Nate Jackson / August 29, 2019

NYT Labels Grassroots Patriots ‘Angry,’ ‘Racist’

In a gross smear against conservatives, the Times continues churning its racial bilge.

“The Tea Party Didn’t Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger.” That’s the title of the latest effort by the racist New York Times to try to bolster its revisionist narrative that America — and especially its president — is racist.

There’s a small catch. The original Times story about the Tea Party didn’t mention racism. “A fundamental flaw in this analysis is there is no mention of race and how much racism drove the Tea Party movement,” ABC’s Matthew Dowd complained. “You can’t talk about the rage politics and leave out race.” Other criticism in the same vein followed, and the Times quickly came to heel, adding a post-publication line about how the Tea Party movement was really about “giving cover and a voice to those who wanted to attack the first black president — people who in some cases showed up at rallies waving signs with racist caricatures and references.”

The box was now checked, however false the smear may have been. And Times “economist” Paul Krugman concurs: “It was always, from the beginning, about racial anger.”

Arguably, the Tea Party as an “entity” hasn’t been a unified political force since Republicans retook the Senate in 2014. Republicans never followed through on most of the Tea Party’s demands. For example, ObamaCare is here to stay — unless it’s replaced by Medicare for All. President Donald Trump, whose status-quo-smashing victory was the result of the GOP’s failed record, won tax cuts and cut regulations, but federal spending and debt are worse than ever under his leadership. In fact, Trump happily signed the latest spending bill that includes permanently eliminating the Tea Party’s hard-won budget cuts from 2011 on the way to trillion-dollar deficits. Both tax and regulation success and deficit failure illustrate some of the reasons for division among conservatives over supporting him in 2015 and 2016.

But what the coastal leftist elites at the Times really mean to do is malign grassroots Americans. Those “who have signed the Tea Party’s death certificate overlook one way it continues to define the country today,” the Times tells us. “It ignited a revival of the politics of outrage and mistrust in government, breathing new life into the populist passions that continue to threaten the stability of both political parties. Even if the Tea Party’s ideas are dead, its attitude lives on.”

(If that sounds familiar, it’s because Barack Obama mocked the “angry mob” of the Tea Party for “waving their little tea bags.”)

Why can’t we all get along? the Times wonders. Because of those angry, racist Tea Party mobs.

No violence, no riots, and no terrorism came from the Tea Party. Those are all hallmarks of the Left — from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter to antifa.

In any case, as Mark Alexander wrote in 2011, “American Patriotism refers to the steadfast devotion for the First Principles of our nation’s Founding, individual Liberty innately and inherently endowed by our Creator, and the extension of that legacy to our posterity.” There’s nothing angry or racist about that.

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