Race Baiting at Philly Tea-Party: Anti-Tea Party Democrats No Better than Fred Phelps?
On March 6, former George H. W. Bush speechwriter Michael Johns was speaking before a tea party gathering in Philadelphia when someone from the audience took exception to the fact that during his address he did not say “President Obama” but merely called him Mr. Obama. The heckler screamed a racial slur at Mr. Johns calling him a “white boy.”
“It’s President Obama, President Obama, white boy, President Obama,” the heckler yelled. Apparently this heckler did not recall the many times the Old Media called President Bush “Mr. Bush” all those eight years, but, there you have it. (There is a video of Mr. Johns’ full speech at YouTube)
Mr. Johns reacted well by not engaging this creep and asking him to say his piece after Mr. Johns was done, but otherwise carrying on.
This incident neatly fits with the plans by Democrats and anti-tea party folks to disrupt tea party events the nation over. We recently had news of an effort by one fellow that claimed that he had some 60 members across the nation gathering forces to crash the tea party. This guy plans to “dismantle and demolish the Tea Party.”
In New Hampshire, former Democratic State Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan has taken to emailing cohorts to infiltrate tea party events in the Granite State with birther signs to try and make it seem as if tea party attendees question Obama’s place of birth.
Former Democratic State Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan is heading up the search, the source said. Sullivan has been calling and e-mailing liberal activists trying to get them to attend tea parties in different parts of the state and hold signs denying the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and make racially disparaging comments to reporters.
One might also remember back in April of 2009 when ACORN announced efforts to infiltrate and disrupt tea party events by making it look like they were racist tea partiers. The Huffington Post even got into the act by trying to get their bloggers to go to tea party events.
This all begs a question, though. Can anyone recall any conservative groups making plans to “infiltrate and disrupt” anti-war rallies? Did any tea party group try to falsely portray themselves as lefties at their rallies in order for the Old Media to focus on them so that they could discredit the lefty protests? Was there any secret organizing of the right to attack the leftists at their protests? I don’t recall any, do you?
Yet, here is the left imposing itself on the tea parties? Is this much different than what the hatemongers at the Westboro Church under Fred Phelps does? Phelps’ people impose themselves uninvited on funerals, gatherings, and events in order to get their own hateful message across? Isn’t that what the left is doing here?
Are leftists just like Fred Phelps?
Warner Todd Huston
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