis — crude, racist scrawls on signs and banners, Confederate flags and Texas Lone Star flags, and racist digs at the president and first lady Michelle Obama for a time.
OK here we go. The Tea Party has been silent on the racist acts and remarks of Tea Party members because those events have largely been invented by Leftists like Hutchinson. In other words that “overt” racism never happened, and that IS well-documented, but, again, do not confuse Hutchinson with facts.
As to the “Joker” posters, I would say so? How are they racist? In fact they are not, and Hutchinson, in a moment of honesty, if he ever has one would admit that. Hutchinson also mentions the “crude, racist scrawls on signs and banners” at Tea Party rallies. Again, there is no there there. Mr. Hutchinson can continue making the baseless allegation all he wants, but he will still be lying. As to the presence of “Confederate flags and Texas Lone Star flags, and racist digs at the president and first lady Michelle Obama for a time.” I will ask when the State Flag of Texas became racist? When was that exactly Mr. Hutchinson? The racist digs at the FLOTUS and the President? Care to cite specific genuine examples Mr. Hutchinson? If so bring them, if not please shut the Hell up.
Finally, the obligatory reference to the Confederate Flag that every Liberal makes as proof of racism. Mr. Hutchinson, you really ought to read a bit of history, your blatant ignorance is an embarrassment. My ancestors, and many other Southern men, of all colors, yes ALL colors and religions, defined the Confederate Battleflag on the battle fields from 1861 to 1865, and racism is not a part of that definition.
Lastly, you can go read the rest of the bilge Hutchinson spews if you wish. He can scream and rant about racism all he wants, but if he REALLY wants to look at racism, and hatefulness, and ignorance, I suggest he stop looking at the Tea Party and start looking in his closest mirror!