Published July 29, 2010
So after this whole Shirley Sherrod thing, I'm thinking, Andrew Breitbart has a point.
• The Tea Party was born, causing an elitist media to drum up accusations of racism
• Congressman John Lewis claims Tea Partiers shouted the "N-word" at him. The press runs with it. Breitbart posts a $100,000 reward for evidence. None comes
• The NAACP creates a race-baiting resolution to smear the Tea Party
• Breitbart responds with the Sherrod video, becoming the first rightie to use leftist tactics on the left
• It works: The White House and the NAACP look stupid
Moving on. From the Power Line blog, New York Times reporter Matt Bai writes this about the Tea Party Movement on July 17: "There have been scattered reports around the country of racially-charged rhetoric within the [Tea Party] movement, most notably just before the vote on the new health care law last March, when Representative John Lewis... was showered with hateful epithets outside the Capitol."
And then last Sunday, The Times ran this correction: "The Political Times column last Sunday… erroneously linked one example of a racially charged statement to the Tea Party Movement. While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements, there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis... came from Tea Party members."
So while the media goes nuts over Sherrod, they ignore the fact that the most racially-charged accusation one could ever make, never happened.
What, no apologies?
See, race politics is only meant to disarm Obama critics. As the former head of the Civil Rights Commission, Mary Frances Berry said it's to divert attention away from other issues. Dem. pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen report that while youth unemployment among whites is 23 percent, for blacks it's nearly 40 precent.
Guess that's Breitbart's fault, too. (Racist!)
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist, homophobic bedbug.