Realizing this, they've begun doing the only thing they can do - play a desperate, pathetic game of "Gotcha" that isn't even working. I give you, Tea Party Tracker.
A new website sponsored by the NAACP and left-leaning media operations is seeking videographers and bloggers who will search out "racism" and "extremism" among Tea Partiers.Oh, here we go again. Seriously? Fine, I'll humor you; Tea Party leaders have already done just that here, here, and here in the form of a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus (which they ignored, by the way; just paint me a purty shade of surprised). Let's not forget the press conference held by several minority Tea Party members, during which they categorically denied ever feeling anything but 100% acceptance by the white members of the Tea Party organization; they even went so far as to denounce the NAACP for their own incredible history of hypocrisy and bigotry.
...The site, sponsored by the NAACP, Think Progress, New Left Media and Media Matters for America, will monitor "racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement. We call on the Tea Party to repudiate extremists among their ranks and join in civil dialogue with all Americans."
...But I've allowed facts to get in the way of someone else's uneducated and agenda-driven opinion. SILLY ME.
Having said that, let's give these finger-pointing, social justice types the benefit of the doubt. They must have a whole host of evidence, which undoubtedly shows the Tea Party folks as the White Power isolationists that they really are, right?
The first thing you see when the website loads, is a live Twitter feed, whose tweets have the hashtag, "#teapartytracker;" this way, those on the prowl for, you know, all of that vile and disgusting Tea Party filth or whatever, can re-tweet those posts with said hashtag, and have them show up in the feed.
So, what are we waiting for, bring on the hate!
That's the entire feed, kids. Go there any other day, and that's more or less the same thing you'll see. Some Twitter-savvy Conservatives are even using it to showcase examples of aggressive, intolerant, and in the case of the tweet at the bottom of the feed, violent outbursts of so-called "tolerant" and "peaceful" Libs.
The only thing they've "caught" that could be interpreted as "extreme" or "racist," are a small handful of folks who either discuss on video, or show on a sign, depictions of Obama as a Muslim, infer that he was not born in the USA (seriously, Birthers, let it go), or some other play-on words regarding Obama and an African/Muslim upbringing. However, the overwhelming majority of their footage/photos depict people's anger about taxes, our ever-expanding government, the national debt, etc, which are the exact concerns of the Tea Party Patriots, as listed in their mission statement.
At the end of the day, this website has done virtually nothing, because that is exactly what they have found - barely more than zilch. The Tea Party's only concerns have to do with how big and incredibly expensive our government has become, and what it will take to make sure we don't go broke. The few who insist on turning Tea Party rallies into their own opportunity to showcase bigotry - either verbally or on a sign - are considered to be the "fringe," making up an extraordinarily small percentage, and not part of the "mainstream" within the Tea Party.
Besides, I'm sure our BFF's on the Left wouldn't consider these fellow Democrats part of their "mainstream," would they?