The following statement was released by one of the more prominent tea party groups in response to the Saturday shooting in Arizona that killed six people, including a federal judge, and injured 12 more, including a Democratic congresswoman.
This little exchange between Karl Rove and Delaware primary victor Christine O’Donnell, mediated by George Stephanopolous on Wednesday’s “Good Morning America,” just might indicate that the tea party movement is creating rifts within the GOP in a potentially useful way for the opposition.
In Obama’s America, negative connotations of race are but a relic of the past. But does this mean that it’s now fair game to play the race card in ways that might have been considered politically incorrect before Obama’s election?
When the nation’s leading civil rights organization passed a resolution condemning displays of racism by tea party activists, leaders of the movement reacted with umbrage so thick you could cut it with a knife—then demonstrated that the NAACP’s allegation was entirely justified.