I was just over at Beers with Demo and just caught an awesome video via. CNN wherein Kevin Jackson savages the typical progressive-collectivist meme of 'racist Tea Partiers':
I actually corresponded a little with Kevin Jackson a bit back when I first started blogging. He was gracious enough to allow me some time and give me some advice. It is wonderful to see him breaking out as he is.
Also, I purchased Kevin Jackson's "Big Black Lie" and highly recommend it.
Updated: Has the Tea Party race card smear run it's course? Via Memeorandum, Politico has a lovely article up about potential Democratic Tea Party tampering:
The accusations range from helping tea party activists circulate candidate petition sheets to underwriting the creation of official tea parties, which then put forth slates of candidates that local conservatives accuse of being rife with Democratic plants.
In all of the affected races, the outcome is expected to be close enough that a third-party candidate who wins just a few percentage points could end up swinging the outcome to the Democratic congressman or candidate.
“The Democrats have come to the realization that they can’t win on issues, and with their flawed candidates, so they are forced to skirt the rules by running candidates who they hope can split the vote with Republicans,” said Paul Lindsey, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman.
Democratic officials deny there is any grand conspiracy.
Recruitment of so-called straw candidates or spoilers is a time-honored, if less than reputable, tradition in American politics. But in this case, some Democrats appear to be in cahoots with ideological adversaries whose ideas they hope to use as weapons against Republicans in the fall.
Now, seven House seats are the subject of controversies that are spawning threats of lawsuits and criminal complaints and even pitting conservative tea party activists against one another.