Liberals blogs predictably are filled with rants about how the Tea Party is indeed racist. But that’s not entirely true. The Karl Denninger branch of the Tea Party isn’t racist, and he co-founded the original Tea Party. Go to his site and see if you find any racism. I don’t think you can because it’s not there. He founded the Tea Party in anger against the bailout of big banks by the government and is scathing against those who jacked it.
I’ve lived in rural Utah for several months now and while people here tend to be quite conservative, I’ve yet to hear any racism. There’s no doubt that it exists, but it certainly exists in Los Angeles too, where I lived for years. Lots of folks here in Utah agree with Denninger that we’re being screwed by big banks and the government.
What really honks off people here is the arrogant, elitist attitude by urban, liberal elites who clearly believe they know what is best for everyone, especially for all those unwashed rubes in rural areas who need to STFU, get rid of all their scary guns, and let their betters determine their behavior for them. (Liberals of course won’t say STFU because that would be coarse and tacky, and a very unliberal think to say, but clearly that’s their intent. We Know What Is Best For You.)
This is the attitude James O’Keefe was aiming at when he targeted NPR. Ron Schiller with his clueless, condescending remarks fell right into O’Keefe’s trap. Now the NPR board has forced their CEO out. She previously botched the firing of Juan Williams and the O’Keefe video was apparently too much for the board to tolerate.
Yes, I’m quite aware that O’Keefe can be a snake, but this video hit the target hard. Yet most liberals are still clueless about just how devastating his video is.