Check out the following blog post by some wildly uptight, angry lib named Jill Tubman (the photo to the left is how I picture her): The Rotting Racist Underbelly of the Tea Party Protests.
Among those “racists” taken to task is yours truly, for daring to criticizing Barack Obama, Detroit and, yes, even Bangladesh in Monday’s column entitled Fight for your right to tea party (which I also posted at Michelle Malkin’s site, which is apparently where she saw it).
The problem is that I didn’t even mention Obama is the column — not once. Not by name or inference. As a matter of fact, I went out of my way to point out that these problems have been perpetuated by both parties, but these kinds of knee-jerk pinheads see what they want to see. If racism doesn’t exist, they’ll see to it that it does by the time they’re finished — all in the name of ending racism.
I’m also racist because I wrote that Detroit has gone down the toilet thanks to the same liberal policies, both state and federal, that are being rolled out on a national level, and I compared the city to Bangladesh (which made me racist against “South Indian Immigrants” — I kid you not).
So, for the Detroit comparison I’ll go ahead and offer a sincere apology… to Bangladesh.
Who’s the racist here, anyway? Tubman’s the one who runs with the assumption that Detroit was ruined by blacks. I never wrote that or even implied it, because I don’t believe that to be the case — it was ruined by liberals with the same philosophies as Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow, Jennifer Granholm, David Bonior, et al — all of whom, by the way, are currently un-black.
Tubman also attacks Michelle Malkin. Frankly I’ve never seen such a vile example of bigotry and hatred directed against Filipino-Americans in all my days. Ms. Tubman, you should be ashamed of yourself and apologize for your Filipinophobia!
Tubman’s post is mostly “straw man” fare: Find a handful of bad seeds loosely associated with a group of people you don’t like, quote them, and then apply those beliefs to the entire group — hey, just like racists do! (no, I wouldn’t expect Tubman to recognize or understand the irony in either of the previous two paragraphs, or in the title for that matter)
The tea party protests are also called “racist” because most of the attendees are the same color. Sure, the tea parties aren’t nearly as diverse as ACORN’s “stop the foreclosures” protests, but they’re working on it.
Besides, if this was all about racism, wouldn’t the tea partiers at least agree with the white half of Obama? But that doesn’t seem to be the case either.