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Pelosi’s Political Theater to Elicit Racist Reaction
Evidence of Democratic Prejudices Against Tea Party Protesters*?

Over at Gateway Pundit, the indefatigable Jim Hoft has relentlessly been taking on those Democrats (and their MSM allies) who contend that Tea Party protesters hurled ugly racial epithets at members of the Congressional Black Caucus as they paraded with Nancy Pelosi to vote on increasing government control over.

He has shown this picture of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) marching through the crowd carrying not one, but two, digital video cameras.

Now, why would the Democrat be carrying two such cameras?  Will Collier helps lead us to the answer:

The Democrats and the left in general have been trying unsuccessfully to smear and marginalize the tea party movement for over a year now. I think that in the face of a storm of opposition, they decided to try for a Hail Mary pass; they picked a charge perfectly calibrated to excite the prejudices of their allies in the media and get big coverage. In the last, at least, they were successful.

But that was simply preaching to a very willing choir. In the arena of public opinion, the “Hail Mary” failed. No such video exists. If it did, we’d all have seen it a thousand times by now. Andrew Breitbart was confident enough about the un-video to publicly bet $10,000 (since raised to $100,000) that nobody could produce one. So far, there haven’t been any takers.

(H/t:  Instapundit.)  While I agree with the general thrust of his argument, I do have a slight quibble with his recreation of what went on in the Democrats’ strategy meeting.  I contend they didn’t think what they were doing was a “Hail Mary” pass.  They thought that by staging this bit of political theater, it was certain to elicit racist reaction because they really, truly believe that Republicans, especially their most zealous supporters, hate people of color (and sexual minorities).  Hence the cameras.

If a group of black people walked through a crowd of Tea Party protesters, they were bound to hear a racial epithet.

(And when they didn’t find what they expected, they still rushed to the media with the accusations they were prepared to have leveled when they encountered the racism they were certain to find–but didn’t encounter.)

Mistaken in their assumption of prejudice, they’re blind to their own prejudice, their assumption of the racial bias of Americans protesting big government.  And let’s remember what a prejudice is “preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience”.  For another example of another manifestation of this type of liberal prejudice, see Barbara Boxer and Harry Alford.


*Yet, offers no evidence of the Bigotry they believe exists among Tea Party protesters.



  1. The amusing thing is that it’s a lib radio host who called for the death of folks he doesn’t like and it’s a lib who’s been arrested for making threats.

    Pelosi’s kabuki theater review: FAIL!

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 30, 2010 @ 7:15 am - March 30, 2010

  2. You got it right.

    Comment by Name — March 30, 2010 @ 7:21 am - March 30, 2010

  3. I wasn’t aware the reward had been increased to $100,000. The higher the reward the greater the chance for mischief. With 100,000 reasons to engage in fraud and create phony evidence, I hope Breitbart is confident he can authenticate any video or audio that emerges.

    Comment by Scott — March 30, 2010 @ 10:19 am - March 30, 2010

  4. The morning cable “news” shows were all talking-up the “connection” between the Tea Bag Party and the 9 looney Christian militiaists. Their “proof”? Some of the Tea Baggers use the same “Don’t Tread On Me” severed Rattlesnake banner!! If they had known the American history the talkking-heads would have known that that banner dates back to before the American Revolution. And since “all haters are from the right”, therefor the entire right are haters…ingnoring their own left-wing extremist partisans or just dismissing them as “disturbed but harmless”.

    It just serves to perpetuate the Democrats as “victims”. It’s a party of victims, each agrieved by some slight or (real or imagined) slur. Seeing conspracies by right-wing “haters” at every corner and under every (slime-covered) rock.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — March 30, 2010 @ 11:49 am - March 30, 2010

  5. Again and Again all they are showing is what their main strategy to deal with opposition.
    Call them racists and hope they go into hiding.
    Since the OBAMAnation was elected I’ve noticed that any time someone questions their motives as soon as the OBAMAnation can no longer avoid the truth or have a legitimate point they regress by calling them a Racist.
    The longer they keep this strategy in play the more people will see through the vial of their deception.

    Comment by Joe — March 30, 2010 @ 1:45 pm - March 30, 2010

  6. the truth about Tea Party racism, Sarah Palin, anti-government violence and GOP accountability from a Christian perspective:

    Comment by Ed Needham — March 30, 2010 @ 4:04 pm - March 30, 2010

  7. Ed,

    I think you need to get to Kroger. They’ve a sale on tin foil this week.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 30, 2010 @ 5:32 pm - March 30, 2010

  8. Great site!!! Yup! Look for the Dems to do similar stunts. They are really insulting the intelligence of even me.

    Comment by tightloops — March 31, 2010 @ 1:22 am - March 31, 2010

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