What Racism at the Tea Parties?
The Washington Times has an article interviewing several tea party leaders, predictably complaining that the media is falsely accusing them of racism: Movement leaders say bad behavior not their cup of tea.
One of the people who says he’s never seen any racial slurs at these right wing demonstrations is the founder of teaparty.org, Dale Robertson:
Dale Robertson, founder of teaparty.org, said no one knows who might have yelled out racial epithets during the Capitol Hill protest. He said a Democratic lawmaker refused to accompany Capitol Police officers to identify a white man accused of spitting.
“These people could be anybody. I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats to plant somebody there,” Mr. Robertson said. “They’re trying to label the tea party, but I’ve never seen any racial slurs.”
You may remember Dale Robertson, because in January we posted this picture of him at the February 27, 2009 Houston Tea Party — wearing a cap declaring himself a “Man of Faith,” while carrying a sign containing a (misspelled) racial slur.