Prof. William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection notes that although the media and the usual lefty sites loudly trumpet accusations of racism at the core of the Tea Party, when an actual white supremacist rally gets held – complete with actual violence – it doesn’t seem to get noticed. And that tells you something:
How curious. Tea Party events which are not white supremacist events are met with derision and abuse, while a real white supremacist rally is met mostly with silence.
There is a lesson here. The attacks on the Tea Parties have nothing to do with stamping out white supremacy and everything to do with shaping the political dialogue to stamp out legitimate opposition to Obama administration policies.
Precisely. And they cheapen the term when they liberally apply the “racist” label to anyone who disagrees with them, politically.