912 WASHINGTON, DC TEA PARTY – QUIBBLIST NOT RACISTS!
Representative Joe Wilson got it wrong, or did he?
Just when I thought there would be little to write about this long after I attended the 912 Washington DC TEA Party event, fate has crashed open an avenue of discussion. In those 5 days, I got to hear former President Jimmy Carter shamelessly try to whip up the racist divide for political gain. I got to hear the opposition to President Obama, presumably meaning us TEA Party Renaissance folks, is at least partially motivated by racism. As I have learned, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
Before I say more, my credentials: Yes, I went to the Million+ 912 TEA Party in Washington DC last weekend. I went there for my own reasons not because I am part of, nor because I was compensated by, a conservative equivalent of ACORN. And nobody equipped me with a shiny, mass produced protest sign. My feelings are genuine. I had to pay my own way. No one paid any of my expenses. I spent about a day on a bus to get there, about 13 hours in DC and another day on a bus back to Minneapolis Minnesota. And there was much work to catch up on when I return. My credentials to comment are documented in this paragraph and with the accompanying pictures; I grudgingly apologize for the delay caused by swearing off most political stuff and concentrating on business for 5 days. And now I allow myself time to indulge in this inconvenient but necessary passion. Time Lapse of Washington DC 912 <-----> Video of 912 Washington DC TEA Party Rally
So now we TEA Party Renaissance folks are alleged to be racists? Do I understand that correctly? If the accusation were not so calculated to demonize and discredit us, I would laugh. Later in this article, I am going to reveal my personal reason for going to Washington DC and why I am a proud member of the TEA Party Movement. And then I am going to point out to President Obama and former President Carter why the accusation of our being motivated to any significant extent by racism, trivializes all I stand for and all I have endured in bringing me to the conclusion that:
“It is not Republican v Democrat, nor conservative v liberal,
nor white v color, nor rich v poor, but rather
WE THE PEOPLE v Corrupt Politicians“
I am the originator of the foregoing quote, and that quote is a fundamental part of my basis for being involved in the TEA Party movement and going to Washington DC on September 12, 2009. The issues that motivate me are corruption, duplicity, fiscal irresponsibility, lack of commitment to the Constitution and Free Markets and, lastly, the erosion of our Civil Liberties.
When I am done describing my perception of reality, it will be clear that I was not in Washington DC because I am a Racist. Further, it will be clear that my participation in the TEA Party Renaissance is not because I am a racist. Still Further, It will be clear that my opposition to President Obama is not because I am a racist. Finally, when I am done, I am going to demand an apology and retraction from both President Obama and former President Carter for using the broad racist brush to attempt to discredit and demonize the entire TEA Party Movement.
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