September 13, 2011
During last night’s TeaNN GOP Presidential debate, Ron Paul got booed very loudly for speaking the truth. The reaction of the heavy-ladened tea party audience tells one a lot about what they are and what they want to hear — and not hear.
Paul tried to tell the audience that not every Muslim in the world was behind 9-11. The tea partiers didn’t like that. In their weird twisted world, all Muslims were involved. Then he tried to tell them that Osama bin Laden’s stated reason for attacking America, which was well publicized, was because of America’s actions in Muslim countries. The audience didn’t want to hear that either. (Watch the video below.)
According to the government’s court filings [against New York terror suspect Agron Hasbajrami], Hasbajrami sent over $1,000 to Pakistan to support his contact’s terrorist efforts. When asked to collect money from fellow Muslims for the terrorist cause, Hasbajrami reported that fundraising was difficult in New York because his fellow Muslims became apprehensive “when they hear it is for jihad.”
But in the POT world, all Muslim-Americans are our enemy. So to explain Hasbajrami’s comments, POT will simply write it off as a conspiracy by the Obama Administration.
As the Old Man has stated on several occasion’s (based on a broad personal experience), the Party of Tea has a strong racist element.
Alan Abramowitz of Emory University in the Greater Atlanta (Georgia) area recently published a report on Partisan Polarization and the Rise of the Tea Party Movement. While a lot is revealed in the report, the following makes a huge impact.
In order to compare the effects of the independent variables, I calculated the change in the probability of supporting the Tea Party associated with an increase of one standard deviation above the mean on each independent variable with all other independent variables set at their means. For example, an increase of one standard deviation above the mean on the ideology scale is estimated to produce an increase of almost 19 percentage points in Tea Party support.
The results in Table 5 [not show here] show that ideological conservatism was by far the strongest predictor of Tea Party support. In addition to conservatism, however, both racial resentment and dislike for Barack Obama had significant effects on support for the Tea Party. These two variables had much stronger effects than party identification. [bold added]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Had a black man not been elected President of the United States, the Party of Tea would not exist today.
Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs [with] facts.
Economist Henry Rosovsky