According to an article accompanying a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Wednesday: “About 61 percent of tea party opponents say racism has a lot to do with the movement, a view held by just 7 percent of tea party supporters.”
This gulf of perception has left Tea Party organizers struggling to scrub the stain of racism from its image, but those efforts may fly in the face of the facts.
Once again, relying on the critics of an organization to determine the beliefs of the organization’s members.
This is like a film critics writing a series of scathing reviews of a movie and then talking about the gulf of perception that leaves the films producers struggling to scrub the stain of bad notices from the flick’s image. This isn’t the pot calling the kettle black. This is the pot photoshopping a picture of the kettle to make it black and then pronouncing it so.
And while Blow blathers on about “facts,” he offers no facts whatsoever to justify his accusations, trotting out only an interpretation of a study “highly skewed by political bias.” Those looking for racism in the Tea Party movement will surely find it, just as those looking for gay participation in such rallies will also find it.
But, no one is accusing the Tea Parties of being focal points of the homosexual agenda. It just doesn’t fit the narrative. From my experience, however, there are clearly more gay men, more lesbians even, in the Tea Party movement than there are racists. Far more, far, far, far more.
Ponder that for a minute as you consider the left-wing narrative.