There is no evidence on the tape to suggest the racist man was a “Dem shill.” And in fact, Sharp never accuses the man of being a liberal in his encounter with him. Rather, the tape shows the racist man explicitly touting his conservative bona fides.While you can't really control who follows you, the Tea Party has seemed to embrace the the views of those like the man in the video in the past, but their shift is recent, due to the increased scrutiny from Tea Partiers yelling slurs at congressmen last month. Now, the official Tea Party organizations are trying to distance themselves from the hate speech, while not completely disavowing it. Instead, they claim situations to be isolated instances, or in this case, the opposition party going to great lengths to prove a point, but in my opinion, the latter seems to be pretty far fetched. Since their creation, the Tea Party has continued to try to gain credibility, but the extremists who adhere to their beliefs have done them a disservice. The solution is simple - just claim they are liberal. Problem solved. Each crazy is now a racist Democrat. It's like doubling down...
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Conservatives Disown Racist Tea Partier, Claim Man To Be Democratic Shill
Caught on tape, a man claiming to be a racist, and conservative, at a Tea Party was turned into a Democratic plant intending to discredit the organization by the Tea Party. Conservative blogs have seemed to take extreme liberty with the truth and push the notion that this man was not a conservative.