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David Holthouse reports: "Although it would be unfair to characterize the Tea Party movement on the whole as white nationalist, it's clear that large gatherings of angry, conservative, predominately white Americans are viewed with relish by groups like A3P."

White nationalist lawyer William Johnson at a San Juan Capistrano Tea Party Movement rally, 04/15/11. (photo: Media Matters)
White nationalist lawyer William Johnson at a San Juan Capistrano Tea Party Movement rally, 04/15/11. (photo: Media Matters)

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+19 # rm 2011-08-03 18:59
From their victory this week in the debt limit so-called crisis, the teabaggers will feel empowered. Look for them to be quite active and moving toward a total sweep of all three government branches -- house, senate and presidency. It will be quite interesting to see what they do with their power. It is likely that they will make the Bush/Cheney regime look like a troop of boy scouts.
+5 # Elizabeth 2011-08-03 23:38
I can't bear the compromises of Pres. Obama and most of the Democrats in Congress. It's time for the Democrats to run people in Primaries opposite these "centrists." Right now, I can't vote for Pres. Obama, but if there are Progressives in the Primary, it would send him a clear message that he can't do this again. And who knows, we might win, and a Progressive might even get to the White House! If Progressives run for the House and Senate, they would probably win after the mess that the right-wing has made, but people often will go with those who make the most noise. If we don't make noise, we certainly won't be heard. The more that people hand to the tea party, the more power it will have, and they seek only to divide and conquer, clearly domestic terrorism. No surprise that they are racist. This article names the dates and places and numbers; it's quotable. Thank you RSN. I still won't vote for Pres. Obama, because he crossed the line when he compromised with evil. There are times when you just can't do it. Please folks, get somebody better to run!!!
+8 # Capn Canard 2011-08-04 08:20
I believe that if elections are not messed with then the Tea Baggers will suffer great losses in 2012. People are truly pissed off and not the false sort of anger the Tea Baggers had but a deep frustration, a real anger that gov't has abandoned some of the most deserving while rewarding some of the least deserving. The TeaBaggers fail to comprehend with the function of compromise(the TeaBaggers abhor compromise). The TeaBaggers represent the failure of our system to weed out the lunatic fringe. They are a national embarrassment.
0 # RSJ 2011-08-06 12:19
@ rm: To mix metaphors, it'll be Michigan on steroids with a side order of genetically-mod ified Ohio cooked up by a chef worse than Rick Scott and washed down with BGH-laden Wisconsin milk. We'll become Somalia, only the pirates won't be at sea.
+5 # mbh 2011-08-04 08:30
I find it very offensive that they talk about millions of people brought to "our" land against "our" will. What the history books taught me that millions of people were brought here against THEIR will!!!
+7 # Aaron S 2011-08-04 09:54
You better hide that History book before the Tea Party has it burned.
-11 # WhiteRabbitLady 2011-08-04 14:13
Africa for the Africans!
Asia for the Asians!
White countries for everyone?
Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and “assimilating” with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, everyone agrees that I am a nazi who wants to kill six million jews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.
-4 # WhiteRabbitLady 2011-08-05 07:06
-7 huh? Well good, now I know who the anti-whites are.

That's okay, White people are finally getting a clue and we're rip roaring angry. Y'all sure you want to awaken the sleeping giant?
+3 # Anarchist 23 2011-08-05 12:00
Hello WhiteRabbit Lady-did I miss something or did you forget that this country was first inhabited by Native Americans not white Europeans-they came as INVADERS and CONQUEORORS and SLAVE OWNERS and RELIGIOUS BIGOTS. And if the craven congress and freakin Neo-Liberals had not passed the NAFTA, CAFTA and all the rest, destroying the economies of Mexico and Centrtal America-bringin g thousands of displaced farmers here-and breaking our own unions so that undocumented desperate people would work dirt cheap... and don't forget the immigrants who followed in the wake of our colonial wars-the Cubans, the VietNamese etc-I bet on the whole they would have rather not had their country demolished by us! and the Koreans, the Haitians-we are still destroying that poor place! Until you see something of the truth rather than ideology I doubt any good changes will come to what is left of this quite revolutionary and noble experiment. But in your world view I suppose everyone who isn't blue-eyed should leave.
+2 # R. Amirkhanov 2011-08-07 04:34
Excuse me, but who is saying "Africa for the "Africans", "Asia for the Asians..."? For one thing, many people in those continents do not see themselves as simply "African" or "Asian." In the same sense, people in Europe do not see themselves as "white."

Incidentally, Japan does have immigration from other countries such as Korea. Also, nobody is "bringing" in immigrants to Europe or any other place. "Bring" implies that someone goes to their country, and conveys them to their home country somehow.

And please tell me who is forcing "white" people to intermarry with "non-whites."

You area typical WN moron, crying about things that aren't actually happening.
-9 # SH 2011-08-04 08:36
So when Malik Zulu Shabazz of the Black Panthers states at an Al Sharpton Rally "We have a black dream today of when we see caskets rolling in the black community, that we will see caskets rolling and funerals in the white community of our enemy as well today... we have a black dream" I suppose that is ok because, well, he isn't white, he isn't a Tea Party Member, and he is liberal. I get it, thanks for the double standard!
+6 # GeeRob 2011-08-04 10:43
When you witness Malik Shabazz and dozens like him control Congress, then we'll have a problem. Otherwise, your "double standard" does not exist.
+1 # RSJ 2011-08-05 16:43
Malik Zulu Shabazz and the paltry remains of the Black Panthers doesn't have millions of dollars in Koch money backing them. Shabazz is also not, by any stretch of the imagination, a liberal. Liberalism entails tolerance for others; Shabazz is as intolerant as any racist Teabagger. Your attempted analogy is as much of a joke as the Tea Party movement itself -- a bunch of vacuous suckers being used by the wealthy to further their agenda. Pathetic.
+9 # Diane Johnson 2011-08-04 08:56
Hitler also mixed his own mythology based religion with raciem in the same way. strange bedfellows christians and naxis.
+2 # RSJ 2011-08-05 16:52
These racist Teabaggers would no doubt agree completely with the following sentiments, were I to remove the credit line.

“What we have to fight for is the necessary security for the existence and increase of our race and people, the subsistence of its children and the maintenance of our racial stock unmixed, the freedom and independence of the Fatherland; so that our people may be enabled to fulfill the mission assigned to it by the Creator.”
-- Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf," Vol. 1 Chapter 8.

“This struggle is one of ideologies and racial differences and will have to be conducted with unprecedented, unmerciful and unrelenting harshness.”
-- Adolf Hitler, speaking to senior Wehrmacht officers, March, 1941.

“I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator.”
-- Adolf Hitler, Reichstag speech, 1936.

Say you all-American Teabaggers -- how does it feel to agree with the Nazis?
+5 # chrisconnolly 2011-08-04 10:30
SH..So who said anything about this sort of talk being ok? Are you suggesting that if one person says something racist then it is ok for all people to say it because one person said. Doesn't make for much social progression.
0 # tonywicher 2011-08-08 09:46
The people really under attack here are not r
Acists or right wing extremists but ordinary American citizens who question their government, which is now a corporate fascist dictatorship. These people are now going to be labeled "right-wing extremists" and racists. Of course they are dispatching agents to act as provocateurs to blow things up to blame these so-called extremists. All the liberal lemmings will cheer like the fools they are.

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