Sunday, April 11, 2010

TELL ME SOMETHING I DIDN'T KNOW.......

Surprise, surprise....the Teabaggers invited a bunch of racists to the party.....

University of Washington survey shows Tea Partiers motivated by race


A University of Washington survey shows Tea Partiers are motivated by racial concerns. Researchers found that the Tea Party is not only about politics and the size of government, but also about race.

The survey found that among whites, southerners are 12 percent more likely to support the tea party than whites in other parts of the U.S., and that conservatives are 28 percent more likely than liberals to support the group.

It found that those who are racially resentful, who believe the U.S. government has done too much to support blacks, are 36 percent more likely to support the tea party than those who are not.

According to Christopher Parker, a UW assistant professor of political science who directed the survey:


"While it's clear that the tea party in one sense is about limited government, it's also clear from the data that people who want limited government don't want certain services for certain kinds of people. Those services include health care."

The survey found that people who approve of the Tea Party, more than those who don't approve, have more racist attitudes. Not only do they have more racist attitudes, but they also have more homophobic and xenophobic attitudes.

These results should surprise no one. From its inception the Tea Party has been stained with a racist veneer. It also comes as no surprise that the Tea Party is filled with xenophobia and homophobia. The three - racism, xenophobia and homophobia - often travel together.

6 comments:

RealityZone said...

Exactly, this does not surprise any one.
Their fears will be their own down fall.
Their inability to adapt, and evolve, will make them stagnant and wither into oblivion.
Their hate toward others will devour their inner soul.
They have nothing to add to society.
This makes them null and void.

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Hang on, I am trying to overcome my apathy and exert energy in order to appear as if I am shocked! SHOCKED!

Yep, big surprise there. Like picking Flush Limpberger as a SpokesTroll wasn't a big fat finger pointing in the sheet wearing direction.

Its really cute right now watching Michael Steele attempt the race card. I wonder if he has acknowledged the fact that the entree he is consuming is indeed Crow. And it's name ain't Jim.

Glad to see you back Grampa!

Dr. Jay SW said...

All in all, the Tea Party makes me nostalgic for the good old days when bigots wore white sheets and swastika armbands...

Riot Kitty said...

Fuckers. They'll burn themselves out, and if they hurt the GOPers that support them, the more the merrier!

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

Teabaggers are mainly motivated by the overwhelming fear, and wracked with loathing at the thought, that some tiny fragment of "their hard-earned tax dollars" might be being spent to fractionally improve the condition of the "undeserving," who may safely be described as anyone of a darker or duckier hue than they themselves possess. In other words, as I have heard it expressed, "Ah don' wanno Negro laying around fucking all day on mah taxes."

Any, more complex explanation is really an over-complication...

Seeing Eye Chick said...

No they include a lot of other groups in that description. And have for years. Dark People are getting all the focus right now because we have a Bi-Racial [read Black] President.

Its really more of the same shit that has been going on for decades.