- Mar 3, 2011
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- Political Leaning
It's pretty easy to criticize Tea Party policies. You don't need racism to critique them - even many in the main Republican Party don't like them so I see no evidence that the charges have much, if anything, to do with distracting from issues like unemployment. :shrug:Meh...when you got nothin...cry racism. Why not...
Mary Frances Berry; Professor of American Social Thought and History, U. Penn. :
"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."