The Ron Paul Tea Parties

Daria Emmons4/15/2009 11:50:50 am PDT

re: #179 Sifty

For every Martin Luther King Jr. in a righteous movement, there are a few Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons glomming on to make money. It’s a fact of life that any large group of people will contain a few bad people.

For every hundred or thousand hard-working people sick of this government’s bullshit, there are going to be some repugnant, ignorant, and untrustworthy nut-jobs.

This is exactly right and what I have always believed. By the logic I have been seeing on LGF, the entire Civil Rights Movement would have been discredited, due to some of the repugnant nutters who stuck their noses into it.

It is possible that a) Tea Parties have a good message; b) some random nutters are affixing themselves to the movement and seeking to use it for their own benefit.

I believe both are happening. Just because (b) appears true does not mean (a) is not also true.