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MSNBC Doesn't Like You.

Posted by Dominic Rupprecht - April 17, 2009

Last night on MSNBC Janeane Garofalo told the washed up sportscaster Tax Day Tea Party participants are racist. According to Garofalo:
Let's be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don't know their history at all. It's about hating a black man in the White House.... This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that.

That's right boys and girls, if you don't like being overtaxed and racking up mountains of debt you're a bigot. I'm glad we can have such rational reporting from the folks at NBC news.

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Dave in Dallas said on Apr 17 2009 at 9:03am
There goes that porn reference again. I wonder if any of those celebs and newspeople go home to their kids and get asked "daddy, what's teabagging?"

incredible, immature, juvenile giggling children, spiteful and mean and determined to have their little joke and grin at each other while convinced the right 'doesn't get it'... smug, arrogant, new heights of arrogance...

I think CNN should do a feature with Shuster and Cooper demonstrating teabagging so that America will get the joke.

And what does a rich white comedienne know about racism? It's superficial and easy to just cry racism every time there is a different skin color anywhere to be seen... it means you can avoid the argument itself and still feel like you won.

Jeneane, you are DUMB. You always will be DUMB. Your conceit over your own wisdom and superiority will BURN YOU DOWN... you will be the most bitter, miserable, angry old person the world has ever known, and nobody will like you. Few like you now, really, it's just showbiz sucking-up.

Get a REAL life, Jeaneane, learn what this country's about!

Mary Schultz said on Apr 17 2009 at 1:15pm
I attended a Tea Party here in our small town of Iron Mountain, Michigan, (pop. ~8,200) there were approx. 200 in attendance, although the news reported only 100. I felt renewed, inspired, and hopeful to see the footage on FOX from all the other parties around the nation. I have some thoughts moving forward.

What I feel we need to do first is form a name for ourselves that describes who we are: non-partisan, peaceful, loving, non-racist, tax-paying individual citizens who care about our future, right? Next is to organize and gain some power and influence. In giving it some thought, I believe we should discuss using the what I call the "Jesse Jackson" method of acquiring power and influence. (Hey, it worked for the blacks! and NO, I'm not racist, not one bit!) But what they did back in the 70's was this: they start with the media; CNN, NBC, MSNBC, etc. We watch the ads and write down every single advertiser, and write them letters by the thousands letting them know that we are now boycotting their products and or services until they completely discontinue supporting, advertising or in any way financing the above media outlets, politicians, tv stations, etc. Then, we organize more peaceful protests and just call them protests, which are legal, following the model of Martin Luther King. We must have a way of connecting to all the people who attended Tea Parties yesterday and organizing as a group to attain power. Once we can do that, and begin boycotting products, believe me, we will gain power. What do you think?

Josh Bellis said on Apr 17 2009 at 3:38pm
I just wrote a blog post about this!

Dominic Rupprecht said on Apr 20 2009 at 9:43am
Well Mary, I think a great step in making sure we keep the tea party momentum going is getting involved in local taxpayer groups. Lucky for you, NTU has a comprehensive database of local taxpayer groups and our affiliated state and local taxpayer groups: