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Teabagastan Attacks Alan Grayson Over Burning Cross Tea Party Image – Go Alan Go!


Teabagastan is all in a tizzy over outspoken Congressman Alan Grayson’s most recent fundraising bulletin that uses a burning cross and the words Tea Party on it.  The GOP of all parties is charging that its racially insensitive and needlessly hurtful to the many millions of families that still deal with the wounds of racial prejudice.  Jorge Bonilla, Grayson’s GOP challenger who is trailing greatly in the polls and has strong Tea Party ties (and also blamed President Obama and the Democrats for the three week government shutdown .) thinks that Grayson’s mailer is “disgusting” and that “such times as these call for our elected officials to be uniters.”

Of course Allen West who is guilty of war crimes and intimidation in the past is simply furious because he needs the press.

“Having been born and raised in Georgia, having parents that were born and raised during the 20s and 30s, I remember growing up and seeing that burning cross on a clear night atop of Stone Mountain so that everyone could see it across Atlanta,” West said. “This is despicable. This is demeaning. This is disgusting,” he continued. “We all know that Alan Grayson is pretty much a sensationalist and he can continue to say things that are over the top.” Then he wondered where the civil rights leaders were during this. “But my concern is where is the NAACP and Ben Jealous? Where is the National Urban League and Marc Morial?” he asked.

Grayson has refused to apologize, saying, “If the hood fits, wear it.”

“Members of the Tea Party have engaged in relentless racist attacks against our African-American President,” Grayson said in a statement to WKMG-TV published on Tuesday. “There is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation. If the hood fits, wear it.”

“While Tea Party members have been caught using racially-inflammatory language and imagery on multiple occasions, Grayson offered specific examples in a separate interview with the Sentinel. “When the president visited my home of Orlando, Tea Party protesters shouted ‘Kenyan Go Home,’” Grayson told the Sentinel. “Other examples include Tea Party chants of ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ and Tea Party posters saying ‘Obama’s plan: White Slavery.’ One could go on and on, because there is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation.”

So nice to see a Democrat with  balls.


Will Kohler

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