The media can’t understand why African Americans would attend Tea party

Well … because they obviously can’t believe that black Americans just might consider themselves … ummm … just Americans? Liberal Americans, conservative Americans but Americans.

What’s in the water at MSNBC? For a network without many African Americans they sure have a close eye on who’s black and who ain’t. Kelly O’Donnell asks an African American Tea Party member the ultimate question. Don’t these white people make you cringe? His answer is priceless.


Hey, it’s just par for the course at MSNBC where a week ago Norah O’Donnell wondered if Newt Gingrich was racist when Newt suggested the American people don’t need someone shooting hoops but rather someone who is working on the economy. Because, well you know, he’s a Republican and he’s criticizing the President for playing basketball, and most basketball players are black and … oh never mind. It’s MSNBC. Nuff said.


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Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. steve418r on April 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    My daughter is a college student in Philly and during a discussion with another student she remarked to the student that she thought  all welfare recipients should be subject to drug screening. The student accused her of being racist! What is that all about? Most or many welfare recipients are white. Many have substance abuse problems. Many are taking advantage of the system. These are people. It is not race or gender specific! It is simply irresponsible people. The race thing is really old and weak. There are much bigger issues, and they wont be addressed if the race card comes out at with every hand. I had a Western Civilation professor that wanted an essay on Obama's speech in Cairo speech. He asked why there wasn't any mention of Obama being black (oops, African AMERICAN) in my essay. I was honest and told him I forgot he was African American. I was unaware that race was a prerequisite for the office of the  president.

  2. Dimsdale on April 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    A talk radio person said today that the Democrats treat people like pets: they feed them, house them, clean up after them, and basically take responsibility for them.  When you really thing about it, it's true.  They don't consider people to be thinking, functioning contributors to society, but rather, helpless burdens to be cared for by the all knowing, all seeing government.


    Gee, why would anyone want to break away from that?   Could MSNBC and the other lefty outlets be guilty of "the soft bigotry of low expectations"?


    Maybe some resent the collars that the Democrats try to fit them with.

  3. weregettinghosed on April 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Thomas Jefferson would turn over in his grave to hear this. He knew all too well that if you take away the control from the people and let the government have it, the republic would fall. It's falling folks and we the people had better get out there and catch it.

    The Constitution clearly does not say anything about whites, blacks, browns, reds, yellows or any color, from anywhere – you see the Founding Fathers did believe we were all Americans from the beginning. I am sick of people being called blankity – American – what is that all about – either your from Italy and your Italian and you come here become a citizen and you called —– an American – not an Italian- American, or from Sweden – call them – what — Swedish- America or just America — Poland —- Polish- America?  China – Chinese-American? Come on – this would get pretty confusing pretty fast now would it not? So, when anyone from anywhere except Africa – we call them America – but come from Africa – and you get some special name? If I were them I would scream equality and want to be called  an American. If you look at if further most African-Americans as we have to call them have never stepped foot in Africa for generations so where is this name coming from anyway? Truth is the liberals if the blacks knew it are trying make them second class citizens so they can control them better, they tell them they deserve some special name but in reality they are just taking part of their American right and equality away from them. Wake up African-Americans – demand to be called American that's what you are and you deserve to be like all of us….. American.

    And …. that's why blacks come to the tea parties, because some of them discovered they have been 'had' — yep — they are getting hosed! and they know they are Americans just like everybody else.

    • phil on April 19, 2010 at 6:44 am

      Many have forgotten – or just refuse to believe – that America is a melting pot.  Not a tossed salad.

  4. leeve on April 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

    The media and dems are racist against white tea partiers people.

  5. Dimsdale on April 18, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Notice how in EVERY single talk show with liberals, the major talking point is to bring up the patently racist observation that the crowds at the Tea Parties are majority white?  Eventually it is followed by affluent and well educated, which you would think would pull the rug out from under the "scary" and "violent" screed from the administration and the Clintons.


    It is a clear attempt by the Alinsky crowd to minimalize the resistance to the march towards socialism.  Items 5, 6, 9 and 13 come to mind (see below).  Too bad for them we have the playbook…


    Alinsky’s Power Tactics:

    1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

    2. Never go outside the experience of your people.

    3. Whenever possible go outside the experience of the enemy.

    4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

    5. Ridicule is mans most potent weapon.

    6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

    7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

    8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

    9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

    10. The major premise of tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

    11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

    12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

    13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.

  6. sammy22 on April 18, 2010 at 7:13 am

    My, there is a lot of protestation above!

  7. Anne-EH on April 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    As one post in another thread said elsewhere, when the people fear government, it is tyranny, but when it is the government who fear the people, then it is LIBERTY!

    When I was at the tea party last Thursday, I had seen people of ALL DIFFERENT BACKROUNDS, including a man of Latino heritage who is a US Citizen now and made it official that he was planning to run for the CT State Senate Seat held by State Senator Gary LeBeau. So there is growing diversity in the tea parties!

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