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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, February 05, 2010

Right in the tea party wheel house

Tom Tancredo opens the tea party convention by referencing a call for a "literacy test."
....saying that President Barack Obama was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country."

Nothing like a little Jim Crow invocation to start the rally.


  • Yeah, like tea baggers can spell. I guess they haven't read their own signs,,,,

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 5:33 PM  

  • This attitude is Klan-lite. Officials who think this way need to have their words publicized.

    By Blogger r8r, at 5:42 PM  

  • Let's also remind that this is from anti-"immigrant" Tancredo, a man who has made his name pandering to the most xenophobic whites.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:54 PM  

  • Look for the Tea Party™ movement to become -- if it isn't already -- a corporate institution. It is to politics what televangelism and mega-churches are to religion: a cynical profit making enterprise based on grifting the frightened, the uneducated and gullible.

    By Blogger -epm, at 9:05 AM  

  • I've always kind of viewed it as Dick Armey's mailing list. With his influence, candidate are almost forced to pay for his consulting or risk the wrath of Armey turning the tea partiers on them.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:40 AM  

  • Can we just call it Dick's Army (Or Dick Army) and be done with it?

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 12:57 PM  

  • Army of Dicks?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:20 PM  

  • Lew, that's kinda how I'm viewing the whole thing. Dupes being led for other people's power.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:04 PM  

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