The Absurdity of Tea Party ‘Racist’ Charges

Life is a lot simpler when you’re a liberal. For one thing, you don’t have to be bothered by silly things like facts; you can just make up your narrative as you go along and, thanks to our abysmal public education system, most people will never know that you lied through your teeth.

You also don’t have to worry about understanding many complex issues, and how to respond to criticism of your position on those issues. Being a liberal, you’re wrong on pretty much everything anyway, so there’s no need to waste your time trying to articulate a factual, intelligent response. Especially not when there’s a response that works over and over again, most any time it’s tried: the “race card.”

President Obama’s been employing the race card at least since the summer of his first year as president when he smeared a Cambridge police officer for doing his job. Heaven knows the Left has made the card dog-eared after playing it so much since the Tea Party movement came along that same year.

I know we’ve heard it a thousand times or more, but is there anything to the charge that conservatives and Tea Party patriots are racists?  Well…not really. Not at all. What?  You don’t believe me?  Would you believe Niger Innis?

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He would be somewhat in-the-know, since he is both black and the Executive Director of

From the Tea Party News Network:

About the false charges against the pro-freedom, pro-Constitution Tea Party movement that it is somehow “racist,” Innis said he finds the baseless accusations “reprehensible” and “immoral.”

“They’re reprehensible, they’re immoral, they are factually untrue,” Innis said, while mentioning other congressional candidates who came out of the Tea Party movement, including Katrina Pierson in Texas and Erika Harold in Illinois.

Innis pointed out “Tea Party stars” Herman Cain, Allen West, Ted Cruz and others that are “hardly a group that you can call lacking diversity or racist.”

“There’s something palpably absurd about the notion [that the Tea Party is racist],” Innis continued.

No kidding. I helped found the first Tea Party group in Rapid City, and one of our featured speakers at the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party was a Native American. He was the most well-received speaker, and got the crowd fired up like no other.

Innis points out something I’ve been highlighting for years: that these liberals infesting the Republican Party not only vote like Democrats, they use the same talking points as Democrats, the same tactics as Democrats, and behave just like Democrats.

Members of the Republican Party elite have sought to use the talking points from the Democrats, from the establishment media, in disparaging us as well. That’s what we’re going to combat against; that’s what we’re going to rollback against, because these elites go against the grassroots, not only of the Tea Party and the conservative movement, but the grassroots of the Republican Party.

We saw it in Mississippi recently as RINO Thad Cochran’s camp tried to smear Chris McDaniel as “racist.” Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel beat establishment Thad Cochran in the GOP primary but both faced a runoff apparently Cochran thought he needed a little “special sauce” to overcome McDaniel’s conservatism. That “special sauce” was several thousand Democrat votes and some fliers claiming McDaniel was a racist who wanted to keep black people from voting.

And we’ve seen it repeatedly in South Dakota from the RINO establishment.

People like our Governor Dennis Daugaard and other RINOs have joined the “mainstream” media in attempting to smear South Dakota Senator Phil Jensen as a racist; he had the audacity to introduce a bill (rejected by South Dakota’s supermajority Republican legislature) to protect religious freedom from homosexual activists, so he had to be destroyed. Never mind that Jensen has black friends and adopted a Native American girl; facts are never allowed to get in the way of the “race card.”

The RINO crowd has also been playing the “race card” against former Republican, now running as an independent Gordon Howie who, after RINO Mike Rounds bought the South Dakota GOP primary nomination for $2.5 million, entered the race to provide a choice to conservatives in the general election. It doesn’t matter if they have to completely manufacture charges of “racism,” and it doesn’t matter that the object of their charge has black people in his family and attends a predominately black church.  All that matters is smearing someone they cannot win against ideologically, in the hopes that enough people will believe the smear without investigating the facts. Anything to maintain their status quo grip on power.

In carrying out such attacks, liberal “Republicans” not only attack the base–the heart and soul of the Republican Party–but they directly help Democrats by perpetuating the lies of the Left and lending credibility to those lies, when any Republican worth the name should be denouncing and debunking them. But their loathing for conservatives is just too visceral for them to intelligently recognize this.

Long ago I got used to being attacked for my conservative values by liberals in the Democrat Party. What has been particularly vexing has been being attacked for the same values in similar methodology by liberal infiltrators in my own Republican Party. But neither mama nor God said life on this earth was going to be fair, so we conservatives must simply stay the course and continue standing for the principles that founded the greatest nation in history.

The prize (an America restored to greatness) is worth it, and though our emotions may doubt it sometimes, we are winning this long war.

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Bob Ellis
Bob Ellis has been the owner of conservative media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force, a political commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for 20 years, including a founding Tea Party leader and organizer starting in 2009. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.

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