As Barack Obama’s popularity continues to plummet, his fellow Democrats have moved into high gear in disparaging his most successful opposition — the Tea Party.
In his zeal to trash the patriotic group, one Democrat’s use of incendiary rhetoric was shocking even in such a contentious political climate. Florida Representative Alan Grayson recently sent a fundraising email to his supporters implying that the Tea Party today is comparable to cross-burning Ku Klux Klan members of generations past.
In addition to the email’s title, which somehow suggests equivalency between the groups based on their correlative popularity, Grayson included a horrifying image to drive home his absurd point. The words “Tea Party” show up in the foreground with a burning cross representing the first letter as two Klansmen in hoods and robes look on.
“Now you know what the ‘T’ stands for,” the caption states.
The email itself includes a transcript the congressman had with Al Sharpton, the obvious choice to accompany any message falsely accusing whites of racism.
According to the narrative, Sharpton asked Grayson if Obama has the Tea Party “on the ropes,” to which he answered, “I think so.”
He then misrepresented the conservative position by suggesting that “the Tea Party cheered on the shutting down of the government, cheered at the fact that we put our credit at risk for a generation to come.”
In fact, there has been little reason to cheer in recent years. As far as putting our credit at risk, Obama is well on his way to doing that on his own. The Tea Party is concerned, however, about putting the entire future of the nation at risk by implementing the disastrous ObamaCare law.
Tellingly, Grayson’s email relies heavily on invective, such as the accusation that the “ultimate Tea Party Republican desire” is to “bring about the End of Days.” He pays mere lip service to the actual issues our nation is facing.
Of course, this is a fundraising email and, as such, should be viewed as nothing more than a political advertisement. Unfortunately, the hate-filled trash talk included in Grayson’s email is on full display anywhere today’s leftist ideologues gather.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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