Over the past year, members of the liberal media, progressive politicians and the Hollywood elite have demonized the Tea Party movement partly by claiming that that Tea Partiers are a fringe group driven by racial animosity.
Now, faced with unequivocally racist antics by members of the New Black Panther Party, the progressive establishment seems devoid of passion to root out hatred.
This apparently selective outrage exposes what’s seemingly propelling progressives. Politics rather than morality appears to be the motivation behind the progressive crusade against Tea Party reformers.
Slandering Tea Party activists is apparently a politically expedient necessity because they pack the punch to change the political landscape and knock down President Obama’s progressive agenda.
Dealing the race card has always been a central element of the progressive strategy. By claiming that Tea Party opposition to President Obama’s agenda is motivated by anger over a black president, progressives hope to transform the debate from one about policy to race, thus marginalizing the Tea Party’s effectiveness.
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