Monday, September 6, 2010


Mary Frances Berry is former chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Currently the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and History at the University of Pennsylvania said this about the Democrats use of the label "Racist" in reference to the Tea Party Movement.
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness. [Emphasis Mine]

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