I was quite amused by the ignoranti abroad claiming the Tea Party is racist Yada Yada Yada. There is some interesting footage from Gay Tea Partiers describing the hostility they get from members of the gay community when they come out of the Conservative closet. I do admit a good natured chuckle when I saw the sign "Freedom is Fabulous" on you tube. I also do get a similar chuckle from seeing a friend from Vermont's bumper sticker "Ban Republican Marriage".
Of course most of the critics have never spent time at a Tea Party event. They read coverage in
the NYT and Huffington and mistake that for unbiased news coverage. I honestly can not recall seeing anti gay signs at a Tea Party event.
The bias that the gay Tea Party people describe is part of a larger phenomena of normal people living in far left enclaves who accidentally out themselves as not far left. As a person who lived in one of these enclaves I could tell similar stories. The problem is most people are too polite to far left types. I want to point out one can respect a person like Jams who is to the left but respects private property and makes zero apologies for Chavez, Terrorism and anti Jewish mania.
Similarly, I heard noting but warm sentiments as an easily identified Jew at a major Tea Party event. If I want to see frothing bigotry aimed at Jews I merely need do nothing more than walk to a Nuremberg style so called Peace Protest. Of course the notion that Commies are bigoted against Jews and Christians is something bird brained Marxists try to sweep under the rug.