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Liberal billionaire activist George Soros doesn't like the Tea Party. Now a professor at the university he founded has publicly attacked the group in The Washington Post, claiming Tea Party supporters are primarily old, white, upper middle class, and racist.
Erin K. Jenne, an associate professor at Central European University (CEU), wrote an article which appeared in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog on Oct. 19. Jenne painted the tea party as a radical group advancing policies “that would make Barry Goldwater blush.” She claimed that surveys show tea party supporters “have somewhat more negative views of minorities” and are “overwhelmingly white, middle-aged to old, slightly more educated and slightly higher income than the median American voter.”
Jenne went on to explain why she thought the Tea Party had radicalized the conservative movement. Employing a “text analytic technique,” Jenne said transcripts from the Iowa Caucus debates proved that Tea Party candidates had moved the GOP “further to the right” from 2008 to 2012. She seemed horrified that conservatives running for president now “openly” campaigned with messages “broadly hostile to the U.S. government.”
Washington Post: Tea Party Supporters Primarily Rich, White Racists
originally posted by: smithjustinb
The rich and white thing I sort of get, but racists? Come ON! You can look at someones bank account. You can look at someone's skin color. These are objective. But, how do you determine who is and who isn't racist? You don't. You fall for the race baiting lies of jesse jackson and al sharpton and ferguson protesters and you make an ignorant, ironically bigoted assumption. Get real people. Liberals never cease to amaze me how stupid they are and how low they have to strike to make people believe they are relevant.
originally posted by: badgerprints
originally posted by: snarky412
a reply to: grandmakdw
I've noticed that Dems holler 'race' a lot, even when it is not called for
Even here on ATS, some will bring race into an issue that has nothing to do with skin color
You can't say that.
Two prominent conservative movement officials who hold leadership positions for several right-wing groups—Ron Robinson and James B. Taylor—run a political action committee that donated thousands of dollars to a white nationalist organization, according to public records. And for several years Taylor was vice president of another white nationalist organization.
Robinson and Taylor are each board members of Young America's Foundation (YAF), which cofounded the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and runs the conservative youth group Young Americans for Freedom. (YAF owns and manages the Ronald Reagan Ranch, trains conservative journalists, and calls itself "the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement.") And Robinson, YAF's president, is on the board of two other conservative groups: Citizens United, which brought the landmark Supreme Court case of the same name, and the American Conservative Union, which operates CPAC.
With these positions, Robinson and Taylor are at the center of mainstream conservative infrastructure. But each also sits on the three-person board of America's PAC, a far-right outfit that in 2004 gave $5,000 to the Charles Martel Society, a white nationalist group, according to the PAC's filing with the Federal Election Commission. Taylor, YAF's former executive director and a current board member, founded America's PAC in 1983. Both his and Robinson's names appear on America's PAC letterhead before and after the donation to the Martel Society. Since 2004, America's PAC has raised and spent over $5 million, giving donations to dozens of Republican candidates
What about Democratic racist and race baiting leaders?
Like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who try and start riots and do their best to be as divisive as possible.
I tried to go to Jackson's church in Chicago and white people were charged a high admission to attend his service, this was true, I really wanted to go, but was at the time too poor to pay the admission price for white people.
Or the Black Panthers, who beat billy clubs into their hands trying to intimidate people into voting Democrat, who were never even scolded by the DOJ?
Or the Black Panther leaders who supported the voter intimidation saying that black people should kill as many white people as possible.
Are you going to say there are no racists in the Democratic Party?
There are fringe elements in every organization.
Black Panthers - I had a boyfriend in college who was LaRaza and he told me that white girls were not welcome at their get togethers - and La Raza and the Black Panthers had quite a few meetings and get togethers. I offered to dye my hair black and was told that even then I was not welcome. I know they were racist.