So the Teabaggers claim that they don’t want to be associated with racists, homophobes, xenophobes, and paranoid fringe wackos. Of course every party has its nutjobs, but why do the Teabaggers have so many?
Oh well…I just find it vastly entertaining to watch them squirm and disassociate themselves from these people. Good luck with that!
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Organizers of tax-day tea parties are preparing for their biggest day of the year Thursday, as thousands of demonstrators participate in local rallies against high taxes and big government spending. But the leaders are striving to keep the rallies from presenting another image: one of fringe groups, extremists or infiltrators obsessed with hateful messages.
…The tea party took a recent publicity hit when three black Democratic congressmen said they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of health care protesters — many of them tea party activists — outside the U.S. Capitol on March 20. Some conservatives and tea party leaders insist it never happened.
But it’s not the only racially charged incident. A photo posted on Flickr, which has attracted Internet chatter, shows a white man carrying a sign that says: “Obama’s Plan White Slavery.” The photo claims to have been shot at a tea party rally last year in Madison, Wis.
At a tea party rally Tuesday in Jefferson City, a couple of people wore T-shirts depicting President Barack Obama in white face paint above the word “Joker” — a reference to the villain in a Batman movie.