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Saturday, March 20, 2010
You Stay Classy, Tea Partiers
As much as I may sympathize with their anxieties about unfunded government expansion, incidents like this make it very hard for me to find common cause with the so-called "Tea Partiers". It's certainly not true that all of Obama's political opponents are motivated on some level by racial animus, and shame on the more irresponsible liberals who suggest this - but one would have had to be exceedingly naive not to think it a factor in at least some cases, as this unfortunate occurrence reveals. I pray for the day when bigotry of this sort really is widely deemed as odd and irrational as prejudice against Poles or Italians now is.