A new Gallup poll profiled Tea Party supporters and found that they were all racists. I mean, by the MSNBC definition they would be racist: After all, 79 percent of those polled were white. That's a lot of white people and Chris Matthews must reckon, a lot of hoods.
But is it a lot when you compare it to the general population? The general population is 75 percent white, which is just four percent less than the tea peeps.
The poll measured other variables from education to employment and there was little difference between the Tea Partiers and the rest of America. Even with the obvious lack of liberals, the Tea Party represents the "public at large." Meaning: They manage the hardware store and watch your house when you're on vacation. They probably hate rap music and "Gossip Girl."
Now, you think the fact that Tea Partiers reflect America will stop Matthews, Janeane Garofalo or Keith Olbermann from calling Tea Partiers racists? Of course not, because the left actually feels the same exact way about America that they do about Tea Partiers.
If you've ever been stuck in a cocktail party in Manhattan or a comedy club in San Francisco, the concept of racist Tea Partiers has existed forever, they just weren't called Tea Partiers, yet.
Calling the Tea Parties racists is simply code for calling mainstream America racists.
The Gallup Poll just made it clear: The only difference between the Tea Partiers and America is that the Tea Partiers went outside. And that's what scares the media most.
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who doesn't reuse shopping bags.