Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Democrat Policymaker Admits Racist Tea Party Label Just a Political Tactic

10438 UP A Former chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Mary Frances Berry admitted to Politco that not only was the Tea Party not racist, but that the tactic of falsely labeling them as such was proving to be highly successful for Democrats.

“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This mentality fits in well with the Frankfurt school and its adherents like Herbert Marcuse who wrote an essay in 1965 called Repressive Tolerance. This work has been studied at many universities and forms part of the playbook that we see happening in our current bizarro world of political discourse.

"Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left. As to the scope of this tolerance and intolerance: ... it would extend to the stage of action as well as of discussion and propaganda, of deed as well as of word."

Link to full essay.