Remember the MSM’s portrayal of conservative rallies as racist?Â Here are a few notable quotes in regards to Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally in particular. It is as if they are all reading from the same script.
Via Jim Treacher
“Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King’s message.” — Associated Press
“Attendees at the rally Saturday largely honored organizer requests that they not bring banners or political signs. Instead, the predominantly white crowd, many seated on folding chairs and accompanied by their children, wore t-shirts with slogans including ‘Got principles?’ and ‘Restoring Honor.’” — AFP
“Meanwhile, many in the predominantly white crowd bent over backward to insist that they are not racists and to note that the crowd was courteous, despite heat and density.” — James Hohmann, Politico
“Beck says he and his overwhelmingly white followers ‘are the inheritors and protectors of the civil-rights movement.’” — Ben Adler, Newsweek
“Though the audience at the event was overwhelmingly white, many of the speakers were African-American, including a woman who sang a song about unity.” — Brian Montopoli, CBS
“Claiming the legacy of the nation’s Founding Fathers and repeatedly evoking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., the speakers at the ‘Restoring Honor’ rally exhorted a vast and overwhelmingly white crowd to concentrate not on the history that has scarred the nation but instead on what makes it ‘good.’” — Philip Rucker & Carol Morello, Washington Post
“A relatively dense and overwhelmingly white crowd stretched from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial out past the Washington Monument.” — Mark Benjamin, Salon.com
“The speaker list was diverse, including African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans; Jews and Christians; clergymen, military veteransand sports stars, including Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals. The crowd, however, was overwhelmingly white.” — Michael A. Memoli and Kim Geiger, LA Times
“Out in the overwhelmingly white audience… politics was everywhere, with Tea Party supporters describing the damage they envision for President Barack Obama’s Democrats in upcoming midterm elections in November.” — Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
Wisconsin is a predominantly white state.Â So it’s a racist state!
All snark aside…
Before anyone uses Gov Scott Walker’s skin color to discount my point, consider this. Conservatives are not only opposed to Obama, they are opposed to his agenda (colorless) and the entire progressive movement which consists all colors. Allowing oneself to be succumbed with white guilt is a personal problem. Slamming fellow Americans as racists in a twisted way to assuage oneself of that guilt is fallacious at best.
So the next time you hear from the left that the Tea Party consists of nothing but racist whitesÂ tell them to look in the mirror and learn to debate without dragging race into the forefront. Which in itself is a racist act. For it is the left who constantly focus on skin color, not the right and certainly not the overwhelming majority of Tea party activists whose focus is on the political atmosphere of the day.
Let’s focus on debating the issues and leave skin color out of it.
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