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.”