Andrew Young: The tea party movement is motivated by ‘nativism’

In an interview with ABC News, former Atlanta mayor and Civil Rights legend Andrew Young was asked what he thought about the tea party movement:

Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young

Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young

[H]e’ll all but tell you it’s one sign the country hasn’t reached a post-racial era.

“Without making a moral judgment about it, let’s just say ethno-centrism runs so deep in America that we are hardly beyond this,” he said….

The tea party “is motivated by a nativism — an appeal to the good old days and people who are anxious about change and want to go back to the way they would like to think things were.”

Young, 78, was plugging a new book, “Walk in My Shoes,” that he’s co-authored with his godson, Kabir Sehgal.

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121 comments Add your comment

Morrus

May 26th, 2010
8:22 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.

not on my watch

May 26th, 2010
8:29 am

I love the “good old days” talk.

Read “Why We Make Mistakes” by Joseph T. Hallinan. It’s amazing how our mind works. We delude ourselves into remembering things as we wanted them to be, not as they really were.

As a 40-something, all I remember is fear of a nuclear holocaust, excessive cocaine and drug use, gas crises during Carter’s administration, etc.

As a teacher, I remember institutions where people with disabilities were “housed.” Things aren’t better or worse, just different.

AngryVoter

May 26th, 2010
8:30 am

Mr. Young, with all due respect, the Tea Party Movement is not about race. Not everything is about race.

I understand that many people make a living fanning flames of racial discontent, but I though Andy Young was above this. The Tea Party Movement, whether you agree or disagree with its stands on issues, is about correcting the partisan mess than passes for political discourse. It’s about getting back to where issues can be discussed by intelligent, thoughtful adults who work together for the common good.

Many of the people entrenched in the current system have tried to define the Tea Party Movement. That includes people from both parties and the media, who either paint the movement as the root of all evil (mostly Dems and the press) or that the movement actually belongs within one party (Reps). What recent elections have shown is that the Tea Party isn’t about the existing parties or system, it’s about changing the system.

Mr. Young, it’s a shame that as someone who was entrenched in the politics of the past, you cannot see beyond the posturing and feel the need to make a blanket statement that profiles all Tea Party members and sympathizers as one. In my book, by not judging individuals and making assumptions based upon your perceived prejudgments, you are doing exactly what I though you were fighting against all those years.

I understand, if you were a wallpaper salesman and everyone started using paint on walls instead, there is the instinct to try to make wallpaper relevant again. I just expect better of Mr. Young.

rightofcenter

May 26th, 2010
8:40 am

Hats off to the AngryVoter! Well said, in a very civil tone.

haha

May 26th, 2010
8:43 am

Andrew Young has turned into a dumb lackey for the White House. He no longer has any independent thoughts and merely regurgitates what he is told. Sad to see how far he has fallen, but he, along with Jesse and Sharpton, show how low one can go. Wish people were more like Senator Lewis. he stays true to who he is, fights, makes people mad, but does so without the constant need for publicity.

Beeg Boi

May 26th, 2010
8:46 am

Let’s see the Tea Party change the world. I bet Lester Maddox and JB Stoner would top Tea Party officers if they were alive.

Don Juan

May 26th, 2010
8:47 am

If the tea party were so interested in ‘changing the system’, they’d be forming a 3rd party to run against candidates with a D or an R behind their name. Having a former republican finance a lot of their conventions (FreedomWorks) does little to separate tea partiers from the notion that they’re upset democrats are in power. And I’ve never heard of any former president being accused of being a foreigner, and asked for the long form of their birth certificate. All the problems that they believe popped up on 1/20/09 have been here for decades, now all of a sudden they want their country back. In the words of Chad Ochocinco, “Child Please!”

Road Scholar

May 26th, 2010
8:49 am

AngryVoter: Well said, and without the usual insults that reveal the lack of understanding that others have professed. But…. Where was the tea party during the Bush years? Why did this wait until we have an afro-American president? Or was it the intimidation that the Bush Administration (esp Cheney) used when stating that, if you disagree with this Adm, you are not patriotic?

I believe that there is a faction in the Tea Party that is racist, as you have pointed outas it exists in the minority and ethnic communities.

turnerBroadcasting

May 26th, 2010
8:50 am

The Tea party is motivated by nativism. He’s correct. But the percentage of its overall motivation pattern pushes nativism down to about 30 percent of what its really about. The other 70 percent of the reason for why the Tea party is around – comes primarily from the fact that a so-called “conservative” party – that should be the alternative to a liberal party ….. the republican party – is a bastion of lobbyism, evangelical liberalism, and corruption. Case in point? Alaska Republican initiative to have the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAY TO CLEAN UP B.P.’s OIL SPILL MESS. Unreal. Big oil is making billions off the American people, they screw up – don’t know how to fix their own problem, dump oil in the water – and they’re not supposed to clean it up?

And in Georgia, it gets even better. The Speak of the House – literally and figuratively went to BED with a Lobbyist. He had an affair with a top lobbyist and had to resign. Good lord. This is NOT a conservative alternative. The Alaska Republican is proposing MORE legislation, and spending MORE taxpayer dollars… almost as bad as Sarah Palin and using lobbyists for a tiny town in Alaska – we, as an American people – just don’t need lobbyists like this. We need conservatism.

Sarah Palin and all the handwaving , is just a front. The real drive is towards an actual, fiscal conservatism. And they might just make it there.

Wow!

May 26th, 2010
8:51 am

I have lost so much respect for Mr. Young over the past decade or so. The Tea Party has nothing to do with “ethno-centrism”. It has to do with political leaders that have there own agendas in their office, have no idea or care as to what people want, no longer represent the people that allowed them to hold that office, and just cater to the themselves.

Basically Mr. Young, the Tea Party exisits because of politicians that act like you are acting. It has nothing to do with the fact that you are black. Buy a clue!!!

Same Song Second Verse

May 26th, 2010
8:54 am

Andy Young makes his living off of all things racial.

Who would expect him to kill his golden goose?

Remember it was Young who said in 2006:

“You see those are the people who have been overcharging us,” he said of the owners of the small stores, “and they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they’ve ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it’s Arabs.”

These comments prompted him to resign from the board of Wal-Mart.

[Hat tip: JB Stoner and Lester Maddox were Democrats. Where you stay man?]

Wow!

May 26th, 2010
8:58 am

Pelosi, Fienstein, Reid, etc. are just as responsible (if not more) for Tea Party creation than those that fit your “ethno-centric” profile. Mr. Young, it is sad how far you have fallen.

The tea party wants leaders that actually care about the country and its people….

GA Native

May 26th, 2010
9:04 am

Ha ha. The Tea Party isn’t about one thing. Half of its supporters probably have no idea what they’re for, other than change. Anger is at their core. Some frustration is understandable, but the candidates they’re supporting only make them look like extremist zealots. And yes, I’m talking about Paul in KY who objects to (portions of) the 1964 Civil Rights Act and this insane boob in NC who apparently believes he is the Messiah. If you thought the Republican Party cynically used religion to exploit the passions of its supporters in the past, just wait until the Tea Party branch takes over and the Messiah is actually elected to Congress. Surely that must rank up there with locusts and plagues. Yee haw, the rapture must surely be a comin’. Add to these illustrious individuals the former CEO of WWF wrestling who is the GOP nominee for Senate in CT (who surely intends to lay the smack down) and the proudly ignorant congressional candidate in Washington state who, upon learning (during a debate) that Puerto Rico is NOT a foreign country, immediately declared that “he didn’t care.” Ah, ignorance (within the GOP rank and file) is bliss. God bless (and save) America.

Conservative Democrat

May 26th, 2010
9:06 am

The Tea Party is politics as “road rage” is to driving–negative and unconstructive. If the Tea Party wants to rise above that, these people need to come up with specifics. It’s easy to complain about taxes. But WHAT GOES ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK? Social Security? Defense spending and foreign aid in the middle of war-time and threats from Al Qaida? Environmental regulation and enforcement in the midst of the Gulf/ BP Disaster? Public Safety? Education? The Tea Party needs to realize that we face complex problems that do not fit with a simplistic world view. I look forward to the day the Tea Party proposes solutions, rather than just whining and exaggerating disagreements over Obama’s domestic agenda into a supposed “constitutional crisis.”

neo-Carlinist

May 26th, 2010
9:09 am

with all due respect to Mr. Young, nativists are motivated by nativism, and they’ve been around since long before the tea party movement. just as racism existed long before the tea party movement. the system is broke and many (not all, but many) Americans, tea-party, or not want change. I doubt there will be change, because “two-party polarists” like Mr. Young would rather well lob tomatoes at each other in lieu fo “change”. people like Young would rather cultivate soundbites like “racist” or “nativist” in order to dismiss, or define the tea party or ANY third party (libertarians) movement in an effort to maintain business as usual benefit those at the top (Andrew Young – career politician and de facto lobbyist). or, more accurately, why change what is not broken (the status quo for lobbyists and politicos)? so go buy some stale bread and wilted vegetables from th Korean grocery store in your “native” neighborhood.

jmoss

May 26th, 2010
9:09 am

I agree with Don Juan. If you vote for a REPUBLICAN or DEMOCRAT, you are voting for the status quo. So, what’s the point? You’re not changing anything but the names.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

May 26th, 2010
9:11 am

This is American “nativism”: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Poperob.jpg
whether against the treasonous finance of Rome’s catspaw, Hitler, from America’s Roman Catholic collection plates through the Rockefellers and Prescott Bush; the “Red Scare” to send us to die fighting “whigs” overseas who wished to rid their own countries of Babylon’s pedophile priesthood and colonial elites just as we escaped them by receiving in covenant America; assassinating President Kennedy for removing Rome’s bankers from control of our money at the unconstitutional Federal Reserve and for ordering our military withdrawal from the latifundial estate of Vietnam; IranContra to put illegal drugs in our inner cities to buy weapons for Rome’s “latifundistas” wishing to remain slave masters in Central America; the slaughter of innocents at Waco by Roman Catholic gov’t agencies to stop their broadcasts explaining the received truth of Seventh Day Adventist anti-Roman Catholic learning; or against the SCOTUS’ Roman Catholic bloc, exclusively, for illegally voting in violation of the Constitution and precedent, to appoint Hitler’s banker’s dry drunk, draft-dodging, closet-queen grandson – the son of JFK’s assassin – to the White House to commit 9/11…followed by the equally pernicious ‘Citizens United’ fraud.

That Andy Young, a member in good standing of the Vatican banker Rockefellers’ “bi-partisan” false elite “clearinghouse,” the Council on Foreign Relations, would misuse the term “nativist” when Rome’s on-going, fully enunciated and published stratagem for Invasion for Conquest, “The National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry” is available for all patriots to read and understand, is, unfortunately predictable.

The “Tea Party” is Rome’s and fascist plutocracy’s going “proactive” to make sure President Obama, a good and decent person at heart, but highly “pragmatic,” doesn’t “stray” off the “plantation.” Art Pope, Sean Hannity, and Steve Forbes wouldn’t be backing its “astroturf” otherwise. Moron racist crackers may make a large element of their orchestrated “mobs” but it’s Big Money “pulling the strings” to keep Obama “in line”: not hanging Bush and Cheney for 9/11, letting the rich get richer, and keeping fascist cashflow in spring tide, the People subdued.

Same Song Second Verse

May 26th, 2010
9:13 am

Nothing like making fun of Christianity in an attempt to bash folks who believe they are:

T axed
E enough
A already

You people need to get together and decide whether TEA Party supporters are racists or religious zealots [or angry or.....], because when you throw the whole kitchen sink at us it sounds as though you really aren’t sure yourselves.

When you have one finger pointed at us, there are four times that many pointed at you.

East Lake Ira

May 26th, 2010
9:13 am

The Tea Party is chock-full of nuts and a few well-meaning wide-eyed innocents. I have a hard time taking them or any fringe group seriously – just look to Rand Paul, Sarah Palin etc…

If they’d stand for something real, I’d listen. Instead they shout pablum to the masses and look to stir up anger.

We don’t need that. We have enough of that from our existing political players. Do something new or be ignored… I give this movement another six months and it’ll implode.

Andrew Young

May 26th, 2010
9:14 am

Shhh, I hope it’s not too obvious but, just between you and me, when I don’t have anything legimately bad to say I just toss out the race card. See, I’m a civil rights icon so people take me seriously. Hello? They don’t?

Same Song Second Verse

May 26th, 2010
9:14 am

Take two.

Taxed
Enough
Already

East Lake Ira

May 26th, 2010
9:15 am

Verse: Stop with the general “I don’t wanna pay taxes” crud and spell out what you’d cut. Stand for something tangible.

Andrew Young

May 26th, 2010
9:16 am

Oops, I had a race card stuck to my fingers and mistyped “legitimately”.

jmoss

May 26th, 2010
9:18 am

Both DEMOCRATS and CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS waste American tax dollars everyday. There is no difference between the two! It’s like the WWE. They pretend to fight in public but continue to screw us all behind closed doors. For them, it’s party first, country last and we pay the bills as they get richer.

USMC DAWG

May 26th, 2010
9:19 am

And Andrew Young is motivated by RACISM; pure and simple.
How many “groups” does Andy belong to that incorporate his skin color in the name of the organization?
That is called RACISM. No kidding, right?
And I like Andy (I really do), but his time has come and gone. His tired old arguments don’t fly anymore.
How ironic, Andy argues that the people paying the majority of taxes are tired of being discriminated against and over taxed. What have Andy’s constituents contributed to our society as a whole? Yeah, that’s what I thought…

bill

May 26th, 2010
9:19 am

My solution has always been to vote for the person I think will hurt me the least. Both parties and the MSM are only after “gotcha” moments that can be used against candidates. I don’t believe a “perfect” person can be found that will appeal to all the voters. The electorate in this country is for the most part “clueless”….I mean just look at the folks in office now from the president to Congress. I don’t recall ever seeing such a gathering of complete idiots…regards

neo-Carlinist

May 26th, 2010
9:19 am

Will Jones, please accept my sincere apology for some of the stuff I hurled at you a few months back (re: Lenny Bruce and Gold Electric Chairs). Your final paragraph, is in spirit very neo-Carlinist. I hope you don’t take this as an insult. One of Carlin’s more famous quotes was; “…I don’t believe anything I hear from the media or the government.” He (and I) may not “believe” everything you believe, but your posts are far more patriotic than anything coming from Fox News, MSNBC, or the White House press corps.

Voice O'Reason

May 26th, 2010
9:20 am

Every political party or faction has nuts and whackjobs, that’s how life is. But it saddens me that the same liberals who want a “post-racial” society are the ones who keep calling tes partiers racist. They won’t even listen to the tea party stance, they jsut say that anyone who disagrees with Obama’s policies is a racist. It was patriotic to disagree with George Bush, but now it’s borderline sedition to disagree with Obama.

jmoss

May 26th, 2010
9:20 am

You all are arguing over wedge issues that make no difference in the grand scheme of things. We and the Tea Party need real solutions, not sound bites. Social programs make up 65% of the budget. Something needs to be cut, right?

Patriot

May 26th, 2010
9:23 am

Andrew Young is just another black Marxists/Socialists. He thinks he has a place in this new World Governance that will creat two classes, the super rich and the rest of us.

Diogenes

May 26th, 2010
9:28 am

jmoss…does something need cut?

Where does all that money go? Sure you have probably been programmed to see that money going to cadillac welfare queens, poor people that you may believe are in their situations because of their own decisions, and those that belong to the categories of old age, survivors and disability.

In the end…all of that money, every penny, finds its way into the revenue streams of agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies.

I know the you self proclaimed “capitalists” tend to dislike welfare and entitlement programs. Like migrant labor, the money coming from entitlement and welfare programs is built into the cost and pricing structures. I, like all liberals, am for reform. That is the great thing about being a liberal…we believe in change and that it can be a good thing. It must be recognized that reform does not mean elimination or destabilization. Every GOP attempt to reform these programs has been cloaked with the stench of sabatoge. The GOP and conservatives want nothing more than to sabatoge government as a course of confirming their prophecies that government does not work.

Government works just fine when you let it.

Martin

May 26th, 2010
9:28 am

I am tired of the same old political rhetoric from the left. The only groups that ever bring up race are those on the left. Mr. Young, contrary to what you believe, everything is not about race. I am a Black man who is also a Conservative and a Tea Party member. All of the gatherings I have attended have been about getting the federal government back inside the confines of the Constitution. When did it become racist to believe that the federal government should stop spending us into bankruptcy? This is a right vs. wrong issue, not a Black vs. White issue.

Diogenes

May 26th, 2010
9:30 am

Oh yeah…the anti-incumbent b/s spewed by FoxNews and talk radio demagogues is just the type of rhetoric you can expect from people with no handle on history or political behavior.

Very rarely is “your” congressman or senator the problem…it is everybody else.

neo-Carlinist

May 26th, 2010
9:31 am

Patriot, that’s what Young and the spinmasters want yout to believe. You’re playing their tit-for-tat game; “you’re a racists… no, you’re a socialist/marxist…” you know what Andy Young is? Andy Young is like Madonna or the Rolling Stones. he is a has been performer, who is no longer relavent, so every couple of months he has to fly to Africa to adopt a brown baby, or do or say something controversial to get his name in the paper. he made his bones selling vinyl .45s and transitor radios, and it’s 2010, the age of iPods, MP3s and the internet. He’s still trying to “sell” you vinyl. Heck, at least Sarah Palin has a facebook page (OMG!)

Patriot

May 26th, 2010
9:32 am

The black leadership in this nation is a sorry lot. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Charlie Rangle, Andrew Young, Maxine Waters, I could go down the line and they are all worhtless. They continue to use race as an issue when they get flack or comments that they do not want to hear. Just tell these people that you don’t give a damn what they think and don’t let it bother you. They can call me what they want to I DON’T CARE!

jms

May 26th, 2010
9:33 am

AngryVoter has it right. Painting groups with a broad brush makes you come off as ignorant, Andy, whether it’s a group of African-Americans or a group of Tea Partiers.

Bo Diddley

May 26th, 2010
9:35 am

Martin, I am a Black man who is a moderate conservative and anti-Tea Party. For those of you who support the Tea Party and accuse its opponents of playing the “race card” (whatever that is), I remind you that we have seen this all before:

Opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act as an infringement of states rights — Barry Goldwater

“A government big enough to give you everything is also big enough to take it away.” — Barry Goldwater

Not coincidentally, these and similar arguments were made in opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, which was ALL about race.

Thus, you may have to forgive us opponents of the TP movement if we dare to point out that out to inform you that we’ve seen this play before.

jmoss

May 26th, 2010
9:36 am

Diogenes,
Your comments scare me a little bit.

First, I am neither a Republican or Democrat. Both parties disgust me.

It appears that you are a government employee who somehow believe that government is and can be run efficiently. I’ve only seen that in textbooks, never in real life.

The government is taking (social security) money from me to save for my retirement; although it is highly unlikely that I will receive any of it based on the current estimates. Why not let me invest MY OWN MONEY the way I choose? I earned it. I got educated so I could make the proper decisions?

Is that wrong?

If you have a friend who has been married 8 times, would you ask them for relationship advice?

Then, why trust a government that fails continuously?

Patriot

May 26th, 2010
9:37 am

neo-Carlinist do you really think the Republican Party is any better? The Democratic party tells you what they are going to do to you. The Republican party is a bunch of mugwumps or fince sitters waiting to see which way to fall. I’ve got no use for either party. Both are taking this nation down. If you don’t believe it look around.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

May 26th, 2010
9:38 am

Andrew Young is CFR. Buy a clue. Know what “business” his brother was in? The Power Elite doesn’t care what “color” one is as long as their “butter” stays on “their” side of the “bread.”

Those who would consider themselves “American:” know and understand Our Creed.

E Pluribus Unum – The People sovereign
Novus Ordo Seclorem – Reason, Truth and Justice for All
Annuit Coeptis – One G-d, sectarian faction is treason

Let us return to Our Founding. Our true Roots are watered only by G-d.

Roman Rockefeller-fronts Bush and Cheney must hang, Rome’s “Fifth Column” expropriated and their recalcitrant expelled or extirpated.

GBO

May 26th, 2010
9:38 am

It angers me that some/many people make a living stating that everything they may choose to disagree with is “racial”. The Tea Party may have some racists in it…so does the SCLC and the NAACP. However that is not the primary reason for the existence of any of the above.

The draw of the Tea Party is that there are a lot of people that are tired of the direction that BOTH parties have moved in. They are tired of a country that is moving farther and farther away from personal responsibility to a country that votes for whoever promises to give them the most…out of someone else’s pocket.

Regardless of the party involved, most of this countries problems could be corrected by three little changes:

1. People should stop spending more than they make, hoping the government or the courts will bail them out.
2. The government stops spending more than it takes in.
3. People have acountability for their own poor decisions.

Do these and I don’t care if you are Democrat, Republican, Tea Party, or the Jedi Knight Party…you will have my vote. The problem is too many people want something for nothing…or want someone else to always pay.

Bo Diddley

May 26th, 2010
9:38 am

Patriot, I think jms’ comment at 9:33 applies to you as well. What is this “black leadership” you speak of and who do they lead? I am Black and don’t recall voting for any of them to represent me, nor do they reflect my political beliefs. More might be gained by refraining from painting with such broad strokes.

SPO101

May 26th, 2010
9:41 am

So the Republicans are FINALLY admitting they’re OUT OF IDEAS and asking the public for input. Here’s my advice… if you want the Republican Party to make a comeback then QUIT being HO’s for those vain, self-serving, power mad, greed stricken silver spoon con artists that are running the multi-national corporations. Make Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, Phil Gramm and those Conservative think tanks ADMIT they sold out the American middle class with the hidden legislation of the 90’s.

SOMEONE take responsibility for the Bush/Cheney DISASTER. Fess up to all the waste, fraud, abuse, scandal, sexual deviancy, corruption, lies, deregulation, incompetence, job outsourcing, off-shore tax evasion, reckless economics, corporate welfare, war profiteering, Constitutional violations AND a Corporate Crime Wave of epic proportions. The WORST looting of a nation’s wealth and resources in the history of MANKIND!

And even after the American PEOPLE were just starting to recover then the ghost of Bush/Cheney oil drilling deregulation comes back to haunt the Gulf coast Red States. Y’know, those right-wing nutcases were chanting “drill baby drill” and get the government outta of their lives like they belonged to a fanatical cult. NOW these hypocrites are blaming Obama/Biden for not saving them from BP’s oily disaster.

Bad timing huh? I’m still going to support Obama and the Democrats ONLY because the Republicans/Conservatives are #*~/’n INSANE! That oily disaster in the Gulf was NOT AN ACT OF GOD! It was the result of incompetent, scandalous government bureaucrats allowing the Oil Drilling Industrial Complex to cut corners… Collusion/Collaboration BETWEEN the Oil Industry and Federal Regulators? WHAT THE #*/!

The Republican/Conservative culture didn’t take the time to consider our coastal borders could be breached, people misplaced and natural environment destroyed for decades. All those tax dollars put into Homeland Security and we let BP, Halliburton and TransOcean do the equivalent of nuking the whole Gulf region of our nation. Oil radiating around Florida to reek havoc on the entire East Coast. AND FORGET ABOUT EATING THE SEAFOOD! AaaaaGgggggghhhhhhgggeerrr! #^*~’s

Remember when the Soviets used to say “America would be destroyed from within”? Who knew it would be the Republican Party to make the Commie’s dream come true.

Is there REALLY Americans out there who were ignorant enough to vote for these Republican LOSERS?

I’m going to make sure the history textbooks show what a bunch of silly stupid, self-absorbed, victimized, apathetic COWARDS you Conservatives wackos turned out to be (1980-2010)

NOTE: I see 7 environmental activists were arrested in Port Fourchon, LA. So let me get this straight, those flunkies in law enforcement arrest American citizens who WERE RIGHT about off-shore drilling. But BP’s bonny Prince Tony Hayward, who oversaw the destruction of the entire Gulf Region of the USA, is still free and allowed to BS those HO’s in the mainstream media, OK? AND all those slimy inspectors taking industry kickbacks/perks are still walking free? Something STINKS! ? CAN YOU SAY CORPORATE OWNED POLICE STATE?

If one really thinks about it… had right-wing morons/dittoheads listened to Greenpeace instead of that loudmouth Rush Limbaugh YOU WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MESS! Right

consciousmc.blogspot.com

jmoss

May 26th, 2010
9:42 am

JESSE JACKSON, AL SHARPTON AND TAVIS SMILEY DO NOT REPRESENT ALL BLACK PEOPLE!

Only the media wants you to believe this.

zeke

May 26th, 2010
9:43 am

A third party is the last thing we need! Just as examples, CLinton won with about 43% of the vote because of Perot and his third party! We do not need a Presidant who cannot get 50% + 1 vote! Look at the vile Eurosocialist countries! What a disaster! They are almost third world! We do not want that!

Andy has joined Jimmy! THEY BOTH HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS!

jmoss

May 26th, 2010
9:46 am

Zeke, so how do you fix things with a corrupt 2 party system?

Banned By Cindy

May 26th, 2010
9:48 am

Rand Paul hates Negros. It’s real simple.

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. And here I thought the fundamental argument was about private property and property rights. But it’s not.

Therefore, it is now lawfully mandatory for gay bars to serve faggggaot hating skin heads. And black clubs to serve the KKK with no remorse. And mother’s of dead sons killed on foreign soils to serve tea to that Reverend who calls soldiers faggggs and says that’s why God killed them.

It’s civil rights and fair is fair.

Rand Paul just hates Negros. It’s real simple.

Patriot

May 26th, 2010
9:49 am

Bo Diddley, I don’t think that you are that ignorant. I know that the black race looks to these people as their leaders even if you did not elect them. I really think that this applies since Andrew Young is being portrayed as a black leader. They do tend to like to call People Racists when it serves them.

RxDawg

May 26th, 2010
9:49 am

“When did it become racist to believe that the federal government should stop spending us into bankruptcy?”

Ditto. Our current administration is so corrupt they result to petty insults for a group of people that demand fincial responsiblity. I support the TEA party ideals because they don’t believe in racking up mountains of debt. I’m willing to take cuts across the board. SS, Medical, Defense, all of it. Enough is enough. We act like a teenager with a credit card and no care for the consequences of it.

I do not agree with all the right sided zealot ideas. For example I am pro choice and I believe in the seperation of church and state. But more than all of that, I believe we deserve better with our management of our tax $’s.

Bo Diddley

May 26th, 2010
9:53 am

Patriot, how do you “know that the black race looks to these people as their leaders”? I would dare say that I’ve got ample empirical and experiential evidence to suggest otherwise. In fact, the nearly-universal response from virtually every black person I know when the individuals you discussed are mentioned is quite negative. Perhaps the answer is in your response as to how “Andrew Young is being portrayed as a black leader.” Maybe you should ignore who the media portrays/appoints as a “black leader.” Or, better yet, dispense with the notion of a “black leader” altogether.