Tea Partiers vs. Liberal Elite—Who Are The Real Anti-Americans?
As Democrats, after a Sunday rally on the Capitol
grounds, marched to the House hand-in-hand to vote
health care reform, Tea Partiers
at John Lewis and another black congressman. A third was
allegedly spat upon. And Barney Frank was called a nasty
Tea Partiers deny it all. And neither audio nor video of
this alleged incident has been produced, though TV
cameras and voice recorders were everywhere on the Hill.
Other Democrats say their offices were vandalized and
they`ve been threatened. A few received, and eagerly
played for cable TV, obscene phone calls they got.
If true, this is crude and inexcusable behavior. And any
threat should be investigated. But Democrats are also
exploiting these real, imaginary or hoked-up slurs to
portray themselves as political martyrs and to smear
opponents as racists and bigots.
This is the politics of desperation.
Majority Whip James Clyburn accuses Republicans of
abetting … terrorism."
New York Times
compared the Tea Party treatment of Democrats to Nazi
treatment of the Jews during Kristallnacht:
"How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama
to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn`t
recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht."
Rage Is Not About Health Care
Kristallnacht, "Crystal Night," the "Night
of Broken Glass," was the
worst pogrom in Germany since the Middle Ages.
Synagogues were torched and hundreds of businesses
smashed. Shattered glass covered the streets. Women were
assaulted and men beaten and murdered. After that
terrible night, half the Jews remaining in Germany fled.
To compare a brick tossed through the window of a
congressional office and two shouted slurs to
Kristallnacht suggests a growing paranoia on the left
about the populist right.
Not since the
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Americans run off the rails," said Rich, have we
seen anything like this.
Was Rich awake in 1964? Because it wasn`t the right that
went off the rails. The really big riot in 1964 was in
Harlem, lasting five days,
with 500 injured and as many arrested. The
Newark in 1967,
and 100 other cities in 1968, all bringing troops into
American cities, were not the work of
conservatives. They were the work of folks who went
"all the way with
Nor was it Young Americans for Freedom that
burned ROTC buildings,
vandalized professors` offices, toted the
guns at Cornell
or took over
Columbia in 1968.
And it was not the Birchers who set off that 1970
explosion in the Greenwich Village townhouse that killed
three radicals and aborted the terrorist bombing of the
NCO club at Fort Dix.
As for calling Barney Frank a naughty name, that is not
nice. But one wonders what Rich thought of the students
marching under Viet Cong flags chanting, about the man
who signed that Civil Rights Act,
"Hey, hey, LBJ,
how many kids did you kill today?" and,
"Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, the NLF is going to win," when American boys
were dying in the hundreds every week fighting the
1967 attack on the Pentagon,
where thousands tried to break through military police
to get into the building, was the work of left-wing
radicals. Did the Tea Party folks who chanted,
"Kill the bill,"
outside the House behave worse than that?
Some of us recall the anarchy of May Day 1971, when
15,000 leftists tried to shut down Washington on a
Monday morning by rolling logs onto Canal Road, smashing
car windows, blocking traffic circles and wilding in
Georgetown. Most wound up behind a chain-link fence at
How many were arrested on Capitol Hill Sunday a week
Not one Tea Partier, man or woman.
The "mass hysteria" of the Tea Party right, writes Rich, is at root
about race. "By
2012 … non-Hispanic white births
will be in the minority.
Tea Party is virtually all white. …
Their anxieties about a rapidly changing America are
Rich is implying that when America`s white majority
disappears, in 2042 according to 2008 Census Bureau
projections, the day of the white conservative is over.
Given the rise in ethnic consciousness among all
Americans, Rich may be right. But it is not just white
folks who want illegal aliens deported and legal
immigration curtailed, while 25 million of our own are
out of work or underemployed.
Zogby poll for the Center for Immigration Studies
found that 56 percent of Hispanics, 57 percent of
Asian-Americans and 68 percent of African-Americans
think legal immigration is too high.
If the Tea Party folks think it is leftist elites who
detest and wish to be rid of the America they grew up in
and love, they are right.
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Patrick J. Buchanan
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